Sylmar Electrician | Sylmar Electrical Contractor
The power grid is overloaded and power surges accompanied with brown outs are happening more frequently across North America.
Our Sylmar homes are filled with all sorts of electrically powered devices and because of that, we have become more and more susceptible to electrical surges delivered over power, telephone, cable TV and satellite lines.
Surge protection provided by power bars, UPS systems and other devices decreases in their ability to stop a power surge every time it is called upon. Depending on the specific devise you are using to protect against power surges the protection capabilities can be reduced by as much as 50% with each occurrence. As an example, if the protection was a 100 percent for the first surge, it could be reduced to 50 percent on the second, 25 percent on the third, 12.5 percent on the forth and so on. Very few devices advise that they have stopped a surge and hence your ability to know when to replace any surge protection devise is basically non-existent.
It is not realistic to consider protecting all of your appliances, computer equipment, entertainment centers with individual power bars or UPS systems. Power bars are not even available to protect appliances such as washing machines, dryers, and stoves because of their large power requirements. As well, having power bars sitting on your kitchen counter to protect countertop appliances is not realistic.
If you are looking for a professional Sylmar electrician, please call us today at 805-304-0510 or complete our online service request form.