Surge Protection Services in Montreal and Laval
You have spent thousands of dollars on your electrical and electronic devices. You certainly don’t want to see them damaged by a power surge! Our surge protection service in Montreal and Laval allows you to guard against this eventuality. Contact Electrika today!
Causes and Effects of Power Surge
There are 2 types of surge that happen with residential electrical systems. The so-called internal ones account for nearly half the electrical surcharges that can damage your electronic devices. They are caused by… the electronic devices themselves. The cumulative effect of these small internal surges is invisible until a device stops working properly. External surges are caused by thunderstorms. It is not uncommon for them to occur in industrial sectors or cause localized outages. This type of power surge can seriously damage your electronics and appliances that do not have advanced protection.
Protect your Devices from Power Surges
Electrika offers a two-stage approach to surge protection and prevention:
Stage1 – Primary Protection:
A hard-wired surge protector is installed between your utility entry point and your home’s circuit breaker panel. This device allows for regular power levels to flow freely, but will prevent sudden, extreme power surges such as from a lightning strike from entering your home.
Stage2 – Advanced Protection:
A certified surge protection device is installed at the point of use, between the wall socket and your electronic device. By using both primary and secondary protection in tandem, you can get up to 30% more life out of your electronic equipment.
Some Facts & Figures
Power surges are unfortunately a frequent phenomenon in the Montreal area:
On average, your electrical system experiences 2000 surges per year
The average home is hit with up to 20 spikes a day.
A power surge that lasts less than 1/100th of a second can carry anywhere from ten volts to over one thousand, depending on the source.
We are so confident in the need for two stage surge protection that if you purchase two stage surge protection with any new circuit breaker panel installation by Electrika, we will offer a lifetime guarantee on the panel and breakers. Call us to get a free quote!