During the summer months in New England, we experience frequent thunder and rainstorms. While the flashes of light may look beautiful and even seem a bit exciting, lightning can absolutely damage your home’s electrical system. A bolt of lightning even a few blocks away can hit the power lines and end up running straight into your cords. From your refrigerator to your washing machine, anything that is plugged in will be affected. In New England, especially Massachusetts, it’s best to purchase whole-home surge protection.
This device is installed in your home’s electrical panel and uses surge protectors for each outlet. This surge protector can handle as much as 72,000 amps zapping into your home. The best part about a whole-house surge protector is that they typically only cost about $300-$400. If you don’t end up making the purchase and your appliances get damaged, you could end up spending over $4,000 to repair or replace.
When installing whole-house surge protection, get one that is compatible with electrical system. Contact Cardoso Electrical Services at 781.246. 7700 and we will help you choose the surge protector that is right for your home.