Whole home surge protection you can rely on

Whole home surge protectors installation

At Terrapin Electric, we understand the importance of protecting your valuable electronic devices and appliances from the dangers of power surges. That’s why we offer comprehensive whole home surge protector installation and protection services to safeguard your home against unexpected electrical spikes.

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What are power surges and why do I need to protect my home?

A power surge is a sudden and temporary increase in voltage within an electrical circuit. These surges can occur due to various factors, including lightning strikes, fluctuations in the utility grid, or internal issues within the electrical system of a building. When a power surge happens, the voltage level rises above the standard voltage for a brief period, typically measured in milliseconds.

Power surges can range in intensity from minor fluctuations to significant spikes in voltage. While some surges may go unnoticed, others can be powerful enough to cause damage to electronic devices and appliances connected to the electrical system. These surges can overload the delicate components within devices, leading to malfunctions, data loss, or even permanent damage.

To mitigate this risk, whole home surge protectors serve as a first line of defense. Also known as panel-mounted or service entrance protectors, whole home surge protection intercepts and redirects excess voltage away from your home’s electrical circuits. Installed at the main electrical panel, these protectors provide comprehensive protection for all devices connected to your home’s electrical system, including major appliances, HVAC systems, and critical equipment.

Why choose Terrapin Electric?

When it comes to protecting your home and family, trust the experts at Terrapin Electric. Here’s why:


Our team of licensed electricians has years of experience in installing whole home surge protectors. We have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your surge protector is installed correctly and effectively.

Quality workmanship

We take pride in our work and strive for excellence in everything we do. You can trust us to provide high-quality installation services that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Customer satisfaction

At Terrapin Electric, customer satisfaction is our top priority. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and provide personalized solutions that address their unique requirements.

Quick response time

We understand that electrical emergencies can happen at any time. That’s why we offer quick response times and flexible scheduling to ensure that your surge protector is installed promptly and efficiently.

Common questions about surge protection

Any electronic device or appliance that plugs into an electrical outlet can benefit from surge protection, but especially more valuable or expensive devices. This includes computers, TVs, home entertainment systems, kitchen appliances, HVAC systems, and more.

While power strips with surge protection offer some level of protection, they may not be sufficient to protect against large or prolonged power surges. Whole home surge protectors provide more comprehensive protection for all devices connected to the home’s electrical system.

Surge protectors have a finite lifespan and may need to be replaced periodically. Factors such as the frequency and intensity of power surges, the quality of the surge protector, and manufacturer recommendations can influence the replacement schedule.

Whole-home generators offer several advantages over portable generators, including automatic operation, seamless integration with your home’s electrical system, higher power output capacity, and no need to refuel or manually start the generator during an outage. They also provide greater reliability and convenience for long-term power backup solutions.

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Shield your home against power surges today

Surge protection is a vital component of maintaining the safety and longevity of your electronic devices and appliances. Whether it’s safeguarding your home office, entertainment systems, or kitchen appliances, investing in surge protection can save you from costly repairs and replacements down the line. Don’t wait until it’s too late – protect your investments with Terrapin Electric today!

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