Home ownership can be an extremely rewarding experience. Having a place to call your own after a lot of hard work comes with multiple benefits and obviously taking the steps to protect your property will be essential to maintaining such an important investment. As you aim to design a cozy, comfortable, and inviting space, don’t forget that there are a couple of extremely important items that can serve to make your place a safer environment. No matter where your home is located, it is unfortunately susceptible to two damaging forces - electrical surges and fire.
There were over 350,000 house fires last year
across the country and while not all of these may have resulted in a total loss, any steps individuals can take to help avoid such a disaster is important. No matter if you are a brand new homeowner or a veteran, understanding the importance that surge protection can play as a part of your electrical system is a major step in ensuring protection. In addition, installing smoke alarms can help to not only alert you in the event there is a fire but also allow for a quick response to help minimize any damage or provide an early warning so that everyone makes it out safely.
There are various types of surge protection available for your home depending on the level of security for which you wish to invest. A large majority of the population is likely very familiar with power strip options outfitted with surge protection and wall mounted availability. However, as advances in technology continue, whole home protection is now available for everyone. All of these units serve an important purpose but understanding exactly how to best set up your home for success can depend on a variety of different factors.
Most individuals associate lightning strikes with surge protection and while this can be a factor, the more common occurrence is simply a rise in the intended voltage for large ticket items. Refrigerators, air conditioning units, dishwashers, washers and dryers, can all be the culprit behind an unexpected rise in electricity output.
When these events occur, having a surge protector on the same circuit can help to manage the excess flow. These units will divert electricity to the ground, instead of allowing it to the unit - either causing an outage, sparks, or worse - fire. Whole home protection units are also now an option.
Having a hardwired smoke alarm system can also be an important step in protecting your home. As part of the property’s electrical system, you never have to worry about battery failure but only back-up options. As a hardwired unit, these are functional at all times and in the event of a power failure, only then rely on the installed battery components. These units not only serve a purpose to notify individuals when smoke is present but they can also allow homeowners to react quickly in the event of any alarm.
Unfortunately, a majority of the deaths associated with home fires occur in properties that are not protected by smoke alarms. Obviously these are critical installations in areas where fire may be more prone to occur - kitchens, utility rooms, garages, etc. - but if able, they should be installed in each and every room of a home. Taking this step is one of the best moves a homeowner can make to ensure the safety of their property and for all of those who reside inside.
If you need help with setting up the electrical components for either a surge protector or smoke alarm in your home, give the Luxray Electric and Solar
experts a call today. In addition to providing answers to any of your questions, they can also take care of multiple other issues associated with the power grid of your home. Serving Denver and the surrounding areas for over 15 years, our clients have an extensive history of being supported and helped for a variety of different electrical needs. If you have questions about your services, don’t hesitate to contact
us today. We look forward to meeting you and providing the type of service you can rely on whatever your needs may be very soon!