Surge Protection

At Buffalo Electric, we understand that you and your family, or your colleagues and customers, rely on your electrical system, your electrical appliances and other electronics in your Fort Worth, TX, home, or business. Naturally, some of these electronics can require high power consumption. Sometimes unforeseeable events such as lightning strikes or power outages can lead to over-voltage. Unfortunately, these scenarios can damage your electronic appliances and devices quickly and lead to dangerous scenarios, such as fires. An excellent preventative method is to have an electrician install surge protection. A Buffalo Electric electrician can install or upgrade your system using advanced, certified surge protection.

What Is an Electrical Surge?

When your electronics are on, or your electronic devices are charging, you are drawing a constant and continuous flow of electricity towards that electronic device. A power surge occurs when that electricity is sent backward through the electrical system, or when that electricity is suddenly interrupted and restarted. While electrical surges can occur from a multitude of events, the most common are:

  • Electrical Overload: Electrical overload can occur if you are drawing too much power from one circuit, such as by plugging in too many devices or plugging in an appliance that uses a large amount of electricity when the circuit is already at capacity. It can cause an overwhelming spike in voltage.
  • Improper Wiring: Improper or damaged wiring may not provide enough electrical resistance. Conductive materials can spike the voltage.
  • Power Outages: Sometimes, when there is a power outage and the power comes back on, the voltage may be higher than the ideal amount. This can damage any electronics that were on when the power went out.
  • Lightning: Lightning striking a powerline or a transformer can cause a very high spike in voltage.

Damages Caused by Power Surges

Electrical surges can cause serious problems within a home or business. As they can come from so many sources, it is difficult to predict when a surge may occur, and you may not be able to unplug devices in time to protect them. This can lead to:

  • Fried, damaged, or destroyed electrical appliances and devices
  • Charred, burned, or melted electrical wires and outlets
  • Damaged and overheated appliances leading to potential fires
  • Premature wear on electronics and electrical systems
  • Interruptions in the way your electrical system is operating

The Importance of Excellent Surge Protection

Surge protection is the best way to prevent electrical surges from damaging your electrical system and electronics in your Fort Worth, TX home or business. An experienced and qualified electrician can install or upgrade surge protection to stop unnecessary and potentially costly replacements of electronics. In this way, Buffalo Electric’s professional surge protection installation service can offer many benefits, including:

  • Protecting your important electronics
  • Extending the lifespan of your electronics
  • Preventing damage to electrical systems, equipment, and appliances
  • Averting electrical fires
  • Safeguarding against data loss from computers, towers, televisions, consoles and phones
  • Saving money by preventing expensive replacements and repairs

Professional Surge Protection Installation

At Buffalo Electric, we recommend professional surge protection installation to ensure safety and reliability. Whether a lightning strike hits a transformer, or you experience an overloaded circuit, it is important to know that your home, your business, and your possessions are adequately protected. A certified electrician can ensure that you will receive top-of-the-line surge protection products made up of high-quality materials and construction, accommodating your specific electrical system, your electronics and your electricity needs.

While many homeowners opt for personal surge protection devices, such as a power strip that contains surge protection, these can often be inadequate for proper protection. A Buffalo Electric electrician understands various types of surge protection and receives up-to-date training on the latest and most advanced technology and products. Accordingly, we can assess your electricity needs and potential risks in order to determine which product will be most advantageous for you. 

Our electrician team specializes in whole-home surge protection, protecting the complete electrical system in your home or business and all your electronics in times of unpredictable electricity events. They are the best defense against any type and magnitude of a power surge.

While quality surge protection is significant for any home or business, it is also crucial that your electrician installs them with careful precision and verifies that they will adequately protect your home. At Buffalo Electric, our electricians are knowledgeable, trained, and experienced to work with any electrical system in order to install surge protection properly. You can rest assured that our main priority is to keep you and your family safe, protect your electrical system and devices, and make sure your electricity is reliable.

Surge Protection Replacement or Upgrade

When purchasing a new home or business, handling an older home, expecting electricity usage to increase, or performing major renovations, it is important to consider updating your surge protection. It may be the case that your surge protection is not adequate to protect your current electrical system or your electronics. You can rely on Buffalo Electric in Fort Worth, TX, to assess and evaluate any current surge protection and accurately determine if you need an upgrade or replacement. You can have surge protection in one area of your home or business but require whole home surge protection. In these cases, an electrician can update and adapt your system to meet your needs.

Reliable Surge Protection Services in Fort Worth, TX

If you are worried about an electrical surge and wish to protect your home or business from potential damages or other risks, call Buffalo Electric today to find out more about our surge protection services or to set up an installation appointment!