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Whole-house surge protector

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I finally have a whole-house surge protector, something I’ve wanted for a long time. It’s possible to buy these things and have an electrician install it, but my electric company offers them for $9.95 a month, with installation, and a warranty, included.

The surge protector installs under the meter. It took the technician only a couple of minutes to install it. The warranty will pay for the repair or replacement of anything damaged by lightning (or any kind of power surge) that gets through this surge protector. The warranty covers each damaged device for up to $5,000, or a total of up to $50,000 per incident. One of the advantages of a whole-house surge protector is that it can protect the big stuff such as the heat pump, refrigerator, washing machine, etc. It’s a good idea to keep the small surge protector installed at computers, etc., to give them double protection.

I hope this makes me feel a little more secure during the summer lightning storms. I know how much damage lightning can do…

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