Whole-Home Surge Protection in Central Iowa

At Coffin Electric, we are always striving to improve our services and offer better solutions to our customers in Central Iowa. It can be extremely frustrating for an expensive and important device or appliance in your home to become damaged by a power surge. We are here to provide premium protection for all of your most valuable devices so that you won’t have to worry about power surges. 

What Are Power Surges? 

A power surge is a burst of electricity that run’s through your home’s electrical system. These power surges can be small or large, but exposure to them can be damaging to anything that is plugged into an outlet and not protected. Many power surges are so small that you may not even notice that one has occurred. 

Power surges are much more common than you would think. Although major power surges with the capacity to blow out your television are rare, smaller power surges can happen several times per day. Over time, this may cause wear and tear on your electrical devices. This means that the expensive computer that you purchased, or your new flat-screen TV will need to be replaced sooner than would otherwise be necessary. 

What Causes Power Surges?

Power surges come from internal and external sources. Internal power surges make up approximately half of the power surges that occur in your home. These can happen when you plug too many devices into one circuit, your wiring is faulty, or your home is running too many outlets on the same circuit. A power surge can also occur when you flip the breaker back on after it has been tripped. 

External power surges are often what we associate with major damage-causing events. These can come from lightning storms, the power coming back on after an outage, or damage to a power line. While surge protection is helpful in all of these situations, it may still be a good idea to unplug some of your more expensive devices during a power outage. 

How Can Coffin Electric Help? 

At Coffin Electric, we work hard to bring Central Iowa customers the services they need. That is why we offer some of the best whole-home surge protection services in the area. Our goal is to protect your devices from both internal and external power surges so that your mind can always be at ease. We start by installing whole-house surge protection directly to your electrical panel. You will want this type of protection to guard against the type of powerful surges that come from lightning and damaged power lines. 

You will also want to protect your individual devices with power strips or bricks. It is important to remember that not all of these come equipped with surge protection, and some are more high-quality than others. We can help by making sure you choose good power strips that will provide additional protection.  

Our Preventative Services

Prevention is another key part of protecting your home from power surges. It is important for your wiring to be in good condition and for electricity to be properly balanced in your home. If you have bad wiring in your home, surges are much more likely. We can check your system to make sure all of your wiring is in good condition. 

We can also check to make sure your outlets are properly distributed. If you have too many outlets on one circuit, breakers are much more likely to trip and need to be switched back on. Power surges can occur frequently in these situations. If you are using too many appliances on one circuit or overusing extension cords, we can help by having your electrical panel upgraded. There are many things that we can do in addition to whole home surge protection to guard your devices. 

Our Electricians

We are proud of the team that we have built at Coffin Electric. Each of our electricians has proven themselves to be the type of friendly and knowledgeable technicians that our customers in Central Iowa deserve. They are trustworthy and dependable, and they will go above and beyond to take care of your home. 

You can trust our prices at Coffin Electric. We have homes and families too, and we know how difficult it can be to find an electrician that you can rely on. If you live in Central Iowa and you are interested in surge protection services, we hope that you will depend on us. Contact us today for more information!