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Question:

What are some common myths about whole house surge protectors?

Answer:

Albert Smith, Expert of Electricians Service Team

Despite the evident benefits, misconceptions often hinder homeowners from investing in surge protectors. Let’s debunk some of these myths:

  • Myth 1: “Surge protectors and power strips are the same.” Fact: While both may have plug-in outlets, only surge protectors provide defense against power surges.
  • Myth 2: “All surge protectors are the same.” Fact: Surge protectors differ significantly in their protection levels (joule rating), emphasizing the variability among them.
  • Myth 3: “A surge protector guarantees complete protection during power surges.” Fact: Surge protectors offer substantial protection but not absolute security. It’s advisable to unplug valuable electronics during severe storms.

Learn more about common misconceptions surrounding whole house surge protectors here.

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