Your House Doesn't Have to be Struck by Lightening to Incur Damage
Surge suppression is necessary to protect all of your home electronics, including your personal computers and video games. These days, nearly all of your electrical devices have sensitive components that can become damaged over time due to even a small spike in power. These spikes in power can be caused by a number of things, even due to normal operation of some of your high-powered appliances like your refrigerator or air conditioning unit.
How Surge Suppression Devices Work
Just like water pressure can build up in a hose and cause it to burst, electrical power can build up in a line and cause destruction of electronic parts when it's suddenly released. These releases are so brief, that the time is measured in nanoseconds (1 biliionths of a second). The difference between a surge and a spike is the length of time of the increase in power. A surge suppressor uses several methods to divert and dissipate this excess energy.
Surge Protection by Dipple
Dipple Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Air has chosen Eaton products to use when they install a surge protection device in your home. Eaton provides a 2-stage method to protect all wiring and cables within your home. Stage one protection is from the point of entry. This is where electrical power enters your home. Our device intercepts this charge and processes it before passing it throughout your home. We recommend you use this for all electric, cable and telephone wiring and cables. If cable and telephone service are not important, you can have us install a device that only controls your electrical panel. The secondary protection is at the point of use. We recommend a Cutler-Hammer Surge Trap® surge strip for your most sensitive equipment such as computers and entertainment centers.
The Cutler-Hammer Surge Protector (CHSP) is an externally mounted unit that provides industrial level surge protection in a residential design.