Protect electronic equipment
Events outside our control sometimes cause changes in the power level we send to your home. There are several things you can do to prevent power surge problems, or to correct problems you may have already experienced.
- Purchase appliances that contain a built-in battery back-up.
- Follow manufacturer's instructions carefully when installing an electronic appliance or device.
- Check all your appliances for loose or damaged plugs, outlets and connections.
- Check your fuse box or breaker panel.
1) Place sensitive appliances on circuits not loaded down with other power-hungry devices.
2) Dedicated circuits for sensitive electronics will help protect it from power surges caused by other appliances.
- Buy a surge suppressor for the most sensitive and expensive items, including stereos, computers and TVs.
- Have an electrician inspect your home electrical system to make
sure everything is in proper working order.
Proper wiring and grounding of your home can prevent most power
problems. Electronics depend on the ground for a "reference" to operate
and they're extremely sensitive to it. Any problems with electronic
devices is an early sign that there may be problems with your home's