Surge Protection in Saskatoon
Keeping You Safe from Electrical Damage & Fires
Have you ever stopped to think how many electronic devices you have in
your home? You rely on steady electricity to power your televisions, your
computers, your phone chargers, your refrigerator and other kitchen appliances,
and more. As we get more and more of these devices in our homes, we start
to accumulate a tangled mess of power cords and extension strips. The
more you plug in, the more you’re putting your home at risk for
an over-voltage situation, or, worse, an electrical fire. Additionally,
any storms can easily knock out your power and damage the function of
Centennial Plumbing, Heating & Electrical offers an easy way to protect
your devices and maintain a steady flow of electricity in your home. Our
Saskatoon surge protection specialists care about the safety of you and
your loved ones. Using our many years of training and experience, we will
expertly install whole home surge protection directly onto the meter at
To learn more, call
(306) 500-1296 or
send us a message online.
What Is a Power Surge?
To power your devices and appliances, electricity typically flows in a
steady current from the electric company to your electrical panel and
from the panel to your
outlets and so on. When there is a steady current, electricity is safe and easy
to monitor. However, there are times when the electrical current will
spike, also known as a surge.
There are a few different things that can cause a power surge, including:
High-power electrical devices: Certain devices and appliances in your home have large power demands. Examples
of these include your refrigerator, your
air conditioner, and even space heaters. Whenever you switch these devices on, because
they demand more electricity, it can cause a surge.
Faulty wiring or tripped circuit breakers: Any time you have faulty electrical components, such as wiring, it can
affect your electrical system’s ability to handle spikes. Additionally,
any short circuiting can result in power surges.
Lightning: Your electrical system is designed to channel electricity. However, a
lightning strike contains quite a powerful current. Whenever it strikes
close to a power line, this can be incredibly dangerous because your electrical
system doesn’t know how to do anything but accept the excessive
current. A surge due to a lightning strike can be so powerful that it
can damage a computer monitor within seconds.
Power outages: Whether due to a storm or some other reason, any time your power goes
out you are at risk for a power surge. This is because when the power
returns, it must supply electricity to all of the devices you had on at
once. This demand can sometimes be too much on your electrical system
and may result in damage.
How Whole Home Surge Protection Works
Installed directly onto your electrical panel, whole home surge protection
works by restricting any over-voltages from your local electrical company
to your home. From there, it helps protect your devices from surges within
the home, preventing any spikes from reaching and potentially your appliances
and plugged in devices.
Examples of devices that benefit from whole home surge protection include:
- Cell phones
- Gaming systems
- Stereo systems
- Washers and dryers
- Kitchen appliances
- HVAC systems
Safe & Reliable Installation
At Centennial Plumbing, Heating & Electrical, we have over 50 years
of combined experience and our commitment to providing quality service
never wavers. When our Saskatoon surge protection technicians arrive at
your property, you can rest easy knowing they will not leave until they’re
sure you’re truly satisfied. We offer honest, upfront pricing and
believe in having complete transparency with our customers.
Protect your home from an electrical fire and call
(306) 500-1296 today.