Surge Protectors


Timely Electric’s electricians can help protect your home from electric surges and prevent costly and destructive power surges. A power surge occurs when the line voltage goes higher than it is rated for and stays there longer than ten milliseconds. In today’s high-tech world, computerized appliances and electronics can be damaged or destroyed by surges in electrical lines, especially in homes without surge protection. Microprocessors are showing up in personal computers, TVs, stereos, VCRs, DVRs, refrigerators, washers, dryers, microwave ovens, dishwashers and just about any electrical device manufactured today, making the change of transient voltages being generated and harming these appliances much more prevalent. And in Hampton Roads, summer thunderstorms can produce powerful lightning that can cause all sorts of electrical problems in your home.

Timely Electric offers two types of protection to our Tidewater customers, point of use and whole house. Point of use surge protectors are designed to protect sensitive electronic equipment and major appliances in the home at their electric source. A whole house surge protector is designed to protect homes again transient surges that enter through the home’s electric supply, but does not protect from surges created internally in the home when motors turn on and off. In both cases, the surge protector attempts to regulate the voltage supplied to an electric device by either blocking or by shorting to ground voltages above a safe threshold.

Call our experienced Timely Electric electricians at (757) 828-0333 to go over all of your surge protection options and evaluate your needs.