Protect Your Home & Belongings with a Whole-Home Surge Protector
Today we are more connected than ever before. Our homes are outfitted with high-tech heating equipment, smart appliances, and expensive devices. As your home’s electrical demands grow, the higher the risk of total disaster when a power surge hits your home.
Regulating power supply is a key to home comfort and safety. The team at 4-Star Electric is Calgary’s leader in whole-home surge protection. We install high-quality whole-home surge protectors to protect your TVs, computers, refrigerator, air conditioning unit, furnace, and more!
The 4-Star Electric 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We don’t consider it a job well done until you’re 100% SATISFIED! We’ll always ask for your approval before taking payment for a surge protector installation.
Our Repair & Replacement Guarantee
All surge protectors and electrical services are guaranteed for 3 YEARS. If a device we install fails, we’ll redo the work at no extra cost within 3 years of your service date.
Experienced, Trusted Electricians
33 years and counting, providing Calgary homeowners and business owners worry-free services for everything electrical.
We provide crystal-clear pricing before any electrical work is done. You’ll have peace of mind knowing there are no surprises when it comes to billing.
Whole-Home Surge Protector FAQs
If you have questions about installing a whole-home surge protector, please call our friendly specialists. Here are some common questions our customers ask.
What Causes a Power Surge?
A power surge occurs when the amount of power flowing through a circuit overloads the capacity of that circuit. Minor surges happen often and are easily handled by internal regulators in equipment. But higher-voltage, more powerful surges can be catastrophic. There are many reasons for a power surge, including:
- Power outages
- Tripped circuit breakers
- Short circuits
How Long Does a Whole-Home Surge Protector Last?
The lifespan of your whole-home surge protector depends on the frequency and severity of power surges in your area. However, most models are rated for up to 10 years.
4-Star Electric also offers a 3-year parts and labour guarantee on all electrical installations. So when you install a whole-home surge protector, your investment is protected too!
What about plug-in surge protectors?
Plug-in surge protectors, or “power bars,” are far less effective than whole-home surge protection. This is because plug-in surge protectors:
- DO NOT protect ALL the devices and electronic appliances in your home.
- DO NOT protect hardwired electrical equipment (dryers, ovens, etc.).
- DO NOT provide insurance benefits.
- DO NOT always protect against minor surges because of poor surge ratings.
A plug-in protector only serves a purpose at a specific location in your home. A whole-home surge protector prevents electrical damage before a surge enters ANY of the circuitry inside your home.
Is a Whole-Home Surge Protector Costly?
A whole-home surge protector is typically more expensive than a point-of-use protector. But a whole-home surge protector can save you money in the long run.
In addition to the potential for discounts from your insurance company, a professional install can save you from regularly replacing expensive, damaged devices and appliances. A whole-home surge protector is an investment in electrical security.
4-Star Electric has fully-stocked trucks on the ground in the greater Calgary area every day. Our team is available 24/7 to answer your call and schedule a surge protector install.