15 computers in appliances in 10 days! Appliances need surge protectors! Whirlpool washers & dryers, Bosch dishwashers, GE refrigerators, Maytag ovens, Kenmore ranges they all need surge protectors on them.
Almost everyone knows to put surge protection on their computers, most folks know to put it on their TVs and less than 1% know to put surge protection on their appliances.
A couple of pointers about surge protectors:
1) Most surge protectors at the retailers lose their ability to protect after about a year. This is because they “absorb” the surge. Our surge protectors redirect the surge to ground and therefore don’t wear out and that is why we can offer a lifetime warranty on the equipment. Check it out. We do also offer point of use surge protectors – the ones you plug into the wall to protect your TVs and computers.
2) Had a customer in Frisco, TX that had a lightning strike in his back yard. He had our whole house surge protector, but failed to run his Samsung TV signal, internet signal and telephone line through the surge protectors. This is very important! The transient voltage came in through those sources, made a u-turn through his equipment and into the electrical system, bypassing our whole house surge protector and caused over $3000.00 worth of damage. Don’t forget to run your TV signal, internet signal and telephone line through the surge protectors. Also, if you buy from the retail store, you need to replace them every year. Hint – Buy them from us and never buy them again.
3) Our connected equipment warranty does not extend to TVs, computers, garage door openers and wireless routers. Why not? Transient voltage in the air from a close lightning strike can attack through a wireless signal, TV signal, Internet signal, & telephone line (ex. Coax cable, DSL, etc.). This means you should turn off your laptops and wireless routers in a thunderstorm. Don’t just unplug your laptop, turn it off!
4) I’ve had several people tell me in the last couple of weeks that they have home warranties and that protects them if a circuit board in an appliance fails. The fallacy in that lies in a lack of understanding regarding what no surge protection leaves you open to. “Dirty” electricity is a fact of life. Unless you “clean” it up, it beats on everything that is electric, from light bulbs, to motors and compressors, to circuit boards in appliances. These items will fail prematurely if you don’t protect them with “clean” electricity. In addition, we need to factor in that home warranties don’t reimburse the cost of losing food when your refrigerator breaks down, and most don’t pay the whole cost of replacing your equipment because what is in your house is not what is available today.
5) The ONLY way you can protect an electric dryer, electric oven or range, your AC unit, your hot water heater, many dishwashers, your electronic control for your AC and your electronic control for your security system is with a whole house surge protector. These items are either 220V or hard wired and there is no “plug in” solution.
Well hope that helps and let us know if we can help you with protecting your computers in your appliances.