Winter weather in general, and especially inclement weather in particular, are known to cause power surges. For electronics in your household, this can cause an issue and potentially lead to device failure. With the prevalence of electronic devices in every day life, the issue is becoming increasingly important. Fortunately, there are solutions that can prevent these problems, in the form of surge protectors or equipment that provides power without interruption. The best of it is that these solutions are relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to the damage they prevent from happening.
- There are different types of surge protectors and the one that you pick depends on your home and the type of protection you need.
- A type 1 surge protector protects the entire home between your power line and your home whereas a Type 2 protector protects between the meter and the breaker box.
- A surge protector helps to protect your electronics in case of a power surge or a spike and to add even more protector, an uninterruptable power supply may be needed.
“Those looking for additional support may want to consider an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) as well, which offers surge protection plus the added benefit of a battery backup, allowing for the safe shutdown of equipment and prevention of data loss in the event of an outage.”