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Does whole house need surge protection?
Last Updated: 30th March, 2020
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Besides, is a whole house surge protector worth the money?
1. A whole home surge protector is a pretty good investment. It won't prevent damage in every case, but it is pretty cheap insurance and will probably be more than adequate for most homes.
Also Know, do whole house surge protectors protect against lightning? No, surge protectors by themselves won't protect your home from a surge caused by a direct (or even a nearby) lightning strike. In fact, completely unplugging appliances from the outlet is the only way to ensure 100% protection against lightning strike surges.
Also know, what does a whole house surge protector cost?
Buying a whole house surge protector The really inexpensive SPDs start at about 10kA. They can handle one really large surge and then they're toast—so they're a bad long-term investment. Instead, look for an SPD with a minimum rating of 50kA. It'll last longer than a 10kA device.
How often should a whole house surge protector be replaced?
If it's really old—like you don't remember when you bought it—it's probably not protecting you and you should toss it. If you're aware of your surge protector taking a big hit, you should probably toss it too. Otherwise, a good rule of thumb is to replace them about every two years.