Lightning and power surges can strike at any moment and can destroy or cause expensive damage to your sensitive electronics and appliances. Being prepared for these unexpected surges and spikes can make a big difference in protecting your appliances and equipment.
Lightning is often the cause of power surges, but other factors such as birds, squirrels and trees interfering with power lines can cause a power surge. Construction work, demand fluctuations in your home, auto accidents involving utility poles, even disturbances transmitted through telephone and cable lines can have the same effect.
Community Electric Cooperative offers a meter-based device that is placed between the meter base and the meter itself. For a one-time installation fee of $25 and $4.50 per month, you get a heavy-duty surge protector that is installed behind your electric meter to defeat high power surges before they enter your home. The service entrance unit is accompanied by a lifetime down line repair or replacement warranty (up to $10,000) of all standard residential white appliances (stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, HVAC unit, etc.)* A 36-month lease agreement is required.