The natural world is just full of surprises . . . and not all of them are good for appliances and electronics! Every day, destructive electrical spikes and surges . . . caused by lightning or industrial and automobile accidents with utility poles . . . pass through the electrical lines and into the home. Once inside, these high-voltage spikes can be devastating.
Community Electric Cooperative offers a system designed to protect appliances from damage caused by electrical surges that may happen. A whole-house surge protector, installed in the meter socket, protects those motors and appliances that operate without the use of sensitive electronic circuitry. Available for installation on single phase services, a $25 connection fee and 36 month lease agreement at $4.50 per month are required.
Additionally, the Cooperative recommends using high quality site specific surge protection devices to protect TV/stereo systems, computers, cordless phones and phone answering machines.
For more information, call 757-242-6181.