Why risk your household appliances. In seconds, a lightning strike can produce powerful electrical surges that often exceed 100,000 volts. Lightning surge can enter your home through the electric line, telephone line or the TV signal wire. When these surges enter your home, they can damage or destroy thousands of dollars of electronics and appliances. Today’s sophisticated electronics are sensitive and highly susceptible to damage caused by an electrical surge.
With surge protection equipment supplied by Wabash County REMC, damaging lightning surges are stopped right at the surge protector.
$4.95/mo. Meter Base Surge Protector
We recommend you start by having Wabash County REMC install a meter-base mounted surge protector at the metering point, to protect the incoming electrical line. This device will give you good protection for the major appliances, such as the range, refrigerator, washer and dryer. The $4.95/mo. rental fee includes the installation cost and all maintenance cost.
Well Pump Surge Protector
Since lightning surges are always seeking a path to ground, the well pump lying in the water is a perfect target. Not only is it more susceptible to damage, its replacement cost is usually more than $1,000.
Proper protection of a well pump requires the installation of a wire-in surge protector. In order to reduce the chance of a lightning surge getting around the surge protector, it’s important to install this device adjacent to the well pump control box. The well pump surge protector is sold at al cost $120.00 and must be installed by your electrician.