As technology advances, the need to protect sensitive equipment and appliances in your home becomes more and more apparent. While lightning strikes can wipe out equipment immediately, most power spikes occur inside the home. These smaller spikes can greatly shorten the life of sensitive electronic equipment if left unprotected. There are a variety of surge protection devices available through home stores and hardware stores, and electricians. There are devices available to protect virtually any application in the home. It is also important to note that transient voltage can enter the home through the telephone and cable TV lines, so it is important to add protection at the entry points for those lines as well. We encourage all our members to consult a licensed electrician to assist you with your individual whole house surge protection needs.