Electrical Power Surges: Is Your Home Protected?

Whenever you see a wall of black clouds on the horizon, signaling the arrival of a thunderstorm and lighting, your home voltage is dancing all over the place. And while you may not even realize what's happening, a power surge - a sudden, significant increases in voltage of electricity flowing through your circuits - can harm your home appliances.

In fact, these surges can affect some of your biggest-ticket items, including your air conditioner, refrigerator, washer, and dryer, so it's crucial that you check your homeowner's insurance policy to ensure you're covered.

How can I protect my home from power surges?

When high-powered electrical appliances at peak capacity, it takes a lot of energy to keep their motors and compressors going, so high demand can upset the steady voltage flow through your electrical system. On the other hand, low voltage causes other problems when too little electricity causes motor-driven appliances to overheat, as motors work harder to try and draw more current.

To prevent power surges in your home, we recommend the following:

Learn more about how to protect your home from power surges and other electrical problems — and yourself from sudden, unexpected home repair expenses — by clicking here, or calling 1-888-733-1683.

Protection from the Unexpected

Homeowners insurance won't help you if your appliances and electronics are damaged by power surges. Direct Energy's Surge Essentials plan provides repair and replacement coverage you can depend on. Get protected today!

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