Lightning Protection Systems in Denver
Amp’d Electrical Services, Electrician
Lightning Protection Systems can protect the valuable electronics in your home or business. When 100,000 volts of lightning strikes your home or business location, this massive power surge can instantly destroy all of your appliances and electronics, even those plugged into surge protectors. If you’re lucky, your insurance policy will cover the damage. If you’re even luckier, you’ll have a detailed inventory of every single device and appliance, along with enough coverage to replace it all.
However, you’ll still have to deal with the aftermath, trying to recover files from your fried computers, removing and replacing large items like your fridge, office printer or the giant TV in your den.
At Amp’d, we’ve seen the effects of lightning strikes, especially in June when Denver typically sees its most volatile weather. Your best bet is to be proactive by installing both a lighting protection system and whole-house surge protection – a solution recommended by the Lightning Protection Institute.
Lightning Protection System
This system uses highly conductive copper and aluminum materials to safely intercept and ground the electricity from the lightning strike before it impacts your home or building. All materials are UL-listed and specially manufactured for lightning protection, meeting national safety standard regulations.
Whole-House Surge Protection
Along with lightning, power surges can be caused by other factors such as down power lines and wiring defects. While a multi-outlet surge protector is recommended to help protect your electronics, a strong enough power surge can easily overwhelm its capabilities.
Hardwired into the electric panel, whole-house surge protection uses metal oxide varistors (MOVs) to shunt – block or ground – power surges. They’re built to manage large voltage spikes and can protect your home or business from extensive loss and damages for many years to come.
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On average, there are nearly 20 million lightning strikes in the U.S. every year, with Colorado averaging over 500,000 annually. While the odds are in your favor, installing a lightning protection system is your surefire way to avoid disaster. Let Amp’d give you peace of mind when the next storm rolls in.