When you invest in a big home appliance like a heater, the last thing you want to happen is for it to degrade more quickly than it should. You are careful to use best practices with your heating system though, such as moderate temperature settings and regular filter changes, to ensure it isn’t worn down too fast. However, there is one potential threat to this and other parts of your home that you may not have considered: a power surge.
“Oh but I have a surge protector, so I’m okay!” If you are thinking this because you have a power strip, you’d actually be wrong. Power strips only offer a small amount of protection from power surges and can actually present a fire hazard if the surge is bad enough. The best way to protect yourself and your home’s systems is to install a whole-home surge protector.