Stormy weather has always been a big problem for property owners in Sydney, if they aren't creating huge hailstorms or winds that tear down trees and power lines, they can cause power surges with lightning strikes.
Power surges occur when something boosts the electrical charge at some point in the power lines. This causes an increase in the electrical energy, which can increase the current flowing to your wall outlet.
Although power surges from lightening aren't all that common, they can easily occur from high powered household appliances such as air conditioners or refrigerators, when it does happen they can cause power surges can severely damage and break all types of electrical appliances with electronic circuits - from computers, to TVs, to white goods such as fridges and washing machines. One of the reasons why they can be so destructive is that they have the potential to break multiple devices and appliances at the same time - sometimes it's all of them that are effected.
The best way to prevent surges, is to have two fail safes in place: either to unplug electrical equipment during a lightning storm (which can be impractical in most situations) or to install surge protectors in your home. Surge protectors reduce the likelihood of damage to your equipment through taking the charge away from the circuit. For example, if the voltage from the outlet surges or spikes -- rises above the accepted level -- the surge protector diverts the extra electricity into the surge protector grounding wire.
If you're interested in protecting all of your homes electrical and electronic devices from this common cause of damage, Omega Electrical can help with a level of friendly service that is second-to-none. We can give you a full up-front estimate, and provide on-time, satisfaction guaranteed service from licensed experts trusted in Sydney for over 20 years.
For all your surge protection needs in Sydney, call Omega Electrical today on 1300 558 730.