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Benefits of having a surge protector for your refrigerator

by Susan Derlein 05/22/2024

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Most of our homes are filled with electronics and other appliances that offer resources to simplify everyday tasks. However, with the use of such devices, comes the risk of them being damaged by electrical surges. 

This is why it’s vital to invest in surge protectors, especially for larger appliances such as refrigerators to ensure all household appliances are kept safe from electrical overload. 

What is a surge protector?

For most homes, electrical wires can hold around 120 volts and any amount over this can create an issue. When extra voltage is detected by a surge detector, the device safely disburses the energy to prevent appliances and connected electronics from the extra voltage which can permanently damage them. 

When to use a surge protector?

Surge protectors can be used for a wide range of household appliances. However, it’s vital to use the device to protect larger appliances such as refrigerators, desktop computers and televisions. 

Power surges are often unexpected and can possibly cause thousands of dollars in damage, both to appliances or your home. This is why a surge protector is well worth the price. 

Benefits of having a power surge protector for your refrigerator

Power surges aren’t always a large event such as a lightning strike. Small surges happen from time to time that can slowly damage your refrigerator, but when you install a power surge protector, the device can shut down the fridge when extra energy is detected. 

Power surges are often overlooked in the list of perils faced by homes, but getting a surge protector safeguards your fridge and other appliances which aids in protecting the well-being of your household. 

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Susan Derlein

Hi, I'm Susan Derlein and I'd love to assist you. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.