Prevent Business Interruptions & Preserve Your Electronic Devices
Regardless of whatever kind of business you run, chances are that you depend on electricity for a variety of equipment. Whether it’s computers and phones, important machinery, or even elevators or wheelchair lifts, you need to ensure that you have a constant and stable power source.
What Is a Power Surge & What Causes One?
Think of how much electricity your commercial space uses daily. Chances are, you have a multitude of devices plugged in which demand a steady electrical current from the utility company and your electrical panel. The minute this steady current becomes interrupted, due to an abnormally high voltage hitting the circuit, a power surge occurs.
These interruptions can be caused by many things, including:
Tripped circuit breakers
Downed power lines
Too many high-demand electrical devices plugged in and in use at the same time
An oversupply from a generator
Understanding How Surge Protectors Work
You may be familiar with point-of-use surge protectors; many are power strips with built in surge protection. However, we recommend installing surge protection directly into your building’s electrical panel. Any time an overvoltage occurs, the surge protector will immediately work to restrict it, keeping your important devices and machinery safe, and, most importantly, protecting you from any lengthy business interruptions.
Surge protectors are a relatively inexpensive investment, but the fact that they can help prevent lost data and client information, faulty security systems, broken HVAC units, and inoperable elevators all due to electrical issues is invaluable to any commercial property.
Consider Installing a Power Conditioner Too
Because offices and other commercial properties rely so heavily on their electrical equipment, our NWA surge protection specialists also recommend installing power conditioning for an extra layer of protection.
While surge protection acts as a safeguard against electrical spikes, it doesn’t offer coverage from radio frequency interference (RFI), electromagnetic interference (EMI), or voltage fluctuations. A power conditioner helps prevent any equipment failures or downtime by leveling out any incoming interference or fluctuations before they reach your devices. This also aids in reducing energy waste so you can save on your utility bills.
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