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Green Volt Electric provides high quality electrical services, repairs, maintenance and new installation for both commercial and residential clients.  At Green Volt, no job is too small. Whether you need an outlet added, a panel upgraded or your whole house or business wired or rewired…we have qualified technicians to serve you.

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House Surge Protection

Why You Need a Whole House Power Surge Protector

Think about the appliances and electronics in your home. Chances are, you invested a pretty penny in them and want to get the longest life span out of them. In today’s day and age, appliances and electronics are more sophisticated, and a great reason why whole home surge protection is so important.

Panel & Services Upgrades

To protect your home building’s electric panel, you should be maintained and inspected regularly even if you haven’t added to it. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors recommends having your panel inspected every few years. Corrosion, excessive dust, rust, which builds up over time, can cause loose connections. As a result, your home or business could be at risk of power outages and electrical fires.

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Install outdoor lighting
I was highly impressed by the level of professionalism this team exhibited. They were very attentive to my needs; offering suggestions when I was at a loss and so engulfed in too many projects that I couldn’t stop. After the lights were installed the team followed up with me to ensure my satisfaction. They even returned to my home to re-adjust the height of the fixtures so that I was happy with the total overall experience. What an amazing team!! I highly recommend this team to anyone looking for a courteous, clean and organized operation.
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Install outlets or switches, Repair outlets or switches
I bought an older home and was having issues with one of my fans. Turns out none of my outlets and switches were grounded and some were hazards waiting to happen. Had Green Volt replace all of the switches and outlets, as well as come back to install outlets on my new porch/patio. Happy with the quality of work and could always rely on good communication and punctuality.
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Why You Need a Whole House Power Surge Protector

Think about the appliances and electronics in your home. Chances are, you invested a pretty penny in them and want to get the longest life span out of them. In today’s day and age, appliances and electronics are more sophisticated, and a great reason why whole home surge protection is so important.

What Are Power Surges?

We’ve all experienced a power surge in our homes or somewhere else — but what exactly are power surges? And what causes them? Put simply, a power surge is a spike in an electrical current. These spikes typically last 

less than one-thousandth of a second but can cause significant damage. Power surges aren’t something to be taken lightly. In fact, a large percentage of insurance claims stem from power surges and damage from lightning strikes. 

What Is a Whole House Power Surge Protector?

Think of whole house surge protectors like a doorman at a nightclub. Similar to how a doorman only lets certain people in and quickly removes any troublemakers, a good whole house surge protector does the same thing. By allowing only the electricity your home needs in and keeping potentially damaging over-voltages out, the device protects your home and valuables from any surges. 

Whole house surge protectors can protect up to 40,000 amps of current from flowing into your home. When you compare this to normal household power (only around 200 to 300 amps) …you see a whole house surge protector offers homeowners serious protection.

What Causes Power Surges? 

  • Surges & Abnormalities within our electrical system are common & frequent. Fluctuations are typically caused by appliances cycling on and off throughout the day. Our appliances are responsible for 60-80% of power surges occurring within the home. Low-level surges eventually degrade the internal mechanisms of your expensive electronics.
  • Faulty Electrical Wiring can be a result of age or an unlicensed person working on your electrical system. You may want to have your electrical system inspected as a precaution or if you have an older home.
  • High Electricity Demand is caused by extreme power grid usage.
  • Fallen Power Lines are caused by external forces like storms, wildlife, fallen branches/trees, and more. 

Electronics At Risk Without A Surge Protector (Suppressor)

Your electronics are especially susceptible to voltage surges. Anything that is connected to an outlet or hard-wired into your electrical system is at risk.

  • Heating / Cooling (HVAC) Systems
  • Home Security Systems
  • Computers / Laptops
  • Life Safety Equipment
  • Automatic Garage Doors
  • Refrigerators
  • Washers / Dryers
  • Televisions
  • Stove / Microwave 
  • Lighting

The Solution

Luckily, there’s an easy and affordable way to avoid these kinds of losses — and it all starts with a whole house surge protector. Learn 

more about power surges and how whole house surge protectors can help protect your home and valuables. Call GreenVolt Electric to get your home protected! 

To protect your home building’s electric panel, you should be maintained and inspected regularly even if you haven’t added to it. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors recommends having your panel inspected every few years. Corrosion, excessive dust, rust, which builds up over time, can cause loose connections. As a result, your home or business could be at risk of power outages and electrical fires.

 

In this guide, we’ll discuss what an electrical panel is and how to know

when it’s time for a replacement or upgrade.

 

What Is an Electrical Panel?

 

An electrical panel is a small box attached to the interior or exterior wall in your home or

a business that contains circuit breakers that feed all circuits in your house or building.



The rule of thumb is to have a professional electrician carry out

routine maintenance at least every three years. An electrician will inspect your electric panel for

signs of wear and tear from corrosion, rust, dust,and debris. In addition, an electrician will also check for loose connections and in some cases, conduct thermal imaging.

 

Why Do You Need to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

 

When it comes to upgrading your electrical panel, it’s best to do so

every 25 to 40 years, however, there are several reasons why you may need to upgrade your electrical panel. The most common reason to upgrade your panel is for house additions, but more commonly, in the ever-changing world of technology and electrification, you may need to upgrade to accommodate, an EV charging station, solar panels, hot tubs, and generators 

 

Signs Your Electric Panel Needs an inspection and possibly an Upgrade!

 

The following are signs and reasons your electrical panels

need an upgrade or replacement.

 

-Your circuit breakers trip frequently and or frequently burn out

-More room needed for additional circuits

-Rust and corrosion on panel

-Unusual burning smell

-Flickering lights

-Hissing noises in your panel

-Frequently blown fuses

-Breakers not tripping under a faulty condition

-Burning and discoloring of bus bars

-No power in parts of all of your home or building

-The electrical panel is older than the manufacturer’s recommended lifespan

-Dimming lights throughout your home.

 

If you note any of the signs above in your home or building, contact a licensed electrician to ensure the safety of your home and make necessary recommendations.

 

How Much Does It Cost?

 

The average cost to replace or upgrade an electrical panel is between $1,200 to 4,000 depending on several factors such as the location of the panel, overhead or underground service, amount of circuits, interior or exterior, and whether surge protection and generator interlock will be included in the upgrade or replacement.