Like it or not, spring brings with it some violent clashes between high and low weather systems which result in some pretty severe storms. Hail, tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds, and LIGHTNING. Any or all of these can happen with little or no warning, and any or all of them can do significant damage to your home's electrical systems.
Lightning is a particularly nasty culprit to deal with because you may not even be aware that it's done any damage until it's too late. Electrical power surges can be tough to pinpoint, so be pro-active against potential lightning strikes when possible. Turn off and disconnect your important appliances and electrical equipment if you can, and shut off your heating and cooling system at the thermostat.
What to do when it happens if you're not at home? SURGE protectors! No offense against your favorite "we-carry-everything" store, but you're probably not going to find adequate protection for high-end items in their hardware department. Insurance companies are going to want to have specifics regarding damages before they'll pay off. Be smart, get a surge protector that's going to give you some REAL protection against electrical surges. Nothing will cover everything, but you can certainly beat the five-and-dime store's selection of items.
Air Care Systems by Price, Inc. can help you out with surge protection that is "beefy" enough to do the job. Give us a call at (479) 777-2331 and we'll be happy to explain some better options to save you some very unwelcome expenses if Mother Nature decides to be unkind.