After a long day, you check out Facebook or Instagram and look up a recipe online for dinner.

After dinner, the family sits down to watch a television show on the DVR and your son does homework on the computer. One power surge, however, could make that all go away.

We often think about the need for surge protection for our homes and sensitive electronics during the rumble and flash of thunder storms but with so many activities demanding our time these days, many of us forget to follow through and take action. Electronics that are sensitive to variations in power voltage have become an increasingly large presence in life…that’s why surge protection is so important.

A power surge, or transient voltage, is an increase in voltage significantly above the standard level. If the voltage is high enough, it can turn electronics into high-tech paperweights. Also, voltage variations over time can cause your electronics to fail prematurely.

What causes power surges? One cause is lightning…and if it strikes near a power line, it can send the energy into your house’s electrical system.

With JOEMC’s PowerGuard surge suppression equipment, your electronics are shielded against damage due to lightning or power surges up to 60,000 Amps. A trained technician will install a special meter base surge protector right behind your electric meter to help capture electrical surges before they can enter your home and cause damage. In addition, surge protection for major appliances is offered as in-home plug-in units that protect can equipment around your home.

PowerGuard Surge Suppression Flyer (PDF)