Residential Electric Services: Whole Home Surge Protection

How do you ensure that all the electronics in your home are protected in the event of a surge? Surge protectors only help the devices plugged in to them, and beyond that their surge absorption rating is low, so they might only be good for a few years. Get the assured and dependable protection of a Whole Home Surge Protector and rest confident that your home is covered, appliances and all!

Like it or not, digital technology has permeated just about every industry, and the volume of electronic devices in your home is likely way more than you realize. First to mention are Blu-ray and DVD players, audio and home theater equipment, TVs, satellite receivers, alarm systems, and computer equipment (including routers, modems, and printers). Add to the list all the stuff with an electronic control board inside—such as your furnace, central vacuum, washer and dryer. Don’t forget to include just about everything in your kitchen from the microwave to your range, fridge, toaster, and every other gadget with a power cord living on your counter.

But my electronics are old, why should I be worried about a power surge?

Sure, we all know electronics have a pretty high rate of depreciation, but it’s the replacement costs and inconvenience that really count when they do fail. Can you do a quick tally of the replacement value of all those electronic items in your head. No? Well allow us to help you out. A basic 20 year old home with normal appliances, audio, computer and heating equipment could be estimated between $10,000 – $20,000 in replacement costs. Sound far-fetched? Think about the replacement cost of your iPhone ($700) or iPad ($500) or laptop ($800) plugged in at your desk right now, then add on an appliance or two and you’ll begin to see the bigger picture.

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“Robin was here yesterday (April 5th, 2018) to install a new built-in electric cooktop stove and to do two other small electric jobs. I have to say at the outset that I am not normally given to submitting testimonials. But I felt compelled given the outstanding service that Pilot Electric provided, to write this one. I was more than satisfied with both the work done and the manner in which it was accomplished. He was polite professional and very efficient and I would not hesitate to engage his services again.”
"Robin and the team at Pilot Electric exuded expertise, professionalism, reliability, prompt service and a positive attitude. They made the renovation of our entire house an A+ experience.  As issues arose they explained them clearly and provided effective resolutions.... keeping our project on time and budget... what more can you ask!"
"Robin at Pilot Electric Services was recommended to us a number of years ago when we were doing some renovations to our vacation home in Naramata. Since then, we have been very happy with Pilots expertise and service. Prior to us moving up to our home, we had a couple of small emergencies that needed attending to in a timely manner. Robin and Pilot Electric were always there for us, which gave us peace of mind!  We will continue to call upon Pilot Electric for anything that comes up in the future."
"Our home in Summerland had old aluminum wiring and we were in need of some serious Electrical upgrades throughout the house. We needed Pig Tailing done throughout as well as a new upgraded panel and the installation of some fixtures. This electrical work was something we were not looking forward to because of the cost, time and how invasive it would be to our living space. We had Pilot Electric do a hot tub installation 5 years before and were pleased with their work so we decided to go with them again. We expected this work would be a big headache. Instead, Robin and his crew were focused, hard working and efficient. They were reliable and courteous as they worked their way through our entire house. With no hesitation we highly recommend Robin and Pilot Electric. Trust is an important thing when you hire someone. If we were to give a Star Rating, 1 Star being the Worst and 5 Stars being the Best We would give Robin a 6 Top Notch In Every Way !!!"
"Robin at Pilot Electric came to me through a close friends recommendation. They fit my work into their busy schedule when I was under a time crunch.  They assessed the old house, told me what was needed, and completed the work in a timely manner. The electrician Pilot sent me was both professional and pleasant to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending Robin and Pilot Electric."
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