Whole House Surge Protection

A common misconception many homeowners have is that they can protect their home from dangerous lightning strikes and voltage surges simply by plugging their TV or computer into a power strip or just installing a surge protective panel. However, surge protective panels or strips alone are not enough to fight damaging power surges. A power surge will travel through any wire into a house, leaving common appliances and sensitive electronic equipment vulnerable to serious damage.


Type 1 Surge Protector

To provide the most reliable protection, a whole house surge protection network is needed. A whole house surge protection network requires three Types of surge protective devices at three levels within the home to effectively protect your electronic devices from the ruining effects of voltage surges. Type 1 devices are installed at the utility meter, Type 2 devices are mounted to the load side of the main service panel and Type 3 devices are typically plugged into electronic equipment within the home. As part of our continuing commitment to provide you with the best possible service, we are pleased to offer Type 1 Surge Protection.

As a user of the TESCO Watt Hour Meter Base Surge Arrester, you are even protected if an electrical surge does get through. In this instance, TESCO warranties equipment in the home against damage from lightning and power surges that come through the electrical system into the house. This warranty covers electromechanical equipment (i.e., washers, dryers, refrigerators and other appliances motor driven or mechanical in nature) and electronic equipment (i.e., computers, televisions, stereos, microwaves and heat pumps). TESCO will replace or repair damaged electromechanical or electric equipment as a result of lightning or power surge passing through a failed TESCO surge arrester, up to $50,000 per event, for a 10-year period.

$3.04 per month for a minimum lease period of 3 years