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September 11, 2021
As a homeowner, you may not come into direct contact with a lightning arrester or a surge arrester, but it’s extremely important for you to know what each one is and how they are different. HomeOps Electric is here to help educate you on the difference between a lightning arrester and a surge arrester.
To start, a lightning arrester is an electrical device used on electrical power transmission to protect the insulation and conductors of that system from things like lightning. Electrical is an important part of our lives, but it can also cause serious risk if something like lightning happens and our electrical wiring isn’t protected. When it comes to your electricity and lightning arresters, you want someone who can guarantee protection. Who do you call? HomeOps Electric!
What is a Surge Arrester?
The other important thing to know and understand is what a surge arrester is, what it does, and how it works to protect your family. A surge arrester works to alleviate different types of electrical surges a home may experience. A surge arrester is an extra form of protection from the outside environments your electrical wiring may experience such as storms, lightning, or issues with your home’s power grid.
We know these two terms sound very similar and you’re probably questioning HomeOps Electric’s knowledge, but in this next section, we are going to go into detail about what makes these two terms different and discuss which kind of arrester you need in your home.
The terms Lightning Arrester and Surge Arrester sound similar and it sounds like they do the same exact thing, but each arrester has a different purpose.
The difference between the two is simple – one protects your home from inside elements, and the other protects your home from the outside elements. A lightning arrester is exactly what it sounds like – it protects your home and your electricity when you are experiencing a lightning storm so you’re chances of losing power are far less likely.
A surge arrester performs a similar function but it protects against the power surges that are caused by the strike and they work to send energy into your ground wires so you don’t experience power outages or trips in your breakers.
When it comes to determining which kind of surge protector you need, the final decision comes down to what needs protection in your home. When making this decision, it’s always recommended you speak to a certified electrician from the HomeOps Electric team. We will help you decide which kind of surge protector is right for you. We want your home to be safe and protected as much as you do, that’s why we offer fast and reliable electrical services.
Are you looking for lighting installation? Do you need an licensed electrician to install a lightning arrester or a surge arrester? Do you need help deciding which option will be right for you? Call the HomeOps Electric team today to learn more and schedule your appointment.