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The Power of Whole-House Surge Protectors in California's Fire Season

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Discover How to Protect Your Electronic Devices During This Challenging Time of Year.

Amid California's fire season, homeowners in Santa Rosa face the daunting challenge of not only protecting their properties from wildfires but also safeguarding their valuable electronics and appliances from power surges and potential outages caused by these fires and associated blackouts. This is where the importance of whole-house surge protectors comes into play. 

In today’s blog, we'll explore how these installations work and how they protect your home not only during the fire season but also throughout the year, ensuring your lifestyle isn’t affected by unforeseen outages. 

SEE ALSO: It's Wildfire Season – Are Your Power Outage Solutions Ready?

Understanding How They Work

Whole-house surge protectors are your home's first line of defense against power surges, safeguarding your electrical system from sudden voltage spikes that can wreak havoc on sensitive electronics, appliances, and smart home components. Unlike individual plug-in surge protectors, whole-house surge protectors are strategically installed at your main electrical panel or meter, intercepting surges before they can infiltrate your home. It’s also important to note that not all power surges come from the grid—your home itself generates surges that can be just as damaging.

These devices actively monitor your home's electrical system for any spikes in voltage. When a surge is detected, the surge protector acts swiftly to redirect the excess energy away from your home's wiring to the grounding system, preventing it from reaching your outlets and devices. This process effectively neutralizes the surge's impact on your electronics and appliances and can avoid costly repairs or replacements.

Get Ready to Face the Fire Season

California's fire season brings the threat of wildfires and subsequent power outages. This is especially detrimental for families with smart home technology and expensive appliances, as these smart devices and complex home networking solutions can be particularly vulnerable to power surges. The common outages that take place during the season can result in fluctuations in power when the grid is strained, leading to voltage spikes once power is restored. In addition, with wildfires comes the risk of lightning strikes and electrical system instability. 

Whole-house surge protectors act as a shield against these unexpected surges and are capable of preventing external and internal surges from damaging your electronics, saving you from costly replacements and repairs.

Trust a Professional Team Only

Professional installation by a licensed electrician is essential for effective whole-house surge protection. The experts at Summit Technology Group are highly skilled and trained in the best practices to determine the optimal placement, ensuring maximum coverage and compliance with safety standards, as well as correct wiring and integration to guarantee the protector operates effectively. 

Moreover, our team can help you ensure the well-being of your surge protection solutions with regular maintenance, safeguarding not only your electronics but also the reliability of your home's electrical infrastructure.


During fire season, the last thing you need to worry about is the safety of your electronics and appliances. Let the team at Summit Technology Group install high-quality surge protectors in your home, and rest assured your devices will be ready to provide you with the luxury lifestyle your family deserves. Contact us today to start a conversation about this must-have technology!

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