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Surge Protection Can Save You Big $$$

August 17th, 2016 No comments

Lightning storm over city

You think it won’t happen to you and then BAM! the lightning flashes, the thunder crashes and so do all the electronic devices in your home. 

Your computer, your large screen TV, home entertainment equipment, your microwave, perhaps your electronic features on your refrigerator and other appliances.  All gone. Fried.

Surge Protection Protects Sensitive Electronics

Electrical surges can occur at any time.  The most damaging are those that enter the home through the power, telephone and cable TV/satellite lines like lightning strikes close to your home.  Actually it’s more common that surges result from motors and large appliances kicking on and off and creating electrical spikes within your home.

Today’s homes are more reliant than ever on appliances and electronics that are controlled by extremely sensitive microprocessor circuits. These circuits are easily damaged or disrupted by power surges originating both inside and outside the home.

wh_mainpanelProtecting Your BIG $$$ Investments

Many of us have invested significant dollars in our home computers and electronic equipment.  Wouldn’t it be wise to invest a little more to protect these major purchases?

Surge protection comes in multiple forms, but the approach that provides the best overall protection involves installing surge protection at different points in your home.

  • MAIN ZONE: Surge protection installed at the main power panel, cable TV/satellite service entrance, and telephone/broadband internet service entrance
  • INTERIOR ZONE: Individual surge protectors for sensitive electronics inside the home.
  • EXTERIOR ZONE: Surge protection for equipment located outside the home such as the air conditioning unit, pool pump or well pumps.

Sleep Easier

Physical damage, disruption or degradation to our electronic devices doesn’t have to occur the next time lightning strikes near your home.  With a well thought through surge protection plan, you’ll sleep easier knowing you won’t have to replace your 60” TV anytime soon.

juice2Free Site Assessment

Have questions or concerns about surge protection for your home or business?  Contact us today at Artisan Electric and let our licensed pros do a free site assessment.  We can then discuss the best way to protect your electronic devices.

The TECH A TEAM!

May 13th, 2014 No comments

OUR “A “TEAM: In this day and age there is no way for any one electrical contractor to cover the full range of emerging tech that comes our way now. One of the best services we offer at Artisan is knowing when to call in for back up. Here is a list of some of our trusted tech professional resources that we co-op with.

a team

• Artisan Electric – residential / commercial / industrial electrical contracting and voice / data / audio services with full project management services – this is us
• Sound Lab – Audio / Video / Home Theater – (this is our primary local partnership with the always awesome Mark Baitinger)
• Hearing Loops – Indiana Hearing Loops Team of Sound Lab and Artisan Electric
• Profound Technologies – we use this company for the design and programming back end for Crestron installs – they are a nationwide major player
• ESCO Communications – high end communications contractor / AV / Integration specialists that we can partner with for design / build and install support
• Edge IT – IT professional services and network systems support
• Abstract Tech Group – another IT professional group that we work with for network systems support
• ESG – Electronic Systems Group – controlled access (biometric systems) / alarm / digital camera integration
• Backup Automated Generator Systems – this is us with support from our supplier Buckeye Power Sales. We are an authorized Kohler generator dealer / Installer
• KL Security Systems – safe rooms / vaults / IO Safe disaster proof digital hard drive storage systems (water proof / fire proof / crush proof)
• Johnson Melloh – high end PV solar and wet thermal solar design / build group that we work with

Let us know what we can help you dream up / design / or implement at your home or business!

Contact us HERE to get started with a free quote

Surge Protection – pro solutions from Artisan Electric

June 7th, 2011 No comments

Today’s homes are more reliant than ever on appliances and electronics that are controlled by extremely sensitive microprocessor circuits. These circuits are easily damaged or disrupted by power surges originating both inside and outside the home.  Artisan Electric has partnered with Surgeassure to provide and install a line of residential protection products designed to protect the electrical and electronic equipment in your home using the Total Zone “staged protection” strategy which divides your home into three zones.

  • MAIN ZONE: 1st stage of defense and the key to protecting your home.  Main Zone Protectors are installed at the main power panel, cable TV/satellite service entrance, and telephone / broadband internet service entrance
  • INTERIOR ZONE: 2nd stage of defense for sensitive electronics inside the home
  • EXTERIOR ZONE: 3rd stage of defense for equipment located outside the home such as the air conditioning unit, pool pump or well pumps

WHAT ARE POWER SURGES AND WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

• Extremely brief spikes in electrical power that burn up electrical circuits inside appliances and electronic equipment.

• 30% enter the home through the power lines, telephone lines and cable TV/satellite lines >These are the most damaging.

• 70% are generated by equipment inside the home from motors and large appliances turning off and / or premature failure.

WHAT DAMAGE CAN POWER SURGES CAUSE?

• PHYSICAL DAMAGE:  The most noticeable and dramatic, these are the result of large power surges originating outside the home.

• DISRUPTION:  The computer locks up or shuts down, loss of valuable data from hard drives and media storage devices, the Blu-Ray DVD player malfunctions, the washing machine shuts down before the end of the cycle for no reason, computer modem and wireless devices need resent and have problems staying stable, HD TV picture pixelates or SAT receivers have issues staying synched.

• DEGRADATION:  Also called “electronic rust,” it shortens the lifespan of your equipment so that it mysteriously stops working sooner than one would expect… “why do we keep having problems with the garage door opener?”

Have questions or concerns about surge protection for your home or business?  Contact us today and let the pros at Artisan do a free site assessment and help design a system to protect your investments.