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I’ve Got Power Strips, Why Would I Need a Surge Protector?

Monday, September 24th, 2018

usb-outlet… or, to put it another way, “Aren’t power strips surge protectors?”

Yes, power strips offer some protection for precision appliances such as computers and HD televisions from damage in case of a voltage surge. We encourage people to use power strips rather than attempting to overload a circuit with an octopus plug, and any important electronic device should be plugged into a power strip.

But these power strips are not whole-house surge protection. They only serve as one layer against the expensive problems voltage surges can create. We recommend you arrange for whole-house surge protection installation with one of our licensed electricians.

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FAQ: “Can I Pay Your Employees Directly to Do a Side Job for Me?”

Monday, October 19th, 2015

IMG_7741This a question that our technicians often hear, and we want to address it in this post because the answer will help you understand how working with a professional company like Kilowatt not only ensures you receive the best job possible, but also financially protects you.

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