Whole-House Surge Protection in South Bend
Complete Protection for Your Appliances & Electrical Devices
An electrical surge can be one of the most unexpected and damaging events that can occur to your home. In fact, in the event of a spike, a common single-outlet surge protector in your home still won’t keep your valuable appliances and electrical devices 100% covered. When a high-level power surge occurs, having whole-home surge protection installed is your safest bet to ensure that your HVAC system, refrigerator, microwave, computers, and other electrical devices remain intact, and your family is safe from electrocution. Make sure you’re ready when trouble strikes by calling the South Bend electricians at Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning.
Call (574) 498-7556 to find out if our South Bend whole-home surge protection services are right for your needs.
What Is a Power Surge?
A power surge is any unexpected or sudden increase in your electrical system’s current. There are multiple factors that can result in such a spike, and even the smallest occurrences can impact the performance and longevity of your devices and appliances over time. Furthermore, the worse condition your wiring is in, the more prone it is to being ruined by a surge.
Power surges are often caused by:
- Power cycling of large equipment
- Local electrical grid usage during the summer
- Nearby downed electrical lines and transformers
- Single circuit appliance overload
Why You Need a Whole-Home Surge Protector
A power surge might not seem like a big deal when it only lasts a few seconds, but those few seconds can potentially do a ton of damage. Multiple electric surges over time can degrade your system and increase electrical damage or even fire. It is not worth the risk not to have a whole-home surge protector when you have thousands of dollars worth of valuable appliances and devices on the line, and you certainly can't put a price on your safety and peace of mind.
A power surge can damage or even destroy:
- Heating and air conditioning systems
- Kitchen appliances
- Home entertainment systems
- Computers containing sensitive information
Is your home fully protected in the event of a power surge? Speak with a fully licensed and certified whole-home surge protection expert in South Bend today! Contact us online or call (574) 498-7556 to schedule a convenient in-home assessment.
We’re a Part of Your Community
Serving Michiana With Traditional Values
Tips From Our Expert Team
How much is a new furnace or Air Conditioner?Every home is different and our systems are custom designed to match your home. Sounds expensive, right? Well with our years of experience and efficiency combined with our massive buying power we are able to provide you with a true custom system at a cookie cutter price. Is a new system cheap? Not when compared to say a blanket to keep warm but for what we provide we believe we are not only the best but also the cheapest in town! You will find our customers agree. Check out our reviews here.
What sets you apart and why should we choose you over a “comparable” competitor?While there are many reasons you should choose Great Lakes, we believe the best way to sum that up is with an honest challenge- Call our office and see if you can get the home phone number for our owner. Then call our competitors and do the same. You will find our entire team from the owner down are here to serve you and are dedicated to ensure your happiness!
We are having trouble getting cool air upstairs in our two story home, what can I do to make the upstairs more comfortable?A comfortable main floor and a warm second floor is a common complaint with central air conditioning systems. This temperature variation is caused by the fact that cool air is heavy. Heavy air requires more effort to move, especially upwards. Your furnace fan has to work much harder to get the air up two stories. Additionally, cool air, unlike warm air, tends to fall, so that once you actually manage to get the air upstairs, it will naturally fall back to the first floor. Don’t despair, there are some things that you can do. Make sure your furnace fan is on the highest possible setting. Most furnaces installed today will have a multi-speed, direct drive fan motor. Have your service contractor check to make sure that the highest speed is being used for air conditioning. If your fan motor has belts and pulleys, check with your contractor about installing a larger pulley. Adjust the balancing on your ductwork to force as much cool air upstairs as possible. If your ductwork is accessible from your basement, and has dampers installed in each of the supply air runs, make sure the dampers for the upper floor are fully open. You can also close any dampers for rooms on the first floor that do not get much use, or are very small. Some examples may be a powder room, formal living or dining room. You should keep the dampers fully open for the kitchen and the main living or family area. If the ductwork is not accessible, or doesn’t have any dampers, don’t despair. You can balance the air flow by opening and closing the dampers in the supply air registers. If you cannot get a register closed, we have been told that covering the register with a telephone book works well. Don’t forget to re-balance the ductwork system when you switch over to heating. During the heating system you want most of the warm air delivered to the first floor, it will rise on its own to the second floor. Use fans to help move cooler air. Placing a large fan at the top of the stairway can help to draw the cooler air up. A ceiling fan installed on the second floor can also be a big improvement. Check the return air grills. Make sure they are clean. Consider installing “High Wall” return air grills on the second floor. High wall return air grills are installed near the ceiling, not near the floor. This enables the furnace to draw the warmest air from the top of the house back into the system. Your service contractor can give you more information and let you know if it is possible to install high wall grills on your system.