Power Interruptions and Surges

 

From time to time, events beyond our control can cause power interruptions or voltage irregularities. Therefore, we cannot guarantee a continuous or constant supply of power and will not be liable for any damages caused by a lack of power, a power outage or a power surge.

 

Do what you can to protect your home

 

Protecting your household electronics from power surges is as easy as plugging in a surge protector power cord.

 

Surge protectors have the added benefit of giving you simple ways to shut off electronics like TVs and DVD players that use standby power so they can turn on and off with a click of a remote. This saves you money, and helps the environment by not wasting electricity.

 

Not all surge protectors are created equal

 

Real surge protectors offer high levels of security. Read the packaging to compare and you’ll see that many power bars just aren’t advanced enough or quick enough to protect today’s sensitive digital equipment.

 

Why do I need surge protection if I have property insurance?

 

Not all insurance policies cover damage from power surges. If your insurance does cover surges, you could be charged a deductible. Good surge protectors cost far less and usually come with a warranty that covers the cost of damage caused by a power surge.

 

Travelling for an extended period?

 

For additional protection, you may choose to shut off electricity to your home if you are planning to be away for an extended period. This is done by throwing the main switch at the fuse box. If you do this, be sure to turn off all major appliances, your water heater, and electrical room heaters before you turn off the main switch. This will ensure a smoother and safer start-up when you re-open your home.

 

If you leave your electricity on to operate security systems or lighting, you should:

 

  • Turn off the power supply to your major appliances at your main panel.
  • Turn off the power supply to any space heaters. Otherwise, they may automatically turn on during cold weather.
  • Unplug any additional electronic equipment not in use while you are away.