And, while having a power strip adds more outlet opportunities, it can be cumbersome. Instead of forgoing the surge protection for aesthetic or space, look into in-wall surge protectors.
Did you know that small internal power surges in your home’s electrical system occur every time you turn on or shut off devices with motors, such as power tools, vacuum cleaners and hair dryers? Subsequently, these small voltage spikes can wreck the sensitive electronic circuitry in programmable appliances such as ranges, dishwashers, refrigerators, washers and dryers.
A great way to protect larger appliances that leave no room for a power strip would be in-wall surge protectors. This device is built into an outlet, so you just have to replace the outlet. This apparatus is also called a surge suppression receptacle.
It’s important to note that these in-wall surge protectors may not protect your appliances from outside surges and it’s recommended that you invest in a whole-home surge protection system, like the one we install from Sycom.