How to Protect Your Home From Lightning Damage and Power Surges

Power surge protector to protect against lightning damage

Lightning damage and power surges while not overly common occurrences (depending on where you live) are nonetheless devastating when they do happen. They can fry some of your most expensive electronics and require costly repairs. Computers can be especially vulnerable as these surges can make recovering your data impossible. Here are a few ways to […]

How Residential Lightning Rods Work  

Residential lightning rods being struck by lightning

Does your home need residential lightning rods? While the answer may seem cut and dry, that’s not necessarily the case. Thunderstorms do happen relatively often in the Okanagan during the summer, so should you consider it? We explore how lightning rods work, and whether they’re worth the money to invest in.  Residential Lightning Rods—How Does a Lightning Rod […]

Post-Power Surge: Why You Need An Electrical Technician

Even though our temperatures are still warm, the blustery winds heralding fall are here! Wind storms are common this time of year and elderly tree branches can become weary. Even if you have surge protection, you may need to contact your Kelowna electrical technician in the event of a power surge. Grounding problems and wiring […]

Power Surge Protection and Use of a Surge Arrester

Burning electrical outlet - Kelowna electrical services | Krueger Electric

Power surge protection can help protect your home from sudden increases in voltage that would otherwise cause damage to electrical devices (i.e: fridge, T.V, computer, etc.) For example, if there is a lightning strike that hits your home or nearby electrical lines, the energy from this strike could send over 169 volts of destruction into […]

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