Electrical Wiring Grounding
To enhance the safety of your home’s electrical system, you need to ground it. With a grounded system, you can rest assured knowing that excess electricity runs into the ground. The mechanism prevents the excess electricity from ruining your electronics and shocking your loved ones.
H&A Long Island Electrician can help you ground your electrical system.
Benefits Of Grounding
Grounding your electrical system helps for protecting your loved ones. Electricity will always take the path of least resistance. If an appliance breaks, the electricity may flow on the outside of it. If you touch it, there is a risk that you’re going to get shocked. With grounding, you can avoid this problem since the excess electricity will run into the ground.
Your appliances and electronics were expensive, so you don’t want to replace them soon. You can protect your assets by grounding the system. Taking this step is a good way to protect your oven, refrigerator, microwave, and phone.
If your system isn’t grounded, a surge protector will not work. Surge protectors are only effective if the home’s electrical system is grounded. Without grounding, the excess electricity could run to your computer or smartphone.
You need to contact us to learn more about surge protectors.
Whole-house surge protectors protect your electronics and appliances. Modern appliances feature “smart” components that are damaged by surges. Your clothes dryer can determine if the clothes are dry. While this is helpful, it also makes the device vulnerable to surges.
You would need to spend thousands if an electrical surge destroyed your devices. H&A Long Island Electrician installs whole-house surge protectors. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how they can help you.
FAQs Grounding Electrical Wiring
Most new homes have grounded electrical systems. If your home is 60 years or older, you need to be concerned. To find out, you should contact us and ask about our free home electrical safety inspection.
It could. However, it might not. There is always a chance that the prior owner installed three-pronged outlets on an ungrounded system. If this is the case, you’ll need to look at other things. Your electrical outlets cannot tell you whether the system is grounded.
Contacting H&A Long Island Electrician is the best way to find out. We offer free home safety inspections and free consultations. Contact us so you can learn more about your electrical system.