Protection against indirect lightning and harmful surges.
Did you know that many of the appliances you use every day could be damaged by a surge of electricity?
Surge Guard helps to reduce the risk of surges that can damage everything from your television to your computer. Our new Surge Guard program includes many devices that will reduce the chance of power surges reaching your home appliances and electronics. With an increase in technology in the home, it makes sense to protect all of the things that make life easier.
A power surge has many causes, the most obvious is lightning, but a majority of surges are caused by birds, animals, and trees interfering with power lines. Even your refrigerators, vacuum cleaner or hair dryer can cause momentary internal surges. And surges vary in intensity. While a forceful surge can destroy an appliance, a faint surge may only dim your lights momentarily. Help to reduce the risk of costly repairs and prolong the life of your appliances and electronics by using the Surge Guard program.
Surge Guard recommends using the protection plan in order to provide the most effective protection.
Surge Guard is offering a surge protection device that fits behind the meter for 200 amp service and 400 amp service. Both devices can be leased from Tri-County Electric Cooperative at $4.95 per month for the 200 amp service and $5.95 per month for the 400 amp service. A lease agreement will be made for 36 months. Installation will be done by a representative of the Cooperative. The 200 amp service, installs between the meter and the meter socket. The unit is equipped with twin red LED lights to monitor the unit status. This unit provides protection from any surges that may enter the home at the meter. The 400 amp service is installed by hard wiring the device at the service entrance. This device is used in residential or light commercial applications. The device can also be leased from the Cooperative and will be installed by a Tri-County Electric representative. There will be a one-time installation fee of $25 for either device.
Simply fill out the application at any Tri-County Electric Cooperative office, download the application, or call to find out more information.