When it comes to protecting our homes, there’s no denying that it all depends on our electrical system. We can’t be vigilant 24/7, so it’s no surprise that we need to recruit the help of technology to do some of that job for us—not just to be there when we can’t be, but because some of these things are simply out of our control.
An electrician in Naples, FL can help you get set up with any of these electrical upgrades:
Carbon Monoxide Detector
If your home uses natural gas, such as in a furnace, carbon monoxide detectors are absolutely necessary for the safety of your family. What makes carbon monoxide so dangerous is that it’s colorless and odorless—you won’t be able to detect it unless you’re feeling the symptoms, but by then, it means the CO is present in dangerous amounts. A detector is the only way to know.
Even with frequent maintenance on your furnace, leaks can happen, and that will lead to leaking carbon monoxide. A professionally installed carbon monoxide detector can be installed with your smoke detectors to ensure your whole home is safe.
Home Security System
If you’ve never had a home security system before, you might assume they do nothing more than sound an alarm or alert the police when there’s been an intrusion. In reality, our current technology has shifted the balance so that homeowners now has much more control over their home than before.
These systems are smarter than ever before. Some are capable of detecting the heat signatures of pets versus intruders, and are equipped with backup safety measures in the event of tampering or disasters. They can also be used to lock doors remotely or to be alerted when windows or doors have been opened or closed.
Have you ever bought a power strip that claimed to be built with surge protection? These are meant to protect your electronics in the event that a stronger-than-usual current goes through them, such as in the event of a power outage. However, these little devices are hardly equipped to guarantee protection.
A whole-house surge protector can only be installed by a professional, but it will do more than protect the TV or the computer. These surge protectors will redirect excess current to the ground to protect your home, including your essential (and expensive) appliances, like your refrigerator, washing machines, ovens, and more.
Of course, none of the above are very useful if the power goes out—either because of scheduled maintenance by the city or through a disaster. Instead of being stuck in a defenseless home, a whole-house generator can fire up to make things run like nothing happened. These generators are usually fueled by propane or natural gas, and they can outpower portable generators by a longshot.