Invest in the Surge MitiGator™
Power surges are sudden, powerful increases in voltage which can damage or destroy household appliances and electronic devices such as televisions, computers, cordless telephones and more. Surges can be caused by birds, small animals, falling trees, or vehicles crashing into power poles, but the most obvious is lightning. Whatever the cause of a surge, the results can be devastating. That’s why SECO Energy offers the Surge MitiGator™. Our meter-based surge arrester is designed to prevent unnecessary financial loss, as it protects large appliances by reducing surges at the meter BEFORE they enter the home. But the Surge MitiGator™ is just the first step. Members should consider the purchase of point-of-use devices to protect sensitive electronics such as computers and televisions.
HOW IT WORKS:
The Surge MitiGator™ is installed at the electric meter to help prevent high voltage spikes and surges from entering your home and sending voltage into your large appliances. Electronics must be protected from inside the home and because each member’s needs will be a little different, it is the member’s responsibility to purchase “point-of-use” devices. All sensitive electronics must be plugged into these devices for maximum protection. Point-of-use devices can be purchased at local home improvement or hardware stores at reasonable prices. Protection strength and warranties vary so be sure to read the packaging.
Installation of the Surge MitiGator™ does not require an appointment. As a courtesy, SECO Energy’s certified electrician will knock on the door to advise that the power will be off for a few minutes during installation. Even if no one is home, the installation can and will be completed.
WHAT IT COSTS:
SECO Energy’s Surge MitiGator™ is available for just a few cents per day at a lease rate of $5.95 per month, plus tax, conveniently added to your electric bill. You may opt to purchase the Surge MitiGator™ with prices ranging from $349.00 to $399.00 plus tax. Installation for standard residential service is $25 (free installation with online enrollment in May and June 2018). For residential services greater than 200 amps, installation is $100.00