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Summertime means thunderstorms and lightning strikes. I hope you have given some thought about protecting the electronic equipment in your home. The whole house surge protectors are installed on the circuit breaker panel and will protect whole house from power surges caused by lightning strikes. Individual surge protectors can protect individual outlets. You may not realize all the items in your home that need protecting from power surges. These items need protection from power surges; garage door openers, TV, computers, sound systems, even power reclining chairs can be vulnerable. It is also a good idea to check the deductible on your home owners insurance policy
Lightning rods do not protect your home from lightning strikes but rather keeps the home from catching fire. Lightning rods provide a path for the electricity to find its way to the ground. Lightning rods are not a 100% effective in reducing fires from lightning strikes but they do reduce the likely hood of a fire.