Whole Home Surge Protection

We can install whole home surge protection systems

Whole Home Surge Protection

Secure Your Home, Save Your Electronics

In an era where our homes are filled with delicate electronics and sophisticated appliances, the need to protect these investments from power surges has never been greater. At Cannon Electric, LLC, located in the heart of Watertown, South Dakota, we provide comprehensive whole home surge protection solutions that guard every corner of your residence against unpredictable electrical spikes.

What is Whole Home Surge Protection?

A whole home surge protector is a device installed at your electrical panel, serving as a gatekeeper to divert excess electricity away from your home’s internal network. Unlike power strips that only protect individual outlets, whole home surge protectors safeguard your entire electrical system, including your outlets, appliances, and fixtures, by preventing surges from penetrating your home in the first place.

Why Do You Need Whole Home Surge Protection?

Protect Your Investments:

Modern homes are equipped with electronics that are sensitive to power fluctuations. From smart TVs and computers to HVAC systems and refrigerators, a single power surge can inflict costly damage.

Prevent Fire Hazards:

Power surges pose a risk of sparking electrical fires. By installing a surge protector, you significantly reduce this risk, ensuring the safety of your property and loved ones.

Maintain Essential Services:

Surge protection helps ensure that critical home systems, like security and fire alarms, remain operational when you need them most.

Insurance and Peace of Mind:

Many insurance policies do not cover surge damage. Whole home surge protection is an affordable way to prevent losses that insurance won't cover.

How Does It Work?

Our experienced technicians will install a surge protection device at your main electrical panel or at the meter, depending on the best solution for your home. This installation is a seamless integration that requires no daily interaction from you. Once installed, it remains vigilantly at work, defending your entire electrical system from surge-related damage.

What Causes Power Surges?

Understanding the origin of power surges is key to appreciating the value of whole home surge protection. Surges can happen for a multitude of reasons, both from internal and external sources:

External Causes:

Lightning Strikes: Perhaps the most well-known and powerful cause of power surges, a single lightning strike can carry a devastating amount of electrical energy. If this strikes near a power line, the resulting surge can spread and potentially overwhelm and damage any connected electrical systems.

Utility Switching: As utility companies perform grid switching and maintenance, or as power is restored after outages, surges can occur. These transitions can introduce large, irregular currents through the lines that service your home.

Downed Power Lines: Severe weather, accidents, or falling tree branches can bring down power lines. When this happens, it can cause sudden changes in voltage that result in surges.

Internal Causes:

High-Power Electrical Devices: Within your home, devices that cycle on and off frequently, like refrigerators, air conditioners, and even power tools, can create sudden demands for electricity that disrupt your home’s steady voltage flow.

Faulty Wiring: Old, damaged, or improperly installed wiring can lead to unexpected surges by allowing current to spike or by not properly channeling excess electricity.

Overloaded Circuits or Outlets: Circuits or outlets that have too many devices connected can occasionally cause surges when the demand for power exceeds what the circuit can safely handle.

Miscellaneous Causes:

  • Inductive Spikes: These are typically short bursts of electrical energy caused by the interruption of a current or the abrupt change in the load on an electrical circuit, such as the on/off cycles of large motors or appliances.

While single power surges may not immediately damage your electronics, over time, the cumulative effect of multiple surges can degrade the internal components of your devices, leading to a shorter lifespan and eventual failure. This is why whole home surge protection is not just a precaution; it's an integral component of safeguarding your home’s electrical ecosystem.

Secure Your Home Against Surges

No matter the source, power surges can strike at any time, often without warning. Protect your home and your peace of mind with Cannon Electric, LLC’s professional whole home surge protection services.

Don’t let a surge catch you off guard. Contact us today at (605) 520-0433 for a professional consultation and take a proactive step towards comprehensive electrical safety.

Cannon Electric, LLC’s Commitment to Quality

Our team at Cannon Electric, LLC is dedicated to delivering the highest quality service. We provide:

Expert Installation: Our licensed electricians are trained to install the most reliable surge protection systems.

Top-Tier Products: We use only the best surge protectors, proven to withstand the test of time and protect against the most powerful surges.

Customized Solutions: Every home is different. We evaluate your specific needs to ensure optimal protection.

Comprehensive Support: From the initial assessment to post-installation checks, we stand by our work to ensure your satisfaction.

Your Trusted Partner in Electrical Protection

Don’t wait until it’s too late to think about surge protection. The safety of your electronics and, more importantly, your family’s peace of mind are priceless.

Secure your home against electrical surges and unforeseen voltage spikes.

Take Action Today

Connect with Cannon Electric, LLC to schedule an assessment of your home’s surge protection needs. Our experts will provide you with a thorough evaluation and transparent quote.

Call (605) 520-0433 now to protect your home with whole home surge protection. Your safety is our priority, and ensuring it is our specialty.


Was told that we may need an electrician during blizzard like conditions. Cody fit us into his schedule and able to fix what he could! Will definitely be keeping his number handy for future projects we have coming up.

Anita Sande January 15, 2022

Cody is great! He is professional, easy going and did a fantastic job on our hot tub installation 10/10 would recommend

Troy Warner October 19, 2021

I have had multiple opportunities to work with Cody and his team on joint projects. They have always been on site when they said they would. They are effective/efficient when on site. The workmanship looks great and they keep the workspace clean. They focus on customer satisfaction. They pay enough attention to what is going on around them and will help others when they see someone could use a little help.

Larry Jordan August 31, 2023

Cody is a great electrician - he is kind and courteous!! I would highly recommend Cannon Electric for all your electrical needs.

Stacy Hagen October 19, 2021

There is no finer Gentleman or Electrician than Chris Cannon. When you want on time and the best of the best you came to the right place.

Greg Leach September 16, 2022

Very friendly, didn't leave a mess, did a great job!

Michael McNamara October 6, 2020

Cody does an amazing job! I recommend him to anyone that needs an electrician.

Julia Kjenstad December 31, 2021

Very prompt an accommodation! Thank You!

connie schickedanz August 4, 2022

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