How do I protect my home from electrical surges and lightning strikes?
With the increase in home electronics growing rapidly, it pays to protect against sudden outages. A good way to protect your home is with a whole-house surge protector. To protect your home computer, consider an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) that would allow your system to run off a battery for a few minutes, giving you valuable time to save work and shut down properly in the event of an outage.
For more information about home surge protection, see the How Stuff Works website. Type "how surge protectors work" into the search engine located on the home page.
Lisa Hamilton, Architectural Studies Student Assistant, University of Missouri Extension
Last update: Monday, May 18, 2009