Today, we use so many electronic devices that it is difficult to imagine life without them. Whether it is the PDA, laptop, mobile phone, desktop computer, TV, or another popular electronic gadget, we greatly depend on them in our personal, family, school, and work life. This means that keeping these devices operating efficiently is very important. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can provide the best protection for electronic devices.

Surge Protectors

When you are away from your home, you never know if a weather event like thunder and lightning may occur. If you have devices and appliances that cannot be unplugged when you are away, it is to your benefit to have a surge protector installed. Electrical surge protectors greatly minimize the voltage caused by a lightning strike that reaches devices.

Unplug Electronic Devices

Even with a surge protector, it is helpful to unplug all electronics that are not needed when away, and when you know there is a chance of a thunder and lightning storm. You will not have to worry about a lightning caused power surge. reaching your devices.

Proper Outlet Usage: 

For a single power outlet, limit the number of devices connected to it. Connecting multiple devices to a single outlet can overload outlets, and an overloaded outlet can cause fires.

Safe Use of Circuits

For your more sensitive electronics such as your computer, use a dedicated circuit. For instance, use a different circuit for your computer rather than the circuit you use for running heavy use, power consumers such as the HVAC.

Three-pronged Plugs

Use three-pronged plugs as much as possible. A three prong plug is designed so that electricity can be safely transferred to electrical appliances. The standard 3-prong receptacle is called a grounding receptacle because it permits a grounding wire to be connected from the electrical circuit to the appliance. The grounding wire is connected to the third prong of the plug.

Extend Electronics Financial Protection

Because we have so many electronic gadgets, it is inevitable some will breakdown due to normal wear and tear as well as age. When the manufacturer’s warranty has expired, repair and replacement costs can quickly add up. It can be advantageous to get an extended electronics warranty to protect these items. With an extended electronics warranty, you can get your electronics, new and existing, covered at an affordable price.   

An extended electronics warranty plan provides protection from mechanical and electrical failures due to normal wear and tear, power surges, and defects in workmanship and materials. And, because we have so many different electronics, it is financially beneficial to get them all protected under one extended electronics warranty plan. Best of all, you can find plans with no term limit contract required. Coverage for many of these plans, such as plans offered by ARW Home, is on a month-to-month basis that can be canceled at any time, with no cancellation fees. An electronics protection plan is guaranteed peace of mind.