Dale, I am fortunate that my rural electric co-op only charges $5.99 a month!
But I chose having them provide the whole house protection because: (1)
located at the meter, outside the house. (2) Clear indication if protection is
lost (two green LEDs lit when okay). I check it when I drive in/out of the
property. (3) They fix it at no cost to me. (4) some amount of insurance
protection, but I haven't read that literature.
I am located near the top of a high hill. We are also the "last" house on a
very long power line run, no other houses to share and disperse the strike past
us. From reading the other posts, I feel better about my decision. I just
wish I had initially made it when I first moved back to Arkansas. You know,
back BEFORE the first two costly lightning events we had prior to the surge
installation. ;> )
73, Steve, W5KI
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Dale M. Schwartz
Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2011 8:05 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] WHOLE HOUSE SURGE SUPRESSORS
Are the whole house surge superstore worth considering? If so, should I opt
for the local power company installation ($9.00/month forever) or have an
electrician install my own?
Dale M. Schwartz & Asso., LLP
TowerTalk mailing list