Surge Protection

One strike, You’re Out!

Power surges are sudden, powerful increases in voltage that can damage or destroy household appliances and electronic equipment.

Power Surge Causes

The following factors can cause momentary surges or other power irregularities:

  • Birds, animals, and trees interfering with power lines
  • Auto accidents involving utility poles
  • Refrigerators
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Other factors
  • While lightning is dramatic in effect, it is by no means the major cause of power surges

Whole House Surge Protection

Protect your whole house with meter base surge protection. Bartholomew County REMC will install a surge protector on your meter or meter base to protect your home from power surges.

Pricing & Warranty

  • The price is $125 plus tax and a $45 trip charge for installation
  • The surge protector that is installed offers a $5,000 per item, $50,000 per failure replacement warranty
  • The surge protector is protected for 10 years from the date of installation

Protected Items

The following connected items are included in the meter base surge protection:

  • Washer/Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher (built in or portable)
  • Trash Compactor
  • Garbage Disposal
  • HVAC
  • HVAC Air Cleaner
  • HVAC Humidifiers
  • Security Systems
  • Central Vacuum
  • Pool Pumps
  • Spa Pumps
  • Water Well Pumps
  • Sump Pumps
  • Electric Water Heater
  • Water Softener
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Room Air Conditioners
  • Strip Heating System
  • All electronic devices**

**Electronic devices are covered by the service entry device if that is where the surge comes into the home. However, surges can come through other paths such as phone lines and cable connections. If the surge comes through the meter base unit, electronics will be covered. If the surge comes in through other means such as through phone or cable, then the electronics are vulnerable.

Sign Up for Surge Protection

Please complete the Surge Protection Form Online or Surge Protector Order Form (PDF) to complete your order and schedule installation.

To learn more about this service, call Bartholomew County REMC at (812) 372-2546, or email us for further details.