Surge Protection

One Strike, you’re out!

surgeprotectioniconPower surges are sudden, powerful increases in voltage that can damage or destroy household appliances and electronic equipment. While lightning is dramatic in effect, it is by no means the major cause of power surges. Birds, animals and trees interfering with power lines, auto accidents involving utility poles, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners and many other factors can cause momentary surges or other power irregularities.

Whole house surge protection

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

The price is $125 + 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 and is protected for 10 years from the date of installation on the following connected items:

Washer/Dryer Refrigerator Freezer
Range/Stove 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.

To learn more about this service, call Bartholomew County REMC at 372-2546, or e-mail us at for further details.