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Surge Protectors Safeguard Your Electronic Holiday Gifts and Beyond

Electronics Remain A Popular Gift Choice This Holiday – Learn How To Protect Them and Your Home From Electric Surge


‘Tis the season for decking the halls with boughs of holly, double-checking naughty and nice lists, and exchanging freshly wrapped presents with your closest friends and family.This year you may find yourself with extra gifts to wrap and to exchange as experts predict American shoppers will spend more this year on the holidays. 

Retail sales this holiday shopping season are set to rise by 3.6% to $655.8 billion ($935.58 per person) – with video games and consumer electronics or computer-related accessories maintaining some of the top gift choices, reports the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Some of the most coveted video games you’ll likely see under the tree this year include the new Nintendo 3DS XL ($199.99), the Xbox One S ($299.99), and the PlayStation 4 Pro ($399.99), reports a recent Times article outlining the holiday’s top gadgets.

Additionally, the smart home technology sector will experience an overall boom with retail sales – throughout the whole year.

The sector (composed of smart thermostats, smart smoke and CO2 detectors, IP/WI-FI- cameras, smart locks, smart home systems, and smart switches, dimmers and outlets) will expand by 21% to 8.9 million units sold in 2016 – with $1.2 billion in revenue - predicts the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). 

Laptops are also anticipated to increase by 2% reaching 27.6 million in 2016, according to CTA.

Securing Your Investments

While American consumers plan to gift the hottest electronics and games this holiday season, and also expand their connected networks year-round – it is that much more critical to prioritize home surge protection.

Analysts approximate U.S. consumers spend billions a year on smart home appliances, but allow them to operate unprotected from surge.

About 60-80% of power surges happen from inside the home (usually from major appliances and systems that cycle on and off – i.e. air conditioners, refrigerators, and clothes dryers), states the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Surge Protection Institute.

Ensure your entire home’s electronic assets are safe by installing a whole house surge protective device (SPD).

Intermatics Whole House Surge Protective Device with Consumable Modules offers complete coverage of all of your big investment equipment such as TVs, computers, and video game systems that you may be receiving this holiday season – all within one central solution that can be safely and easily monitored by you!

Utilizing this whole house SPD extends protection from just a few electronics plugged into a single surge strip to everything deriving power from your homes electrical panel. The SPD offers invaluable confidence of knowing your costly equipment is shielded from the dangers of electrical surge.

Surge protective devices have been recommended by many organizations from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Intermatic’s whole house surge protection solutions safeguard your newly gifted electronics and whole home all year-round with an unmatched commitment – providing a connected equipment warranty on all appliances and electronics in your home

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