By Glenn Haege
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Consider whole-house surge protectors
Dear Glenn: We are doing a major addition -- 2,000-plus square feet -- and remodel to 3,000 square feet. For the new audio, TV, alarm and computer systems, it seems everyone recommends a surge protector. What about one whole-house surge protector? We live in an area with frequent storms and power outages and it's not uncommon for people to blow their AC units, TVs and computers.
Dear Robin: A whole-house surge protector is an excellent idea. Give Bratcher Electric, (734) 722-0037, www.bratcherelectric.com, a call. They use the Eaton Cutler-Hammer whole-house surge protector. Joe Pizik Electric, (248) 362-3608, www.joepizikelectric.com, can also be a source for you. They install the Di-Tek whole-house surge protector. They make surge protectors for your home's electrical service, phone lines and cable.