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Whole House Surge Protectors

  • Ended
  • 35 US dollars
  • East Cooke Road

A whole house surge protector (WHSP) shares similarities to household power strips, but a WHSP is built to protect all of the appliances and devices receiving power in your home. Most homeowners have thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics throughout their home – from computers and TVs to internet and stereo equipment to the ordinary appliances plugged into outlets. Learn how and why a whole house surge protector will benefit your home. We'll discuss choosing the right type, sizing it for your needs, and the safe and proper installation. Your instructor will then demonstrate installation* of a WHSP at the Columbus Garden School. We will go over electrical safety. This class will help you decide if this is a DIY job or if hiring an electrician is your best option; this is a great class to understand if a hired electrician is doing the job correctly and charging a fair price! We will address your electrical questions for types 1-4 surge protectors. From “Instead of plugging into an electrical outlet, a whole home surge protector connects to the electrical panel and protects all devices on your home’s electrical system from power surges by preventing extremely high electrical current or voltage from entering the system. This type of electrical surge can result from lighting, blackouts, damaged wiring or power lines, or large appliances cycling power. This class is open to all genders. * Watching the installation of the WHSP at the Columbus Garden School requires attendees to navigate basement stairs in a 1947-era house. Your paid registration is your consent and knowledge of the risk of accessing the basement via an older staircase. You are responsible for understanding your own limitations; students are free to opt out of this part of the class. INSTRUCTOR: Christine Marsey is a 15-year journeyman, wireman, and union electrician. She's a "new construction" worker on projects including the Google and Amazon data centers, and is currently working on the new OSU tower. Chrissy expanded her focus to include residential electrical and light commercial work. She's the co-founder and outreach director for the nonprofit COWIT (Central Ohio Women in the Trades). She's taught the electrical classes at CGS on behalf of COWIT since 2019.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, please contact us at least 72 hours prior to class to cancel your registration. (Refund policy for materials fee, if applicable, may vary and is included in class description.) In most cases, you can transfer your class enrollment to a friend -- just let us know! Please note, we do NOT record or distribute our online presentations.

Contact Details

  • 1350 East Cooke Road, Columbus, OH, USA

    + (614) 404-7236

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