Florida has been referred to as the lightning capital of the United States. Our wonderful sea breezes and tropical climate contribute to the formation of lightning-producing thunderstorms.1 Floridians love the tropical climate, but are keenly aware of the dangers that accompany volatile weather conditions. Everyday thunderstorms, summer hurricanes and occasional tornadoes are weather factors that could possibly affect residents and their homes.
A misguided lighting strike can wreak havoc on appliances, if it travels through the wiring of your home. The SurgeShield® program is an invaluable product offered by FPL Home that helps you to avoid such a scenario.
The SurgeShield program places a state-of-the-art surge protector directly at the electric meter to help defend against power surges. The surge protector helps to keep power surges from entering your home through the electric meter and damaging appliances. The SurgeShield program also comes with a $5,000 limited manufacturer’s warranty per covered appliance, per occurrence for damages caused by a failure of the surge protector to properly perform. Appliances covered by the limited manufacturer’s warranty include: air conditioners, washer and dryers, oven/ranges, dishwashers, refrigerators and more.
The monthly program fees are minimal and are conveniently added to the Florida Power & Light Company monthly electric bill. For more information on how to enroll, call 800-811-9216.