• Jun 24, 2021
  • By FPL Home

The average cost for repairing appliances is $171, but the cost could range between $105 and $240 per appliance. To have a professional come into your home to make the repair could run between $50 and $150 per hour.1 There are many variables that accompany these averages. For instance, if the appliances are over ten years old, the cost to repair it could be much greater, particularly if the unit was an expensive one at the time of purchase.

Now, imagine that you were suddenly tasked with repairing or replacing one or more appliance, because power surged through your home and damaged or destroyed them. As painful as it is to consider, it could also be a painful reality. However, enrolling in the SurgeShield® program lowers the chance of such a devastating occurrence and provide you with peace of mind.

The SurgeShield program offered by FPL Home, places a state-of-the-art surge protector directly at your home’s electric meter. This helps to prevent power surges created by lightning, from entering through the electric meter. Power surges are extremely dangerous for appliances and could damage or even destroy them. Homes in Florida are vulnerable to power surges produced by lightning, since Florida is considered the lightning capital of the United States.2 Just living in the Sunshine State is reason enough for enrolling in the SurgeShield program, which could save you thousands of dollars in repair or replacement of appliances.

Enrolling in the SurgeShield program is the first step in helping to protect appliances from power surges.  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 cost to enroll is affordable and for the customer’s convenience, is added to their monthly Florida Power & Light Company electric bill.

These are all good reasons for enrolling in the Surgeshield program, before the unexpected happens and damage is incurred. To learn more about SurgeShield or to enroll, call 800-811-9216.

 

1 https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/kitchens/repair-an-appliance/

2 https://www.weatherbug.com/news/Top-30-Cities-in-the-U-S-with-the-Most-Lightning#:~:text=Florida%20is%20the%20lightning%20capital,It%20has%20a%20tropical%20climate.

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FPL Home, is an unregulated subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). The above products, plans and services are offered by FPL Home and its affiliates and not FPL.