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Plug into Surge Protection with Avert


Guard expensive electronics and appliances with Avert


Brenda Mason

Thunderstorms and lightning strikes are known to cause power surges, but they can happen at any moment. While power surges are typically caused by lightning strikes, tripped circuit breakers and short circuits can also cause them.

Power surges can wreak havoc on the appliances and electronics inside your home, but fortunately there’s a way to protect your household items so you won’t have to replace them.

Avert Surge Protection provides a combination of meter-base and point-of-use protection to guard appliances and electronics from the damaging effects of power surges.

When you sign up for Avert, we install a meter socket adapter (MSA) at your meter base to protect motor-driven appliances such as your refrigerator, air conditioner, washer and dryer. There is a one-time fee of $19.99 for installation of the MSA.

We also provide five plug-in surge protectors for you to use inside your home to give sensitive electronics (TVs, computers, audio systems, etc.) the additional protection they need. Two of these plug-in devices will protect up to eight items each, and the other three are single-plug units. Some also provide telephone and/or coaxial (cable/satellite) protection as well.

The manufacturer guarantees protection of all qualifying appliances and electronics covered under the Avert surge protection agreement. A warranty of up to $50,000 per surge occurrence is included. Some exclusions apply. You can get all this protection for just $8.99 per month. A three-year surge protection agreement is required, and you must be a SSEMC customer to participate. Call 770-786-3484 for more details.