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
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.