Home Surge Arrestor Program

Power surges are sudden, unexpected increases in electrical voltage. They can be caused by storms, by fallen power lines, even by a neighbor’s appliances or nearby business. They strike the average structure more than 2,000 times per year, or 5 times a day. Although you can protect some of your household equipment with plug-in (point-of-use) surge protectors, what about your major appliances? What about your central heating/air conditioning unit, your dishwasher, your refrigerator, your washer/dryer? The major appliances within your household need surge protection as well.

The Hillsdale Board of Public Utilities is pleased to offer a whole house protection program to our customers. This whole house protection program is an economical way to protect your investment. The surge protection device is installed at the meter and there is no need to do any wiring inside your house.

Meter Treater’s Low Profile Surge Protective Device provides strong and dependable protection for your residential equipment. The Surge Protective Device is specifically designed for long lifetimes even with strong lightning activity and temporary line over voltage conditions.

As a user of the Meter Treater Surge Protection Device, you are even protected if an electrical surge does get through. It is in this instance that Meter Treater warranties equipment in the home against damage from power surges that come through the electrical system into the house. This warranty covers standard residential equipment and is for 15 years per device.  Please review the full warranty and the fact sheet for all the details.  Both can be found below.

If you would like additional information or would like to sign up for the program, please contact the Hillsdale BPU office at 437-3387 or complete the application located here.

The cost of the device is $2.00 per month and would be added to your monthly utility bill. There is a three year minimum commitment upon installing this device.

Full warranty information is available here.

View the fact sheet here.