Surge Protection

Be Ready When Lightning Strikes With Surge Protection!

Summer storms can strike southern Delaware at any time and electrical surges from lightning can damage or destroy household appliances.  Delaware Electric Cooperative offers comprehensive surge protection to members. For under six dollars per month you can protect your home and your electronics.

When you sign up a DEC lineman will install a surge suppression device on your meter.  A starter kit of individual protectors are given to you to install on your electronic devices.

Our surge protection program protects

  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ovens/Ranges
  • VCR Players
  • DVD Players
  • Fax Machines and Modems
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Garage Door Openers
  • AC systems
  • TV’s
  • Computers

The equipment comes with a 15 year warranty and protecting your home only costs $5.95 per month.

To sign up, please call us at 855-DEC-9090.

Additional Details

Warranties under this program are not provided by the Cooperative but are given by the manufacturer of the surge protection devices.

The manufacturer provides a lifetime product replacement warranty for damages in workmanship or materials for all plug-in products. If a plug-in surge protection device is damaged by a power surge the manufacturer will repair or replace the product. The meter socket adapter has a 15 year from date of manufacture warranty.

Cooperative Members will have a lifetime connected equipment warranty that will reimburse for repair or replacement cost of the properly connected equipment or appliances damaged by power surges. This warranty is also provided by the manufacturer. Members requesting the Home Surge Protection Program will sign a contract which identifies the agreement between the Cooperative and the Member.

The Member must sign the contract prior to the commencement of the protection program and any investment by the Cooperative. If, at any time prior to the end of the thirty-six (36) month contract term, the Member elects to terminate the contract without exercising an option for continuing the surge service, the Member shall be obligated to the terms for cancellation as specified within the contract.