Re: Weekly Off-topic Thread #87
07-04-2009 05:08:00 AM
At first glace I thought go for it, then I figured up th yearly cost of $60 by rounding up to $5/month because I figure there is tax on the $4.94. Over a five year period of 5 years that's $300. For a little more up front you can buy good UPS that have a battery backup and protect you from surges from other parts of the house. The protector may not be a bad idea if you pay to have it installed yourself for a one time charge but you still need individual protection for expensive TVs and computers.
Since your service is mostly underground do you ever get flickers or bumps like when someone hits a telephone pole? Those bumps take their toll on electronics that a UPS prevents.