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Why is an Insulation Test So Important?

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Many people think that devices such as a Megger meter are needed only for industrial applications, or in very large companies that are regularly performing electrical work. However, these machines can be just as important for homeowners who are making any home renovations that may interfere with the electrical systems within the home.

One of these devices can perform an insulation test on the wires currently making up that electrical system; and it’s important to know the quality of that insulation so that you can be assured that the work is done properly and that it doesn’t cost you more in the long run, or cause other problems. Renovations such as putting up new wallpaper, creating soundproof rooms, or knocking down walls are all major projects that could interfere with the electrical system of the home. When that happens, if the insulation is not of the highest quality on the wires making up that electrical system, it can cause leaky currents.

Leaky currents can cause a variety of problems, but the biggest one often cited by homeowners is that electricity flows through that current constantly. This wastes electricity and over even just a short period of time, can waste a lot of the homeowner’s money on excessive utility bills.

Insulation testing devices are most often used by electrical companies and other industrial companies that need to perform this type of testing quite a bit. However, they can also save a homeowner a lot of time, money, and hassle when they’re used during home renovations. And at Protec Equipment, we have all the best names available with our test equipment rentaldepartment. So you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the job done right!