Thursday, August 16, 2012

“Holmes Approved” Surge Protectors

Interesting little bit of news from Mike Holmes is working with the industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation to create a "Holmes Approved" electrical surge protector. When they say "surge protector," they're not talking about those little power strips you buy at Walmart to plug your computer and TV into; they're talking whole-house surge protectors, which are installed onto a home's breaker box. Installing a whole-house electrical surge protector has been something Mike Holmes has been an avid advocate of for many years, ever since his house was struck by lightning, zapping out every single piece of electrical equipment in his home -- even the microwave and the toaster, recalled Mike a couple of times over the years in various interviews and video clips. I can't imagine walking into my home and finding that my computer and TV are now nothing more than expensive paperweights. Mike certainly can relate to that, and he wants to spare homeowners the same inconvenience.

Eaton Corporation : Eaton and HGTV’s Mike Holmes Announce “Holmes Approved” Surge Protectors

08/15/2012 | 07:21pm US/Eastern
Eaton and HGTV's Mike Holmes Announce "Holmes Approved" Surge Protectors

PITTSBURGH …Mike Holmes, contractor and host of the television show "Holmes on Homes," and diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation, a global leader in electrical power management, today announced a collaboration to offer homeowners a line of "Holmes Approved" electrical surge protectors.

When installed on a home's breaker box, Eaton's surge products can help prevent or minimize damage to electronic devices, home appliances and other equipment in the event of electrical surges.
"People never think it could happen, but it happened to me," said Mike Holmes. "A large electrical surge entered my house and I lost all my electronics that were plugged in. All of them. The first thing I did after replacing everything was install an Eaton Complete Home Surge protector."

Mike Holmes is an advocate for homeowner and building safety. All projects and initiatives undertaken by the star contractor are defined by quality, integrity and trust. Eaton's product innovation, superior customer service and commitment to doing business right makes the collaboration a logical next step.

"In an era of increasingly sophisticated and costly electronics and household appliances, homeowners have a lot on the line," said Joanne Edwards, vice president and general manager, Eaton Corporation. "When a surge happens, their best defense is comprehensive surge protection."

"I've been using these devices for years on the homes I work on," added Holmes. "Don't learn the hard way. It's always better to prevent than replace."

For more information on the Mike Holmes Signature Edition of Eaton's Complete Home Surge Protection, please visit Eaton's USA webpage at or Eaton's Canada webpage at

For information on Mike Holmes, please visit

The Holmes Group is an international brand with operations in independent media production, new home building and inspection divisions and expansion into product development. It is entirely owned by Mike Holmes and it is responsible for developing and managing HOLMES branded entities, including HOLMES Homes, HOLMES Inspections, HOLMES Workwear, Make It Right Releasing Inc., and The Holmes Foundation.

Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, power monitoring, and energy management products and services. Eaton is positioned, through its global electrical product series and services to answer today's most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

Eaton’s Complete Home Surge Protection Type 2 Devices (CHSPT2 Series) protect your home electronics from the damaging effects of electrical surges. They provide premium surge protection for AC power, telephone and cable at the point of entrance to the home. Protection at this location can reduce surges entering the home to an acceptable level for your home electronics and appliances.
Eaton has joined forces with Mike Holmes to promote these UL 1449 3rd Edition Surge Protective Devices as the Mike Holmes Signature Edition, also featured as Holmes Approved products.

“I protect all my home electronics from damaging surges by installing Eaton’s Complete Home Surge Protection.”
- Mike Holmes

Please visit to see Eaton’s line of CHSPT2 surge protective devices, co-branded as Holmes Approved products.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I am building a house and want to put in this whole home surge protector. The builders electrician is trying to get us not to do it. I want to install the CHSPT2ULTRA as that seems to be the best one.

    Are there any cons to doing this? I am not clear why this electrician is so against them.


    Sean Donaghey