Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mike Holmes "Power Hour" With Eaton Corporation Employees

Whole house surge protection is something near and dear to Mike Holmes. As he has recounted on several episodes of Holmes on Homes, Mike's house was hit by lightning a number of years back, blowing out all of his electrical appliances, from his TV all the way down to his toaster. Everything that was plugged into the wall was fried. From that moment on, Mike became a champion for whole house surge protection, landing an endorsement deal with industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation, a trusted name in home surge protectors. (See previous Holmes Spot blog entry “Holmes Approved” Surge Protectors for more information.) 

Mike Holmes spoke today in an "Power Hour" Q&A session at the Eaton Center in Cleveland with Eaton employees. According to the article below, Mike spoke about energy, sustainability, and safety, as well as about surge protection.

The Eaton Corporation in Canada also released this video, featuring Mike speaking about the importance of not only protecting computers and televisions with surge strips, but also the importance of protecting larger appliances such as stoves and furnaces with whole home surge protection.

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Eaton Corporation PLC : Mike Holmes, Host of Holmes on Homes, Holds “Power Hour” Q&A at Eaton Center in Cleveland

06/20/2013 | 01:30pm US/Eastern 

Mike Holmes, Host of Holmes on Homes, Holds "Power Hour" Q&A at Eaton Center in Cleveland
PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton announced that Mike Holmes, residential contractor, author and host of Holmes on Homes and Holmes Makes It Right, addressed Eaton employees and select customers at Eaton Center in Cleveland today. During a "Power Hour" question and answer session (Q&A), Holmes discussed issues concerning safety, energy and sustainability, as well as surge protection.
"Surge protection is an important issue that too many homeowners forget about," said Holmes. "Eaton is dedicated to quality and reliability and that's something I can stand behind. I protect my home electronics and all of the Holmes projects with Eaton's Complete Home Surge Protection."
The Q&A is part of an ongoing collaboration between Eaton and Holmes to increase awareness of home surge protection. Mike Holmes endorses Eaton's initiatives with his Signature Edition of Eaton's Complete Home Surge Protection Type 2 Devices (CHSPT2 Series).
"As one of America and Canada's most trusted contractors, Mike Holmes is a respected name in home improvement and contracting and we are proud of our collaboration with him," said Joanne Edwards, senior vice president and general manager, Residential Division, Eaton. "Over the past decade, he has succeeded with a no-nonsense approach and a focus on quality, reliability and credibility."
For more information on Eaton's complete line of surge protection solutions, visit
Eaton's electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today's most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis.Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

The Holmes Spot is still on leave due to a death in the family, but I'll try to update whenever I get the chance. The Holmes Spot will be back up to full speed by next Tuesday. See you all when I get back home!

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