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Personal Tech Support Electrical Surge Plans$8.99/month

Help protect against the high cost of covered repairs for electronics and appliances damaged by electrical surges.
Up to $6,000 annually in protection with nothing to install, no hidden fees and no deductible.

$8.99/month*

  • or SAVE 17% per year by paying annually*
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Electrical Surge Plans
What Products Does FirstEnergy Home Electrical Surge Coverage Include?
  • Televisions
  • Game consoles
  • Stoves
  • Ovens
  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Clothes washers
  • Clothes dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Laptops
  • Computers
  • Smart devices
  • Window air conditioning units
  • Printers and scanners
  • And more!
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Tablets

  • Cost for repair or replacement $50 - $1,300*
  • Cost for Plan Members Free

Printer

  • Cost for Repair or Replacement: $35 - $700*
  • Cost for Plan Members: Free

Computer

  • Cost for Repair or Replacement $220 - $2,400*
  • Cost for Plan Members Free

Microwave Oven

  • Cost for Repair or Replacement $50 - $1,440*
  • Cost for Plan Members Free
  • Some common types of costs:
  • Countertop $50 - $665*
  • Built-in $380 - $1,440*
  • Over-the range $130 - $1,170*

Dishwasher

  • Cost for Repair or Replacement $280 - $2,300*
  • Cost for Plan Members Free

Range

  • Cost for Repair or Replacement $400 - $3,600*
  • Cost for Plan Members Free

Refrigerator

  • Cost for Repair or Replacement $550 - $3,100*
  • Cost for Plan Members Free

Video Game System

  • Cost for Repair or Replacement $75 - $1,299*
  • Cost for Plan Members Free

TV

  • Cost for Repair or Replacement 55-59" $350 - $2,000*
  • Cost for Plan Members Free

Washing Machines

  • Cost for Repair or Replacement $450 - $2,130*
  • Cost for Plan Members Free

Clothes Dryer

  • Cost for Repair or Replacement $175 - $2,000*
  • Cost for Plan Members Free
*Consumer Reports Tablet Buying Guide Mar 2021 *Consumer Reports Printer Buying Guide Feb 2021 *Consumer Reports Computer Buying Guide Feb 2021 *Consumer Reports Microwave Ovens Buying Guide Apr 2021 *Consumer Reports Dishwasher Buying Guide Mar 2021 *Consumer Reports Ranges Buying Guide Feb 2021 *Consumer Reports Refrigerator Buying Guide Oct 2019 *Lifewire 8 Best Gaming Consoles of 2021 Jun 2021 *Consumer Reports TV Buying Guide Jul 2019 *Consumer Reports Washing Machines Buying Guide Dec 2020 *Consumer Reports Clothes Dryers Buying Guide Dec 2020
Why Electrical Surge Coverage?

FirstEnergy Home™ Electrical Surge Coverage is an affordable way to help make sure you’re covered from the unexpected costs of damage caused by power surges. Electrical Surge Coverage will provide reimbrusement for the repair or replacement of electronics and appliances valued at $100 or more that fail due to a covered electrical surge.

Internal Electrical Surges

More than half of household electrical surges are internal. These happen dozens of times a day, usually when devices with motors start up or shut off, diverting electricity to and from other appliances. Refrigerators and air conditioners are the biggest culprits, but smaller devices like hair dryers and power tools can also cause problems.**

External Electrical Surges

The other half of electrical surges occur from outside your home. External causes can include lightning strikes, fallen tree limbs, car accidents or wildlife.

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Electrical Surge Coverage
household power surges

Over 50% of household power surges come from inside your house.***

cloud-to-ground lightning strikes

Over 20 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes occur every year in the United States.****

In 2019, more than $900 million in lightning claims were paid out to policyholders under their homeowners insurance. The average cost per claim was $11,971.*****

FAQ's

An electrical surge is an unexpected and uncontrolled spike in voltage on an electrical circuit. In a typical home, these events can be caused by natural or man-made events including lightning strikes and power coming back on after an outage. These surges can damage unprotected devices instantly or over time.

An electrical surge can damage computers, smart devices, televisions and appliances that are common in today’s homes.

An electrical surge can be caused by natural or man-made events. A natural event can include lightning hitting a power, phone, or cable line, or even trees or animals encountering power lines. A man-made event can include a vehicle accident involving utility equipment. Other sources include the cycling on and off of large motors or compressors in refrigerators, air conditioners and other equipment, poor grounding and improper or faulty wiring.

Surges typically enter your home through electric, cable and telephone utility lines. However other lines – such as electronic dog fences, irrigation systems, yard light circuits, well pump feeds or low voltage lighting systems – can also be an entry point.

Your home is using electronics, systems, and appliances that contain extremely sensitive microchips, microprocessors and circuitry. Electrical surges accelerate wear and tear, increasing repair frequency, repair costs and product failure.

No. There is no equipment required.

Insurance coverage for losses resulting from power surges will depend on your policy and how the power surge was caused. If covered, your deductible can often be as much as the repair or replacement cost.

Plug-in surge protectors can lose effectiveness over time, and outfitting every electronic device in your home with a high-quality, up-to-date protector can be costly.

1. Call 1-855-330-6672 or email us within twenty (20) days of an Electrical Surge event to provide notice.
2. A claim form will be mailed to you and must be completed in full and returned with a copy of a qualified service technician’s invoice within thirty (30) days.
3. We will investigate the claim, evaluate the damage, review estimates and finalize your claim.
For additional information on filing a claim, see the FE Home Electrical Surge Program Terms and Conditions
If you reside in Maryland click here Terms and Conditions

Electrical Surge Protection covers up to $125 in diagnostic fees charged by the qualified service technician on covered claims.

See the FE Home Electrical Surge Program Terms and Conditions

If you reside in Maryland click here Terms and Conditions

Pricing does not include applicable taxes.

  • *After twelve months, the cost will reflect the then current rate (currently $8.99 per month or $89.99 per year) and will renew automatically for another twelve months at the then current renewal price unless canceled.
  • **NEMA Surge Protection Institute
  • ***2014 Harris Poll
  • **** NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory
  • *****Insurance Information Institute