Avoid The Surge
Did you know that for a very reasonable price you can have a whole-home surge protection device installed?? Yep! It gets installed into/next to your panel, and provides protection from power surges.
Typically called a TVSS or properly know as "Transient Voltage Surge Supressor", it takes the excess voltage that usually occurs during a power surge onto itself, thus protecting computer equipment and fragile circuit boards that are nowadays found in many consumer electronics and appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and even washers and dryers.
This small investment can save you the replacement cost of a refrigerator or washing machine, because often times it's not just one circuit board that goes in the process, but multiple, and we know how our appliances and devices are full of them!
Protect your home, because electrical surges are invisible, yet do much damage!