I just replaced my third appliance in five years - all for similar reasons - electronics failure. I am led to believe that the power in my area is horrid. There are plenty electric storms, but also a grid that still looks to be held together by the chicken wire and chewing gum used after Hurricance Charley. I have been considering a whole-house surge protector, but as I read up on them I am not so sure they will fix my problem. They seem to only stop lightning hits, but what about power irregularity? How do I deal with that - if it is even my problem? There are line conditioners, UPS, voltage stabilizing, etc. etc. etc. ouch! my head! Does anyone here know anything about all of this and willing to help me figure out what I need to do to protect my new appliances? I found this fantastic post; http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...urge+protector but I am still not sure that power surges are to blame for my appliance failures. Anyone want to speculate?