Power quality in homes built before 1965
Older homes tend to have more power quality problems than newer homes. Age, combined
with outdated electrical systems, can contribute to the increased likelihood of
problems with electronic equipment.
Prior to 1965, homes were likely to have two-pronged outlets. This means that ground
wires were not installed in these outlets. Older style outlets are not adequately
wired to provide the basis for maximum safety and power quality because surge protectors
have three-pronged outlets. Call a licensed electrician to assure that your outlets
are adequately grounded.