PHOENIX - A Valley company is using ‘lightning rods’ to try and help protect homeowners from lightning strikes.
Lightning Busters , a Valley company, installs the rods, called ‘air terminals’ on homes. The company claims if lightning were to strike a home, it would hit the air terminal, travel down an attached wire and into the ground, avoiding significant damage to the structure.
“All we’re doing is giving this the path of least resistance to ground,” said Bob Ross, who runs Lightning Busters.
Ross said the product uses the air terminals to keep the lightning from hitting your home. That is what Gail Marie hopes for, as she had the air terminals installed on her house last summer as she worried about several large trees in her backyard.
“I thought, ‘I’m probably just a little lightning rod out here waiting for some lightning,'” Marie said.
Those fears led Marie to have the actual lightning rods installed.
Ross said the air terminal system also comes with surge protectors to protect electrical items inside the home. He said the air terminals cost around $1,500.
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