Surge protectors are installed directly into your main panel in most cases. When we think about surge protectors we generally think about the strips that go behind our computers and electronics.
Home surge protectors go directly into your panel actually protects most items in your home including appliances and everything that is hard wired. Items that are hard wired include your GFI’s, your outlets, fixtures, fans, all the things we don’t typically think about as requiring protection. You can also opt for flush mount installation in most cases.