As a homeowner, you’re probably already used to the thought of having to install and maintain an electrical system in your home.
But when it comes to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, the process is similar, albeit slightly more complicated than the typical home wiring project because there’s so much to consider. Home owners need to consider the charging type, power requirements, installation costs and safety features of your EV charging station, and of course, its compatibility with your vehicle. In addition to this, you’ll need to consider the local regulations for EV charging in your location too.
Different Charger Types
The type of charger that your EV requires will be the first and perhaps most important consideration. The different types of chargers available range from Level 1 which charges an EV slower and takes more time, and Level 3 chargers which charge faster but require more power.
Your EV’s make and model will also dictate which charger is the best EV car charger for your home. If you’re unsure, speak to your EV manufacturer or a local EV expert.
A Location for Your Charging Station
You’ll also need to consider the location of the charging station in your home. Most EV charging stations need to be installed close to an existing electrical outlet and must have enough space around them for proper ventilation.
Make sure that you inform your insurance company of the installation of the EV car charging station so that it’s added to your coverage. This way, you’ll be protected against any potential property damage or loss.
Finding a Quality Electrical Contractor
Residential electrical service providers are usually tasked with the installation of EV chargers, making sure that all the components integrate properly and that the EV charging station supports the EV vehicle safely.
To choose the best EV car charging station for your home, you’ll need to look for a quality electrical contractor with the appropriate expertise.
Be sure to ask for their suggestions on the best EV car chargers for your specific EV vehicle type, along with their geographic coverage. Also, look for a contractor with experience in EV charging station installations. Reputable companies should be able to provide evidence of their current safety and installation certifications.
If you are looking for electricians and electrical work in Greater Boston and the Merrimack Valley, then Klostermann Electric is a great local contractor.
Install an EV Charger Today Without any Hassle
With Klostermann Electric’s experience in EV charging station installations, you can rest assured that your EV charger will be installed in the quickest and safest way possible. Our knowledgeable electricians are experts in EV installation and will take care of everything for you, allowing you to enjoy your electric vehicle worry-free. Call now to get started on your EV installation in Greater Boston & Merrimack Valley.