Owning an electric vehicle (EV) makes sense in light of rising fuel prices. A major advantage of EVs is they need little maintenance and require only a few regularly scheduled adjustments. However, if you own an electric vehicle, you will need to consider a home EV charger installation to ensure that your vehicle is always charged and ready to go.
It’s no secret Americans like convenience. Gasoline-powered vehicles have a well-established, easily-accessed fuel infrastructure. Few people ever worry about how far they can travel without running out of gas. With an electric vehicle, limited options are available when it comes to charging stations. As such, a road trip may need some careful planning.
Owning an EV home charging station is one way to reduce some of the anxiety about battery life. Electric vehicle charging at home makes EV ownership much more enjoyable. At Master Electrical Service, we can make sure your electric vehicle is ready to go when you are.
For more information on our EV charger installation service or to schedule an appointment with one of our highly-skilled electricians, contact us through our website or give us a call at (801) 543-2222.
Recharging solutions and battery range are significant factors to consider when evaluating an electric vehicle. Battery range varies from one vehicle to the next. Ultimately, the battery size and charge level determine whether a car reaches its destination without running out of power.
The primary benefits of electric vehicle home charging stations include:
A home charging station ensures that the vehicle is always ready to travel.
EV drivers can avoid monthly public charging station costs and take advantage of cheaper off-hours residential electricity rates.
As more people discover the benefits of EVs, homes with electric vehicle home charging stations will be a good selling feature. Before you make a purchase, you should familiarize yourself with the different types of charging stations.
Residential EV chargers are available in 3 types, distinguished by “level.” For most homes, a Level 2 system is the right fit. Do you have doubts about choosing the right type? If so, our experts at Master Electrical Service will evaluate your home and recommend the charger best suited for your needs.
The three levels of residential installations for electric vehicle charging are:
These 120V chargers are the slowest type available and are usually used with plug-in hybrids. They plug into a regular 120-volt wall outlet and can take 10 hours or more to fully charge a large vehicle batter.
Level 2 chargers require a 240-volt circuit, like that used by an electric stove or water heater. They can charge a battery in about three hours but will likely require the installation of a 240-volt circuit in your garage.
These chargers use direct current (DC) rather than alternating current (AC) to charge a battery in about 40 minutes. They are best suited for public sites.
Level 2 chargers are best for home use because they provide quick results while remaining safe and energy-efficient.
Most homes built after 1975 should be able to handle an electric vehicle charger. However, some homes with electric heating systems may not have the electrical capacity to handle an EV charger installation. Of course, there are exceptions, so the best option is to seek expert advice from the licensed electricians at Master Electrical Service.
High-powered chargers found in public stations chargers reduce the battery’s capacity. With a home EV charger installation, you will protect the battery’s life using 120V or 240V outlets. An electric vehicle home charging station takes a little longer to provide a full charge, but the benefits are worth the wait.
In addition to convenience and lower costs, home electric vehicle chargers provide other benefits you’ll appreciate. Some EV chargers allow you to program a charging cycle schedule, which gives you more control of the charging process.
If you’re ready to install an EV home charger station, the experts at Master Electrical Services will walk you through your options. We want to ensure you make the right choice for your needs.
Our turnkey, customized EV charger installations ensure that every aspect of the process is completed according to the highest standards. We visit each customer’s property to evaluate their specific needs and find the right charger for both their home and vehicle.
Our installation professionals are licensed, certified, and trained to cover all permit requirements for each specific job. We will also ensure that the charger is installed correctly to guarantee safety and reliability.
Master Electrical Service has served all of Northern Utah since 1954. We are a family-owned company and provide reliable, prompt service for homeowners in Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo, and nearby areas.
As a homeowner, you deserve the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is safe from electrical hazards. Contact us online or give us a call at (801) 543-2222 to learn more about our services or to schedule an EV charger installation.