EV Charger Installation
While people once shied away from a futuristic-sounding electric vehicle, the demand for these convenient, eco-friendly modes of transportation is continually growing.
Part of what makes electric vehicles so convenient is that they can be charged from the comfort of home, allowing owners to skip costly and time-consuming trips to the gas station.
At Xpert Electric, we specialize in EV charger installations for your home.
If you’re tired of driving across town and waiting at charging stations, give us a call. Our master electricians make the process of installing your very own EV charger simple with our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
EV Charger Installation and Setup
Before the residential car charger installation can begin, a few things will need to be considered. Our technicians are here to help with:
Our team will assess your home’s power capabilities to determine whether its current capacity can safely handle the additional load of residential car charging.
If we find that the current electrical system is insufficient, we’ll make recommendations and perform the necessary work to get your home ready.
Once your home is verified to support the residential EV charger, the next step is to file for any required permits. At Xpert Electric, we can help you navigate filing the proper forms, making the process easier.
Determining the Best Location
Whether you plan to charge your car outside in your driveway or inside a garage, we’ll make the necessary adjustments to accommodate your charging station. From longer cords to rewiring, our team has the expertise to make your EV charger install a success.
Types of Residential EV Car Chargers
There are two main types of residential EV chargers available, both of which perform the same important function of charging your car, but with a few differences.
Level 1 residential car chargers are the slowest chargers and run at 120 volts. They plug into regular three-prong outlets, which are commonly found around your home.
If you don’t drive many miles daily and don’t mind waiting longer periods for your car to recharge, this simple charger may be the best one for you.
If you need your car to charge faster, Level 2 chargers are the way to go. These chargers require a 240-volt outlet, often used for major appliances such as stoves and dryers.
As these outlets are not as abundant in the average home, you may be looking at an outlet installation to accommodate your new vehicle.
Level 2 chargers charge your EV three to five times faster than Level 1 chargers, making them ideal for those who live a life on the go.
The Benefits of an EV Charger Installation for Your Home
Installing an EV charger at your home offers several benefits:
Convenience is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people consider a residential EV charger for their home — and good reason.
Charging up your EV to max after a full day of driving can take hours. That kind of time is better spent in the comfort of your own home, rather than sitting at a remote charging station.
In addition to the convenience of not having your car sitting at a public charging station for hours, you eliminate some basic safety risks by charging your car at home.
In public, there’s an increased risk of damage from vandals and thieves. Charging at home keeps you and your vehicle safer.
If you’ve ever used a public charging station, you already know how expensive it can be to charge up your vehicle.
While using a home EV charger will cause a small spike in your monthly power bill, it’s considerably cheaper than the prices you’ll pay at a public station.
Professional EV Charger Installations in North New Jersey
Since 2004, Xpert Electric has provided the superior electric services New Jersey residents have come to rely upon.
With an emphasis on superior craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service, we build long-lasting relationships with our community members. Contact us today for all of your electric needs!