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Installing EV Charger At Home

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In today's world, the shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) is undeniable, and with it comes the convenience of charging at home. Join the team from Moore and Russell as we explore the game-changing advantages of installing an EV charger at home, how you can go about setting one of these chargers up in your home, and the different types of charging available.

Whether you're considering making the switch or just curious in general, keep reading to find out more!

EV Chargers and Their Types

EV chargers come in various different types or models that homeowners should be aware of before installing one in their homes. Here's a breakdown of each level below:

Level 1 EV charging stations (120V outlet)

The majority of EVs come with a Level 1 charging cable that plugs directly into a standard wall outlet of 120-volt (household outlet). Other appliances like ovens or dishwashers use this type of power plug in. Just keep in mind that a level 1 Ev charging station is the slowest option and might not be the best if you're in a rush as you will not be able to fully charge your EV quickly.

Level 2 EV charging stations (240V outlet)

To expedite the EV charging process significantly, most EV drivers opt to install a Level 2 home charging station. Because level 2 chargers can charge up to 50 miles per hour, they are the better option for frequent EV charging demands that you may have in your busy household.

Level 3 DC fast EV charging stations

Level 3 DC fast chargers are the fastest options. However, they are usually found next to roads and in business districts and are less common for use at home.  

Installing an EV charger at home: Step-by-Step

Are you planning to install an EV charger at home? Here is a closer look at how the install process is completed:

Check your home's electrical capacity

Determine whether the electrical system in your house is capable of supporting the additional load that an EV charger will bring. You may need to upgrade the electrical panel before moving forward. Only an electrician can update your electrical panel.

Select the type of charger

Choose between Level 1 and Level 2 chargers depending on your EV's capacity and the sort of charger you need.

Work with an electrician

Work with an electrician to determine which installation site that works well for the charger, ideally close to where you park your car at home. 

Install charging equipment

The charger unit and any related electrical parts will be installed by your certified electrician. They will adhere to local and manufacturing guidelines to ensure the installation is done correctly and safely. They will make sure the power supply is connected correctly and update any circuits that need to be upgraded to meet the charger's electrical needs.

Final test

To guarantee correct operation and safety, the electrician will conduct a series of operational and safety tests.

At Moore and Russell, our team specializes in installing electric vehicle charging stations into all types of homes, giving our customers a hassle-free experience from start to finish. Expert installation is essential for a number of reasons, such as the following:

Expertise

Our certified electricians can handle complex electrical situations and guarantee a dependable installation in your home.

Compliance

We adhere to local codes and regulations, securing the necessary permits to guarantee all aspects of the installation and final results adhere to these standards. 

Safety

Expert installation reduces the risks related to electrical work, protecting your home, safety, and the EV charger's lifespan.

Moore and Russell can help you smoothly transition to electric vehicles. To ensure a safe and effective home EV charging experience, invest in professional skills rather than DIY methods that put you at risk of damage and physical harm. When it comes to any type of electrical installation, your safety should be put first.

Benefits of Installing an EV Charging Station at Your Home

There are several advantages to installing an electric vehicle charging station at your house. Let's take a closer look at some of these benefits below:

  • Convenience: Having an electrical vehicle charging station at home provides the ultimate convenience. You can charge your EV overnight or whenever it's parked at home, removing the need to use public charging stations like at a gas station to fully charge your EV.
  • Property value increase: You can increase the value of your home by installing an EV charging station. A specialized charging station could bring in prospective buyers in the future if you ever decide to sell. 
  • Dependability: Having a dependable and easily available power source for your electric car is guaranteed by home charging. This can be especially helpful in emergency scenarios or other unforeseen circumstances where public charging outlets might not be easily accessible.
  • Impact on the environment: Adopting an at-home EV charging station is consistent with Canada's ongoing commitment to sustainability. You can lessen your overall carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions by using an electric car and charging it at home. 

Ultimately, as the popularity of electric vehicles continues to grow, having a dedicated charging solution at home becomes an integral part of the overall EV ownership experience!

Book Your Installation with Moore and Russell Today 

Are you thinking about installing an EV charging station in your single family home? If so, the professional electrical team from Moore and Russell is here to make it happen! Book a consultation appointment with one of our qualified and certified electricians to get your EV installation project started today!

With years of professional experience, Moore and Russell are well-equipped to provide high-quality, customized EV installations tailored to your unique needs and home. No matter the size or scope of the installation at hand, you can rest assured our electricians will work efficiently so you can get back out on the open road in no time.

Moore and Russell are proud to work with homeowners throughout the Lower Mainland and North Shore, including North Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby, Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen, Langley, Walnut Grove, Port Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, the surrounding communities.

If you live in one of these areas, please do not hesitate to reach out to the team over the phone or schedule your installation using our online booking form.

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