Everything You Need to Know About Home EV Charging Stations

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Level 2 Home EV Charger Installation

If your new EV came with a Level 1 charger, you know how slow it is.

Installing a Level 2 EV charger at your home heightens the EV ownership experience by giving you the ability to fully charge your vehicle overnight at the lowest possible rate.

Making the decision to install a 240-volt electric vehicle charging station on your property is your first step to lowering costs (versus charging up at local fast-charging stations), saving tons of time, and having your vehicle fully charged virtually at all times.

But what should you do to prepare for the installation? The good news is, not much! Mainly, this means buying the right charger and hiring the right electrician.

Level 2 EV Charging Station Installation

Installing a Level 2 charger is a job for a licensed electrician who is experienced with home charger installation like we are at Five Star Plumbing Heating Cooling and Electrical.

As a new EV owner, the only thing you have to do is to purchase a charger that’s right for your home’s electric capacity and that matches the specifications of your vehicle. Before you order one, feel free to consult your electric utility, your EV auto dealer, and your installing electrician.

The Cost to Install an EV Charging Station

Purchasing a good Level 2 EV charger for your home will vary depending on the brand you get and any other included features..

The cost of the installation will depend on several factors, including whether or not you already have a 240-volt circuit in your garage, the distance between the charger and your electrical panel, as well as the level of difficulty to run the circuit from your charger to your electric panel.

Check with your local electric utility or municipality for rebates that will cover or nearly cover the cost of your charger. Many utilities are just now adopting such programs or plan to in the near future.

Install an EV Charging Station for Your Home

Installing a Level 2 EV charger at home gives you the convenience of a full overnight charge and the lowest rate for the electricity compared to using DC fast charging stations.

Five Star Plumbing Heating Cooling and Electrical is equipped to provide you with a free estimate, any advice you need on the purchase of your charger, as well as expert installation when your charger arrives. Contact us today at 864-306-4898 to schedule an appointment for electrical services in Greenville, SC, Upstate SC, and parts of western NC.

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