When you make the switch to an electric vehicle, you’ll need a safe and reliable charging station to keep your batteries topped up. There are many options on the market, and plenty of DIY information available. But it’s best to have your charger installed by a professional electrician.
EV charging stations offer different levels of power, in order to provide a quicker charge or top off the battery while you’re away from home. The higher the power output of the charger, the more electricity is required to power it — and the more complicated (and potentially dangerous) it becomes.
Unless you or someone in your household is an experienced electrician with knowledge of EV chargers, it’s best to call in a professional. They will know how to determine which type of charger you need and install it correctly so that it can be used safely.
The following are six reasons why you should choose professional EV charger installers:
- Professional installers evaluate your home’s electrical system to determine your system’s compatibility with a Level 2 charger.
- Professional installers have the experience and expertise to run the wires safely from your breaker box.
- Professional installers ensure proper grounding and bonding of the EV charging equipment per local codes and national safety standards.
- Professional installers offer added value through availability for any future questions or concerns you may have about your EV charger.
- Professional installers can determine the best placement of your EV charging equipment and ensure that it operates optimally for years to come.
- Professional installers will know if you need to upgrade your electrical panel and how to go about doing that safely while protecting your family and home.
The speed at which an EV charges depends on several factors, including the vehicle’s make and model, battery capacity and whether or not you have a regular or high-speed charger. If you want a high-speed charger in your home (and who doesn’t?), then you will need professional installation services because only electricians are qualified to work with 240-volt circuits.
Convenience – Another benefit of choosing professional electric vehicle charger installers is that they typically come out to your home as soon as possible after you call them for an appointment. If you opt to install an EV charger yourself, it can take much longer for you to get around to getting it done.