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Installing an Electric Car Charger in Your Home

Jul 27, 2021 | Electric Car Chargers

Investing in a Level 2 charger for your home can significantly enhance the convenience and efficiency of charging your electric vehicle, especially if you have a long commute or rely heavily on your vehicle for transportation. Unlike standard Level 1 chargers that plug into a standard household outlet and provide relatively slow charging speeds, Level 2 chargers require a dedicated 240-volt circuit and deliver much faster charging rates, allowing you to replenish your vehicle’s battery more quickly.

With a Level 2 charger installed in your home, you can enjoy the convenience of faster charging times, reducing the time it takes to top up your vehicle’s battery and ensuring it’s always ready for your next journey. Additionally, many electric vehicle manufacturers recommend using a Level 2 charger for optimal performance and battery health. By upgrading to a Level 2 charging solution, you can maximize the efficiency and usability of your electric vehicle, making it an even more practical and convenient choice for your transportation needs.

While installing an electric car charger at home may appear straightforward, it involves several critical factors to ensure proper installation and safe operation. As experienced providers of residential electrical solutions, the team at Expert Electric recognizes the complexities involved in installing electric vehicle chargers. From selecting the appropriate charger model and assessing electrical capacity to ensuring compliance with local codes and regulations, our expertise ensures a seamless installation process.

Additionally, we prioritize safety and precision, taking every precaution to safeguard your property and deliver reliable charging solutions. Trust Expert Electric to handle the intricacies of electric car charger installation, providing peace of mind and convenience for your electric vehicle charging needs. Reach out to us today to discuss your requirements and schedule a professional installation tailored to your home’s electrical infrastructure.

That is why our team has compiled a guide on installing an electric car charger in your home to help you get the job done right.

Please note that this guide only applies to installing a charger in a single-family home or townhome. The steps for condos and apartments are significantly different.

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How to Install an Electric Car Charger in Your Home

For optimal installation of your charger, we highly recommend engaging a certified electrician who has undergone training in the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program. This specialized program equips electricians with the knowledge and skills to install electric vehicle charging stations safely and effectively.

By entrusting your installation to a qualified professional with EVITP certification, you can have confidence in the accuracy and reliability of your charger setup. Additionally, certified electricians are well-versed in local codes and regulations governing charger installations, ensuring compliance and adherence to safety standards.

With their expertise, you can rest assured that your electric vehicle charging needs will be met with precision and professionalism. Contact us today to connect with our team of certified electricians and schedule your charger installation with confidence.

Follow the steps below to ensure that your charger is installed correctly:

Installing an Electric Car Charger in Your Home

Determine Your Home’s Eligibility

Contact your municipality or Technical Safety BC to ensure your home is eligible for an electric vehicle charger installation.

Confirm that you Have Sufficient Electrical Service and Panel Space.

To ensure that your charger delivers reliable performance without consuming too much power, you will need to check to see if your home has enough electricity to support it. Once this has been confirmed, you will then need to enneed to ensureon your electrical panel to accommodate a circuit breaker for the EV charger. If there is not enough space, you will need an electrician to upgrade your electrical panel and wiring.

Purchase a Suitable Charger

Choose an EV charger suitable for your vehicle. If you are planning on applying for a rebate, ensure that you are selecting a model that qualifies for one.

Hire an Electrician to Obtain Permits and Install the Charger.

Once the charger has been purchased, it is time to contact a professional electrician to obtain permits and install it. A professional electrician will ensure your charger installation is organized, effective, and safe.

Apply for a Rebate Once the Installation is Approved

After the EV charger has been installed, it must be inspected by your municipality or Technical Safety BC. Most electricians will arrange to have this inspection performed. After the installation has been approved, you can then apply for a rebate on your charger to get up to 50% of the purchase price back.

To learn more about electric car chargers for your home and our other residential electrical solutions, get in touch with the team at Expert Electric! We can be reached at 604-681-8338 and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.