Is It Worth Installing An EV Charger At Home?
Hello, fellow Texans! As trusted local electricians, we've spent years illuminating your homes, making sure your appliances run smoothly, and now, we're excited to help you navigate the electrifying world of electric vehicles (EVs).
As the number of EVs on our roads steadily increases, you might wonder if installing an EV charger at home is a needed upgrade. After all, it sounds convenient, but is it worth the investment? Well, let's plug into this topic and find out!
The Growing Trend of Electric Vehicles
Unsurprisingly, more of our neighbors in the Lone Star State are swapping their gas guzzlers for electric alternatives. Let's discuss it!
The Convenience Factor
Imagine waking up each morning to a fully charged vehicle, ready to whisk you away on your daily adventures. You can put the days of expensive gas station detours to fuel up behind you forever. Instead, you're always powered up and ready to roll with a home EV charger.
Standard at-home EV chargers include Level 1 and Level 2. A Level 1 charger is compatible with a standard 120-volt household outlet. It provides a slow and steady charge, ideal for overnight charging and handling daily commutes, generally 40 miles or less.
A Level 2 Charger works faster. Unlike a Level 1 that operates on a 120-volt, a Level 2 charger requires a 240-volt outlet like those used for large appliances, including clothes dryers or refrigerators. Due to the added voltage, a Level 2 EV charger can work up to four times faster than a Level 1, making it ideal for EVs with larger batteries or longer daily driving distances.
Yes, there's an upfront cost to EV charger installation, but remember: this is an investment in the future and the present. Home charging can be significantly cheaper than refilling a conventional vehicle with gas. Rising fuel prices and changing automotive markets make it a forward-thinking decision for all Texans. When combined with on-site solar, generating energy to fuel your vehicle(s) comes naturally!
Increasing Your Property Value
As EVs are increasingly popular, many homebuyers want turnkey properties that are wired and ready to charge. Installing an EV charger makes your home more marketable to prospective buyers and supports a higher selling price.
Combined with on-site solar, generating energy to fuel your home and vehicle(s) comes naturally!
Talk To Us First
Is it worth installing an EV charger at home? Our answer is a resounding "Yes!" And as your trusted local electrician, we're here to make a seamless upgrade to EV charging at your home. So, let's get ready to journey into the future together in electric vehicles of all types and sizes.
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