What Is Involved in Installing a Residential EV Charging Station?
In the Boulder and Denver metro areas, many people have purchased hybrid or all-electric vehicles in order to save money on fuel costs and leave a smaller, greener footprint on the planet. These car owners have also begun to realize that relying upon public charging stations for their electric vehicles may not always be feasible or convenient.
A common request we field here at Save Home Heat Company is to provide details about electric vehicle (EV) charging station installations. The following will provide you with an idea of what such an installation would entail.
Space – Tiny Footprint
You might have the image that such a charging station is the size of a gas pump at the service station. This is not so. Actually, the device is no bigger than the main electrical utility service box in your home. The common locations for installing one at home are on the wall in your garage or in your carport.
The Electrical Requirements
The EV charger installation will need a new 240-volt electrical circuit that will run from your home’s main electrical panel to the car charger. Depending upon the type of vehicle and the speed of the charge, the necessary amperage will probably be between 40 and 100 amps.
It’s important to check the electrical service rating delivered to your home from the local utility – Xcel Energy in most cases in the Denver and Boulder area – in order to determine if the current level of service and your electrical panel can accommodate the new charger. It might be necessary to upgrade both.
Your EV manufacturer may have supplied the car charger, or you may have done some research and found one on your own. If you need further assistance, we’d be glad to review your findings or recommend a high-quality charger suitable for your electric vehicle. We’re happy to work with you on the installation of a charger that you’ll be supplying.
Once you have the proper EV car charger, our Master Electrician will oversee the installation performed by our team of qualified electricians. The charger will be installed according to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and all local requirements. To ensure a safe and reliable installation of your new residential EV charger, we’ll be with you right through its first use, and we’ll continue to be here to support you fully as you move further down the road.
Turn to us with all your questions and concerns about a residential EV charging station or any electrical installation. We’re here to help. Save Home Heat Company has been serving the Boulder and Denver metro area for nearly 40 years. Along with home electrical services, our customers trust and rely on us for expert service for their heating, cooling, plumbing and drain systems, as well. Give us a call today, and learn more about the difference that our customer-focused process will make for you and your home.Tags: EV Charging Station