EV Charging Installation in Salt Lake City
Congratulations on joining the eco-friendly community by purchasing an electric vehicle! Now that you’re finished relying on gas stations to fuel your ride, the next step you need to take is installing an EV charging station in your home. At SameDay Heating & Air, Plumbing, and Electrical, our master electricians have years of experience delivering the electric charging station solutions that Salt Lake City drivers need. Bring electric vehicle charging convenience right to your driveway by scheduling EV charging installation services with SameDay! Call 801-726-3329 to schedule today. Contact Us To Schedule
Benefits of Home Electric Car Charger Installation
Choosing to install an EV charging station in your Wasatch Front-area home can provide you with many benefits, including:
- Cost efficiency: Rather than purchasing battery power from a third party each time you need to fuel your ride, installing a residential EV charging station provides you with significant savings depending on the type of charger you choose.
- Convenience: It takes the average Level 2 charger between four and six hours to fully charge your electric car, meaning you’ll have to wait that long at a public charging station if you want to charge your vehicle fully. Bringing the charging station right to your driveway takes this time-consuming trip out of the equation completely!
- Safety: Leaving your EV to charge in a public space poses the same safety risks as leaving your new car in a public garage. Vandals, thieves, and natural elements can all threaten the safety of your investment. Installing a charging station at home eliminates these safety risks from your EV ownership experience altogether.
Ready to bring enhanced cost-efficiency, convenience, and safety to your home? Choose the master electricians at SameDay to schedule electric car charging station installation for your Salt Lake City home today!
Our EV Charging Level Options
There are two main types of residential electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) options from which drivers can choose: Level 1 EVSE and Level 2 EVSE.
Level 1 EVSE
This type of charger allows drivers to plug their EVs directly into a standard 120-volt electrical outlet, just as they would with any other home appliance. These chargers are usually included with your vehicle purchase, with most hybrid and electric vehicles coming with a standard three-prong plug. Owners should be aware that they will need a dedicated branch circuit for the outlet used to charge their car. Sharing a circuit between this outlet and other high-powered appliances (such as air conditioners or refrigerators) can cause the circuit to trip. SameDay can provide the electrical panel upgrade services you need to accommodate the dedicated circuit you need to power your EV. Level 1 EVSE is a good place to start; however, this charging type only adds between 2 and 5 miles of range per hour of charging time. If you plan to leave your EV to charge overnight, this might be an acceptable option. Otherwise, you may want to explore the more robust Level 2 EVSE option.
Level 2 EVSE
A more advanced charging option, Level 2 EVSE uses a 240-volt dedicated circuit to power your vehicle. These chargers are typically installed in your garage; however, there are outdoor-rated versions that customers can install in their driveways instead. Rather than the 2- to 5-mile range added per charging hour in the Level 1 option, Level 2 EVSE adds 10 to 60 miles of range per hour. Many homes are already equipped with 240-volt service for their clothes dryers or electric ranges, making Level 2 EVSE installation a relatively easy and cost-effective project. At SameDay, our team ensures that each EV charging installation project we complete complies with local, state, and national electrical safety codes for your added peace of mind. Don’t gamble on your EV charging station installation project: Trust the master electricians at SameDay to get the job done right. Schedule EVSE installation for your Wasatch Front-area home today!
Install an EV Charging Station in Salt Lake City
When you’re looking to bring added convenience, cost-efficiency, and safety to your electric vehicle ownership experience, EV charging station installation is the way to go. SameDay’s team of master electricians has the skills and experience necessary to deliver the advanced charging equipment you need to power your electric car. Contact our team to schedule EV charging station installation service in your Salt Lake City-area home today.
EV Charger FAQs
Will My Home Require Additional Wiring?
Whether your home needs additional wiring depends on where you want to charge your vehicle and how much you plan on driving every day. If you drive less than 50 miles a day and your preferred location is near a standard 110V outlet, you’ll likely be able to install a Level 1 charger without any additional wiring work needed.
How Much Space Is Needed for a Car Charging Station?
You will need a wall near an electrical panel. An electric car charging station is a wall-mounted box connected to a cord or hose that is as long as you need it to be.
Can I Install My EV Charger on My Own?
No, you should not. For your own safety, we do not recommend installing a charging station as a DIY project. It can require some high-voltage wiring, which is dangerous for untrained professionals.
Will the Charging Station Work With Any EV Brand?
Generally, yes, you can charge any electric vehicle at any standard Level 2 charging station in your home or across the United States. Many vehicle brands include adapters that function specifically for the vehicle you purchased.