Jumping on the EV bandwagon? We feel you. The times are changing and electric vehicles are quickly becoming the go-to choice for many Greater Vancouver Area residents. With a wide range of hybrid and electric vehicles on the market today, not to mention the environmental benefits, driving an EV has never been a better choice.
If you recently purchased an EV or are thinking of buying one, you may wish to install an EV charger in your Greater Vancouver Area home. Having an electric vehicle charger on your property is the height of convenience, allowing you to recharge day or night so you’re always ready to hit the road.
Luckily, Thomson Industries makes installing an electric vehicle charger in your Greater Vancouver Area home easier than ever before. Our expert technicians can help determine the best spot for your EV charger before installing it right then and there.
How do you install an electric car charger?
During the initial visit, your electrician will assess your fuse panel and the area near your garage, or wherever you want the charger installed. On the day of the installation, an electrician will drill a hole in the wall of your garage, pass cables through it, connect the cables to the power source and the charger, and mount the charger on the wall. Though it might sound simple, installing an electric car charger in your Greater Vancouver Area home can be complicated, not to mention dangerous, which is why we always suggest enlisting the help of a professional electrician.
Why should an electrician install your EV charger at home?
Electrical work can be incredibly dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Therefore, it is always advised that you hire a professional electrician to install an EV charger in your home. DIY attempts could lead to sparks, electrical fires, shocks, and even electrocution. Keep yourself and others safe, while ensuring your EV charger is installed correctly, by hiring a trusted electrician like Thomson Industries.
What should I consider before installing my electric car charger?
Greater Vancouver Area homeowners will need to consider several factors before installing an electric charger on their properties, including whether to hire an electrician and which charger to buy. First, confirm with your municipality that your home is eligible for an EV charger installation. Next, confirm your home has sufficient electrical service to charge a vehicle. You can do this by hiring a professional electrician to inspect your home’s electrical system. An electrician can also ensure that your existing electrical panel has space to accommodate a circuit breaker for an EV charger. Assuming your home’s electrical system is up to snuff and your local government allows EV charger installations, it’s time to purchase a charger. There are many chargers on the market today so do your research and ensure you buy one that suits your home and vehicle. Once you’ve bought your new charger but before it’s been installed, you’ll need to obtain an electrical permit from the municipal government (your electrician will do this for you, should you choose to hire one). This leads to the final consideration when installing an electric car charger: whether to hire an electrician to install it for you. As mentioned above, we recommend that Greate Vancouver Area homeowners hire an electrician for all household electrical work, including an EV charger installation. Certified electricians like those at Thomson Industries are experts in their field and will ensure your electric vehicle charger is installed safely and correctly.
Interested in learning more about our EV charger installation services? Contact Thomson Industries today. One of our fully licensed and certified electricians will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with a free estimate.
Choose Thomson Industries for your electric vehicle charger installation, and we promise you won’t be disappointed.