Home EV charging docks are convenient, cost-effective, and safe. Savvy electric vehicle owners agree: a home EV charging station is a must. Without one, you’ll probably become all too familiar with “range anxiety” – the dread of not knowing where or when you’ll find your next charge.
Public EV Charging Problems
It’s not just you – public charging is pretty problematic. Most of these issues will likely be ironed out as charging networks grow. But we still have a long way to go for a seamless, consistent public charging experience.
Many Stations Don’t Work
Public charging stations are fast – when they work. Unfortunately, public charger maintenance issues don’t seem to be going away any time soon. Some stations refuse payment, some are disabled, and some mysteriously abort mid-charge.
Apps are a Hassle
Every EV charging network has an app where drivers can activate and manage charging sessions. But if each public charging station has its own companion app, that’s a lot of downloading, waiting, and hoping every app works.
Poor Driver Etiquette
When people are in a rush, they do funny things. Whether you’ll be laughing when someone unplugs your vehicle mid-charge is another question. Unfortunately, unplugging is common and can make public charging more trouble than it’s worth.
Let’s face it: night charging can be scary. And there’s even more cause for concern if a charging station is remote. Many EV drivers feel like sitting ducks – or worse – homing beacons for opportunistic criminals.
Home EV Charging Station Benefits
Public charging leaves much to be desired, but home charging gives you complete control. The experts at Thomas Edison specialize in installing EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) that lets you home charge as quickly and safely as possible.
Convenient and Safe
Plugging in overnight is the easiest way to keep your EV charged. A home charging station is safe, convenient, and easy to use when installed by a professional. Plus, home charging stations are versatile, with power outputs to suit any passenger EV.
Better for Your Battery
Public charging stations get cars in and out quickly. While fast sounds ideal, speedy charging also means quicker battery degradation. An electrician can help you choose the right AC charger (Level 1 or 2) for your home EV power station.
If you’ve ever used a public Level 3 DC fast-charging station, you've likely paid a premium rate for the quick charge. A home dock charges more slowly and lets you take advantage of off-peak hours when electricity is less expensive.
Boost Your Home’s Value
As more and more families invest in EVs, the demand for homes with built-in docks grows. If you decide to sell your house, your EVSE will boost your home’s appeal and value for a younger demographic committed to reducing their carbon footprint.
Common EV Home Charging Questions
Have questions about home EV charging installation? Thomas Edison has answers and intelligent solutions. Below are some of the inquiries we get most often.
Is it Worth Installing an EV Charger at Home?
If you’re an EV driver, you might be wondering whether home EV charger installation is worth the investment. The short answer is you can save time and money in the long run by accessing a charger from the comfort of your own home.
Can I Install a Fast EV Charger at Home?
Level 3 DC fast chargers are for business and industrial use. But a home EV charging specialist can help you find the correct charger for your home setup. A Level 2 AC charger is your best and fastest option for home AC (alternating current) power.
What is the Procedure to Install EV Charging Stations?
Getting your very own home EV charging station is simple. First, call a certified Thomas Edison electrician.
We’ll handle the rest:
Conduct an in-home EV charging station evaluation
Obtain the proper permits
Confirm your electrical panel has space
Purchase a suitable charger
Why Thomas Edison Electric?
With Thomas Edison in your corner, you don’t have to face electrical problems alone. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure your peace of mind, any time of day or night. We have highly trained & licensed electricians available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Our skilled professionals deliver safe, affordable, long-lasting electrical services.
Your time is precious. If we’re late, we’ll waive your dispatch fee.
Transparent pricing means written quotes with no surprises.
Your Trusted Local Electrician
Homeowners and business owners trust Thomas Edison for our transparent quotes, on-time arrival, and 24-hour service. We cover everything from emergency electrical issues to home EV charging stations to house rewiring and upgrades.