How to Get a Level 2 Home EV Charging Station Installed in the Raleigh Area
Electric vehicle ownership is a wonderful thing – not only are you helping the environment, but you’ve got instant torque, no more oil changes, and no more exhaust fumes in your garage. Another advantage, along with paying a lot less to power the vehicle, is the convenience of being able to charge it at home.
EV owners with the highest satisfaction are the 80 percent who have a Level 2 charger installed in their garage, carport, or driveway, allowing them to charge their EV many times faster than the Level 1 chargers the vehicle may have come with.
Thinking of doing the same?
How to Prepare for a Level 2 Home EV Charger Installation
Before installing your EV charging station, you’ll need to:
- Find out what kind of plug your EV takes. Almost all new EVs sold today use J1772 plugs for home charging (AC current) and have a built-in CCS adaptor for DC fast charging at public stations. Tesla models have their own proprietary plugs, and Level 2 chargers for Teslas need to be purchased directly from Tesla.
- Then, find a local licensed electrician experienced with home EV chargers in the greater Raleigh metropolitan area.
- Consult with your electrician about the best model of Level 2 home charger to buy for your home and your EV. The electrician will help you decide if a portable or hardwired model is best, based on your needs and your home’s electrical design.
- Order your charger and let your electrician know when it arrives. We’ll schedule you quickly.
The Benefits of Having a Fast Home EV Charger Installed
A Level 2 charger will make EV ownership feel amazing. You’ll enjoy the ability to fully charge your EV overnight (or to 80%, which many EV manufacturers recommend), taking full advantage of off-peak hours discounts offered by many electric utilities, like the Time-of-Use program at Duke Energy.
You’ll wake up each morning with lots of range on your vehicle, so you can drive right past public fast charging stations that cost up to six times more.
The Cost of Having a Home Charger Installed
Level 2 home chargers retail from anywhere between $250 and $900. Installation costs will vary depending on your specific needs and the layout of your home.
Many electric utilities throughout the country offer rebates for Level 2 charger purchases and/or installation, and new programs are always being introduced. Call your electric utility to ask about existing or pending rebate programs.
Call Yellow Dot for EV Charging Station Installation
Ready to enjoy the best that home charging has to offer? Yellow Dot HVAC of Raleigh, NC is ready to advise you every step of the way. We’ll perform a professional installation and back it up with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.