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What Are the Benefits of an At-Home Electric Vehicle Charger?

Jun 29, 2021

According to recent data, the residents of lower Fairfield County are leading the way in climate-friendly driving. As time goes on, electric vehicles (EVs) will only become more popular for residents coast to coast. But how do you keep these vehicles charged and ready? While you can find electric charging stations along the I-95 corridor; locating reliable, convenient “fueling” stations near your home is often challenging.

If you are an electric vehicle owner, it may be time to consider electric car charger installation in your garage or at your driveway. While many electric vehicles come with a standard charger, having a dedicated charging station installed at your home can help you get the most out of your electric car.

What Are the Benefits of an Electric Car Charger Installation?

Maximum Convenience

With a faster EV charger, you can charge your car efficiently and quickly from the comfort of your own home. That means you never have to worry about finding a service station. With a consistent charging cycle, you can fit your car’s charging needs into your schedule and never again have to worry about finding a station.

Maximum Protection

Keep in mind that the battery on your electric vehicle has particular maintenance requirements. If you fail to charge your EV battery properly, you could experience lower battery life. The best way to ensure the health and lifespan of your battery is to charge it according to manufacturer specifications. The easiest way to do that is to have access to your own EV charger.

Maximum Savings

As an electric vehicle owner, you have undoubtedly already discovered that the operating costs of an EV are relatively low compared to the fluctuating price of gas. But did you know that having your charger could save you even more money? By charging your electric vehicle during off-peak hours (e.g., overnight), you can reduce the price of your electric bill.

Maximum Control

Many of today’s electric vehicle chargers have advanced settings that let you program and schedule your charging cycle. Such charger features give you the greatest amount of control over the maintenance of your electric car.

Maximum Home Value

As electric vehicles become increasingly common, many homeowners will want to purchase property with a dedicated EV charger. If you are planning to put your home on the market at any point in the future, an EV charger can be a great added selling point, adding to your home’s value and curb appeal.

Where Can I Install an Electric Car Charger?

Electric car charger installation can be completed in your garage, although Safe and Sound Electric can also provide car charging stations rated for outdoor use. You will find that garage-mounted chargers offer an abundance of options. 

Will an Electric Car Charger Installation Require an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Some garage spaces may already be equipped for this, but many older homes in Greenwich and Stamford may need an upgrade. In some cases, one of our experienced technicians may recommend a sub-panel depending on your home and your electrical needs.

If you contact the team at Safe and Sound Electric, we can ensure that your electrical panel receives the necessary upgrade while installing your EV charger.

How Do I Know What Electric Car Charger Installation is Right for Me?

Some of the terms and technical jargon in this article may seem unfamiliar to you. At Safe and Sound Electric, we are here to help. We will walk you through every step of the EV charger installation process, assisting you with decisions such as:

  • Identifying what charger is compatible with your vehicle manufacturer
  • Investigating the electrical configuration of your home
  • Upgrading your electrical panel (as needed)
  • Ensuring that the panel and charger installation adheres to manufacturer and safety codes
  • Keeping you informed on the proper use of your new charger

As local business owners, we celebrate the diversity in the architecture and styles of the homes of Stamford, Greenwich, and the rest of lower Fairfield County. We understand that each home is different, so our team of experts will help determine a solution that’s right for your car, your home, and your budget.

Finding the Best Electrical Contractor Near Me

Safe and Sound Electric has been serving the lower Fairfield community since 2012. Our satisfied customers have uniformly praised our skilled and friendly technicians and our affordable and reliable services. And because we are part of southern Connecticut’s local community, we are proud to contribute to local community organizations, such as Kids in Crisis.

You can have peace of mind in knowing that each of our employees has received a thorough background and drug test before they arrive at your doorstep. We go the extra mile to ensure we treat your home and property as if they were our own.

When you are ready to take the step and invest in an electric vehicle charger at your home, call the professional team at Safe and Sound Electric.


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