Preparing Your Home for Electric Vehicle Charging
As an electric vehicle (EV) owner, you know the importance of charging your car. But do you know what it takes to get set up correctly and safely? You must inspect your current electrical system, install a charging station, and hire an electrician to install, maintain, and repair your EV charger.
Keep reading to learn more about preparing your home for electric vehicle charging.
Inspect Your Electrical System
The first step when preparing your home for EV charging is inspecting your current electrical system. This involves checking the wiring in the garage or designated parking spot where you will be plugging in your electric vehicle.
If necessary, update any outdated wiring to be safe from fire hazards and other damages. An experienced electrician can inspect the wiring and ensure it is up to code with all safety standards.
Install a Charging Station
Once the wiring is inspected and updated, you can install a charging station. This requires finding an appropriate location for the charger, such as near an outlet or where you park your car. Consider adding extra power sockets around the area if necessary.
Installing a charging station may also require some minor construction work; talk to an electrician beforehand so they can advise on any potential issues or complications before beginning installation.
Hire an Electrician
When it comes to setting up EV chargers at home, hiring a qualified electrician is key! An experienced professional will not only be able to install the charger properly but also provide maintenance services if needed over its lifetime of use.
Our team at Meyers Companies, Inc. can help troubleshoot any electrical issues between the charger and your home. We can ensure your home is ready to set up a charging station and maintain it. Give us a call at (219) 240-0610 to learn more about our electrical services and how they can benefit your home.