EV Charger installation

As a homeowner, there are always expenses to consider and figuring out the best way to get the most value for your hard earned dollars. One newer way to help reduce household expenses over time is by getting an electric vehicle.

 

According to ComEd, “Most newer electric vehicles can travel about 250 miles on a typical charge. Based on driving 15,000 miles in a year with gas at $4.55 a gallon, and electricity at $0.1150 per kilowatt, gas would cost about $2,842 per year and electricity would cost about $562 per year. That is $2,281 in savings per year by switching to an electric vehicle.” That is a considerable amount saved! Now the key is to make sure that your vehicle is going to have a properly installed, reliable and efficient charger to be able to charge your vehicle at home. Lucky for you, Pro Air has got you covered! We offer EV charger installations and can provide you with a free estimate for the installation. 

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How much does it cost to install an EV Charger?

To install a residential electrical vehicle (EV) charger, it will cost between $1,200-$6,000 in 2022. Depending on where your home is located, you may be eligible to qualify for electric vehicle charger installation rebates through local city rebates that can be worth hundreds of dollars. In order to qualify for EV charger incentives or rebates, all charger electrical work has to be performed by a licensed electrician who will follow all local permit rules and regulations.

Is a Licensed Electrician required for an EV charger Install?

When considering installing an EV charger in your home, it's important to keep safety in mind and avoid common missteps. You should always work with a licensed electrician, for safety and to ensure that you don’t end up damaging your vehicle’s battery due to an improperly installed charger. When you work with an electrical professional, they will have to consider your existing main electrical panel’s load capacity to make sure that your panel can handle the dedicated circuit that is required to install the EV charger. Count on Pro Air to safely and efficiently install your electric vehicle charger in your home. 

Where can an Ev charger be installed?

EV chargers can be installed in residential indoor and outdoor locations. Charging your EV at home is the most convenient and cost effective vehicle charging method. When you park your car for the night just plug the charger into the car and drive away the next morning with a full battery. The distance from the panel to the charger’s location will also play a big role in what electrical materials will need to be used when planning your EV charger installation.

What EV charger is the best? 

The best EV charger to use for your home would be the recommended Level 2 charging station. A Level 2 installation requires a dedicated 240 volt circuit that should be installed by a licensed electrician. This type of electrical install facilitates the fastest possible charge in a residential setting. When you consider the price of gasper gallon vs charging your Tesla or other electric vehicle Level 2 electric vehicle chargers are worth their cost overtime. According to the online car superstore Cars.com, in 2022 the national cost per mile to charge an electric vehicle is $0.13 vs gas is $4-$4.50 per gallon.