ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER INSTALLATION IN THE GTA
Are you considering joining the electric vehicle (EV) revolution? If so, there’s one important aspect to consider: having a home electric car charger. At Black Forest Plumbing, our accredited installers provide electric vehicle charger installation for your home. Contact us today to learn more about this new service.
Types of EV Chargers
EV chargers are categorized into different levels, with Level 1 and Level 2 being the primary focus for home installations.
Level 1. This is the most basic option and typically uses a standard 120-volt outlet. It’s a slow charger, suitable for overnight charging, providing about three to eight kilometres of range per hour of charging.
Level 2. Level 2 chargers are the most common choice for homeowners. They require a 240-volt outlet, providing faster charging speeds. You can expect to add 16 to 95 kilometres of range per hour with a Level 2 EV charger.
Steps for Installing an EV Charger At Home
In Ontario, installing an electric car charger must be done by a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC) with an ECRA/ESA licence. Here are the steps that a certified Black Forest Plumbing electrician will follow:
Permit application. The first step is to apply for a permit. Our team can help you navigate the permitting process, ensuring you meet all local requirements.
Electrician consultation. Our licensed electricians will consult you to determine the most suitable charger. During this phase, we’ll assess your power needs and your home’s electrical panel configuration, as well as identify any necessary upgrades.
Power panel upgrades. If required, we’ll upgrade your breaker box to accommodate the new charger and ensure your electrical system can handle the additional load.
Charger installation. Once everything is in place, we’ll professionally install the selected charger where it’s most convenient for you, ensuring it’s safely connected to your electrical system.
Why You Need a Home Electric Car Charger
An EV charger on your property has many advantages, including:
Convenience. With a home EV charger, you can skip the trip to public charging stations. Your car is always ready and fully charged in the comfort of your garage or driveway.
Cost savings. Charging at home is often more cost-effective than public charging stations that may charge you a fee. Plus, you can use off-peak electricity rates for even greater savings.
Environmental impact. By driving an electric vehicle and charging at home, you’re reducing your carbon footprint. This is a step toward a cleaner, more sustainable future.
Schedule Your EV Charger Installation Service in the GTA
At Black Forest Plumbing, our licensed electricians can install a new electric car charger terminal or port in your carport, driveway or garage. Contact us today to begin your journey to sustainability and get a quote.