If you have an electric car, you are likely looking for EV charging station installers in the Asheville, NC area. The Level 1 charger that came with your car is impractical. It will likely take you 16 hours to get a full charge from empty on your vehicle. Level 2 EV charging is much quicker. You can add 25 to 30 miles of driving range for every hour your charge. Most EVs can get fully topped off from empty in about four hours. At 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air, we install Level 2 EV charging stations in the Asheville area.
EV Charging Station in Asheville
In terms of your electrical panel, Level 2 chargers take 240-volt circuits, which is the same kind as your electric dryer. If you have an older home, we may need to add more capacity to your electrical panel in order to supply that much power. That means that we may need to set you up with a larger electrical panel.
There are some important factors to consider for a Level 2 EV charging installation:
- Plug-in versus hardwired charger
- Your electrical panel’s capacity
- The distance from electrical panel
- Indoor or outdoor charging
A plug-in charger is advantageous if you will be selling your home. You can just take your charging station with you. It is also true that you can take the plug-in charging station with you if you travel. Plug-in chargers are usually more expensive, though. It is cheaper to hardwire the charger to your electrical panel than to install a new 220-volt outlet. A plug-in charger can only be used in your dryer outlet if it is in your garage, has the proper amperage for your charger, and has the same type of connector. Also, by electrical code, a 220-volt device must sit no more than one foot from its outlet, so your charger would have to sit a foot away from the dryer outlet.
We will submit the paperwork to get your permit for your charging station from the county. This installation must follow very strict building code guidelines. 240-volt service is something that only professional electricians should work on. We will only install a UL-listed EV charging station on your premises for your safety.
EV Charging in Asheville
Here at 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air, we are your local service provider in the Asheville area. EV charging stations are one of our specialties. Our electrical contractors are detail oriented and will take the time to thoroughly assess the best routing through your electrical panel to the best location for your new Level 2 EV charger installation. We take the time to answer all of your questions and provide you a detailed quote including all expenses. We are located in Asheville on Stone Ridge near Weaverville Road.
Call us today at 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air in Asheville to have us come out to give you a quote on an EV charging station installation for your home.