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    Electric Car Charging Station


    Having a home charger installed is the next step in their vehicle evolution. But there are questions to ask and requirements to meet when getting started. So what does it take to have one installed in your garage?

    Electric Car Charging Station


    With the popularity of electric cars on the rise, home car charging stations are becoming more popular! Particularly in the tech-hub of Bellevue and Redmond, electrical vehicles are becoming a more common sight! For electrical vehicle owners or new purchasers, having a home charger installed is the next step in their vehicle evolution. But there are questions to ask and requirements to meet when getting started. So what does it take to have one installed in your garage?

    Understanding Electric Car Charging Stations

    There are three levels of charging stations. Level 1 is a 120-volt charger, which is a good, inexpensive choice for hybrid car owners. For full electric cars, the most popular choice is a Level 2 charger, which is a 240-volt electric supply. L2 chargers are 3 to 10 times fast than L1 chargers, making them a great choice for homeowners. Level 3 chargers are not commonly found in households. They charge as high as 800 volts and can run up to $50,000. While they’re fast, those speeds aren’t needed for everyday driving. L1 chargers are sufficient for many homeowners, but L2 chargers are popular for the balance between speed and cost that they bring.

    Installing a New Car Charging Station

    Once you’ve selected a car charging station you’ll need a professional to install it. Depending on your electrical situation, a professional, licensed electrician may need to do the installation for you. After inspection, your electrician will run a conduit from your electrical panel to your new charging station. Of course, this relies on there being enough available amperage from your current electrical panel. Electrical Vehicle Charging Statements come with their own set of requirements. Among these, your circuit is required to provide 25% more amperage than your output requires. A licensed electrician can see what availability you have, and get you started on the installation process.

    Maintaining Your New Car Charging Station

    Fortunately, maintenance for a Level 1 or Level 2 car charging station is simple! In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy says “Since the PEV market is relatively new, little information is available about the maintenance costs or lifespan of EVSE. Regular maintenance is generally not required for Level 1 EVSE. If the EVSE is damaged due to vandalism or driving over a cord, it is more common to replace the damaged component than to try to repair it.” This is equally applicable for level 2 stations. Like with all appliances and electronics, monitor and be mindful of your energy consumption. If a problem arises, make sure to have a licensed electrician inspect and diagnose the issue!

    It’s an exciting time to be on the road! Beautiful hybrid and electric cars pepper our highways and save on gasoline. If you’re ready to join the ranks of electrical vehicle owners, we hope this got you thinking about what it will take! If you’re in need of a licensed electrician, call us for a referral. We are happy to help!

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    19:28 26 May 21
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    Installed split level AC + air purifier. Everyone here was a pro and eager to just get things done. Lemme call out Tony, Alex, Ash, Jaeden, Rudy, Renee as all being top notch people to work with.I tried to tip them, but they wouldn't even accept it. I have been absolutely impressed with their service, as well as just being all around good folks.Oh, and the AC / purifier works great. I'm ready for the heatwaves and wildfire smoke next Summer!
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    17:23 04 Oct 21
    Nick, Beau & Tony did a great job installing our new AC & Furnace. Very professional, friendly & quick install. Nick had quite a job in such a tight space & did a terrific job. Beau even fixed a ducting problem after a previous contractor did a shoddy job. We so Appreciated their attention to detail. Great, professional, informative & fun team & we felt totally confident in their ability. We will definitely recommend them to friends who are looking for new AC. They even installed a much better & easier to use thermostat, set it up for our schedule. And the AC is so cool! Thanks Nick, Beau. & Tony.
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    03:50 14 Aug 21
    We called this company based off all the amazing google reviews and when we met with the company, we instantly knew we contacted the right people. They got us in for an estimate early, they scheduled us for our install the very next week (mind you it’s middle of summer when AC is WA is in high demand). The estimate was straight forward and they also looked into a few other heating questions we had regarding our home that was built a couple years that we think the builder didn’t install the best way.. I could go on and on. This seems like such a great company that truly cares about their people and their customers. We are excited to CHILL in our new AC that will be installed by this amazing company. 🙂 we have our install next week and I will submit another review after but let me tell you, from this point, we have had a great experience!! We worked with Robert who gave us our estimate and he is awesome!!
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