After purchasing your electric vehicle, installing an EV charger in your home is standard to ensure you have a fully charged battery before hitting the open road again. With over 55 years of experience, the certified electrical team at Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning has the expertise and techniques to safely install level 1 and level 2 EV charging stations into your home in Hamilton, Ontario.
Call us directly or book an appointment with one of the certified electricians for your EV charger installation in Hamilton, Ontario, with Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning today!
How do you install an electric car charger?
As with all electrical work, installing an electric car charger into your home is a complex job that should be performed by a certified electrician who understands how to perform the task at hand safely and correctly. Should homeowners attempt to perform electrical work throughout the home themselves without prior experience, they can risk creating mistakes that may later cause electrical fires, cause damage to their electric vehicle, or experience an electrical shock that can result in serious bodily harm or death.
Therefore, whether it be an electric vehicle charger installation, repairs, maintenance, or any other electrical additions to your home, we always recommend booking an appointment with a professional electrical company who can guarantee the safety of your home, you, and your family.
Book an appointment with the Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning team to install your new electrical vehicle charging station today!
Why should an electrician install your EV charger at home?
Both level 1 and level 2 EV charging stations require complex installation methods to ensure the electrical connection to your home and your vehicle perform optimally and safely at all times. For this reason, it is imperative that homeowners in Hamilton, Ontario, hire a certified electrician with years of experience to conduct the installation process.
Without having prior knowledge or experience in electrical work can put you at risk of suffering high voltage electrocution that can cause bodily harm or death. In addition, incorrectly installed EV charging stations can also cause damage to your vehicle’s battery and has the possibility of starting an electrical fire in your home. Without electrical certifications, any damages to your home or injuries suffered are not protected from personal liability. This means that your insurance company is less likely to provide you with compensation, leading you to pay out of pocket for any medical expenses and repairs.
On the other hand, when working with a certified, professional electrician for your EV level 1 or Level 2 charging station, homeowners are provided with the assurance knowing the work being conducted is safe and up to code. In addition, electricians work under a comprehensive insurance policy that ensures homeowners are not liable for any out-of-pocket expenses should something go wrong with the installation process. Furthermore, working with a professional electrician can provide homeowners with peace of mind knowing that their new installation is high-quality and prepared to operate as energy efficient as possible to save you money on your monthly energy bills.
Are you in need of an EV charging installation in your home? Book an appointment with the team at Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning today!
What should I consider before installing my electric car charger?
Before installing a new electric car charging station into your home, homeowners should consider the following.
Step 1: Confirm your eligibility
Homeowners in Hamilton, Ontario, need to confirm with their municipality that an EV charging station is compatible with their home.
Step 2: Check your home’s electrical system
Once you have received confirmation from your municipality, homeowners will then need to book an appointment with a certified electrician to ensure their current electrical system is up to date and safe. This will ensure that your electrical system can accommodate a new circuit breaker for your EV charger.
Step 3: Purchase your EV charger
Afterward, Hamilton homeowners will need to purchase an EV charging station for their homes. There are numerous stations available, and the Ontario government offers rebates on many of them. Therefore, we recommend homeowners do their research before settling on a unit.
Level 1 charger
A level 1 charger will be included when you purchase your electric vehicle. These stations can be directly connected to your wall outlet. Homeowners can achieve a full battery charge in approximately 20 hours.
Level 2 charger
Level 2 chargers are purchased separately from your electric vehicle and have advanced charging performance. These stations perform faster and can fully charge your battery within a couple of hours.
Therefore, depending on your lifestyle, homeowners will need to decide which charging level works best for them.
Step 4: Get an electrical permit
When partnering with a professional electrician, they will then apply for an electrical permit for the installation with your municipality to ensure that your charging station is registered and up to code.
Step 5: Install your station
The final step is to have your professional and certified electrician install the new EV charging station in your home. They will ensure all components of your electrical wiring and its connection is working optimally and is up to code.
Are you in need of an EV charger station in your home? If the answer is yes, book an appointment with the certified electrical team at Boonstra Heating and Air Conditioning today! Boonstra also offers financing programs with 0% and no payments for up to 12 months. Contact us now to get your free quote!
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“We had an excellent experience using Boonstra. We needed a whole new furnace and A/C, as our existing was over 20 years old. We first met with Steve the service tech, who was very knowledgeable and helped us to choose what system was suitable for our house. They scheduled the install very quickly. The installers, Daniel & Michael, were friendly and skilled. They worked diligently to get the job done as quickly as possible. They protected all our surfaces and left the site perfectly clean. The whole system comes with a 10 year parts a labour warranty. If you want the job done properly, fast, and efficient, call Boonstra.“
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