Electric vehicles (EV) are becoming more and more popular. What some people don’t realize is that they don’t plug into your existing outlets in your garage. They, in fact, require a special charging station that should be installed by a licensed electrician. Our next series of articles will cover EV charging stations and the steps you and a certified electrician should take to ensure the safety of your home and family.

Contact a Licensed Electrician

The first step in the process of setting up an EV charging station in your home is to contact a certified electrician who is qualified in EV charging station installation. Your licensed electrician will start with an electrical safety inspection, discuss any modifications or upgrades that may be needed, and help you determine the best place to install the charger.

Confirm Electrical Supply Running to Your Home

One of the tasks your residential electrician will perform is confirming the electrical supply running to your home. This is not an issue in most cases. However, it needs to be checked and if you do not have enough supply running to your home, your licensed electrician will discuss what you will need to do to upgrade.

Our next article will cover two more reasons to hire a certified electrician to install your EV charging station

If you have bought an electric vehicle or are considering purchasing one in the near future, Top Flight Electric can help. We will send a licensed electrician / residential electrician to your home to evaluate your needs and safely complete the installation. Top Flight Electric is the preferred provider of electrical services throughout Polk County, Florida, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, Eagle Lake and surrounding areas. Give us a call to learn more today!


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