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Benefits of Charging Your Electric Vehicle at Home

Did you recently make a big purchase? Did it happen to be an electric vehicle? Then this blog is for you! If you recently bought an EV or you’re thinking about purchasing one, then you can say goodbye to trips to the gas station. While there are public stations where you can charge your EV, installing a home charging station is much more worth it.

In this blog, you’ll learn about the various benefits of charging your EV at home as well as how Hadden Home Services can help with these services. Keep reading to find out more!

Affordability

Instead of driving to a public charging station to charge your EV each time you need to, you can pay a one-time fee to have Hadden Home Services install a charging station at your home. When you were driving a car that was fueled by gas, think about how much you paid each time you went to the gas station to fill up your tank. Over the years, you were spending thousands of dollars just to put gas in your car, when the price of your car was most likely thousands of dollars as well.

Instead of paying a public charging station every time you need to charge your EV, you can pay the one-time rate, which could be anywhere from $300-$2000 depending on the type of charger you choose, and you won’t have to worry about paying for gas each time you need to fuel your car.

Types of EV Chargers

Like we said above, there are different levels of EV chargers. Here’s the breakdown for you:

Level 1

A Level 1 charger is the least expensive option because all it requires is you plugging your EV into a standard house outlet. While this charger doesn’t require the purchase of additional equipment, it only charges your vehicle at 4.5 miles per hour of charge. This might not be a dealbreaker for many, but if you’re in a time crunch, it might not charge your car fast enough.

Level 2

While a Level 2 charger requires the installation of a charging station in your home, it can charge your vehicle to about 70 miles per hour of charge, which is significantly faster than a Level 1.

Level 3

Level 3 is the most expensive type of charging station available, but it can charge your vehicle to about 40 miles per every 10 minutes of charging.

No Travelling Required

Think about how convenient it would be to have an EV charging station right at home. You won’t need to travel to a third party charging station to charge your vehicle. Let’s put it this way; say you have to wake up early to go on a road trip where you will be traveling 50-100 miles to your destination and need to be there by a certain time. Wouldn’t you rather charge your EV overnight at your home instead of waking up even earlier the next morning to drive somewhere to charge your car? You could be sitting there for hours to wait until your car is fully charged. Even worse, there could be a line of people waiting to charge their cars as well, which means you would have to wait even longer for a charging station to open up.

Safety

Many people are very cautious when they go to gas stations, especially at night. If you have a charging station at home, you won’t have to worry about taking late-night trips to the charging station and waiting for a few hours there while your car charges. You’ll be in the comfort and safety of your own home with your at-home charging station.

If you’re ready to take the next step and install an at-home EV charging station, Hadden Home Services can help! Give us a call today at (860) 566-9887 and we’d be happy to offer you an estimate based on your specific needs and discuss your equipment options.