Home Charging Station Installation, San Jose, CA

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If you’re busy driving your electric vehicle (EV) around the Bay Area, you’ll likely want to plug into your very own home charging station when you return home for the day. Pacific Coast Home Services can help you connect your smart home technology with a home charging station for your electric vehicle. We proudly partner with Tesla, but we can work with any EV manufacturer, so you can charge your electric ride regardless of the make and model. Each of our electricians is TESLA Powerwall Certified, so you can guarantee we know what we’re doing when it comes to installing at-home charging stations. Ensure you can always get where you need to go with the help of Pacific Coast Home Services.

How Your Charging Station Works with Your Smart Homes

When you invest in smart home technology, you bring the Internet of Things (IoT) into your home. Why not take it with you on the go? Further reducing your energy usage by opting for an electric car that you can charge at your house. With the help of our team here at Pacific Coast Home Services, you can install a home charging station for your electric vehicle to compliment your smart home. Control your garage security and power for efficient charging before you hit the road.

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The Benefits of a Smart Home Charging Station

Thankfully, you can charge your EV almost anywhere you need a boost, but most electric vehicle owners do the bulk of their charging at home. Of course, owning a home charging station is incredibly convenient. Still, there are even more benefits to taking advantage of when you install an EV charging station with Pacific Coast Home Services. When you charge at home, with your own station, you can always take off in the morning with a full charge. Charging at home also gives you more control over your vehicle. Never wait in line or pay variable rates again! Plus, charging your electric vehicle at home is five times cheaper on average than charging at a public station. Add a home charging station for your electric vehicle to your smart home technology today.

Get to Know the Differences Between L1 and L2

In the U.S., you can charge your electric vehicle at home in one of two ways. Below we explain the difference between Level 1 (L1) and Level 2 (L2) charging methods:

Level 1: L1 charging describes the cable that comes with plug-in electric cars. It can be plugged into an ordinary household outlet for charging. L1 charging is slow and steady. It takes longer to charge than the L2 option, but the cable is easily transported and installed for maximum flexibility.

Level 2: L2 charging utilizes a charging station mounted to the wall rather than a single cable. The charging station allows for higher power and faster charging. Many manufacturers recommend L2 charging stations because they are better for your car’s battery health and help prevent power sockets from overheating from excessive L1 usage. The electricians at Pacific Coast Home Services can help you install your L2 EV charging station, so you can get back on the road!

How Long It Takes to Charge an Electric Vehicle

The length of time it takes for your EV to charge fully will depend on a host of different factors, including:

  • State of the battery
  • Battery size
  • Battery temperature
  • Maximum charging power
  • Type of charging station

Ultimately, the length of charging will be limited either by the maximum of the charging station or the maximum charging power of the vehicle. Each vehicle will differ in the length of time it takes to charge depending on the station on which it is charged and the current state of the battery. No car can charge faster than its maximum charging power will allow, and the same is true of charging station. Our professional technicians can discuss your vehicle and charging station to help determine charging times when you get an EV charging station installed with Pacific Coast Home Services.

Reach Out to Learn More About Our Home Charging Stations

If you are interested in installing a home charging station for your electric vehicle, contact Pacific Coast Home Services. We can help you find the home charging solution best suited to your vehicle, needs, and habits. As TESLA Powerwall Certified Installers, you can trust we provide expert service for TESLA drivers and those with EVs from other manufacturers. Whatever EV you drive, we’re here to help get you back on the road.

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