Just a decade or so ago, electric cars were considered to be a luxury or even a quirk but move forwards to 2023 and the concept of an electric vehicle has become much more mainstream. Electric vehicles are also touted as being the clear alternative to vehicles powered by fossil fuel so if you want an environmentally friendly car, electric is the way to go. The current administration estimates there are around 3 million electric cars in the United States following an increase of 4% in sales between 2020 and 2022 and numbers are expected to dramatically increase. California currently leads the way as the state with the highest percentage of electric cars. Of course, if you have an electric car, then you need a charging station to power it. Here are some reasons why you need a commercial electrician to install your electric vehicle charging station.
Safety Is Ensured
First and foremost, electrical circuits can be very complex and potentially dangerous things, certainly not the type of system that an amateur should be trying to handle on their own. The last thing that you want to do is expose yourself, your family and even your neighbors to a hazardous electrical situation outside your home, so the best way to ensure that this doesn’t happen is to hire a professional who will operate within the correct safety procedures.
Assessment of the Best Location
Most of the time, it isn’t quite as simple as picking a spot and just installing a charging station. There is a lot more consideration that needs to go into picking the place where such a station is going to go, and the professionals have been trained to be able to assess your layout and find the perfect spot. Factors that they will consider include things like distance from the main circuit panel and the necessary cabling involved and the safety of the outlet in view of the regular weather conditions that your area experiences.
Compliance With Code
Alongside all of the logical safety matters, there is also the matter of building code that you will need to abide by with the installation of your charging station. It would be fair to assume that as an amateur, you are not well versed in all of the different details of what makes something fall foul of code regulations, and that is why you need a professional to come in and tick all of the boxes for you. Anything that isn’t up to code will run the risk of damaging the entire electrical circuit, completely nullifying your household insurance and even nullifying the manufacturer warranty of the electric vehicle that the charging station is intended for.
If you are looking for a commercial electrician for your own vehicle charging station needs, then look no further than USA Electrical Repairs. We have a team of dedicated, experienced engineers on hand who have plenty of charging station installations under their belts. Feel free to get in touch with a member of the squad and they will be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have.