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EV Charging Station Installations in Calgary
Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining in popularity every year, with more and more drivers looking for fast and convenient ways to charge their cars.
Although there are over one hundred public EV charging stations located throughout Calgary, nothing beats the convenience of having your own personal charging station.
Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to set up a residential charging station. The experts at ClearView Services can provide you with an EV charger professionally installed right on your property in Calgary—helping you save time and money!
Selecting the Right EV Charger
There are two types of residential EV chargers to choose from: level 1 and level 2.
Level 3 chargers, while providing the fastest charge, require more power than the average home can handle; they are also much more costly to install. This is why they are typically found in commercial settings.
Level 1 Chargers
Don’t do a lot of driving? Level 1 chargers may be just right for you. These chargers are the easiest to operate, since you can simply plug them into a standard 120 V outlet; additional installations or electrical upgrades are not necessary.
Level 1 charging is the slowest, giving you about 7 km for every hour your car is charged. This is often too slow for the typical driver, which is why most homeowners in Calgary prefer to install level 2 charging stations.
Level 2 Chargers
Level 2 stations can help you charge up to seven times faster than level 1 stations.
You can expect about 112 km of driving after an hour of charging at a level 2 station—a much more cost-effective and convenient option compared to level 1.
Due to the higher voltage requirements for level 2 chargers (240 V), professional installation is recommended. A number of factors need to be taken into account before your charger is set up, including any necessary electrical upgrades. A licensed electrician will be able to evaluate your current needs and ensure the safe installation of your new charging station.
Factors to Consider Before Installing Your Level 2 Charging Station
With so many different types of level 2 chargers available, knowing which one to choose will require quite a bit of research. Save time by consulting with our experts. We will help you select the right type of charger after assessing your home’s electrical system and discussing your preferences.
Items we will cover during our initial conversation:
The type of charger you choose will depend on your vehicle’s demands, your current electrical system, and your own particular preferences.
Our experts at ClearView Services are here to help you navigate your options and provide you with the EV charger that best meets your needs.