Are you tired of the high price of gas? Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint? Well, if you have an electric car you are in luck. Not only is it good for the environment, but it can save money on fuel costs. If you have an electric car or plan on purchasing one in the future, it might be a good idea to find out if there are any electric charging stations available near your home. And better yet, Tulsa residents are beginning to install electric car chargers in their homes and businesses.
There are two types of electric car charging systems: Level 1 and Level 2. A Level 1 charger uses a standard three-prong 120-volt plug. You simply plug it into any outlet that has access to power from the utility company. If you’re using this at home it’s probably not advisable unless you have solar panels or some other alternative energy source because electricity is far more expensive from the utility company than it would be from a solar panel.
Most electric cars come with a 120-volt charger as an accessory. However, these only provide 5 miles of charge per hour so you would have to leave your car plugged in for at least 12 hours to get enough power for one full recharge.
A Level 2 charger is built into a charging station and can be installed on a garage wall or parking lot pole. These Level 2 chargers typically provide 20-25 miles of charge per hour, depending on the model of your car. The cost of installation will vary depending on if you choose a permanent or portable unit.
If you’re considering an electric car to save money on fuel in the future, it might be worth your time and money now to invest in a home charging station. After all, if you want to drive an electric car you’ll want to make sure that you can charge it when needed.
At Lyon Electric, we have the knowledge and capability to install a home charger for your electric vehicle. Our founder, Charles Lyon, had a handyman service for over 13 years before expanding his company into Lyon Construction and eventually creating Lyon Electric in 2008.
We understand the need for electrical services you can trust to be done correctly and professionally and have a terrific team of highly qualified and experienced electricians that can get the job done.
Lyon Electric has built its reputation on making sure every customer is fully satisfied with the work that we provide. We understand that when you call us for an electric car charger installation, you want it done promptly and correctly to avoid any safety hazards in your home. That’s why all of our electricians are prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable about electrical issues facing Tulsa homeowners today.
Our electricians specialize in home rewiring, panel upgrades, lighting installation, and other electrical services needed to make your home safe and beautiful.
For an estimate on electric car charger installation services, repairs, and other information about electric car charger stations contact Lyon Electric today.