Over the years, smart home technology has become more popular – and necessary – among homeowners. As consumers become more and more energy conscious, they are becoming savvier about the benefits that smart devices and products can provide. Smart home technology has become more sophisticated, its capabilities improved. It is more than just turning out the lights with your voice or switching on the AC with your phone.
Plug-in electric vehicles (EV), which are powered by electricity, are a great example. Both all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (which are vehicles powered by electricity and liquid fuels) reduce the reliance on fossil fuels and lower the emissions that contribute to pollution. Often, purchasing an electric vehicle comes with tax incentives.
Plus, these types of vehicles are convenient. You can find charging stations everywhere, from Walmart to your parking lot at work. If you have an all-electric car, you can power up your car while you shop or during the workday, saving you a trip to the gas station. Nowadays, you can control charging from an app on your smartphone.
And you can charge it yourself, at home. According to the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable energy, 80% of electric vehicle drivers charge their cars in their home garage. A home electric vehicle charging station allows drivers to benefit from low, stable residential electricity rates. The cost to run an electric vehicle over the course of a year can be less than running an air conditioner.
Installing a home EV charger might seem like a daunting and complicated job. And it is. That’s why it’s important to have a professional electrician with expertise in EV chargers to install a station in your home.
More consumers are adding smart home technology to their homes to make their lives easier and more energy-efficient. Mister Sparky is here to make that transition easier.
Our professionals at Mister Sparky can install and set up your EV home charging station for you. And we will help you maintain your system, so we’ll be there to help if problems arise.
Book an appointment for an electric vehicle charger at Mister Sparky today!