Home Chargers For Your Tesla
Charging your electric vehicle is important when you are at home. Tesla vehicles need to be charged in order for the drivers to be able to complete errands, travel, take children to school, drive to work, and more. Our team at Connect Building Services can help install Tesla chargers in your home.
In order to fully charge your Tesla you will need a 240-volt charger and a NEMA 14-50 outlet. Your Tesla is supplied with an adapter as well (NEMA 5-15) and can be plugged into a 110-volt socket which will allow you to charge your electric vehicle in a regular outlet. While these chargers are enough to charge your vehicle, they are often extremely slow and only add about 2 to 4 miles to the car’s range for every hour that the car is plugged in.
Installing a Level 2 charger will help you charge the Tesla faster and prepare you for the upcoming days ahead. Getting a 240-volt outlet installed and having a professional install a dedicated charger will ensure your Tesla is ready for any distance of travel.
Avoid Using Your Dryer Outlet
Owners of Tesla have said that using your home’s dryer outlet can be an effective way to charge the vehicle. Using the dryer outlet can take your Tesla from full to empty in just under 8 hours, but some vehicle owners want a faster and more secure way to charge their electric cars.
Depending on the model of your Tesla, different levels of chargers that are installed outside of the dryer outlet can take your vehicle range from 4 miles to over 30. You may even be able to use your vehicle for days after just one charge.
Costs Of Tesla Chargers For Your Utah Home
Adding appliances or upgrades to your Utah home will have an upfront cost even if they claim to save you money in the long run. Depending on what charger you are having installed, if you are installing the charger yourself, or where the charger is being installed.
Charging with a Level 1 charger in a 120V has the lowest cost at $0. Your Tesla comes with this charging cord and can be plugged into most homes, but they are slow to charge as mentioned above.
Using your dryer outlet is also free, but if you need a splitter to add extra outlets, the device for splitting could hover around $500.
Installing a specific Tesla charger in your home can range in price. Working with a company to install one you have purchased is a more budget-friendly option. Connect Building Services can help provide our customers with a price breakdown for every job. Difficult installs may cost thousands of dollars, but having professionals work on your home will give you peace of mind about the state of your vehicle and the speed of the charge.
The Difference Between Level 1 And Level 2 Chargers
As briefly mentioned above, Level 1 chargers can come with the Tesla vehicle and while they are portable, they often are slow charging. Level 2 chargers are faster and add more miles to your electric vehicle. If your home can handle the higher-capacity charger, it will be more cost-effective to have a Level 2 charger installed to power your Tesla.
Installing Home Chargers Outside
Many homeowners want to install Tesla chargers in their garages, but homes that don’t have an enclosed space will need the charger outside the home. Professional installers will need to ensure that wires are placed inside a box and they and the outlet are protected from weather or wildlife.
A general safety test will need to be done by a professional to ensure the charger will work for your vehicle and function well with the rest of your home’s electrical. Connect Building Services can help ensure that your vehicle and home are protected and stable. Installing chargers and working with electrical is something we are passionate about.