Electric Vehicles

Increase the Efficiency Of Your Home & Help Offset the Additional Load Of Your Electric Vehicles

GreenHomes America not only knows how to install your car charging station, but saves money by lowering your utility bill!

Interest and excitement about electric vehicles (EV) like the Leaf, Focus, Volt, the plug-in Prius, Tesla and many more continues growing.

So do electric vehicles relate to your home?

First, if you own an electric vehicle, you must charge it.  The rapid chargers required for EVs require higher voltage and amperage than your standard breakers and outlets provide. As a result, your home needs some electrical upgrades.

An electrical upgrade is on the start. Additionally, as you start charging your car, your electricity usage increases. Naturally, this results in higher electric bills.  As a result, many new electric vehicle owners receive an unpleasant surprise. For example, in areas with higher electric rates, tiered rates or “time-of-use” metering and rates mean additional costs.

But, there is good news.

Homeowners that increase the energy efficiency of their home help offset the additional electrical load of the EV charging station. This starts saving energy and not simply transferring costs from the gas pump to your utility bill.  In addition to saving money, the added benefits include:

  • increased home comfort.
  • fixing rooms that are too hot or too cold.
  • reducing home maintenance.

Quality contractors possess the experience, not just in installing the car charging stations, but also in improving the energy efficiency of your home. For example, GreenHomes America is the recognized leader in making your home more energy-efficient and comfortable. If you’re considering an electric vehicle, call us ahead of time! GreenHomes America quality contractors will get your home ready for your new vehicle in the truest sense, not just with a new charging plug. They’ll provide you with the step-by-step process to guaranteed energy savings even with the increased demands of your new EV.