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Charging your vehicle depends on a couple of factors.
1: The type of vehicle you are charging. Some vehicle take longer than others to completely charge.
2: What type of charging station you are using. If you are plugged into a 120 volt charging station as known as a type 1 station it can take between 24-30 hours to charge up. A 240 volt station or type 2 can take around 6-9 hours to fully charge a battery.
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It makes sense that when you are looking for a Spokane Valley electrician to install your EV charger that they are a professional and trusted company. Do they come recommended by family and friends or did you find them in the internet and have good reviews? Here are some tips to help you decide which company to have do the job.
It is a good idea to get some references from the Spokane Valley EV charger installer, and check with some past clients to find out how satisfied they are with the work and company.
2. How many installations have you done?
This will give you a quick idea about the amount of experience the Spokane electrician has. To be sure you are choosing the right service provider.
3. How long they have been in business?
It is much better to go with a company that has at least a few years of experience. Trusted professionals know their business and can be relied upon to do the job to code.
4. Are they Licensed?
Does the electrician have the proper licenses to actually do the work you want and need? Are they allowed to work in your area? Without a proper license you can run into to trouble getting the work certified and if you have any problems down the road it could be a real legal battle.
5. Are they insured?
Make sure that the EV charger installer is insured and bonded. What if something goes wrong and they get injured at your property and don't have enough insurance? Worker's liability insurance is crucial.
6. Requesting a no obligation quote:
Most electricians should have no problem coming out to view your property and giving you a quote. If they are reluctant to do so, perhaps they should be avoided. Getting multiple quotes is certainly reasonable to find out the general price tag of you EV charger installation. This will help you determine which company to choose from.
7. Learn about the installation:
What all is included? Will there be a need to remove walls, upgrade electrical panels, dig trenches, concrete work etc. Find out before hand so their is no surprises.
8. Time frame of the job:
Is this going to last two months or can the work be done over a few days? What are you prepared to put up with? Convenience is a reasonable factor. Look for a contractor that can get the job done efficiently and timely.
9. What will be the total cost?
How much is it going to be when the electrical contractor is done? This is a very important question and should be asked early on in the conversation to avoid an ugly surprise at the end.
10. Do you have the certified professionals?
With professional electricians and companies you have access to better knowledge and tools. Electricians who have been in the business for awhile have a better understanding of the job requirements and associated costs, post work clean up, and potential problem solving.