Electric Vehicles

By Increasing the Efficiency Of Your Home You Can Help Offset the Additional Electric Load Of Your New Car

We not only can install your car charging station, but we'll help you save money by lowering your utility bill!

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GM's Volt and the Nissan Leaf--from the GM website

A lot of people are very excited about the new electric vehicles (EV) coming out – Leaf, Focus, Volt, the plug-in Prius, and many more are on the way. 

So how does this relate to your home?

First, obviously, if you’ve got an electric vehicle, you’ve got to charge it.  The rapid chargers that are used to charge the EV require higher voltage and amperage than your standard breakers and outlets can provide, so your home will likely require some electrical upgrades.

That’s only the start.  As you start charging your car, your electricity usage will go up, so it will likely result in higher electric bills.  This could be an unpleasant surprise in areas with higher electric rates, tiered rates or “time-of-use” metering and rates.

The good news.

By increasing the energy efficiency of your home, you can help offset the additional electrical load of the EV charging station—and now you’re really saving, not just transferring costs from the gas pump to your utility bill.  The added benefits are huge, namely increased comfort throughout your home, fixing rooms that are too hot or too cold, reducing home maintenance --all while saving  money.

We have the experience not just in installing the car charging stations you’ll need (we’re installing them in homes, car dealerships and buildings), but GreenHomes America is the recognized leader in also making your home more energy-efficient and comfortable.   If you’re considering an electric vehicle, call us ahead of time.  GreenHomes America will get your home ready for your new vehicle in the truest sense, not just with a new charging plug.  We’ll provide you with the step-by-step process to guaranteed energy savings even with the increased demands of your new EV.

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