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Things To Consider When Installing An EV Charger

EV Charger

Installing an EV Charger in your home or business can be exciting and daunting at the same time. And while you might be anxious to get to work installing your charger for your vehicle(s), it’s important to take a step back and ensure you have all the information you need before installation. 

Safety

Installing an EV Charger requires a certain level of expertise and should only be done by licensed electricians. This is not the type of DIY project you want to tackle as it involves a great deal of danger regarding electricity. If installed incorrectly, the people in the home or business could be exposed to faulty electrical wiring, which increases the risk of electrocution. 

Regulations

Believe it or not, there are regulations through the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) that are in place to ensure a safe electric vehicle charging station installation process. Some of these regulations include the risk of striking buried services when driving rods, possible return of touch potential and vehicle storage requirements. 

Price

When you install an EV Charger to your home or business, you are eligible for a government rebate. According to Enelx, “The federal government offers a tax credit for EV charger hardware and EV charger installation costs. It covers 30% of the costs with a maximum $1,000 credit for residents and $30,000 federal tax credit for commercial installs.”

How to Use It

We know this one seems pretty self-explanatory; however, once a Cajun Electric licensed electrician installs your EV charger, it’s important to know how to use your new device. Our electricians will work with you to ensure you’re knowledgeable about your charging station and feel confident and comfortable using it. 

If you’re ready to install your new electric vehicle charger in your home or business, contact us or schedule an appointment. 

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Community Coffee Teams Up With Cajun Electric

Eric Gandy, the Campus Coordinator for Community Coffee, reached out to Cajun Electric after investing in Electric Vehicles for his company. Cajun Electric got to work installing multiple EV Charging stations around the property that helps charge Community Coffee’s trucks and vehicles, having them ready to go each morning.
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Work With Licensed Electricians When Installing EV Chargers

Electric cars are great for creating a positive environmental impact; however, since the innovation is still relatively new, it can be a hassle finding charging stations that will power your electric vehicle. To solve this problem, many people install home or commercial charging stations that will save them money and add convenience. 

If you’re thinking of adding an EV charging station to your home or business, you might consider doing it yourself; however, here are a few reasons why you should work with a licensed electrician.

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5 Reasons You Need a Home Standby Generator

5 Reasons You Need a Home Standby Generator, Cajun Electric

When it comes to Louisiana’s hurricane season, lasting from July to November, you can never be too prepared. Whether it’s a sudden blackout caused by the storm itself or the lingering damages that prevent power from being restored, getting left in the dark is not only inconvenient but dangerous.

Though you can’t control the weather, you can control how you prepare for it. Installing a home standby generator is the best way to ensure the safety of your home and everyone in it. Start preparing for the 2023 hurricane season and see how a home standby generator can help you comfortably weather the storms.

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Work with a Qmerit Certified Installer When Going Electric

Cajun Electric is proud to be a Qmerit Certified Installer, partnering to lead the charge in electrification—the shift from fossil fuels to a more sustainable, electric-powered future. We support making the energy transition easy by providing our knowledge and an exceptional installation experience for homeowners.

Only select electrical service providers earn the exclusive Qmerit certification, a symbol of excellence in electrification. You can depend on us to provide trusted installation solutions that meet the highest standards for safety and service quality.

As a Qmerit Certified Installer, we are:

  •     Properly licensed, fully insured and thoroughly background-checked
  •     Compliant with all applicable worker’s compensation guidelines
  •     Required to secure permits to verify installations meet local building codes
  •     Teamed with industry experts for training on the latest technologies

Ready to make the switch to electric? Make sure you do it the right way. Get in touch with our team today!