As we’re all becoming more and more environmentally conscious electric vehicle (EV) home chargers are becoming more and more popular.
At Future Charging Solutions our experience with EV installations can help guide you into buying the right home charging unit for you.
No need to worry about the technical aspects, we have that covered for you and can explain anything that you need further information on in an easy to understand format. However, that said, it’s equally important to have a clear understanding of the non technical aspects when purchasing an EV home charger. After all, you’re likely to be using your EV charging unit a lot. Possibly on a daily basis, so you need to make sure it’s just right for you!
Careful and considerate research is key to ensuring you have the correct EV home charging unit for your needs.
Below we’ve listed some common mistakes that you should avoid when purchasing an EV home charger.
Thinking Your Saving Money By Buying Dumb
‘Dumb’ charging units will charge your car, but that’s all they will do. You’re probably thinking what else would I want it to do? Well modern home charging units can do so much more for you.
Modern home charging units are known as ‘Smart’ units. They can connect to your home’s WiFi and more importantly they are eligible for the Governments OLEV grant scheme, which means you can save up to £350 on the costs of your home charging unit and installation. Being smart they let you check on the progress of your charging.
They enable you to pre-set charging start and end points. This is ideal if your energy provider has cheaper tariffs at certain times of the day for example over night, in the early hours of the morning.
They can be set to remotely lock or unlock depending on who is using them. This is a handy feature if you want to enable or restrict certain family members and friends use of your charging unit.
If you own home solar power units then you may want to look for a unit that can charge from this energy source.
Finally, with many modern ‘Smart’ charging units you can set them to auto update themselves so that they always have the latest technologies, similar to how you might update your smartphone to the latest version.
Having Cables Everywhere!
At Future Charging Solutions we pride ourselves on neatness. You may think that getting into the world of EV charging means that you’re simply going to have to contend with messy cables hanging off of the side of your house or garage. This is not necessarily the case with modern ‘smart’ charging units. Many modern units have cleverly hidden cables and plug in storage designs. Please take a look at our projects page to see just how neat our installations are.
Settling For One Ugly Looking Unit
You’re shiny new electric vehicle is your pride and joy. Try not to dumb it down with an ugly looking charging unit. There are a lot of home charging units on the market that are pretty ugly pieces of equipment. At Future Charging Solutions we deal with some of the best charging unit manufacturers in the business and can help you choose the unit that is most aesthetically pleasing and can compliment your new vehicle. If you live in a grade 2 listed property or in an area with strict planning regulations we can guide you to a EV charger that can satisfy such requirements. We can even give you a choice of colours with some of our units!
Not Considering The Investment Potential
Home charging units are rapidly becoming desired value adds for your home or business. It is becoming such a requirement that many property builders are now ensuring that their new builds come complete with a charging unit installed.
EV home charging units are fixed appliances, once installed they cannot be moved around, so please do your research carefully. Decide what’s most important to you and then contact us at Future Charging Solutions and we can help ensure that all of your requirements are met.