Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation

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Scroll through some photos of car charger installation projects in Pasadena MD and nearby areas. Our EV charging station home installation is for every type of electric vehicle, including Tesla chargers, BMW EV chargers, and more.

Tesla Charger Installation

Siemens VersiCharge



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"Great and prompt service! I called on a Monday, had an appointment for Wednesday, got a call back later in the day and was able to secure a same-day appointment for the technician to come out and do an assessment. He was able to come back on Friday to install the outside plug for our electric car charger. The charger we purchased had not yet arrived yet, but when it did arrive a couple days later, the technician was back to install the charger. I would definitely use Haas & Sons again!"

- Nicole Yetman (Crofton, MD - 2021)

"Technician was professional and timely. Installation of our Tesla charger proved more difficult than normal due to pipes due to a quirky design in our garage. He stuck with it and even patched up the drywall. It looks great and works perfectly!"

- Holly Mcinnes (Pasadena, MD - 2021)

"Alex was great. Clearly explained everything and all my options. Fast, quality job... and left the garage cleaner than he found it."

- Rob Glenn (Pasadena, MD - 2022)

Home Car Charger Installation Done Right

Scroll through some photos of car charger installation projects in Pasadena MD and nearby areas. Our EV charging station home installation is for every type of electric vehicle, including Tesla chargers, BMW EV chargers, and more.

ChargePoint EV Charger Installation

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Expert EV Charger Install For Any Type of Vehicle

Home Car Charging System for Electric Vehicles

Believe it or not, there really isn’t such a thing as a ‘home charging station or system’. This is because an electric vehicle charger is actually within the on-board components of the vehicle. So while you and your friends might be saying ‘home charger’ the proper term is actually ‘Electric Vehicle Service Equipment’ or ‘EVSE’ for short. The reason an EV owner needs a EVSE is that your existing home electrical system is most likely not outfitted to charge an EV. In short, the EVSE allows your home’s electrical system to work with the EV in a safe and efficient way for regular and consistent charging.

Checklist for Choosing the Right Electric Car Charger

The biggest issues with most homes are that they’re wired for smaller appliances that can’t handle the energy needs of an EVSE and many weren’t built with EVs in mind, so sometimes we have to upgrade or replace the main electrical panel. Additionally, the manufacturers of EVSEs all vary on their features and options, so think long-term here. Consider the following before you buy anything:

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Costs:

It’s safe to say that a reliable EVSE unit will start around $500 and go up from there. Depending on the system’s capabilities (listed below) and additional features you might select, the higher the price can be. It’s also worth mentioning that the amperage capabilities of the EVSE will affect the price, because as amps go up, the system costs more. There’s a big difference between the most basic 20 amp EVSE and Tesla's behemoth 100 amp system. Please note that this does not include installation, so if you need a professional electrician in Annapolis for help, call Haas & Sons.

Volts Needed for an at Home Car Charger:

Level 1 chargers use 120 volts and level 2 chargers use 240 volts. Nearly all homes in Maryland are capable of providing 120 volts and 240 volts. With either level charger, we recommend to have a dedicated circuit installed so it won’t cause issues with other areas of your home.

Amperage Needs for an at Home Car Charger:

Amperage of your EVSE impacts your rate of charge, so it’s suggested to get one that’s 40-50 amps. Smaller level 2 EVSEs only require 30 amps, but as technology changes and different models of EVs are released, it’s safe to assume that 50 amps is the new standard, so save yourself on future upgrade costs. Plus, this allows for faster charging on vehicles that can accept higher amps.

You might need to ‘heavy up’ or replace your existing electric panel (the breaker box) to add an electric vehicle charging station. A lot of older homes in Maryland were designed with only 100 amp main electrical panels and when adding 30-50 amp of use from your EV charger, we may need to upgrade to 150 amps or 200 amps. Additionally, as EVs become even more popular than they are now, this is a good investment for selling your home down the line, as it will be EV-compatible on the MLS.

Home Car Charger Location & Cable Length:

Make sure you select a location that’s accessible for your EV. Consider cable length in this step, as most EVSEs come with a connecting cable that is 8 to 25 feet in length. That’s a big difference, so if you’re installing an EVSE on a pedestal outside or around the back of your garage, that cable can be used quickly. Consider all scenarios when looking for a permanent location of your EVSE and which one you buy.

Home Car Charger Add-On Features:

Living in the age of on-demand products and services, one might think that having all the bells and whistles on their EVSE would be the route to go, but we’d like to exercise some words of caution. Although it sounds really cool to have a touchscreen EVSE that has timers, usage meters, monitoring capabilities from your phone, and more, each of those additions comes with problems. One of the major ones is if you experience a loss of internet connectivity. In that situation, if you had a smart EVSE, you would be without the ability to charge. Additionally, each time you add a new feature to your EVSE you’re increasing the cost and in many situations, creating redundancy, as many of these cars come with apps and in-car tech for diagnosing performance.

Car Charging Station Safety Precaution:

Last but not least, be certain that your EVSE comes standard with a built-in GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) protection. This will protect you and your family from accidental shocks, which could occur if the EVSE didn’t have grounding protections. There would be nothing worse than going to enter your vehicle and being shocked badly or permanently hurt, so make sure it’s protected.

Top Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation Choices:

As we mentioned above, we’ve had the opportunity to install many EVSEs and we’ve learned which ones require us to come back for servicing and which ones last without issue. In no particular order, our Top 3 recommendations are:

  • Tesla Charger
  • BMW Wallbox
  • Siemens VersiCharge
  • ChargePoint Car Charger
  • JuiceBox 40 and JuiceBox 48

Is an Electrician Needed to Install an EV Charging Station at Home?

Yes, you should always have a licensed electrician do wiring in your home. As with many household projects, a question comes up often at Haas & Sons and that is, “Do I need an electrician to install my EVSE and if so, how much will it cost me?” To answer that, let’s begin with addressing why an electrician should be considered for all households.

Like many household electrical projects, we all get the idea that we can do this and we try the DIY route. Big warning to all our customers: do not try this on your own. The risk of harming yourself or damaging expensive items is too great for a novice to randomly try this trade. Also note that most insurance companies do not cover claims when something is not installed by a licensed professional. If you merely have to swap an outlet, then sure, research it and give it a try. However, as you’ve seen above, there is the potential for a lot of steps and customization along the way depending on your set-up and the unit purchased. Also, in some municipalities, they require properly secured permits and a visit from an inspector to finalize this project, which is something only a licensed electrician can acquire. An established electrician can navigate the county’s needs and all the technical steps of the install.

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Company owner Chris Haas truly understands the electrical trade. After working as a professional electrician for nearly a decade, Chris decided to further his career by earning his Master Electrician License.

While he worked as an electrician for a larger company, he began to notice the lack of personal connection between customer and provider. This gave Chris an idea: to start his own company that provided fantastic service with a focus on building a personal working relationship with customers. That’s why Haas & Sons supplies the same level of service as the larger, more corporate companies, but with the attitude of your local, friendly neighborhood electrician!