Home and Business Electrification

What Is Electrification?

Electrification involves transitioning from reliance on fossil fuels to using electricity for powering various systems and technologies. This transition is also known as the energy transition. This shift is taking place on a global scale. It involves replacing traditional, non-electric sources of energy (like fossil fuels) with electricity, which is a cleaner and more versatile form of energy. Electrification can occur in various sectors, including transportation, heating, manufacturing, and more.

At Garner Electric our goal is to help empower homeowners and business owners to embrace a cleaner and more sustainable future through electrification. We proudly partner with Qmerit, and together we offer cutting-edge solutions that pave the way for a seamless transition from traditional energy sources to efficient, electrified systems. Qmerit is North America’s most trusted installer for EV charging and other electrification technologies.

Services We Offer for Commercial and Residential Properties

  • EV Charging Solutions: We can help you Install EV charging stations for your home or business, supporting the growing demand for electric vehicles. With EV ownership expanding, many homeowners are starting the electrification journey with Level 2 home charging so they can recharge while they sleep.
  • Battery Storage: Enhance the returns on your solar investment by incorporating a battery storage system. This enables you to store surplus energy, providing flexibility for its utilization when it aligns with your optimal preferences. Storage systems also ensure continuous power supply during outages and peak demand periods.

From installation to ongoing maintenance, we ensure a smooth and reliable electrification process for your property. We believe in a future where clean, electrified energy powers homes and businesses. Join us on this journey toward sustainability and efficiency. Contact us today to start your electrification transformation!

EV Charging Stations for Residential and Commercial

As drivers transition to electric vehicles (EVs), charging replaces the conventional gas station fill-ups. However, the implications of EV adoption extend well beyond refueling practices. With the introduction of bidirectional charging, your EV gains the capability to serve as a power source for your home, opening up a multitude of potential applications.

There Are Three Types of Electric Vehicle Chargers:

The three levels of electric vehicle chargers refer to the different power levels and charging speeds they offer. These levels are commonly known as Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 (or Direct Current Fast Charging, DCFC).

  • Voltage: 120 volts (for residential use).
  • Power Output: Typically around 1.4 to 1.9 kilowatts.
  • Charging Speed: Slow.
  • Common Use: Level 1 chargers are standard household outlets. They are suitable for overnight charging and are often used for plug-in hybrid vehicles and some electric cars with smaller batteries.

  • Voltage: 240 volts (for residential and commercial use).
  • Power Output: Ranges from 3.3 to 19.2 kilowatts.
  • Charging Speed: Moderate to fast, significantly quicker than Level 1.
  • Common Use: Level 2 chargers are commonly found in residential settings, businesses, and public charging stations. They are suitable for charging electric cars with larger battery capacities. Level 2 chargers are practical for both short stops and longer periods, depending on the power output.

  • Voltage: Typically above 200 volts.
  • Power Output: Starts around 50 kilowatts and can go much higher, even exceeding 350 kilowatts.
  • Charging Speed: Rapid, significantly faster than Level 1 and Level 2.
  • Common Use: Level 3 chargers, also known as fast chargers, are often found along highways, in commercial locations, and on key travel routes. They are designed for quick pit stops, making them ideal for long-distance travel. Level 3 chargers use direct current (DC) and can charge an electric vehicle to 80% or more in a relatively short time, typically in 30 minutes to an hour. However, they must be used sparingly to avoid battery damage.