EV Chargers

Santa Barbara EV Charger Services

The decision to go with an electric car is one that may have long-term financial benefits for the buyer and long-term environmental benefits for society. But finding a charging station can be a hassle. And if one already has an in-home station it needs to work properly. Whether it's installation or repair, our Santa Barbara EV charger services can keep your electric car humming. 

From Santa Barbara to Montecito, to Goleta, to the surrounding areas, Laughlin Electric is here to help people find both cost-efficient and eco-friendly solutions. Call us at (805) 590-2222 or reach out here online today.

The Benefits of Having an EV Charger at Home

One of the biggest benefits of having Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) at home is increased convenience. There's no need to be on the road to work and realize you need to find a charging station nearby. Your car can charge up overnight while you're asleep and be ready for a new day. 

Eliminating the need to find a charging station also eliminates the need to pay for getting an electric car charged on a regular basis. Owners can find an immediate return on their investment in EVSE every time they charge up at home rather than paying someone else. 

Furthermore, the presence of EVSE can be a long-term investment. As the market for electric cars grows, the value of having EVSE in a home is likely to be seen by prospective buyers. The result may well be a higher return when it's time to sell the house. 

Our Santa Barbara EV charger professionals can be reached by phone at (805) 590-2222 or here online through our contact form.

Choosing the Right EV Charger for Your Home

When it comes to installing an EV charger at home, it's important to choose the right one to meet your needs. With various options available, our Santa Barbara electricians can help you select the best EV charger for your specific vehicle and charging requirements.

Factors to consider when choosing an EV charger include:

  • Charging speed: Determine the charging speed you need based on your vehicle's battery capacity and your daily driving habits.
  • Compatibility: Ensure that the EV charger is compatible with your vehicle's make and model to avoid any compatibility issues.
  • Installation requirements: Consider the installation process and any electrical upgrades that may be needed to support the EV charger.
  • Smart features: Look for EV chargers with smart features such as scheduling, monitoring, and remote access for added convenience.

Our team at Laughlin Electric can guide you through the selection process and provide professional installation services to ensure your EV charger meets your needs and operates efficiently.

Hear From Our Happy Customers

Reviews & Testimonials

At Laughlin Electric, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    "Thumbs up all the way."

    We used Laughlin Electric to install StarLink satellite and assemble the wiring in a neat and efficient manner. I cannot say enough about these men who are friendly, polite, and well-educated in their field. We will use them again in the future!

    - Cynthi B.
    "Incredibly professional, courteous, and knowledgeable!"

    We called Laughlin for an urgent electrical issue that had left half of our kitchen nonfunctional. They came within a couple of hours, right at the promised time. Lucas was incredibly professional, courteous, and knowledgeable and quickly fixed our problem

    - Zadok S.
    "Very professional, knowledgeable and efficient!"

    The technicians were both very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient while being very nice, clean, and organized inside our home. I’ve had several electricians in the past and these were the most experienced I’ve seen by far.

    - Heather W.
    "I found my new go-to electrician with Laughlin."

    Laughlin sent Kurt out to add an outlet for my detached garage. He went above and beyond, explaining every aspect of his work to me. He even helped me find a new Tesla charger to install.

    - Antonio A.
    "Professional, efficient, and knowledgeable."

    Eamon at Laughlin Electric routed new ethernet cables in our house. He was professional, efficient, and knowledgeable. Now our bedroom looks a lot less cluttered and organized with our new cables. Thanks for all your help!

    - Nicole G.
    "The work was completed efficiently and the price was fair."

    We called Laughlin Electric to have power run to our motor home. They responded quickly and sent an amazing tech, Andy Hanson. Andy was very friendly and professional. The work was completed efficiently and the price was fair.

    - Savannah F.
    "Their customer focus is spot on!"

    The Laughlin team are exceptional at what they do the dedication to excellence and job completion is second to none. I have hired multiple companies over the years and their customer focus is spot on.

    - Tim M.
    "The whole experience was a good one."

    I had a great experience with Laughlin Electric. They arrived right on time and we discussed the issues I wanted solved. I received an estimate and agreed to the work which was done immediately. Highly recommend this service.

    - Helena B.

Signs an EV Charger Needs Repair

If you already have a charging station at home, it's important to be aware of the signs of damage. The sooner a technician can be summoned, the better the chance there is of a cost-effective solution. Those warning signs include: 

  • Physical Damage: Dents, cracks, or burns indicate that the station may require repair. The same goes for damage to the insulation of the charging cable. 
  • Power Issues: Insufficient power output could be due to worn-out breakers, faulty wiring, or problems with the socket itself.
  • Power Surges: Sudden spikes in power output during charging can damage the components within the EV charger, leading to malfunction or unsafe operation.
  • Tripped Breakers: Frequent tripping of breakers may indicate issues that range from overloading on wattage to internal wiring flaws.
  • Discoloration: Strange coloring around plugs suggests overheating caused by excessive resistance in the circuit or poor wire insulation. These can pose fire hazards and should be addressed promptly.
  • Unusual Noises: Rattling, buzzing, or humming noises coming from the EV charger may indicate loose components or damaged parts.
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