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What’s Trending in Electrical

Home Electric Vehicle ChargingWentzel’s prides itself on keeping our clients informed on up-and-coming trends and potential long-term investments in all the services we provide. 

Electric Vehicle In-Home Charging

All signs point to a spike in EV chargers to accompany the growth in sales of electric vehicles. The number of electric cars on the road is expected to quadruple by 2025 and again before 2030. In-home chargers are convenient and cost less to run than a large appliance such as an air conditioner or water heater. If you are considering purchasing an electric vehicle, be sure to inquire about having an in-home charger installed.

Tesla Powerwall
Tesla Powerwall stores electricity for solar self-consumption

Green Energy Storage

As the rate of natural disasters increases, so do the frequency and severity of power outages at residential homes. Having a reliable source of backup energy has become a priority for many homeowners, and while diesel generators have served that role in the past there is now a trend toward storing green energy. These are large batteries that can store solar energy and can operate 2 to 3 days as a backup power source in case of a storm or power outage. Storage alternatives will continue to expand and become available in more homes over the next year.

Smart monitors

Smart monitors for electric and water consumption are becoming a favorite for energy companies and customers alike. More accurate readings reveal leaks, damage, and habits that can lead to repairs quickly and save families money. Depending on the sensor, they can show which rooms are consuming energy or provide a real-time notification when appliances are turned on. Some energy companies are installing these on homes in their areas, but there are sensors you can buy and monitor for yourself. If you choose to install a smart energy monitor, consult a professional for installation.

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