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Installing a Tesla Home Charging Station Is Easier Than You Think

When the first Tesla home charging stations hit the market, they were a major investment for many homeowners. As is typical with emergent technology, the devices tended to be expensive, while installation costs were also quite high. For those with older 100-amp electrical panels, these costs would be higher still, as the home’s panel would […]

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FLO vs. ChargePoint: Which Is the Right EV Charger for You?

If you’re a Tesla owner, your charging decision is pretty easy: Tesla has its own line of home chargers and an exclusive charging network for their owners to use. For all other electric vehicle owners, however, there are many options available for home charging. FLO and ChargePoint, the two biggest players in terms of North […]

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrician for an EV Charger Installation

Here Are the Key Questions to Ask Any Electrician About EV Installation Before scheduling an EV charger installation for your home, there’s a lot of information you’ll need first. No two homes are the same, and on top of that every EV driver has different needs and wants when it comes to EV charging capabilities […]

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Electrical Work Gone Wrong: a Questionable Electrical Service Installation

Sometimes Electrical Work Means Fixing Others’ Mistakes! Here at TCA Electric, we’ve seen our fair share of questionable or downright dangerous electrical work over the years. Some of this electrical work gone wrong has included everything from faulty wiring to using the wrong materials, resulting in a dangerous situation for the homeowner. In today’s post, […]

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Why Upgrade an Electric Meter and Panel to 200-Amp Service?

If you’re like most homeowners, chances are you don’t think about your electrical service too often. After all, when your home is running well below your service capacity, your breaker won’t be tripping often, if ever. But as more and more appliances and devices draw on power in your house, you might begin wondering if […]

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Uninsurable Electrical Panels: Is It Time for a Panel Upgrade?

Some electrical panels may not be covered by insurance. Here’s what you should know! There are many reasons why a homeowner may want to upgrade their electrical panel. In some cases, they’re hoping to upgrade their home’s service to allow for new electrical devices or appliances. In other cases, however, upgrading an electrical panel is […]

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In Need of a Tesla Home Charger? 

Electric vehicles are growing in popularity with each passing year. According to the Toronto Star, Canadians purchased more electric vehicles in 2019 and 2020 than in the preceding eight years combined. Meanwhile, while many automakers saw declines in sales, Tesla reached nearly 1 million units sold in 2021—and the Model 3 was the fifth-best-selling vehicle […]

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Tesla Wall Charger Installation: Everything You Need to Know

Have questions about Tesla chargers? We’ve got answers! If you’ve just bought a Tesla, or you’re looking to purchase one, chances are you’re looking into Tesla wall charger installation as well. Tesla’s wall connectors add more range per hour of charging than the mobile connector that comes with every Tesla vehicle. This gives drivers the […]

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Best Smart Home Upgrades in 2022

Here are some of the trending home automation devices for 2022! Like all technology, smart home devices and home automation capabilities are constantly evolving from year to year. Depending on emerging needs, technological advances, and much more, the best and top-selling smart home upgrades can change greatly. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic and other events […]