Go Green And Clean With Home EV Chargers

So, you’ve decided to buy an electric vehicle and can’t wait to join the green revolution, fight climate change and reduce carbon pollution. Good for you!

 You are joining the thousands who want to be a part of the solution – meeting Canada’s Climate Emergency Goals. By 2030 it is planned that 50% of the kilometres driven on Vancouver’s roads will be by zero-emission vehicles.

The most common location to charge an EV is at home, and it’s often the least expensive. In Greater Vancouver, most families can charge enough for their daily drive on a wall outlet, also known as Level 1 charging, in 4 hours or less, which works excellently while your EV is parked overnight. If you have access to a Level 2 charger, 45 minutes is all it takes on average.

Most cities do not require any EV-specific permits for retrofitting homes, but you must have a valid electrical permit and have your work done by a qualified professional. 

If you live in a townhouse or condo development with strata, some various rules and bylaws have to be considered. Your strata regulations and bylaws will specify when homeowner approval is needed. 

If you own your single-family home, having an electric vehicle (EV) charger will also add value to your home when you consider selling in the future. Remember, though, electrical permits are necessary, as these are some of the issues that come up when selling a home (unpermitted construction must be disclosed). This is where Gandy Installations is your best solution for your EV charging stations.

Get started!

Gandy Installations is ready to help. They install both Level 1 and Level 2 electric chargers. Level 1 electric vehicle chargers have a dedicated 20-amp outlet, and level 2 electric vehicle chargers have a dedicated 30-60 amp outlet.

First, give us a call at 604-534-5555 for a free in-home estimate. 

  • One of Gandy’s licensed electricians will perform an onsite inspection, calculate your home’s electrical load capacity and provide an installation quote.
  • Gandy can supply the car charging equipment or install a device that you have previously purchased. 
  • We will apply for the permit on your behalf.
  • When the permit is issued, we will schedule your installation.
  • Once your home EV charger installation is complete, we will provide you with all the documentation you need to apply for your rebate(s)

Electric Vehicle Cost Savings

Choosing to drive an electric car will not only cost you less at the gas station, but you can also save money through the EV Incentives in BC program. 

Provincial and Federal rebates are available for the purchase of electric vehicles in addition to the installation of EV charging stations in homes, strata buildings and workplaces. 

For more information on incentives for electric vehicle owners in British Columbia, visit:


Spotlight On TRP Participant: Gandy Installations

What the TRP program means to their business and the environment!

At 65 years young, Gandy Installations is a familiar and respected name within BC’s HVAC community. And, as a participant in HRAI’s Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP), the company is playing a key role in keeping harmful elements out of Canada’s waste stream.

“It made sense for us to join the TRP program, both from an environmental angle and in terms of bringing extra value to our customers,” says Taylor Gandy, General Manager with the HRAI member company.

Gandy Installations is among the HRAI members who serve as a collection hub for the TRP program. Says Gandy, the job is as simple as collecting mercury-containing, electric, and mechanical thermostats from customers and having them shipped to HRAI to be recovered or recycled.

“It’s pretty straightforward,” he says. “We have a container here where customers can drop off their old mercury thermostats, and when that’s full HRAI sends us a shipping label and we send them off at no cost to us.”

Gandy adds that joining the TRP program has not only drawn additional business, but it has given existing customers a way to make a small, but important impact on their environment.

“There’s definitely the feel-good aspect to this,” adds Dave Guild, Service Manager with the company. “You can see that the customers who pop in to drop off their thermostats are happy that they’re able to do the right thing with the thermostat, as opposed to what they thought their alternatives might have been.”

“So whether or not having the TRP drop-off here translates to business, it’s just the right thing to do,” adds Gandy.

A community staple

Gandy Installations is among HRAI’s longest-running members. Its origins date back to 1957 when Charlie Gandy and Ken Atwell launched Atwell-Gandy Gas and Electric to serve a need for a forced-air heating contractor in the Fraser Valley. Several decades and transformations later, the company is now among the largest forced-air heating and cooling contractors in the province, offering a range of HVAC services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients throughout the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland.

“Our approach isn’t to do things for the cheapest price; We provide over-the-top customer service and that’s what we’ve always been known for in our community. We’ve been here a while, and we’re dedicated to being the contractor that people can trust,” says Gandy.

Learn more about HRAI’s Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP) 

hat the TRP program means to their business and the environment!