With Electric Vehicles (EVs) continuing to grow in popularity, Henderson Services has quickly become the leading EV charging station contractor in Kentucky. Whether at airports or grocery stores, the locations that offer these charging stations are steadily multiplying, used by businesses to bring in traffic and care for employees. However, these charging stations are only one of the ways to charge EVs. When purchasing a vehicle, you will also receive a level one charger, which you can use with a standard wall outlet at your home.
So let’s look at why charging stations are superior to charging at home and how your business can increase your traffic by implementing stations in your parking lot.
When using a Level 1 charger that comes with your vehicle for at-home use, you could be waiting for around two days for a full recharge! If you plan to try a quick charge overnight, you may be out of luck.
There is an additional option to purchase a Level 2 charger. We will typically install these same chargers for various businesses and manufacturers. This charger works with higher voltage and therefore requires extra energy usage from your home or business. Though you will face a higher cost compared to your free level 1 charger, you will quickly see the difference between this installed charging station and the low-powered free option. With the level 2 charger, you can charge your vehicle fully in 4 to 10 hours.
At-home chargers tend to come with higher accident risk. Due to the voltage running through the chargers and into your vehicles, EV chargers pose a fire hazard risk. This can often happen because of faulty or outdated wiring, which is more likely to occur at your home. There is also a potential hazard where the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) fails due to unforeseen circumstances such as old wiring, lightning, or general wear.
The charging stations we install will always be evaluated and properly wired to avoid any potential hazards. If the necessary energy source has faulty wiring, we have experts who can quickly fix the problem and get the charger installed safely. While you can get a Level 2 charger installed at your home, a station in the parking lot of a business or manufacturer will typically be safer.
Perhaps the most obvious advantage of a public charging station is that you don’t have to pay the initial costs of purchasing a station for your home. In this case, a business has already covered the cost of installation. With the purchase of your vehicle, it's possible that you didn’t budget for an at-home charging upgrade. Public chargers serve as a great alternative.
In addition, some charging stations are more advanced than a level 2 charger and can rapidly charge your vehicle in around an hour. While these are only sometimes readily available, they can be a great way to quickly get back on the road for those with access. However, even a level 2 charger will get you back on the road much more quickly than your free level 1 charger that you use at home.
As a business owner, having these charging stations increases traffic and encourages your team. For example, imagine a grocery store that installs charging stations. If someone who needs groceries also needs to charge their vehicle, they’re more prone to shop at a place that offers the chance to kill two birds with one stone.
This is just a brief look at some differences you’ll experience between at-home chargers and public charging stations. As the leading installer of charging stations in Kentucky, we have the ability to install them in any location and offer additional services for any wiring that needs to be updated. So contact us today to learn more about how EV charging stations can boost your business!
At Henderson, our electrical services have kept you in business for over 100 years. Unfortunately, we’ve seen time and time again what happens when businesses ignore their electrical needs. What happens is major financial blows due to unplanned shutdowns, OSHA fines, and replacement of damaged equipment. So if you are beginning to realize your business is in need of electrical maintenance, here are a few of the ways we get the job done:
Things happen, and you don’t always see them coming. This can be very true of electrical equipment in your facility. When something goes wrong, the last place you want to be is in a position where you have no idea who to call. Henderson Services has 24-hour emergency services that are always available to any of our customers. Whether you are dealing with electrical or communication issues, we are here to troubleshoot any problems that may arise. Why do we offer this? Because our business is keeping you in business.
Imagine you work at a car manufacturing plant, and suddenly, there’s a malfunction, and you lose power to your entire building. That is obviously a major issue. Henderson Services exists to respond quickly to your call and find out where the problem originated and the best solution to getting the power back on safely. While our electrical maintenance service will be on full display, we can also offer any business our preventive maintenance services will help identify a problem long before a catastrophic failure occurs.
As our Emergency Services suggest, we understand the importance of responding quickly when problems arise. The expert knowledge of our experienced team allows us to assess problems and find solutions, no matter how complicated your infrastructure is. We have seen, time and time again, how this quick response has helped people stay in business when they couldn’t see a way forward.
There’s a reason the saying, “Hindsight is 20/20,” is a popular saying; because people experience it all the time. The decision is clear when you already know the outcome. However, many facilities like to ignore this sentiment regarding the electrical maintenance of their facility. Without any preventive maintenance in place, you’re left asking, “What if?” What if something goes wrong? What if we get fined? What if we get shut down? However, with Henderson Services, that question can become a definitive statement. Instead of asking, “What if?” you’ll be saying, “If it does, we’ll be covered.”
When you let our experienced electricians take care of your facility maintenance, you are giving yourself peace of mind, ensuring the safety and well-being of your employees, and gaining the assurance that you’ve followed OSHA guidelines set in place. In addition, you can rest easy knowing that your facility is moving forward with a clear vision.
Depending on your industry, you may have various technological needs that keep your facility running. Whether it’s telecommunications, such as telephone systems, or security systems, like CCTV surveillance cameras, we can install the technology you need. In addition, as a company that has been in the electrical business for over 100 years, we can offer you industry-proven wisdom about what technology may be the best fit for your facility.
Ultimately, we want to do more than offer commercial electrical services to businesses in need. Our mission is to create and maintain long-term relationships built on trust. Partnering with Henderson Services offers you comfort and expertise, backed by the knowledge that the job will get done right the first time. So contact us today to solve your electrical needs!
The sun is shining, your coffee is hot, and traffic wasn’t too bad this morning. Yet all you can think about is the conversation you had with your supervisor yesterday, who told you that safety is your new priority and it’s up to you to ensure nothing goes wrong.
Perhaps you’ve experienced this exact feeling, or you can empathize with the stressors involved. Whatever the case may be, as a project manager, safety on a project is one of the key responsibilities you must carry. Unfortunately, thousands of electrical-related injuries occur every year, along with hundreds of deaths. The last thing you want for your company is your name associated with that statistic.
So let’s go back to our hypothetical (or very real) situation. Here you are, stressed out, with what feels like the weight of your company’s future on your shoulders. What can you do to ensure your safety culture is where it needs to be?
We advise finding an electrical service at the top of their field. A company that views safety as king and backs it up with results. Such as an OSHA RIR rate of .64, a current EMR of .6, or 0 lost time to injuries in 2022. If that sounds like the kind of company you want to work with, then Henderson Services is a great fit for you.
Here at Henderson, we understand how important your job is and how difficult it can often be with so much on your plate. Our expertise in safety training and preventive maintenance helps us come alongside you and make your job easier. While there are a lot of great electrical contractors out there, there are also some that make you question the quality of their services, the promptness of their response time, and their general care for your team. We understand these fears and have cultivated a company dedicated to serving you at the highest level in all areas.
“Sometimes you find a group that you can trust and that you like doing business with. When you find this group the cost is not really a priority because we know that we are getting the very best service available. Thanks to Henderson, CLARK has found a lasting partnership that supersedes everything else.”– Bart Ford, General Manager at Clark Material Handling
Your employees are the heart and soul of your business. Care for their well-being is paramount for any successful company. With our NFPA 70E, Lock Out Tag Out, and First Aid, CPR, and AED training, we give you the peace of mind to know that you are following all of the necessary safety-related labor laws.
Take Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO), for instance. Did you know that OSHA estimates that implementing proper LOTO procedures prevents 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries annually, being that up to 10% of all industrial safety incidents are believed to be related to failure to properly lockout equipment? If you’re reading this and that makes your stomach drop, you probably aren’t alone!
Henderson Services is here to ensure safety becomes a top priority at your company. Check out the video below for more details on the training we offer and how they can set your company up for success.
So if your company is looking to make major improvements regarding the safety procedures set in place, let us help! Don’t let your stress over following safety laws prohibit you from doing the rest of your job well. Henderson Services is here to help you secure your business. Contact us to get a quote.
Electric vehicles (EVs) have slowly been on the rise over the past few years. Cars like the Tesla have skyrocketed in popularity, while e-bikes like Rad Power Bikes have found an entirely new audience. With a recent spike in gas prices and a much greater awareness of our planet’s environmental health, more than ever, people are trying to do their part to make meaningful changes.
So we began to ask ourselves, “What are the benefits of EVs and what can Henderson do to help?”
You might have heard of EVs but aren’t sure what benefit they provide. Your only connection may be the line of Priuses at your local farmer’s market. Regardless, it’s worth considering the effect EVs bring to the environment and your wallet.
The United States serves as both a major importer and exporter of petroleum. However, with so much of the transportation industry reliant upon that resource, our petroleum exports' current rise has caused an imbalance.
Leaning into the use of EVs in the transportation industry allows for greater diversification of necessary resources. This diversification provides much-needed energy security as the pressing need for petroleum lessens, and we can use our wealth of electricity effectively.
This results in fuel savings for the average person. Rather than a vehicle wholly dependent on fuel, you have a vehicle that is completely charged by electricity and a hybrid that uses less fuel than conventional vehicles. The upfront price is higher than a conventional one, but the lifetime savings in fuel make up for that difference. It’s also worth considering that EVs have become more commonplace over time, causing the prices to equalize.
So EVs not only lessen our reliance on petroleum but also put dollars back into your pocket.
It seems common knowledge that EVs are better for the environment, but not clear how. One of the significant benefits has to do with emissions. Fully electric vehicles release zero tailpipe emissions, while hybrid vehicle emissions vary. Emissions are harmful to the climate and your health.
While the amount of charging stations has yet to reach the number of gas stations, the number is rising each year. Various industries are working tirelessly to create a network of charging stations nationwide. In 2021, more than 41,000 public charging stations were made available, creating over 100,000 places to charge. Those numbers will only continue to rise as the popularity of EVs increases.
Energy matters a lot to us here at Henderson Services. As faithful stewards of the electrical services we provide, we believe that we should always be improving and expanding as our nation’s leading industries do the same.
We have kept a close eye on the rise of EVs over the years. In fact we have installed nearly 200 EV chargers across the state thus far. We see an excellent opportunity to serve our clients by coming alongside other industries to grow the amount of charging stations available. For example, you may have several employees who drive electric vehicles. You can show great care for your team by bringing in Henderson to install a charging station in your business’s parking lot. Or perhaps your company wants to build a public station for anyone to access. The opportunities are endless.
With EVs changing how we view the transportation industry, it’s important to us at Henderson that we offer our services to encourage these positive advancements. So if you’re hoping to join the growing landscape of EV charging stations, give us a call. We’d love to work with you.