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    AE

    In business since 2017

    Gainesville, VA·

    Electrical

    About us: "We strive to maintain our reputation as a high quality, very service-oriented company with our focus being customer satisfaction. We are committed to excellence in every aspect of the business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are mindful of our customer interest and make their concerns the basis of our business. We make sure to develop a lasting relationship so that the next time a project is needed there will be no question on who to call. We look forward to earning your business!"

    RS
    Alexandria, VA·

    General Handy Services

    "Very nice, no complaints at all."

    Wayne J. in November 2021

    All American Electric, LLC Logo

    "They show up early and thoroughly explain what they are going to do. They saw something additional that needed to be done and just took care of it. Thoroughly cleaned up afterwards."

    Shirley Ann S. in August 2016

    RE
    Annandale, VA·

    "Technician arrived on time and quickly found the problem and fixed. Very happy with them."

    David H. in February 2024

    JE

    In business since 2022

    About us: "We offer over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. We take on a wide range of electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring and panel upgrades and a variety of other jobs. We’re committed to providing a personalized service for each individual project we take on & look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    Air Plus Heating and Cooling Logo
    Lorton, VA·

    Full Electrical Services Generator & Smart Homes: Install, Service, or Repair, Water Heaters & Tankless Water Heaters Install or Service, Ducts & Vents - Install or Replace , and 2 more

    "After contacting another installer that only offered a la carte services (they wanted me to contract the gas line installer and build my own pad) I reached out to AirPlus. Hunter contacted me and set up an appointment to give a quote. Hunter arrived when he said he would, gave us an estimate that we thought fair and scheduled the install. The biggest hiccup was with Washington Gas, as we needed a new gas meter to replace our old (1998) meter. Felix and Rene came and built the pad, installed the generator and transfer switch, ran the gas line and connected the electrical into our main panel. They were professional and efficient and cleaned up after themselves (a big plus!). After the initial install, Jake came and performed the next part of the install. Everything was ready to go with the exception of the new gas meter install. That took the longest to complete, but was out of AirPlus's control. After the meter was replaced, Jake came back to do the final inspection and test. What I appreciate most about working with AirPlus is how they communicate via email and text message, to let you know who is coming to do the work and when they'll arrive, even sending a text with their arrival time the day of service. Far too often, contractors give a window of time and then fail to show up within the promised window. Not the case with AirPlus! Everything about this process from quote through final inspection was done with the highest level of professionalism. A special shout-out to Hunter for being so personable and professional! I would recommend AirPlus without hesitation!"

    Sam M. in July 2020

    Advanced Environment Solutions, Inc. Logo
    Fredericksburg, VA·

    Water Heater Installation, Humdifier and dehumidifier installation, HVAC System Installation , and 1 more

    "Can't recommend AES enough! They provided the best estimate for my HVAC replacement, and everything could not have gone more smoothly. From Tammy and Kat in the front office, to Ruben and Soriano who did the install, everything was handled professionally and with care, and keeping me informed every step of the way. You won't regret hiring them for your next home repair project!"

    Kevin M. in May 2023

    Claros Electric, LLC Logo
    Manassas, VA·

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    "Ariel Claros replaced our old power panel with a new 200 am Square D QO panel. He did an outstanding job for a very competitive price. He obtained a permit and passed the inspection without any issues or complains. He worked very professionally, addressed all our questions and requests. He also left the sight clean from any debris. We are very pleased with his work and will be hiring him for our next project. We also will be referring him to our friend as we trust the quality of his work and professionalism. Highly recommended."

    Tatiana K. in October 2021

    S&M Electrical Connections, LLC Logo
    Walkersville, MD·

    Electrical Code Corrections, Electrical Home Renovation Projects, Plugs, Outlets, Fan Install, Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector & Light Installation , and 2 more

    "I just built my house a year ago and needed to add an EV charger to my garage. Trish called me within an hour and set up an appointment for Hugo to come out the next day. There were two additional parts to the job I needed done as well, and one of them was a bit more expensive than I was expecting... but honestly, I had no idea how much to expect for the third part of the job so I can't blame them at all. There was no pressure at all to complete the more expensive portion of the job when I told them I'd have to pass on it at the time. The actual job was scheduled for the following week, and Tommy and Kevin showed up on time and were done in less than 3 hours. They gave me a few recommendations for drywall repair as well since there were three small holes that needed cut to run the new circuit for the EV charger. Highly recommended... Hugo & Kevin were extremely knowledgeable and helpful with all questions from a new homeowner like myself."

    Josh R. in August 2021

    Audio Video and Security Logo
    Herndon, VA·

    Experts in Home Theatre Solutions!!!!!, Home Automation, Security Systems , and 2 more

    "I sent the request to Home Advisor on a Sunday night. The company called me Monday morning & scheduled a TV mounting the same day. The company was professional and knowledgable about the installation of large flat screen TV. The installation was very tricky & not your average install. It was on a brick fireplace that had been covered with carpentry. Very good job & I would definitely recommend their services. Their pricing was extremely fair and better that B&ST Buy."

    Sean B. in December 2017

    Raufi Services LLC Logo
    Haymarket, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, Residential Electrical Service calls

    "Mr. Raufi responded quickly to my request, doing a thorough inspection of the issues with my breaker panel and providing a fair quote to replace it, repair and paint the drywall... He was prompt, courteous, and professional in completing the work, as was his team member who did the drywall work. The job was quickly approved by the County inspector and I've not had any issues since."

    Cheryl L. in July 2022

    SE
    Purcellville, VA·

    Residential Electrical

    "Stinnett is a reminder of how good a business can be in an age where concern for quality and customer satisfaction is not always what it should be. I will describe them as follows: Friendly, prompt, efficient, meticulous, knowledgeable and very reasonable in their billing."

    John S. in September 2020

    MC
    Silver Spring, MD·

    SECURITY CAMERA INSTALLATION AND REPLACE., VOIP AND DIGITAL PHONE SYSTEM LIKE CQ SIMPLE,SAMSUNG, PANASONIC AND MORE, VOICE AND DATA CABLING CAT 6,CAT 5 ,PATCH PANEL TERMINATE TEST AND LABEL.

    "Mr.Tes replaced our old unreliable phone system for our business. He was prompt, professional and courteous. After installation he spent time explaining the system functions and operations well. Overall a great job."

    Basheer A. in December 2017

    EO
    Woodbridge, VA·

    Residential Wiring, Kitchen & Bathroom, Electrical Rough-In , and 3 more

    "Elements of energy came to fix and remodel my electrical from my home, which they did a great job, I would definitely hiring them again."

    Michael Gonzalo M. in February 2024

    HL
    Gainesville, VA·

    Lightning Protection

    "Mr Hamilton contacted me after seeing my info on HomeAdvisor. I like his initiative and he was very polite during our conversation. His cost for the work was exactly what he quoted over the phone. He found another small issue and fixed that as well as part of the cost. Thank you."

    Monica W. in December 2019

    EE

    In business since 2015

    Hearndon, VA·

    Electrical

    About us: "We can take on a wide range of residential and commercial electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring/panel upgrades, and a variety of other projects. We take pride in the quality of our work and our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    SH

    In business since 1972

    Sterling, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, Generator Installs

    About us: "Snell Heating & Air Conditioning, is your go-to choice for protecting your family's safety and comfort. If you need furnace or air conditioner repair, we have many service vehicles and technicians in the Northern Virginia area so we can get to you quicker. We offer same day and next day service in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, McLean, Vienna, Oakton, Oak Hill, Great Falls, Centreville, Chantilly, Burke, Springfield, Fairfax Station, Clifton, Falls Church, Reston, Herndon, all of Fairfax County. Sterling, Ashburn, Cascades & majority of Loudoun. Check out our complete list of cities served. With our unique 7-7-7 service you get the same low rate from 7AM to 7PM, 7 days/week! Snell also specializes in routine maintenance and service, and if you need a new system, or want to learn about getting a new system, we can get you all the information you need to make a smart decision. Call us today and let us earn your business! We accept all major credit cards and offer flexible financing."

    The Home Depot - Generators Logo

    In business since 2003

    Atlanta, GA·

    Portable Generator - Install, Fixed Generator - Install

    About us: "Today, we’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In 2,300 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That's The Home Depot difference."

    RC

    In business since 2010

    About us: "Rivers Contractors is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    BE

    In business since 1968

    About us: "Benfield Electric Company is an area leader in the Electrical Service field, serving customers throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. We work with residential and commercial clients and pride ourselves on our capability to meet all types of electrical wiring demands and deadlines. Established in 1968, we are a licensed, bonded and insured class “A” Electrical contractor. We are focused on providing a wide array of services to meet all our customer’s needs"

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Alexandria, Virginia Average
    $324
  • Typical Range
    $159 - $507
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $900

Frequently asked questions

  • An electrician’s cost per hour comes in between $50 and $100. It’ll vary depending on your location and the type or professional you hire. Areas with a higher cost of living can expect to pay on the higher end of that scale. Licensing level may also increase the price.
  • Usually you’ll pay a higher rate for the first hour. This covers their travel and time expense. Emergency or after-hours rates are usually higher too – expect to pay an emergency fee of up to $300 plus a higher hourly rate.

Electricians do a fair amount of larger remodeling and new construction projects but also common residential projects including:

For cost information related to the above tasks, visit our Electrical Cost Guide.

  1. Do you have a license to perform electrical work in this state?
    All states require an electrical license or work performed under a Master Electrician. You should also ask how many on the job hours of experience they have.
  2. Do you have insurance?
    Never use one who isn’t insured. You can ask to see proof of insurance.
  3. Do you have prior work references?
    You might skip this for small jobs like installing a light or outlet. For larger projects, always get references.
  4. What are your rates?
    Always ask up front. Getting a detailed quote up front is the best way to go.
  5. Who is going to do the actual work?
    Often, a Master Electrician will come out to diagnose and bid on projects, but they have their apprentice and journeyman electricians do the work. This isn’t a terrible thing, in fact it’s common practice. The Master’s license is on the line with any work he supervises.
  6. Is your work warrantied or guaranteed?
    Any reputable company or contractor warranties their work, usually for at least a year.
  7. Are you usually on time?
    Overbooking is a frequent problem with electrical work. Often, a service call goes long, and they end up showing up at your home late. This common complaint is easily remedied with an up-front and honest discussion. If they can’t be on time, make sure they’ll call.

1. Don’t Be Misled by an Electrician’s Hourly Rates

A truly skilled, well-equipped professional with a truck full of parts that charges $100 an hour can be a much wiser choice than an inexperienced hack, working with inadequate tools and no parts, but charging much less. Often, more experienced professionals get the job done quickly with warrantied work.

2. Compare Travel Charges

Rates reflect travel times. Travel charges can have a big impact on your costs and are in some ways easier to compare than hourly rates. Many electricians spend a third or more of their time navigating traffic on their way to a jobsite. Every contractor must find a way to pay for the expense of driving each day.

3. Bundle Repair Jobs Together

When you feel it’s time to call a pro, review your list and then conduct a mini-inspection of your home. Look for faulty switches and dysfunctional or crowded outlets. When the electrician comes, you’ll save money and time by getting everything taken care of at once.

4. How to Prepare & What to Know Before the Electrician Arrives
  • Be as thorough and detailed in describing your needs to your contractor. The more they know, the quicker the job will go.
  • Before they arrive, prepare a precise list of items you want serviced. Electricians have budgeted their time for a service call. They don’t have time for additional requests once they are on site.
  • Make sure the electrical panel box is accessible. You’ll pay for the time it takes to access it.
  • Clear away fragile items, knickknacks and furniture from areas where you expect the them to work.
  • If you have questions about the project, ask them before they start. Most are happy to run you through the problem and the process of fixing it.
  • Ask about potential issues after the work is complete. During a service call a professional will spot any potential hazards.
  • You’ll lose power to parts of your home while they work. Be prepared to pause anything you’re doing during the service call.
  • In most cases you’ll have the option to either pay at the time of service or have a bill sent to you. You’ll be able to pay with cash, credit and sometimes check.
5. Install Money-Saving Electrical Fixtures
  • By switching from ordinary incandescent light fixtures or bulbs to fluorescent or LED ones, you can substantially reduce energy consumption in your home.
  • Motion detector switches can help you save money on outdoor lighting while at the same time providing very cost-effective security to your home.
  • Creative landscape lighting and indoor accent lighting can make your home more appealing to you, your guests and potential buyers in the future.

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Alexandria Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 543 reviews of 543 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Alexandria, VA

  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Hanging lamp installation.
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Electrical panel replacement/upgrade
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: replace existing outlet
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Have a “shed” that we want to run new coaxial for our Fios. There is an existing line buried but it is shorted out and/or is wired to Cox. Fios won’t do it.
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Repair Description: Other
    Location: Home
    Type of Generator: Portable
    Comment: Generator starts but doesn't generate electricity
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Repair Description: General maintenance
    Location: Home
    Type of Generator: Whole home/standby generator
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Install recessed lighting in playroom. Install electrical outlet in hallway. Replace two light fixtures.
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Ceiling lights in several rooms, and connection to refrigerator not working.
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Repair Description: General maintenance
    Location: Home
    Type of Generator: Portable
    Comment: will start but won't generate electrical power
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 01/28/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: Outdoor
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 01/27/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 01/27/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I have a smart thermostat I want installed/replace my current digital thermostat
  • Project Location: Alexandria, VA
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Installation of fireplace insert. Parts all in stock at Bromwell's.

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