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    RS
    Alexandria, VA·

    General Handy Services

    "Very nice, no complaints at all."

    Wayne J. in November 2021

    Jireh Electric, Inc. Logo
    Manassas, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, New Construction, Service , and 1 more

    "It was a pleasure to work with Pino and Jireh electric. They were not pushy and try to up sell you. I hired them to replace my electrical panel and put in some light and run a new circuit for my Microwave. First thing they arrived on time and placed drop cloths on the floor were they going to work. I was very impressed with the quality of their work. My existing panel was mislabeled and they took the time verify every breaker and made labels to put into the panel. I also had a new light fixture which was very intricate and took a while to install. it was a new chandelier with about a hundred crystals that needed to be hung. They verified it was hung properly and and level. They cleaned up everything after they were finished, it looked like no work was done in the house. I would recommend them to anyone looking to have some work done."

    Satesh P. in February 2020

    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

    Capital Wire Tech Solutions Logo
    Stafford, VA·

    TV Wall Mounting, Low voltage wiring, Access control, Indoor/outdoor cameras , and 2 more

    "Good, got what I needed taken care of. Would of liked it to have costed a little less but, was much cheaper than the couple other estimates I got."

    Joe F. in August 2021

    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

    HL
    Gainesville, VA·

    Lightning Protection

    "Hamilton Lightning Rod was very professional, quick and affordable. We had a house fire because of a lightning strike and it is reassuring our house is protected now by this system. They were great at explaining how it works and then installing quickly and with ease!"

    Phil D. in September 2020

    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."

    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."

    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."

    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"

    RE
    Annandale, VA·

    "Yes, the work was done promptly."

    Anwar A. in February 2024

    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

    "Hunter patiently explained how they would assess the cause of blown fuse associated with my dryer. When Jose came he carefully diagnosed how the dryer was drawing electricity and was able to confirm that the fuse rather than the dryer was the source of the problem . Jose replaced the fuse and explained to me how the fuses in the power box work. He was helpfully assisted by Luis and the two are a great team. I appreciated how Jose communicated with Hunter to confirm the diagnostics. I wouldn't hesitate to call upon them again as they competently troubleshooted and addressed the problem at a reasonable price."

    Michele W. in July 2019

    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

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Arlington, Virginia Average
    $324
  • Typical Range
    $167 - $526
  • 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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Arlington Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 564 reviews of 564 pros.

The HomeAdvisor Community Rating is an overall rating based on verified reviews and feedback from our community of homeowners that have been connected with service professionals. See individual business pages for full, detailed reviews.


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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Arlington, VA

  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Business
    Comment: We are a movie theater and in need of changing lightbulbs at the side of our theater. There are 10 total out in the venue, each of varying heights depending on the theater size. We have all equipment needed, we just need someone to change lightbulbs that are too high up.
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Telephone Wiring Needs: Need new telephone and outlets run throughout the house
    Wall Access: Walls must be left intact
    Telephone outlets needed:: 1
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need to connect floor heating to power panel.
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Two outlets in my kitchen are not working. One of them is with reset button, but the button does not work.
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Supports 220v or 240v load: No
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Install outdoor motion detector light and fix wiring
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Install GFI outlets, smoke detectors, replace breakers in electrical panel
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Breaker box needs to be inspected and repaired if necessary.
  • Project Location: Arlington, 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: Arlington, 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: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/27/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We have a 6200 square foot home in north Arlington and looking for a standby generator solution.
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/25/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: We have a townhouse built in the 1940s, but likely had the electrical panel updated in the 1970s. We have 200 amp service and need to replace the panel.
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/25/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/23/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: What is the price
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/22/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I suspect there is a faulty wire into a ceiling flush mounted light. The fixturing also seems to be loosely secured to the wall.
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/20/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Replace existing bathroom exhaust fan-heater-light combo with a different model
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Supports 220v or 240v load: No
    Comment: I am planning on purchasing an electric vehicle and need to run a electric line from an unfinished basement into the garage and install the charger
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
  • Project Location: Arlington, VA
    Date: 01/17/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I have a bad breaker that needs to be replaced.

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