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    EE
    Asheville, NC·

    Electrical, Solar, Electrical

    "Carey did a great job! Reasonable, timely and accurate. I would definitely recommend and would hire again"

    Floyd D. in March 2024

    BE
    Marshall, NC·

    "Stephen Clark is a true professional. He showed up at the appointed time. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to talk with. The job was more difficult than average due to the large wire I ordered, but he had no problem adapting to the situation. I would rate him A+ both as an electrician and as a person."

    J M. in June 2024

    James Tracy Electric, LLC Logo
    Hendersonville, NC·

    Residential & Commercial, Electrical Contractor-Licensed, Repairs & Installations

    "James was excellent. Completed several jobs for us. He is organized, efficient, and contentious. We have already called him back to complete additional projects."

    Al Q. in November 2020

    LG
    Asheville, NC·

    Electrical

    "I needed to have an EV hookup installed after relocating to Asheville. Looking Glass Electric was recommended to me by a local couple I met while out on the town one night. I called Looking Glass Electric the next day, and Ben was able to fit me in and provided a fair estimate for me that week. I went ahead and okd the work, and he was back just days later for the install. You can tell from the result that a level of professional care was taken during the install. Everything looks great and perfectly blends into the setting like it is always been there. My next project is adding a hot tub, and I will be going straight back to Ben and Looking Glass Electric for my needs there! Cannot recommend them enough!"

    Michael G. in April 2024

    Raycraft Electric Co. Logo
    Marion, NC·

    Troubleshooting and assessments, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Panel Upgrades

    "on time .solved my problems. I added needed work to the original problem and every thing was taken care of"

    herbert G. in June 2020

    Forge Mountain Electric, LLC Logo
    Mills River, NC·

    Electrical, Generac certified sales, service & installation

    "Forge Mountain Electric is a premier business. Ben is extremely knowledgeable and detailed in his job performance. He explained every aspect of what he was going to do. He recommended a few additional things that needed to be taken care of in our electrical wiring. They were Punctual and professional. Chris is friendly and organized. He was very thorough and fast to provide estimates and invoice information. Forge Mountain Electric will be our go-to for all our electric installation and repair needs. We highly recommend them to everyone."

    Chad B. in June 2020

    Sound Solutions of WNC, LLC Logo
    Burnsville, NC·

    Security Surveillance Systems, Professional Audio and Live Stream Event Services, Audio Visual Services , and 2 more

    "Responded quickly,installed a 55in TV over a solid masonry fireplace, hiding wires. Used the mounting frame I had. Clean work done in less than a day. Highly recommended."

    Ann W. in November 2018

    GE
    Kings Mountain, NC·

    electrical

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business! Book with us online or feel free to give us a call today!"

    Lightning Defense, LLC (North Carolina) Logo
    Zephyrhills, FL·

    Lightning Protection, NO ELECTRICAL WORK

    "John Sherlock and his wife Corrine called within 1/2 hour of looking for Lightning Rod installers. He was available and was over to talk with us within one hour. He sent all his credentials and licenses and insurance coverages of his business and they came over the next morning and completed the installation extremely fast. He gave a fantastic offer, and lifetime warranty coverage and will even come over and take down system when we replace the roof and place back up at no charge! His wife even saw some plants we had not put in the garden still sitting in containers, and offered and planted them in the spaces we wanted, just to help out. Very friendly, helpful, professional, extremely knowledgeable and even suggested adding Lakeland Electrics Surge Protector protection they provide to go along with the Lightning rods. Yes would have them again on any home anytime."

    David and Linda G. in November 2017

    Mid America Lightning Protection Logo
    Marshall, IL·

    Roof repair water proofing no electrical, Lightning Protection - Install or Repair

    "Mr. Jim Gorman who is the owner of the business called me back within a half hour of my email posting. He visited my home 3 days later, inspected things, and told me what the approximate cost would be. He and his helper then installed an entire lightning protection system on both my house and a back garage/storage area. He did things exactly as I wanted in every way. Also threw in a free weathervane which increased the beauty of my home. I would have no objection to recommending this gentleman and his company to anyone who is in need of a competently installed lightning protection system for their home/property. MID-AMERICA LIGHTNING RODS is one fine company run by a man who cares about doing good work according to the latest safety codes etc. Having lost my previous retirement home to lightning, it was very important to me to get this job done and quickly because the thunderstorm season is upon us and with the climate change, those storms are very wicked, especially here out in the country where i live!"

    Father Richard K. in May 2021

    WT

    In business since 2022

    Woodfin, NC·

    About us: "WX2 Tech is among the niche low voltage contractors. We take pride in our work and offer competitive pricing. Unlike some of our competitors, we don't rush the job or charge double. Our employees have over 20 years of technology experience and are experts in a wide range of equipment that connects to an internet cable, including networks, audio equipment, and cameras. If it connects to the internet, we can take care of it."

    Total Tech Solutions, LLC Logo
    Fletcher, NC·

    Home & Business Networking, Audio/Visual, Servers , and 2 more

    "Nashden of Total Tech Solutions is the consummate professional. I selected him from Angis list or some other similar source (do not recall) to install a home theater system, both audio and visual... So, it was without a personal recommendation. As it turned out, I could not have been happier. He was on time, went right to work, and stayed on target until the project was finished. He was very patient, responded to all of our questions, and taught us how to use the equipment. He was extremely pleasant and a good listener. Highly recommended."

    Howard S. in June 2021

    Lake James Electric, LLC Logo
    Morganton, NC·

    Home Electrical Upgrades, New Wiring, Generator Sales and Install , and 2 more

    "I would highly recommend this company"

    James H. in January 2024

    CE
    Flat Rock, NC·

    Electrical, Residential, Conduit , and 2 more

    "Very prompt. Came on same day I called. The work was completed in a timely manner. Was very professional"

    Janice B. in February 2024

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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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Asheville Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 370 reviews of 370 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Asheville, NC

  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 02/05/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: I have 2 light fixtures that I would like to exchange. One will need a dimmer installed
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Hello, I would like to have a 30 amp RV outlet installed on the outside of the side of my garage where I have a parking pad for an RV. Would like to include a weatherproof pedestal box with a built-in 30-amp circuit breaker. Thank you.
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 02/04/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Replace dining room chandelier, move a plug, and install some exterior floodlights
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 01/24/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 01/23/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: This is for an apartment and I am the landlord. Over the past couple of weeks tenant has had outlets not work. Tenant says one outlet sparked. The apartment house is old so there are fuses and a breaker box. I have replaced one fuse a couple of days ago but tenant says still problems. Need someone on Monday, January 26th as tenant will be home and I can meet there too.
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for repair.
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: NEED TO REPLACE 2 EXISTING OUTDOOR MOTION SENSOR LIGHTS. ONE ON GARAGE AND ONE ON HOUSE. BOTH ABOUT 10 FEET HIGH. I WANT THEM SEALED WITH SILICONE TO MAKE SURE NO ELEMENTS ENTER THEM. I HAVE THE LIGHTS AND SILICONE READY TO GO.
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 01/18/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Supports 220v or 240v load: Yes
    Comment: Install a 240V 48 amp Chargepoint charging station in a garage. NOTE: Installer must be a Qmerit certified electrician for me to receive a rebate from the EV manufacturer.
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 01/18/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need new breaker in breaker panel
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 01/16/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Troubleshoot doorbell wiring, install up todate doorbell, install security light back porch, & misc
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Exterior automatic front step lights no longer come on at night. I have installed two new bulbs, but lights still do no come on.
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 01/13/24
    Location: Home
  • Project Location: Asheville, NC
    Date: 01/11/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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