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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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Fresno Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 252 reviews of 22 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Fresno, CA

  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 12/03/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Historical Work: No
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for convert gas power to electric
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 12/02/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    Comment: I lost power to one room in my house
  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 12/02/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Property Owner: Yes
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: install new panel
  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 12/01/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Historical Work: No
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: Rewire pre fab power supply cabinet for Comcast power supply module. Cabinet is pre wired for 220. I need to alter wireing to outlets for 110 volt and replace corresponding outlets in cabinet. This will be an ongoing need for the near future on multiple cabinets. we will do the work on non-energized cabinets at our facility prior to field placement. We will do them in groups of 2-5 cabinets at a time. There will also be field reconfigurations on energized and non-energized cabinet already placed on jobsites, and we will do these 1 per location. Our area of the firld work ranges from Merced to Tulare, Reedley to Lemoore
  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Comment: I need a dedicated line and several outlets are not working.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Replace fluorescent lights in one room with different type.
  • NewProject: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Property Owner: Yes
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Supports 220v or 240v load: Yes
    Property type:: Single Family
    Comment: Need 250V/32A outlet installed in garage. Already has cutout in garage wall aligned to main electric panel outside
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: 1. 110 socket to receive appliance plug. Old one was hardwired at same location. 2. Install ceiling fan/light in center of living room. Put on 2 toggle switch where 1 toggle switch is on wall. (8' foot ceiling. Crawlspace access approx 35' away)
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Amount of work: A single project
    Project Description: Electrical project
    Nature of Work: Repairs
    Comment: My tv channel connecter is broken off
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    After Business Hours: No
    Historical Work: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Services Needed: Replace an old fixture
    Electrical fixtures : Ceiling lights
    Comment: Need to repair a fluorescent light fixture two 48 inch tube lights) located in garage. More than likely the ballast needs to be replaced, but would like an electrician to assess that.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/29/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Electrical fixtures : Ceiling fan or chandelier
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Still looking for estimates and owner is authorize to make changes in the property.
  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Comment: Panel outdoor needs to be replaced . Kitchen, dining room and downstairs garage living quarters not working
  • NewProject: Electric Wiring Upgrade
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/28/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Comment: Dedicated line for an electrical fireplace.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/28/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Comment: Seem to have blown a circuit on our panel and need someone to look and tell us what needs to be done. Old house, two old panels, Looks like it was last updated in the 80s.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/27/22
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: one of burner of the stove turns on by itself.
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/25/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for doorbell wired
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/25/22
    After Business Hours: No
    Historical Work: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Desired Completion Date: Immediately
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician to fix the two breakers that are broken since they don't have power source.
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/25/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    Comment: Emergency and temporary tie in 220 to electrical panel to run a floor sander
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/24/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Fresno, CA
    Date: 11/24/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible

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