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    HE
    Houston, TX·

    Electrical Panel Upgrads and Installs

    "Added a 220 and a dedicated 20 amp 120 in the garage, added three other outlets as well as upgrading Circuit breaker's to accommodate for under 1000"

    Lance G. in August 2020

    S.N.R. Electrical Services Logo
    Houston, TX·

    Electrical Work

    "Mauricio and crew did a fantastic job! I was having problems with lights flickering and power fluctuating. To remedy that, they added three dedicated circuits for the window AC units and the microwave. They also installed new conduits and replaced my security lights. Mauricio had recommended LED lights on a previous visit, and I am VERY happy with the light output and the fact that they should last for over 10 years! And, Mauricio replaced the electrical panel box. (He'd also recommended replacing it on a previous visit, saying that it was overloaded.) Instead of the jumble of wires I had before, the panel box is big and clean and the breakers are labelled. The only hitch with this job was that CenterPoint failed to show up during their promised window of time to do the temporary power disconnect. Oh, and Mauricio replaced a fan switch on the living room ceiling fan and a light switch on the bedroom ceiling fan. I am VERY happy with the quality of the work they did. In all cases, the work is not only functional, but very neat as well. And I'm pleased with their work ethic. I will be asking Mauricio for extra business cards to share with my friends and neighbors. And S.N.R. will be my "go to" for electrical work in the future, for even the smallest jobs."

    Dru B. in July 2016

    Definite Electric Logo
    Houston, TX·

    Electrical

    "They were on time did a great job"

    shelley K. in May 2015

    SE
    Houston, TX·

    Coast Guard Marine Electrician, Boeing

    "He came to my house evaluated my problem. Talk about solutions and completed the work in a timely manner very professional nd good prices!"

    Esmeralda B. in July 2022

    Ivan's Handyman Service Logo
    Houston, TX·

    16 Years of Experience, Handyman - Multiple Small Projects

    "He will do all kinds of things like to put in furniture, help with my backyard fence and mostly he installed lights! He's a great electrician!"

    Sally .. in August 2021

    Texas Master Electric, Corp. Logo
    Houston, TX·

    Electrical, New and remodel electrical installation, commercial and residential

    "Great customer service and fast response."

    Abraham E. in April 2022

    FE
    Houston, TX·

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    "I was very pleased with the service we got with Flux Electrical. Ismael was absolutely fantastic with explaining what would be done. He was very communicative and prompt no matter what time it was. Had an issue the next day that was out of his control and he came to fix pretty late when I called. Would definitely recommend to anyone in need of electrical service. Will be using for future projects as well. Thank you Ismael for the fantastic experience. Worth every penny."

    Jason V. in November 2021

    Coolman Services Logo
    Houston, TX·

    Bathtub Install or Replace, Shower Install or Replace

    "He is very friendly he does good work highly recommended, trust worthy, honest and very reliable."

    Yolanda W. in May 2021

    HH

    In business since 2021

    Houston, TX·

    Automotive, Handyman, Remodels

    About us: "HANDY HANDS HOUSTON is dedicated to providing our customers with the best quality and craftsmanship. We are here to build relationships with our customers and communities while upholding the finest grade craftsmanship. We look forward to working with you!"

    OE

    In business since 2007

    About us: "Here at Olmeca Electric LLC , we pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We strongly believe in giving our absolute best in all of our projects no matter how big or small. We are experts in our trade and will always keep you educated on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business!"

    IEW Electrical Services Logo
    Houston, TX·

    Electrical

    "I found IEW Electrical Services via Home Depot Pro Referral Service. Zoe was the first contractor to call me about 5 minutes after I logged the request for an Electrician to help install 7 smart switches in my home. Zoe came across as professional and since he was the first to call, I asked him to do the work. Zoe and one of his associates arrived at the time I asked. They were both very courteous and professional. They went right to work and did not speak with each other outside of coordinating the work. The smart switches were installed without any issues and I was able to successfully program each smart switch within my Ring Alarm System. I would highly recommend IEW Electrical Services. Zoe is professional, courteous, and honest. These traits are very hard to find in this day and age. I will use Zoe and his company for all future related Electrical services."

    Glenn H. in April 2021

    TP

    In business since 2023

    About us: "Texas Painting Construction 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. Accepts Cash & Check Spanish Speaking"

    A/C & Electrical Services Logo

    In business since 2022

    Houston, TX·

    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!"

    Power Up Electrical Contractors Logo
    Galveston, TX·

    Generator Installations and Service, Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation - For Business - Materials Provided by Consumer, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade , and 2 more

    "We made the decision to upgrade our electrical service and panel (150A to 200A, new panel, cAFCI breakers). Prior to seeking a contractor, I spent a LOT of time researching the subject, and I knew exactly what the work entailed and approximately how much it should cost. I received three quotes from three different contractors and Power Up was right on the money, while the other two were considerably more (one drastically so). Let me be clear: I am not saying Power Up was some cheap, bargain-basement price. They were FAIR, and what in line with what I was expecting given the extensive research I had done. I had the pleasure of working with Jacob and Chris, the master electrician, on this project. Jacob came out and performed the estimate, I found him knowledgeable, friendly, and willing and able to answer any and all of my questions. We maintained contact during the week or so I sought competing quotes; he showed the right mix of interest in retaining me as a customer without being pushy at all. In other words, he understood that as a consumer it was prudent of me to get multiple quotes, and did not try and pressure me to select them. After I decided to retain Power Up, I was contacted by Chris, the master electrician. Like Jacob, he was friendly and willing and able to answer any of my questions. The project was split across several sessions: the first was the panel install with some but not all of the cAFCI breakers, as we did not have all of the circuits mapped out (standard over-current breakers were temporarily installed in place of the remaining cafes). Chris came out the next day (a Saturday) and patiently spent several hours flipping breakers while my girlfriend and I ran around the house seeing what they turned off. Due to the rainy weather as of late and scheduling, the service upgrade and installation of the remainder of the breakers took another week and a half before we could get it scheduled, but Chris did a great job with very professional workmanship. All in all, I was VERY pleased with the service and work I received from Power Up Electrical Contractors, and would HIGHLY recommend them to ANYONE needing electrical work, big projects, or small projects. The mix of professionalism, knowledge, pride of workmanship, and fair pricing mean that I will be discussing any and all future projects I have with them and recommending them to any friends and neighbors who need anything done. Thank you, Chris and Jacob."

    Abhishek P. in June 2020

    AE
    Channelview, TX·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install

    "He's a swell guy and does great work. He's my guy, I've used him for 10 years! He'll figure your problem out before you do. He comes back with a solution that you are comfortable with and make sure you are satisfied"

    Jim D. in January 2020

    Carriere HVAC-Electric Logo
    Katy, TX·

    Electric, Plumbing, Generators , and 2 more

    "I called Carriere HVAC - Electric, Mike was there the very next morning and submitted a proposal to replace our 13 year old overhead lights in my office building with LED lights. He was able to start work within two days. He was professional and very courteous. Some of the light fixtures required rebuilding and this was no challenge for Mike. He was prompt and finished the job as scheduled, if not sooner. I am very pleased with Mike's work and highly recommend him."

    JACK E. in November 2018

    JB
    Deer Park, TX·

    panel and service upgrades, Residential electrical and commercial work, remodel work and new construction , and 2 more

    "Extremely professional and high quality work! Would very much recommend this business for hire! JG Boltz replaced my electrical panel, put in a transfer line switch for generator attachment, and also upgraded isolation points, etc. The work was outstanding and at a very competitive price. I will call JG Boltz for any future electrical work for sure!"

    Nick L. in November 2023

    GS

    In business since 2013

    About us: "Welcome to GPE Services, although we just began serving Houston customers in 2013, we have over 13 years of experience doing electrical work. Our main focus is on offering great customer service and great response time. We're open 24/7 and we warranty our work for at least 1 year. We are licensed and insured. We offer competitive pricing as well. Please check out our reviews and we look forward to servicing all your electrical needs. Thank You."

    JAZQ Electric Co. Logo
    Houston, TX·

    Respectable & Courteous, 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!"

    All-American Pro Electrical Services, LLC Logo
    Baytown, TX·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets and Fixtures - Install or Repair, Portable Generator - Install, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade , and 2 more

    "All-American Pro was a great choice. Corey and Joni have put together a great team. When Corey and Joni came to the house for the estimate we had some questions. After discussing what we had planned he made some suggestions we happily followed. We agreed on the estimate so the next day we purchased 6 new fixtures. The day of the repair, Corey and Joni came to the house and introduced us to 2 of their electricians, Dallas and Danny. After about 4 hours, they were done. We couldn't be more satisfied and have them scheduled for more work. Honest,fair and professional is the best description."

    Mike B. in December 2015

    Professional Electrical Services, LLC Logo
    Houston, TX·

    Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade , and 2 more

    "I own a small commercial strip mall. They have upgraded all my electrical circuit panels and the wiring as well as the fixtures. They have added additional lighting for several tenants and after we replaced the roof they added the exterior lighting to really brighten up the surroundings of the building for greater security and visibility all with led lights for energy efficiency. Now they are adding power to a new rock pile sign for the strip mall and tenants. Reasonable prices, professional quality, but the reason we keep hiring them is the customer service is top notch."

    Michele O. in June 2021

    PE

    In business since 2023

    About us: "We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. Our major focus is on the quality our work and producing outstanding results. We are committed to creating a level of value unmatched by any of our competitors. We look forward to building lasting relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!"

    Lumens Electric, LLC Logo
    Houston, TX·

    Breaker Box Installation, Grounding Systems, Surge Protection, Circuit Identification, Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Circuit Restoration, Generator Power Inlets, Ground Fault and Arc Fault Protection, Troubleshooting and Repair , and 1 more

    "Based on the service provided to me by Lumens Electric, I definitely recommend them. Jason and Carmelo were conscientious, knowledgeable, right on time, and easy to work with. They replaced my electric panel, added a surge protector, relocated a light switch, and added an outlet. They were efficient and communicated with me throughout the process, as needed. Will use again."

    T. D. in May 2021

    Third Electric, LLC Logo
    Baytown, TX·

    Work

    "Victor did a great job! He was on time, respectuful, and overall I was very pleased with his service!"

    Cynthia R. in September 2021

    ME
    Houston, TX·

    Exterior Building Lighting - Install or Replace, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Baseboard or Wall Heater - Install

    "Our exhaust fan switch would not work and was replaced as well as fault finding a light fixture on the garage, the work was done professionally, the were very courteous."

    Phillip W. in June 2014

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Houston, Texas Average
    $376
  • Typical Range
    $181 - $586
  • Low End - High End
    $99 - $1,230

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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    Comment: Need electrician to replace (2) old Federal Pacific breaker boxes, one inside 200-amp service and one outside 150-amp service.
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    Comment: fuse trip when using devices on one side of kitchen. Fan outside not working. Also, no power from outlet associated with the fan
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    Type of Generator: Whole home/standby generator
    Comment: Installed new 22 k generator 2023 No issue but need annual check for warranty by Generac
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    Comment: My house was elevated and the power to the original lights connected to the back garden and the sprinkler system that watered the grass and trees were cut off and needed to be reconnected.
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    Comment: I own a house 1200sqf built in 1960 and would like to upgrade the wiring and panel.

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