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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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New Orleans Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 719 reviews of 46 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in New Orleans, LA

  • NewProject: Generator Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 12/03/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Are you interested in financing?: Yes
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 12/02/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Change out a gfci outlet in the bathroom.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 12/02/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 12/02/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Comment: A few outlets are out in the house
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 12/02/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 12/01/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Comment: Exterior outlet and exterior light
  • NewProject: Lightning Protection Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 12/01/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Square footage of house: 2000 - 3000 Sq ft
    Describe area around home: Urban
    Number of Stories: 2
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: i would like an estimate for a exterior light fixture to be moved from on location to to another close by it and to change a hanging light to a recess light depending on the price
  • NewProject: Portable Generator Repair
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 12/01/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Type of Generator: Portable
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for generator repair
  • NewProject: Home Addition or Remodel Electrical Installation
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 12/01/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Comment: Our house is got fire I need checking the electric wire of the house and send to the information to entergy
  • NewProject: Home Addition or Remodel Electrical Installation
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 12/01/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 11/30/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
  • NewProject: Generator Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 11/30/22
    Describe Generator Use: Emergency back-up power
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Property Owner: Yes
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Regular house lighting
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Emergency lighting
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Refrigerator
    Comment: 18 K home generator
  • NewProject: Generator Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 11/30/22
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Describe Generator Use: Other
    Devices to be Run by Generator: Other
    Type of generator: Not sure
    Property Owner: No
    Location: Home/Residence
  • NewProject: Home Addition or Remodel Electrical Installation
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 11/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 11/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Need to change two 3 way switches to smart switches
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 11/29/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Electrical fixtures : Switches
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 11/29/22
    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 Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures.
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 11/29/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
  • NewProject: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: New Orleans, LA
    Date: 11/29/22
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No

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