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    JJ

    In business since 1970

    San Mateo, CA·

    Electrical, Solar

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer’s needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    Service Champions Logo
    Rocklin, CA·

    Air Conditioning, Ductwork and Insulation Installation, Heating , and 2 more

    "Technician was on time and courteous. He repaired the AC unit by simply installing a new fuse and only charging for the service call, not the part. I would use them again without hesitation."

    Lloyd K. in July 2019

    AE
    Redwood City, CA·

    Electrical

    "Very professional installation. Inspection passed with no problems."

    Dane G. in December 2008

    DR
    Hayward, CA·

    Additions and Remodels

    "I used Dream to Reality Remodeling to do a bathroom remodel for my parents. The whole crew was fantastic! They were always on time, friendly and incredibly respectful to my parents who were home during the whole remodel. The completed project turned out perfectly and was exactly what we were looking for!"

    Mathias C. in May 2021

    Whiteside Electric Logo
    Redwood City, CA·

    Electrical, Panel Upgrades

    "Very easy to work with, great communication! Professional! I am very satisfied with their work!"

    Marino X. in May 2022

    CC

    In business since 2021

    Pacifica, CA·

    EV Charging Stations, Solar

    About us: "Coastside Clean Energy is dedicated to providing our customers with the best quality and craftsmanship. We are here to build relationships with our customers and communities and to provide our employees with a great place to work. Coastside Clean Energy is a leader in providing our customers with the highest quality products and craftsmanship in an honest, efficient, and professional way. Our pledge is to create successful relationships with our customers, employees and community by building trust, treating every project with the utmost integrity and exceeding expectations. We look forward to working with you!"

    Mattole Valley Electric Logo
    San Francisco, CA·

    "Joe knows what he's doing, does it well, and keeps you informed of what he's doing."

    Peter D. in May 2023

    AM
    Hayward, CA·

    Electrical, A/C & Cooling Systems, Heating & Furnace Systems , and 2 more

    "Aaron is a pleasure to work with and did an excellent job of advising & installing our EV charger at a great price. Highly recommended."

    jay C. in December 2022

    Pacific Coast Home Services Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    "The person who set up my appointment was friendly and efficient. The technicians were friendly, competent, and prompt. The electrician handled a tough ground rod installation quickly, and everything looks great. I passed my San Jose electrical final inspection."

    Nate C. in December 2022

    Gavasse Construction Logo
    Redwood City, CA·

    Framing, Custom Homes, General Contractor , and 2 more

    "I highly recommend. He's a good guy, does great work, and I'll be using him again for other projects."

    Gary L. in December 2021

    New Design Electric, LLC Logo
    Burlingame, CA·

    Home automation, House rewires, Electrical , and 2 more

    "I can highly recommend New Design Electric. I contacted them to install a car charger in my garage. I knew nothing about this, and James explained what needed to be done and patiently answered all my questions. The job increased in scope when it was determined my electrical panel had to be replaced or a second panel installed in order to accommodate the new circuit. I was provided with clear explanations of the alternatives and cost estimates. James and his crew went above and beyond to put the charger exactly where I wanted it in the garage. The work was done in a very professional and timely manner. And, when my new car arrived sooner than expected, James accommodated my schedule and completed the installation the next day. I could not have asked for more."

    Janice M. in May 2021

    BayArea Electrician Logo
    Burlingame, CA·

    Exterior Building Lighting - Repair - For Business, Electrical Vehicle Charger Station Installation, Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install , and 2 more

    "Bay Area Electrician did a fantastic job on my project!! I have a small family room downstairs and all the wiring and cables were run through conduits that were exposed on my ceiling and walls and made the family room look "industrial"!!! Ross and his team routed and concealed all the wiring inside the walls and ceiling, added a new light fixture, installed new outlets and switches and after we painted the whole room it now has a homey feel to it and is now an enjoyable room to be in!! They were on time, very friendly and gave us an excellent quote and left everything clean and left no debris!! I will recommend them to anyone!! They will definitely come back to do other projects!! Thank you Ross and team!!!!"

    Paul R. in February 2020

    KR
    San Jose, CA·

    Electric Car Charging Stations

    "I hire KRL for my 240v outlet and EV charger installation at my garage. Cost was reasonable. They are ver professional and responsive on communication.They are very responsive in communication."

    Minsub L. in September 2021

    WG
    Santa Clara, CA·

    Generator Repair, Pressure Washing

    "Working with them was an amazing experience, a job well done, great customer service and easy to work with!!"

    Maria L. in July 2022

    KS Channing Road Electric Logo

    In business since 1990

    Burlingame, CA·

    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!"

    Western Electric S., LLC Logo

    "Cesar helped me and my wife with some electrical projects in our 2 homes, apparently we had something called knob and tube and Cesar explained to us the risks of having that type of wiring in our home, he quoted us to replace all of this wiring we agreed on the price and he proceeded to perform the job in a very professional way, we had the job inspected and even the inspector was very impressed on how the job got done, so I hired him again to do EV charger installation and the main panel needed to be upgraded in my other home since it was an old panel he explained to be a zinsco panel I went online and effectively this thing was a fire hazard! Thank God for Cesar! Once again pulled the permits and not even one flaw we are so thankful we found Cesar, you can definitely see the passion and care he puts into it. Heâ ll be our electrician for life."

    Juan G G. in May 2023

    Be-Well Electric Logo
    San Mateo, CA·

    elecric for major additions and remodels, panel upgrades, elecrical car stations

    "The technician took care of my issue and was in and out. Intellectual professional"

    Kenneth R. in May 2023

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • San Carlos, California Average
    $366
  • Typical Range
    $0 - $389
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,000

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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San Carlos Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 329 reviews of 329 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 San Carlos, CA

  • NewProject Location: San Carlos, CA
    Date: 06/01/23
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Business
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Comment: install new meter in parking lot
  • NewProject Location: San Carlos, CA
    Date: 05/27/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
    When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Carlos, CA
    Date: 05/26/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Type of generator: Fixed Generator
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: I am looking to buy and install a backup generator for my home in San Carlos (I believe I prefer a Generic)
  • Project Location: San Carlos, CA
    Date: 05/25/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Carlos, CA
    Date: 05/20/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    After Business Hours: No
    Historical Work: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Services Needed: Install a new fixture
    Comment: changing out door light fixture
  • Project Location: San Carlos, CA
    Date: 05/14/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Comment: I have a ball machine and the wiring is off
  • Project Location: San Carlos, CA
    Date: 05/11/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    After Business Hours: Yes
    Historical Work: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Comment: an outlet stopped working
  • Project Location: San Carlos, CA
    Date: 05/04/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: San Carlos, CA
    Date: 05/04/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Historical Work: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    Comment: Two bedroom one bath home, rewiring an older home from 1950's while renovations are taking place. There may be an addition of a few outlets, but nothing major.

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