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    PE
    San Francisco, CA·

    Electrician

    About us: "Serving the Bay Area and beyond. We pride ourselves on providing all of our clientele, with the best in customer service and craftsmanship, in the commercial and residential sector. No job too big or too small. Call us today!"

    HCR Electric Logo

    In business since 2022

    San Francisco, CA·

    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!"

    AE

    In business since 2018

    About us: "AI ELECTRIC CORP 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."

    Magee Electric LLC Logo

    "The team did a good job in a timely manner at a reasonable price. Scheduling happened quick and easily."

    Gregory W. in December 2023

    TP
    San Francisco, CA·

    "I would recommend Twin Peaks Electric to anyone! The time and care that was taken to accurately finish my project was astounding. I couldn't be happier. I really needed a fast charger for my car as I am in and out a lot and need to charge my car quick between stops at home. Big ups!"

    Nicholas K. in March 2024

    John Buckley Electric, Inc. Logo
    Daly City, CA·

    Lighting Fixturers installation, Residential and Commercial Electrical, All upgrades

    "I have a new Go To electrician in John Buckley. He was able to quickly diagnose an electrical problem, remove old, faulty fixtures, and upgrade switches for new LED fixtures. He is knowledgeable, efficient, and generous with sharing his expertise. I'll call on John to install the new fixtures once I choose them, and for any other electrical work I need."

    Susan S. in December 2023

    FS Electric Logo
    San Francisco, CA·

    "We needed to upgrade the lighting in our office from fluorescent bulbs to LEDs. After searching and calling numerous places to find that most electricians were not qualified to work on commercial properties, we found Filip. He was responsive and came in for an estimate quickly. Filipâ s estimate was half the price of the other we received so we decided to move forward. There were some delays in obtaining the specific LED bulbs we wanted, but that was not his fault. When the bulbs finally arrived, he installed them throughout our entire office in two days. We are extremely happy with the results! LED bulbs are brighter and whiter, which is exactly what we wanted. And though the bulbs were costly initially, we will save in energy costs in the long run. I would definitely recommend Fi of FS Electric. ! The job was done well."

    Kim R. in October 2023

    LE
    San Francisco, CA·

    Electrical

    "Joe was exceptional at trouble shooting my problem, clever enough to propose a safe solution that didn't require excessive work. He was very professional and completed the work within the time estimate that he provided.His work is extremeley high value; his rates were very competitive and his work exceptional."

    laura M. in September 2011

    TC
    San Francisco, CA·

    "He is skilled person about his work"

    Mario Z. in May 2023

    Chris AM Electric - Unlicensed Contractor Logo
    Pacifica, CA·

    Residential Installation, Service Calls, Panel Change Outs , and 1 more

    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!"

    Clear Horizon Home Solutions, Inc. Logo
    Costa Mesa, CA·

    "Expert home builders is wonderful business to work with. they were referred to us by a friend. Great attitude and workmanship. Remodeling is not easy and they took care of us without problem! thank to all of you guys!"

    lori V. in November 2020

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    "Great service. Fast & Friendly. Not overpriced. Explained each step. Would totally use them again."

    Jessica S. in April 2024

    JA

    In business since 2020

    San Francisco, CA·

    Electrical

    About us: "Juan Angel 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."

    Lightning Electric Logo
    Novato, CA·

    Internet & network system design and install. ( CAT5-6,Fiber optic,), Commercial Electrical Installation and Service, Home Automation Installation - voice control using ( Google home, Alexa ) , and 2 more

    "I needed to have a charging station installed in my garage after purchasing an EV Bolt. I didn't know of any electricians and so I tired Home Advisor. I filled out a request on Sunday and Monday morning Tony Munguia called to say he could come at 1 PM to give me an estimate. He was promptly at my front door at 1 PM and he was very thorough in his estimate. He used a calculator on his phone to see if the correct wire size would fit in my existing conduit that went from our house to the detached garage. He was very personable and I connected with him while he explained his estimate. I accepted it and he and crew came promptly at 8 AM and excellently install the craving station in my garage. They cleaned up after themselves and completed the jon by 4:30 PM. I now k now of an excellent electrical contractor in Marin should I need one in the future. I would highly recommend their services."

    Michael I. in February 2019

    FE
    Santa Rosa, CA·

    Phone, Cable and Ethernet Wiring, Switch, Outlet and GFCI Replacement, Audio and Visual and Home Theaters , and 2 more

    "They installed two exhaust fans in one day and fixed the exhaust fan on our microwave. They did it all in one day and were neat and fast."

    Corinne L. in July 2018

    Five or Free Electrical Solutions Logo
    Livermore, CA·

    Electrical - Residential & Commercial

    "They were considerate, punctual and efficient. I am very happy with their electricians and the main person who estimated the job and assessed what needed to be done. They installed 3 light fixtures, an outdoor outlet and a new switch with a dimmer. I would certainly ask them back to do additional work when needed. I obtained a future estimate for replacing my kitchen lights as well. Likely to do this in the future. Very nice to deal with! And honest..."

    Lisa B. in May 2016

    ES

    In business since 2023

    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!"

    BA
    San Pablo, CA·

    Audio/Visual

    "I had a great experience with this company. Edgar provided a detailed estimate, kept me informed all along the way and did a tidy professional installation. I would not hesitate to use him on my next project. I will recommend to all my friends that they, at least, get an estimate from Brains Automation."

    David K. in November 2022

    Amber Electrical Service Logo
    Martinez, CA·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation - Residential, Fixed Generator - Install, Electrical for business and Home Addition or Remodel - Install , and 2 more

    "Fred was very communicative and flexible in helping me, my landlord and my fellow tenants work out the solution for adding a new 220V circuit and isolating some of my circuitry from the panel in my neighboring tenants office!. After understanding a relatively complex set of issues quickly he provided a fair estimate and proceeded with the job to fit the schedule of my neighbors to avoid interrupting their service by working on a Saturday. Fred arrived fully equipped and was able to finish the job in one day to my specifications and well done! Amber Electric Service is my new go to electrician. I am very pleased!"

    Mark L. in December 2020

    JP
    Bay Point, CA·

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    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

    JP

    In business since 2014

    Plumbing, Kitchen, Remodeling , and 3 more

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We believe in giving our absolute best in all of our projects, no matter how big or small. You will find us to be competitively priced, with close attention to the details of each and every project. 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, so please ask us for references. Jacob plumbing"

    Full Metal Electric Logo

    In business since 2023

    Pomona, CA·

    About us: "FULL METAL ELECTRIC 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."

    AE

    In business since 2021

    About us: "We take great pride our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet your 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 a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    SI

    Electric Vehicle Station, Panel Upgrades, Electrical Addition

    "Shortbar did a tricky install of a switched connection to an existing J-box in the concrete ceiling of my condo. If youâ ve owned a high-rise concrete place before, you know that can be tricky, but Shortbar figured out how to hook my new light fixture up to an existing 3-way switch and patched the holes where they had to open up the wall."

    Caroline S. 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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San Francisco Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 348 reviews of 348 pros.

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  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: none of the many baseboards work, leading me to believe that the problem is in the board
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    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I am looking to have an ev charger installed. I will need a new 240v outlet or have the charger hardwired.
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    Date: 02/04/24
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    Comment: first floor and 6 foot basement need all new power. Victorian. Thanks.
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    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Date: 02/03/24
    Storage Materials Desired: Built-In Storage
    Location: Home
    Comment: Half wall socket in kitchen don’t work
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Hello. Need to add a new pwr outlet in cabinet and raceway for cable (will involve drilling). House was just renovated. Also, troubleshoot light outage in medicine cabinet mirror.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Hello. Need to add a new pwr outlet in cabinet and raceway for cable. Also, troubleshoot light outage in medicine cabinet mirror.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Supports 220v or 240v load: Yes
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Comment: I would like to receive a quote to install an electric vehicle charger in my home. It is necessary to start it as soon as possible. There is no additional switch, so it is necessary to install that as well.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for inside regular outlet + another one outside with different switch with 2 lights. To wire another plug
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We live in an old Edwardian house whose previous owner did not fully ground the house / all outlets and left at least one light fixture unhooked. We’d like to ground the house/3-4 outlets, hook up the one light fixture, and check another light fixture was properly hooked up sit makes a buzzing noise when powered on with the correct bulbs.
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    Date: 02/02/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Comment: transfer phone data from google pixel 6 to upgrade google phone
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    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Light is broken in can on kitchen ceiling. Need repair. This is NOT a burned out lightbulb
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    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We have two separate issues. Outdoor lighting was installed by in an electrician and job is done poorly and they flicker. He has been unresponsive so now we are going elsewhere to the issue fixed. We also have some family members upstairs that are reporting an issue with a bathroom fixture.
  • Project Location: San Francisco, CA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I just wanna upgrade a bit bigger than my previous braker
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    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for need new coaxial cable to be installed in 3 rooms for cable TV.
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