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    HQ
    Troy, NY·

    Fences, hvac, electrical , and 1 more

    "Luis is a great guy, very knowing what he is doing, he fixed my sink faucet in 15 minutes, everything looks perfect now. Also he is very patient and polite, I'm so happy I hired him and strongly recommend him."

    April Y. in August 2021

    UF
    Stillwater, NY·

    Fully insured, Master electrician, 25 years + experience , and 2 more

    "Shannon gave us good suggestions as to what light fixtures to purchase and completed the job in the least disruptive way to our home. The finished product - adding ceiling lights in our den and installing a new kitchen light - were done quickly and efficiently. Will definitely use this company again the next time we have an electrical issue."

    Robert B. in February 2018

    WE
    Rotterdam, NY·

    Additions, NO new Construction, Electrical

    "Within 24 hours of contacting Tom, I had my EV charger hard wired, mounted, and installed. Great work, quick turnaround, and a great price to boot. Definitely recommend Tom and will be using him for my future projects"

    Matthew M. in May 2023

    SH
    Troy, NY·

    Doors

    "I have hired Waseem for a few projects - among them was the installation of a new microwave over our oven and another to fix a leaking sink. Both were urgent (around holidays) and he came over quickly, he was knowledgeable, fair priced and did excellent work. I have recommended him to others. I hope to hire him in the future, as well."

    Michele D. in October 2023

    MG
    Clifton Park, NY·

    Electrical

    "Did a great job and would recommend them to anybody. Quality work at a fair price. On time and quick to set up the job."

    Stephen M. in February 2023

    L
    Rotterdam, NY·

    Doors and Windows, Plumbing, Electrical

    "He did a great job putting up all of my windows and he painted my hallway"

    Yverre M. in April 2023

    SA
    Slingerlands, NY·

    All Low Voltage, Residential and Commercial, Security Systems, Home and Building Automation , and 2 more

    "We needed to replace our wall-hung TV and didn't know where to begin. Came across Symmetry A Inc. While doing an online search and our experience could not have been better. Setting up an appointment was quick and easy, and James (the owner) eliminated all of our trepidation with his easy going demeanor and technical / product knowledge. He listened to our concerns, answered all of our questions, and made suggestions that addressed our needs. The installation was timely and flawless. We're totally satisfied with our experience and highly recommend this company."

    Joseph S. in October 2021

    CE
    Albany, NY·

    Panel Upgrades, Switches Fixtures

    "Have hired Comalli to replace main panel, sub panels as well as complete kitchen renovation. Always willing to make sure the job is done accurately and completely. Also they show up on schedule and on time! Highly recommend."

    Patrick S. in January 2024

    SS
    Castelton-on-Husdson, NY·

    Electrical

    "Wes did a great job. We had a bit of a tricky project, the other electricians I got a quote from thought they'd have to put a hole in the wall in the living area, Wes was able to do it through the garage instead. He also came in with a lower price, and the charger works great!"

    Mark K. in August 2021

    HH
    Albany, NY·

    Tankless Water Heaters, Stand-by Generators, Water Treatment , and 8 more

    "My project was fairly difficult since the transfer switch was far from the generator on the opposite end of the house. But my installer, Ivan, was up to the task, even though it took longer than usual. The final project turned out great, and I can hardly wait for the power to go out so I can experience having the lights stay on without having to go out to the garage and hook up my portable generator."

    Kevin C. in January 2023

    RK
    Schenectady, NY·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade

    "Bob called me as soon as I submitted my electrical project on HomeAdviser. After discussing my problem, we made arrangements for him to come to my home the next morning. Bob was very friendly, personable, helpful, efficient, and considerate. He could tell that I was distressed, so he calmly and carefully explained the situation (there was water in my breaker box!!) and immediately found where the water was leaking into my home. He replaced the individual breakers that had the most rust on them and temporarily taped up the outdoor conduit to prevent any more moisture from entering my breaker box. He noticed that my washing machine was not on it's own individual breaker and advised me, for safety reasons, that it should be on it's own individual breaker. Bob provided me with an estimate in terms of the cost to replace my breaker box, the outdoor conduit, and other electrical tasks that needed to be completed, which was very reasonable. We made arrangements for him to come to do the rest of the electrical work. However, before Bob was scheduled to come to my home, I called him with concerns because one of the breakers was still being tripped. He was very polite and to ease my fears, he stated that he would come to my home earlier than we had previously planned to do the work that didn't need the electricity turned off, then he would arrive the following day to complete the majority of the work. He was very flexible and worked around my schedule as well. When Bob and Mike arrived the following day, they went right to work and finished the job within a few hours. They even left my basement cleaner than it was before they arrived!! I consider myself a person of high standards and expect quality work and professionalism. Bob exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend him and now consider him my exclusive 'go to' electrician."

    Patti D. in January 2020

    GE
    Troy, NY·

    Electrician Services for Residential/Commercial, Panel/Service Upgrades, Switches, Fixtures, Outlets

    "Quick response,excellently installed light fixtures,prompt and courteous service. I would hire them again"

    James P. in October 2018

    NE

    In business since 2024

    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."

    RE

    In business since 2019

    Schenectady, NY·

    Generator, Generator Service, Generator , and 2 more

    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 each and every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    RE

    In business since 2013

    Clifton Park, NY·

    About us: "Renua Energy is proud to be a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. Renua's founder, Dave Byrne, learned the value of service at home, honed it at West Point and in the Middle East, and refined it in business. He then went on to create Renua Energy, a clean energy services company working with great customers in Upstate NY. We don't plan to become the biggest, but we work to be the best. The way we strive to improve every day is by operating in accordance with our Core Values: WORK ETHIC: We're grateful to be able to wake up every day and give it our all INTEGRITY: We are vigilant about working with integrity and focus on making sure our words and actions align. CUSTOMER SERVICE: We continually strive for top customer satisfaction and work with our strategic partners to improve on a daily basis. RESILIENCE: We also focus on resilience to ensure that we are nimble and can overcome any and all obstacles on a project"

    Dreamworks Contracting Logo
    Altamont, NY·

    EV Charger Installs, Plumbing Fixture Installs, Electrical , and 1 more

    "Frank saw the problem of our running toilet, took care of it and it is all fixed and no more running!!! Thank GOD!!"

    debbie B. in August 2017

    Troy Generator Service Logo

    In business since 2015

    East Greenbush, NY·

    Generator Repair

    About us: "Troy Generator Service LLC 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. 21 years experience."

    Premier Production Group LLC Logo

    In business since 2015

    St George, UT·

    Meeting, A/V and Production System Installs, Audiovisual Design and Installations, Conferencing and Meeting Solutions , and 3 more

    About us: "We pride ourselves on our extreme professionalism and attention to detail. Our customer satisfaction guarantee will assure you we will not leave your property until you are completely satisfied with our work. As a locally owned and operated business you can trust that we will treat your home as we would treat our own. Give us a call today, and we look forward to working with you!"

    Ambrose Electric Logo
    Latham, NY·

    Residential, Commercial and Industrial Generator Installation and Repair

    "all they do is generators!! and thats what Iwanted. I am completely satisfied with the job completed.The guys were great ,they explained everything when it was finished..if you want a generator installed use Ambrose Electric!"

    Trish H. in October 2019

    CH
    Greenbush, NY·

    Electrical, Framing, Carpentry , and 2 more

    "Brian is very professional and courteous. He worked with me to come up with solutions to the issues I had. He arrived when he said he would and was very cost effective. I plan to ask Brian to do additional work for our home and highly recommend his services."

    Dennis S. in June 2024

    AI

    In business since 2019

    Ballston Lake, NY·

    Siding, Decks, Concrete , and 1 more

    About us: "Quality is our Goal! We’re a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity, and stands behind our work. We specialize in remodeling, decks, roofing, and siding. Our services are customized to the individual project, paying close attention to the details of each project that we're involved with. We look forward to building long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction!"

    Empire Solar & Electric Logo
    Troy, NY·

    Residential and Commercial Electric, Residential and Commercial Solar, Renewable/Sustainable Energy Systems

    "Very dependable company. They were honest and upfront about cost saving measures to my project very detailed in my quote and great communication throughout my project. The project was quoted for 2-3 day to complete, the work was done very fast and I know it's high quality and safe. I worked with Damon, and he is very professional and trustworthy. He was very helpful in keeping me in the loop throughout the installation of my baseboard heaters and kitchen rewiring. I had additional, unknown wiring problems in my attic and they were taken care quickly all while they work hard to stay in my budget. I have more electrical work I need done in the future and I know this company will be the first company I call. Very professional and punctual, didn't waste any of my time or money."

    Alex P. in February 2018

    HH

    "Randy installed all the lighting and electrical for our home. We will continue to use Randy for a spa tub install, outdoor lighting and other home improvements. Heâ s great to work with ."

    Michael P. in April 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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Schenectady Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 1226 reviews of 1226 pros.

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