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    JP
    Manassas, VA·

    lightning protection

    "I needed to replace my bathrooms light fixtures, install three ceiling fans with wall-mounted controls, install a track lighting, install recessed lights with dimmer switches, and relocate my cable wall jack. He came out to my place, measured and diagramed everything. His quote was the best out of the four quotes I received. He went above and beyond, and did a great job. Professional service. I will use him again. I highly recommend him."

    Festus O. in September 2015

    Conde Tech Services, LLC Logo
    Great Falls, VA·

    Water Heater Replacement, Heating Services, Air Conditioning Services , and 2 more

    "Matt Conde, the owner, scheduled me as soon as possible; even tried to fit my repair in at 9PM! I preferred to go with the following morning - he arrived on schedule and since I am quarantined, stayed on the phone with me while he was outside, fixing my inoperable fan. Matt kept me apprised of all necessary repairs, helped me to reset the thermostat, and completed payment and digital receipt all over the phone. The rates are competitive with the 'specials' I receive in the mail, but the service is top-quality attention to detail. Conde Tech absolutely has my business and I recommend them to anyone who needs trustworthy service."

    Cecilia G. in June 2020

    FT

    In business since 2021

    Sterling, VA·

    Audio/Visual

    About us: "Future Tech Solutions 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."

    KE
    Herndon, VA·

    Service Calls, Panel Upgrades, Electrical

    "I enjoyed doing business with Mr. Konde. He contacted me immediately after I had placed my request with Service Magic online. Since my electrical work was standard (ceiling fan installation) he was able to provide a written cost proposal immediately and was able to add my work to his schedule within my timeframe. He called ahead, arrived when he said he would, did the work quickly and efficiently, cleaned up after himself and the price was exactly what he had quoted. I will highly recommend Konde Electric to my friends, neighbors and any of your customers."

    Dottie S. in July 2008

    Viva Group, Inc. Logo
    Chantilly, VA·

    Electrical Fixtures & Outlets

    "Very professional and courteous service from the team at Viva Group! Chris was a pleasure to work with scheduling and Rich the electrician provide master level installation of a 40amp plug in our garage for a electric vehicle charging station. This was not an easy job as our breaker panels are in the basement. I would highly recommend this company."

    Bruce Q. in April 2020

    Raufi Services LLC Logo
    Haymarket, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, Residential Electrical Service calls

    "Mr. Raufi responded quickly to my request, doing a thorough inspection of the issues with my breaker panel and providing a fair quote to replace it, repair and paint the drywall... He was prompt, courteous, and professional in completing the work, as was his team member who did the drywall work. The job was quickly approved by the County inspector and I've not had any issues since."

    Cheryl L. in July 2022

    Claros Electric, LLC Logo
    Manassas, VA·

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    "Ariel Claros replaced our old power panel with a new 200 am Square D QO panel. He did an outstanding job for a very competitive price. He obtained a permit and passed the inspection without any issues or complains. He worked very professionally, addressed all our questions and requests. He also left the sight clean from any debris. We are very pleased with his work and will be hiring him for our next project. We also will be referring him to our friend as we trust the quality of his work and professionalism. Highly recommended."

    Tatiana K. in October 2021

    S&M Electrical Connections, LLC Logo
    Walkersville, MD·

    Electrical Code Corrections, Electrical Home Renovation Projects, Plugs, Outlets, Fan Install, Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector & Light Installation , and 2 more

    "I just built my house a year ago and needed to add an EV charger to my garage. Trish called me within an hour and set up an appointment for Hugo to come out the next day. There were two additional parts to the job I needed done as well, and one of them was a bit more expensive than I was expecting... but honestly, I had no idea how much to expect for the third part of the job so I can't blame them at all. There was no pressure at all to complete the more expensive portion of the job when I told them I'd have to pass on it at the time. The actual job was scheduled for the following week, and Tommy and Kevin showed up on time and were done in less than 3 hours. They gave me a few recommendations for drywall repair as well since there were three small holes that needed cut to run the new circuit for the EV charger. Highly recommended... Hugo & Kevin were extremely knowledgeable and helpful with all questions from a new homeowner like myself."

    Josh R. in August 2021

    OS
    Chantilly, VA·

    Business IT Services, Hardware/Software Install, Telephone/Communication Install , and 2 more

    "The owner was quick to respond and address all concerns or requests. He was understanding, knowledgeable, and professional. He went above and beyond to repair my laptop. I am very grateful!"

    Debbie R. in January 2022

    SE
    Purcellville, VA·

    Residential Electrical

    "Stinnett is a reminder of how good a business can be in an age where concern for quality and customer satisfaction is not always what it should be. I will describe them as follows: Friendly, prompt, efficient, meticulous, knowledgeable and very reasonable in their billing."

    John S. in September 2020

    TeamLogic IT Logo
    Winchester, VA·

    Cloud Computing, VoIP Telephone/Unified Communications, Computer Networking , and 2 more

    "Wonderful people to do business with."

    Colin P. in August 2020

    OC1 Electric Logo
    Brookeville, MD·

    Generator Repair, Troubleshooting, Fans Installation , and 1 more

    "We are so accustomed to waiting for workmen/women to come to our house that when Peter arrived early, we were shocked and delighted. He was very knowledgeable and handled all of our needs competently and pleasantly. We added a large project to our list and he did a fine job on that, cleaning up not only the mess it caused him to make but a preexisting leaf mess in our garage. We used various other electricians in the past, but OC1 will be our go-to company from here on in."

    Laura J. in December 2017

    Audio Video and Security Logo
    Herndon, VA·

    Experts in Home Theatre Solutions!!!!!, Home Automation, Security Systems , and 2 more

    "I sent the request to Home Advisor on a Sunday night. The company called me Monday morning & scheduled a TV mounting the same day. The company was professional and knowledgable about the installation of large flat screen TV. The installation was very tricky & not your average install. It was on a brick fireplace that had been covered with carpentry. Very good job & I would definitely recommend their services. Their pricing was extremely fair and better that B&ST Buy."

    Sean B. in December 2017

    Sam Audio Video & Technology LLC Logo
    Aldie, VA·

    CCTV Systems, Audio Visual, Telephone , and 1 more

    "Sam is the best for the job"

    Mazz A. in December 2021

    CE

    In business since 2010

    Germantown, MD·

    Electrical Wiring, Panel Upgrades, Electrical

    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."

    The Home Depot - Generators Logo

    In business since 2003

    Atlanta, GA·

    Portable Generator - Install, Fixed Generator - Install

    About us: "Today, we’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In 2,300 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That's The Home Depot difference."

    Fox Trail Electric Logo
    Upperville, VA·

    Electrical Fixtures, switches repair & install

    "They were very professional and prompt, gave me a quote and completed the work on time and all services were excellent. I would recommend them to anyone needing electrical work done. They were also able to complete the work quickly do to my time schedule. So excellent customer service"

    Bill S. in June 2023

    Bowden Electrical Connections, LLC Logo
    Brunswick, MD·

    Lighting Design and Installations, Generator Installations, Service Calls , and 2 more

    "Installed five ceiling fans and three light fixtures. Expert installation , highest quality work by master electrician. Professional, courteous service at very fair prices. Highly recommend"

    William B. in June 2019

    HL
    Gainesville, VA·

    Lightning Protection

    "Mr Hamilton contacted me after seeing my info on HomeAdvisor. I like his initiative and he was very polite during our conversation. His cost for the work was exactly what he quoted over the phone. He found another small issue and fixed that as well as part of the cost. Thank you."

    Monica W. in December 2019

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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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Sterling Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 576 reviews of 576 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Sterling, VA

  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 06/20/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    After Business Hours: No
    Historical Work: No
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Services Needed: Replace an old fixture
    Services Needed: Move an existing fixture
    Services Needed: Install a new fixture
    Electrical fixtures : Ceiling fan or chandelier
    Comment: Remove the old ceiling fan and replace that ceiling fan with a light fixture. Then take the old ceiling and move it to another room and replace it where there is an existing fan.
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 06/18/23
    Location: Business
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Comment: We want a complete new line for a space air condition units that keeps overloading our current lines
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 06/16/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Main outlet
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 06/16/23
    Type of phone: Basic
    Location: Business
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    # of Phones: 5 or more
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 06/15/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for installing electrical for remodel,ready to hire
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 06/13/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Electrical fixtures : Ceiling fan or chandelier
    When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
    When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for installing a ceiling fan for 3 bedroom, a living room and sunroom. Also, a chandelier for my dining room.
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 06/12/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Property Owner: No
    Location: Home/Residence
    Supports 220v or 240v load: I don't know
    Already Purchased Station: No
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 06/07/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets
    Comment: I would to have a 220v outlet installed in my garage for EV charging.
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 06/06/23
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 06/04/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: one of the recessed lights in basement constantly flickering
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 06/03/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Need to install entryway hanging light fixture. Ceiling fixture hangs from second story ceiling so it's about 40 feet.
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 05/30/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
    Comment: We need ceiling fans installed in 4 bedrooms. There are not preexisting fans/lights so electric will need to be run through the attic.
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 05/29/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Project description: Complete wiring for addition or remodel
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 05/27/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Supports 220v or 240v load: No
    Property type:: Duplex / Townhome
    Comment: Install a 240v outlet for charging electric vehicle.
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 05/24/23
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Sterling, VA
    Date: 05/24/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: I need to have a HC+VAC safety switch installed

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