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    JE

    In business since 2022

    About us: "We offer over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. We take on a wide range of electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring and panel upgrades and a variety of other jobs. We’re committed to providing a personalized service for each individual project we take on & look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    HS

    "Responded in a timely manner, was courteous, and did excellent work. Will hire him again when I have a handyman project."

    Joan B. in December 2023

    Raufi Services LLC Logo
    Haymarket, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, Residential Electrical Service calls

    "They arrived within the timeframe stated , completed servicing our generator, replaced the spark plug and explained the work they had done in a timely manner. They were reasonably priced and an excellent job. Iâ ll call them again when I need service."

    Marilyn M. in December 2020

    All American Electric, LLC Logo

    "Came on time and completed the work at the lower end of their estimate"

    Charles W. in November 2016

    RE
    Annandale, VA·

    "Technician arrived on time and quickly found the problem and fixed. Very happy with them."

    David H. in February 2024

    ES
    Alexandria, VA·

    A/V Installation / Home Theatres / Home Automation, Security Systems / Security Cameras, Service Calls for Outlets and Fixtures , and 2 more

    "Quick to return calls, quick to show up, quick to resolve the issue. Highly recommended."

    Naomi L. in August 2015

    EO
    Woodbridge, VA·

    Residential Wiring, Kitchen & Bathroom, Electrical Rough-In , and 3 more

    "Elements of energy came to fix and remodel my electrical from my home, which they did a great job, I would definitely hiring them again."

    Michael Gonzalo M. in February 2024

    Campbell Custom Homes II, Inc. Logo
    Cincinnati, OH·

    Smart Home Installation, Alarm and Security System Installation

    "Sylvia Thomas is very professional, passionate, and thorough about making her clients happy. Buy a home from Campbell Custom Homes you won't be disappointed."

    Laina T. in August 2021

    EE

    In business since 2015

    Hearndon, VA·

    Electrical

    About us: "We can take on a wide range of residential and commercial electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring/panel upgrades, and a variety of other projects. We take pride in the quality of our work and our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Alexandria, Virginia Average
    $324
  • Typical Range
    $159 - $507
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $900

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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Alexandria Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 134 reviews of 134 pros.

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