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    Allstar Electric, LLC Logo
    Cleveland, TN·

    Residential and Commercial Electric

    "Prompt knowledgeable professional service. Will definitely use them for electrical services again."

    Debbie D. in December 2023

    LP
    Chattanooga, TN·

    Remodels, EV Charging Station Installs, Renovations

    "On time, to the point, professional, helpful and not trying to sell you anything. awesome experience."

    Nate K. in May 2024

    YE

    "Very professional and thorough. Quickly diagnosed the problem and made repair."

    Kathleen M. in October 2015

    IE
    Cleveland, TN·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical for Addition or Remodel, Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation , and 1 more

    "He was pretty good and good price!"

    jUAN A. in August 2018

    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

    Mr. Electric of Chattanooga, LLC Logo
    Chattanooga, TN·

    Electrical Panel Wiring and Upgrades, Surge Protection, Landscape Lighting, Pool and Deck Wiring, Electrical Outlets, Fixtures, Wiring Replace, Repair, or Install , and 7 more

    "Kendrick did a great job and was very responsive."

    Alyn F. in December 2019

    Best Buy - Atlanta Logo
    Richfield, MN·

    Audio and Visual

    "Expert in his field...very friendly and polite.."

    Adelheid Q. in July 2019

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee Average
    $261
  • Typical Range
    $138 - $389
  • Low End - High End
    $75 - $800

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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    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 02/04/24
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Services Needed: Troubleshoot an electrical problem
      Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 02/04/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/28/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Need an existing fan removed from an 18 foot ceiling and install a 48" wide chandelier in its place. Will require tall step ladder or scaffold to complete job. Please advise how you will accomplish.
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/27/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/25/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Lights are dim, microwave taking longer to cook, doesn’t appear right and hasn’t happened before.
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/22/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for electrician. Its not happening this morning in bed room, bathrooms in my house. I need it to be done today.
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/21/24
      Services Needed: Move switches, fixtures or outlets
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/21/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/18/24
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/18/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for repairing my electrical wiring in my attic
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/17/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: The lights on my ceiling fan keep going off. I think it has a short in it.
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/16/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/15/24
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Services Needed: Troubleshoot an electrical problem
      Electrical fixtures : Other fixtures
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/14/24
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: Yes
      Comment: I need a switch fixed
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/13/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I have a room designed to be a bedroom, but I use it as an office. It is on a circuit with an arc fault breaker. I'd like to change it to a regular breaker. I will never use the room as a bedroom.
    • Project Location: Chattanooga, TN
      Date: 01/12/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: The GCFI outlet in the kitchen is displaying an orange light and the kitchen outlets are not presently working.

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