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    TNT Electric Logo
    Oceanside, CA·

    Electrical, Electrical Charging Stations

    "Tien stopped by checking carefully for a reasonable quote. He immediately told that the prewired for EV charger was well set, so that the job is straight forward. He came on time explained details and make the job done perfectly. Very honest, pleasant and experienced. Would like to keep him for future tasks. Highly recommended."

    Helena Y. in December 2023

    Airmerica Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. Logo
    Vista, CA·

    Custom Home A/C Installations, central A/C service Light Commercial, central A/C install Residential/Commercial , and 2 more

    "Customer service is amazing, the quality of service is A++. On time and very affordable. Thank you for making me feel like part of the family. I'd rate a 10 if I could."

    Melissa S. in November 2021

    PanElectric, Inc. Logo
    Escondido, CA·

    "David installed our Ring floodlight and doorbell. I had an issue after install of doorbell which he purchased the part and fixed the problem. I also have him updating our electrical box and am just waiting for SDG&E. Pan Electicâ  s quote was very reasonable and fair. David was very patient and answered all my questions. Highly recommend!"

    Anita B. in April 2023

    AE
    Escondido, CA·

    Troubleshooting, Lighting Design, Panel Upgrades

    "Al contacted me immediately regarding installation of an electric vehicle charging station. That same day, he personally surveyed the worksite and provided very reasonable quotes for all options - after clearly explaining each of them in detail. After I accepted his quote for my preferred option, Al and his electrician accomplished the installation in an exceptionally professional manner. I now have a â go toâ electrician who is second to none."

    Mike J. in July 2021

    AP
    San Marcos, CA·

    HVAC, A/C, Mini Split , and 1 more

    "I HIGHLY recommend Acuna's Polar Aire and will never use anyone else. Mike's unparalleled honesty and integrity is priceless. Combine that with his incredibly prompt responsiveness and very reasonable prices...well, that's how you get lifelong customers right there. When my wife noticed our A/C unit had been on all night and not cooling down the house at all, I figured we were probably due to replace our 17-year-old unit. After all, another "salesy" company had already told us we "definitely" needed a new unit several years ago. When Mike showed up (same day by the way), I mentioned (stupidly) that maybe we just need to get a new unit at this point. He ended up talking me OUT of a new unit, managed to diagnose the issue (Freon was low) in literally about 2 minutes, and had ice cold air blowing through our house in what must have been record time. On top of that, he then expertly explained the issue to me (our unit had frozen due to a PSI issue, stemming from low Freon), what to watch for in the future, and how to monitor the system (filters etc.) to keep our costs low and get the most out of our current unit. Complete honesty and pride of ownership by Mike, and seriously one of the best run companies I have ever come across. Period. I can't recommend them enough."

    Zack W. in January 2022

    SO
    Temecula, CA·

    Electrical Additions, Electrical Service, Interior/Exterior LED Lighting , and 2 more

    "Awesome thanks so much"

    Otis W. in February 2024

    AVA Electric Logo
    Escondido, CA·

    Electric

    "Mr. Hector has so much knowledge about his work his prices are very reasonable and his work is outstanding I would recommend him to anyone"

    Yaneil M. in May 2021

    Sunspired, Inc. DBA Sunspired Builders Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    House Fans

    "They are my new best friends. Very efficient, very clean, and the owners son is very cute."

    Carol F. in August 2022

    Green Electric Solutions Logo
    San Diego, CA·

    Electrical, Solar

    "Eric came in assess the problem give me two different solutions for the problem. Had already bought replacement fixtures and he said it would cost me less money to use my fixtures and just replace them. Excellent job timely and straight to the work got the job complete in and out and about an hour and 10 minutes would definitely hire them again very very personable and great communications"

    John M. in November 2020

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Escondido, California Average
    $407
  • Typical Range
    $171 - $656
  • Low End - High End
    $95 - $1,350

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: Escondido, CA
      Date: 02/06/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Circuit breaker is working but I lost power to all outlets in downstairs bedroom that we use as an office
    • Project Location: Escondido, CA
      Date: 01/29/24
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
    • Project Location: Escondido, CA
      Date: 01/29/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Escondido, CA
      Date: 01/23/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Our fan does not wok either manually or with the remote
    • Project Location: Escondido, CA
      Date: 01/23/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Repair Electrical Outlet Extend and reposition undercounter light Remove and replace 3 bathroom bar lights above mirrors TV installed above fireplace
    • Project Location: Escondido, CA
      Date: 01/22/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: New recessed lighting in 2 rooms (probably 6 total lights). Move a ceiling fan. Install a light and switch in an attic. Install 3 new outlets and cable-hiding system where 3 tvs will be mounted. Mount 1 tv on wall. Mount 1 tv from ceiling.
    • Project Location: Escondido, CA
      Date: 01/16/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Need 4 can lights installed in a room. I already have the lights.
    • Project Location: Escondido, CA
      Date: 01/14/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Need a thermostat installed
    • Project Location: Escondido, CA
      Date: 01/11/24
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
    • Project Location: Escondido, CA
      Date: 01/11/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: replace 3 recessed lighting
    • Project Location: Escondido, CA
      Date: 01/07/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Add breaker and 30amp rv outlet on out side of home

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