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    Conde Tech Services, LLC Logo
    Great Falls, VA·

    Water Heater Replacement, Heating Services, Air Conditioning Services , and 7 more

    "It was a cold and rainy Saturday night when I came home. I was expecting to have a warm toasty homecoming except I was greeted with chilly air and coldness of the floor. I discovered that the thermostat had stopped working. It was late so I called the company that I had been using for years, though I was a bit reluctant to call since the last experience with them was bordering a rip off. After I left a message, before I jumped into my bed intenting to ride the cold night out, I decided to use Angie's List and perhaps I would have someone call me on Sunday morning to do the work. Shortly after I placed the project info, within a few minutes I got a text from Matt Conde of Conde Tech Services. They said they could come out tonight if I am up for it. I said to myself, wow, these guys really work quite hard, so without any hesitation I decided to give them a try. Matt and his brother showed up at around 12:30 am and got to work right away. It turned out that the problem was not the thermostat but something to do with the electrical wiring of the system. In any event, they ended up did not finish the diagnosis and repair until around 3 am that morning. Matt and his brother had to take turn going out in the cold to work on the heat pump. I was quite impressed with the dedication and passion that they had for their job. These days, you don't find that many folks out there who are passionate about their jobs. So I asked them why they started their business and Matt explained that he and his brother were working for a large company for many years and they became dissatisfied as to how the emphasis had been placed on profits over the customer service. At the end of the night (or crazy early Sunday morning), I was very thankful for Conde Tech Services and they have earned a life time customer. :)"

    Mike L. in October 2018

    A Plus Electric Logo
    Manassas Park, VA·

    Electric

    "Dennis and Candice were terrific! - No problem building rapport on contact. - Really good at obtaining first-hand customer information, focusing on what customer need and require. - Both Dennis and Candice have a real instinct to understand needed services. - Really good at following up with customer to ensure all questions or concerns are addressed, as well, check-in with reminders that don’t bother you. Natural. Very nice. - Good work! Well done!"

    Mary Lou D. in May 2024

    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

    HS

    "He was always on time and courteous. Did excellent work and completed job on time as promised."

    BARBARA L. in November 2023

    EO
    Woodbridge, VA·

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

    "Kevin was very thorough in his work explaining what is the issue with the outlet. He took the time to give me some tips over the phone as well. He arrived on time and fixed the light and taught me some new things about electricity. Highly recommended his services !!"

    Beshoy I. in May 2024

    White Spark Electric, LLC Logo
    Woodbridge, VA·

    "Knowledgeable and quick."

    Mike M. in March 2024

    ES
    Alexandria, VA·

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

    "They do excellent work. Very professional and went above and beyond, and helped us get to some issues above the electrical work as well."

    Boyd W. in December 2017

    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?

  • Falls Church, Virginia Average
    $324
  • Typical Range
    $152 - $489
  • 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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