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    OV Electric Logo
    Orangevale, CA·

    Electrical

    "I had a complicated job. He worked well with my contractor. Always on time, professional easy to work with. Did a great job. Iâ d absolutely Hire him again."

    Sharon B. in December 2022

    SS
    Carmichael, CA·

    Electric

    "Just like having an old friend over to help with some jobs. Very reasonably priced and willing to go the extra mile to assure customer satisfaction. Loves dogs and did not get upset when the pup stole his tools. Great experience."

    norma L. in October 2021

    HE
    Galt, CA·

    "Just had them come and install some can lighting in my hall way that I wanted for some time now. They were able to remove my old fixture in the hall and install 4 new LED can lights, even installed the dimmer I wanted with it. Much appreciated!"

    Kevin K. in February 2024

    A/C Benton Electric Logo
    Granite Bay, CA·

    Electrical

    "Chris & his son did an amazing job installing a motorized green screen and a crystal chandelier. 5 STAR work!!!"

    Tim C. in October 2020

    DS
    Roseville, CA·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation - Residential - Materials Provided by Consumer, Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation - Residential - Materials Not Provided, 20 years of experience , and 6 more

    "Everette designed our deck as well as building it. The attention to detail and craftsmanship was tops!"

    Jenny H. in June 2024

    J H Electrical Company Logo
    Sacramento, CA·

    dedicate electrical circuits/ Surge Protector, bathrooms fans / Jacuzzi Disconnect, Re wire Hole house / troubleshooting , and 2 more

    "I needed a fluorescent light fixture changed out with a new flush mount LED light. JH called me seconds after I submitted a request for quotes. He showed up an hour later and did a fantastic job. I highly recommend JH Electrical."

    Jason G. in March 2019

    Ridgeway Construction, Inc. Logo
    Rio Linda, CA·

    General B Licensed Contractor - Licensed/Bonded/Insured, Specializing in restoration services!, Strong history with the areas top specialized subcontractors! , and 2 more

    "Michael Ridgeway was wonderful to work with because he listened to how I wanted the gate to be finished so it would be structurally strong. I would hire him again without any question. Michaels helper that worked along with him worked very hard. I really appreciate their work ethics. Thank you so much Michael and Tommy! Sherie"

    Sherie B. in August 2021

    EE
    SACRAMENTO, CA·

    electrical

    "Eduardo was very professional and helpful! Will definitely call him again when I have another project in mind."

    Debbie M. in January 2023

    AAA Electrical Services, Inc. Logo
    Sacramento, CA·

    Electrical, Circuit repairs, install new 110 v - 240 v, Lighting, Ceiling Fans, Exhaust Fans, Dedicated Circuits, Outlets, Whole House Fan , and 8 more

    "knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, they sent a picture and bio of the technician, even when late the office called to explain the reason, quality workmanship"

    Ken E. in December 2016

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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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Things to Consider Before You Hire Someone To Install a Light or Chandelier:

What services do you need?

  • Install new fixture
  • Replace old fixture
  • Move existing fixture

What electrical fixtures are included in this project?

  • Switches
  • Interior - ceiling
  • Interior - wall
  • Exterior lights
  • Other fixtures

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