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    Service Champions Logo
    Rocklin, CA·

    Air Conditioning, Ductwork and Insulation Installation, Heating , and 2 more

    "I had requested a discounted furnace tuneup and Mitchell, the technician, was very knowledgeable, answering all my questions clearly and doing the work quickly. What sold me on the annual Maintenance Plan was Livermore Service Champions' policy to include the "furnace tuneup" in the annual Maintenance Plan. Service Champions earns its Diamond Certification because their technicians are well trained and truly understand "Keep the customer happy!""

    Carla G. in November 2019

    Golden Bay Electric Logo
    Vallejo, CA·

    Electrical

    "In the past few years Iâ ve dealt with many licensed contractors (having flipped a house and had work on my residence). No owner and staff has communicated better, got the jobs â done rightâ , and charged so fairly. We had one hiccup where my scheduled time was rescheduled but during the busy holiday season that must be common. In any case, Edgar listened well, came out on time and had his team do excellent jobs for my numerous odds and ends. I recommend Golden Bay Electric as high a rating as I can"

    Gary K. in December 2023

    MDM Electric Logo
    La Habra, CA·

    Electrical, Solar

    "MDM did some patio lights. upgrade service panel to 200A clean work and professional. Highly recommend"

    Erika E. in December 2022

    SS
    BAY POINT, CA·

    Electrical

    "The security system was installed quickly and without a hiccup. I cant thank the team enough. A vey good experience from start to finish."

    Sunny S. in June 2024

    Mr Electric of Concord CA Logo
    Concord, CA·

    Electrical installs and repairs, Troubleshooting, Lighting

    "Wally arrived within the designated time frame. Very professional and solved my electrical issue promptly"

    Darcie H. in December 2023

    PT
    Oakland, CA·

    All Electric Services

    "They showed up on time. lol. Everything looks great. Thanks"

    Diana M. in January 2024

    SI
    Hayward, CA·

    Handyman and much more!

    "The team was amazing! We had an old deck in our backyard and we hired Palm Construction to replace and extend it and they did a great work! The job was done in less than 2 weeks, Communication was great, they cared about the backyard and plants and we are so happy itâ s all ready just before summer. Highly recommended!!"

    yael H. in May 2024

    Five or Free Electrical Solutions Logo
    Livermore, CA·

    Electrical - Residential & Commercial

    "These guys have their act together. Polite friendly electricians that also respected safety standards as per COVID. They adjusted our appointment to fit my schedule. Arrived on time and the price was very reasonable."

    Tim R. in July 2020

    AC & LC Corporation Logo
    San Mateo, CA·

    Skylight Installs and Repairs

    "Anthony was terrific! He called me when he saw my request on Angi. We agreed on a price and he came the next day, as promised. The repair required mounting our difficult, steep roof more than once and also reaching the skylight from inside the house from a landing on the second floor. That required some ingenuity! Through it all, he explained what he was doing at every step, He is agile, thorough, and clever. Despite the unexpected difficulty in the job, there was no effort to change the price we had agreed upon. The whole experience was satisfying and actually exciting. It was fun to watch a man who enjoys his work so much and enjoys satisfying customers."

    Alan B. in April 2022

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Oakland, California Average
    $366
  • Typical Range
    $170 - $591
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,000

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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