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    Legacy Solar Logo
    Towanda, IL·

    Solar, Electrical, Electrical , and 1 more

    "They were fantastic, great to work with easy to schedule. They were on time and finished in a timely manner. The technician was nice, great customer service."

    Marie D. in February 2024

    SE
    Roanoke, IL·

    Electrical Rewire (knob and tube removal)

    "Matt was simply amazing! Work was done quickly, efficiently, and the area was clean when he left. Matt is breath of fresh air!"

    Brent R. in December 2023

    WH
    Pekin, IL·

    Handyman

    "Very likeable, felt safe & secure. Would be very happy to have him again!"

    Hans-Jurgen W. in December 2021

    FIxItPro Logo
    Peoria, IL·

    Electrical, Resedential

    "Knowledgeable and nice"

    Sam R. in August 2022

    CIC Home Improvement Logo
    Peoria, IL·

    xxx, xxxxx, xxxxxx , and 1 more

    "Alex was very quick to respond and was able to provide service the same day. Extremely friendly and professional. I will definitely recommend him to others."

    Julie O. in November 2022

    WC

    In business since 2022

    Magnolia, IL·

    carpentry

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business! Book with us online or feel free to give us a call today!"

    JC

    In business since 2023

    Peoria, IL·

    HVAC, Home projects

    About us: "Josh Childers is committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Peoria, Illinois Average
    $288
  • Typical Range
    $128 - $458
  • Low End - High End
    $60 - $1,100

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: Peoria, IL
      Date: 02/05/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Peoria, IL
      Date: 02/04/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: live in an older home and needing switches and outlets updated and need a gfi added in my bathroom
    • Project Location: Peoria, IL
      Date: 01/24/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Peoria, IL
      Date: 01/23/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Our house is old (over 100 years). Outlets are not grounded. Had a flash spark on a living room outlet. The living room is on a line with the 2nd floor, we would like it moved on the main box to a new switch. We used to have 30 amp circuits, when we had a tree fall on the exterior electrical box 5-10 years ago, the electrician at that time installed 15 amp circuits. We've had problems ever since. We need the outlet repaired and the line moved to an open switch.
    • Project Location: Peoria, IL
      Date: 01/19/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I have one room in my home that has no power to the outlets
    • Project Location: Peoria, IL
      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: Peoria, IL
      Date: 01/16/24
      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: Peoria, IL
      Date: 01/15/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Blow plug under mobile home
    • Project Location: Peoria, IL
      Date: 01/14/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: All 7 of my outlets in one room not working no tripped breaker
    • Project Location: Peoria, IL
      Date: 01/12/24
      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: Peoria, IL
      Date: 01/11/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures Repair or install new switches, fixtures or outlets putting new braker for the microwave circuit braker
    • Project Location: Peoria, IL
      Date: 01/10/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Peoria, IL
      Date: 01/09/24
      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

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