Compare Quotes from Electrical Wiring & Panel Services
Get Quotes Now

Electrical Wiring & Panel Services in Philadelphia, PA

Where do you need Electric Wiring Upgrade pros?

How It Works

  1. Answer a few questions about your home project.
  2. Within seconds, get matched with top-rated local pros.
  3. Compare quotes and choose the best pro for the job.

Service Pros

    Celano Electric, LLC Logo
    North Wales, PA·

    Main Service upgrades 100-amp - 200-amp - 400-amp, New circuits for computers / AC units or appliances, New addition wiring - Removal of old knob and tube wiring with updated wiring and circuits , and 2 more

    "Ray was always responsive and called immediately, then came to look over the project and gave me an estimate. He arrived promptly and was very professional and was always in communication with me. He and his team did wonderful work."

    Rita L. in December 2012

    Infinity Electric Services, LLC Logo
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Commercial electrical, Residential electrical

    "Would definitely use them again. Knowledgeable, professional and reasonable pricing. They did a complete upgrade to my electrical box and added additional lines. Cleaned up everything and patched up the holes. Great family owned business."

    Melissa S. in October 2021

    AMR Services Group Logo
    Bensalem, PA·

    Electrical, Plumbing

    "Quick response. They came exactly on time. Were friendly and fixed the issue and answered all of my questions."

    Chris C. in December 2021

    AD Electrical & Home Improvements, LLC Logo
    Southampton, PA·

    Electrical, 10 Years Experience

    "Quick , service may use for future endeavors"

    SCOTT L. in December 2023

    Young's Electrical Services, Inc. Logo
    Glenside, PA·

    Phone/Data/Intercom Repair/Install, Electrical Troubleshooting, Commercial Electrical Repair/Install , and 2 more

    "Fast professional srvice. Will definatly use him for my next job."

    dean S. in December 2005

    T McCall's Electric and Plumbing Logo
    Philadelphia, PA·

    Electrical, Plumbing

    "It's nothing like waking up the day after Christmas to a cold shower and water in the basement. Mr Mccall called less than five minites after home advisor was accessed. He came right over turned off hot water valve so we still had water but water heater leak stop flooding basement. Before days end he put the new water heater in and we had hot water. He called later to find out if everything was alright . Very pleased with his service."

    Andrea S. in December 2018

    PE
    Media, PA·

    Computer Network or Wiring - Install or Repair - For Business, Audio/Visual Wiring - Install, Repair or Conceal - For Business, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade - For Business , and 2 more

    "Prompt, honest service at a fair price. Thanks, Frank"

    Kevin C. in December 2006

    CE

    "Amazing! Amazing job. They came on time and were very knowledgeable."

    D P. in February 2024

    Battaglia & Sons Electric LLC Logo
    Huntingdon Valley, PA·

    "An Overall good experience Prompt professional service"

    Jim L. in November 2023

Showing 1-9 of 17 results

How much do electrical wiring & panel services typically cost?

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Average
    $1,317
  • Typical Range
    $711 - $2,012
  • Low End - High End
    $175 - $3,500

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.

Related Projects in Philadelphia, PA

HomeAdvisor Community Rating

Overall Rating:

Philadelphia Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 1167 reviews of 1167 pros.

The HomeAdvisor Community Rating is an overall rating based on verified reviews and feedback from our community of homeowners that have been connected with service professionals. See individual business pages for full, detailed reviews.


Other Top Projects in Your Area

Other Cities in Pennsylvania

If you're looking for Electric Wiring Upgrade Contractors that serve a different city in Pennsylvania, here are some popular suggestions:

Find Electric Wiring Upgrade Pros in Philadelphia, PA

HomeAdvisor: The nation's largest network of screened and rated pros.

Tell us about your project and we'll match you to the perfect pros.

Get Matched With Pros

Find Pros Nearby


Things to Consider Before You Update a Breaker Panel or Electrical Wiring:

What kind of location is this?

    Do you provide these professional services?

    Find out how HomeAdvisor can help your business

    See Local Demand

    See Recent Leads

    Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Philadelphia, PA

    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 02/06/24
      Historical Work: No
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
      Location: Home/Residence
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      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: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 02/03/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: 7.5.1 Electrical - Unidentified Outlet/Fixture/Receptacle Type 6.11.1 Electrical - Reverse Polarity 2.9.1 Exterior Electrical - No Power 9.5.1 Electrical - Ungrounded 3 Wire Receptacle 5.9.1 Electrical - Cover Plates Loose/Missing/Damaged/Incorrect 5.9.2 Electrical - Opened/Frayed Wiring 11.3.1 Electrical - GFCI Needed 15.3.1 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device - Missing Labels on Panel 15.4.1 Observable Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses - 2-Prong Outlets/Ungrounded Wiring 15.6.1 Junctions/Junction Boxes - Junction Box/Termination/Coverage Needed
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 02/03/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Need electric wiring upgraded
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 02/02/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 02/01/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Need a EMP unit attached to the panel box.
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 02/01/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: We live in South Philly, Girard Estates area, and our current breaker box is only 100 amps. As a result, the lights flicker upstairs, and occasionally, the power switches off if someone in another room plugs something in. We are looking to upgrade our breaker box to a 200 amp and possibly install an overhead-ceiling light in the living room as we currently only use table lamps.
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 02/01/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Need a new 240V circuit. Panel us relatively new, electrician replaced ~2010 or so(?) Which has plenty of spares. Panel is in basement and new circuit location will also be in basement. Approximately 50 LF run going outside from Panel and then back into the house (using existing opening).
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 02/01/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 01/31/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to change gas into electric. And change gas water heater into electric water heater
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 01/31/24
      Historical Work: No
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
      Location: Home/Residence
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 01/30/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Looking to remove some wiring (for example from an old landline). And moving my electric oven to a different wall, so need an outlet strong enough on that wall.
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 01/30/24
      Location: Home
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 01/30/24
      Storage Materials Desired: Shower Enclosure
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 01/28/24
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Location: Home/Residence
      Comment: non working outlets
    • Project Location: Philadelphia, PA
      Date: 01/28/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

    References Available
    Tell us your zip code to view pricing & schedule
    Tell us your location to view pricing & schedule
    Choose your project to view pricing & schedule

    Please enter valid zip.

    Please choose a location.

    We're sorry but the time you have chosen is no longer available.
    Please select a new time below:
    does not provide service to View pros who serve this zip
    Enter a zip code to view which pros serve this zip.
    There was an issue connecting to the server. Please try again or call Customer Service at 1-888-811-ANGI.
    We're sorry but the time you have chosen is no longer available.
    Please select a new time below:

    Select your appointment type and time:

    Final Step - Confirm Your Appointment:

    Confirm your appointment with on , - Change


    Required
    Required
    Required
    Required
     
     
     

    By clicking Confirm Appointment, you affirm you have read and agree to the HomeAdvisor Terms & Conditions, and you agree and authorize HomeAdvisor and its affiliates, and their networks of Service Professionals, to deliver marketing calls or texts using automated technology to the number you provided above regarding your project and other home services offers. Consent is not a condition of purchase.