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    CE

    In business since 2023

    About us: "Welcome to Capital Electric, LLC! In business since 2023, we are a locally owned and operated business that provides quality electrical work to the greater upstate area. With over 20 years of combined experience, our team of professionals area dedicated to providing the highest quality of service and customer satisfaction. Serving Rensselaer and its surrounding areas, be sure to give us a call today! We offer free estimates."

    Feroze Diamond LLC Logo

    Tiling, Bathroom remodel, Painting , and 2 more

    "Hello everyone, I hired Feroze LLC To come and do some renovations in my basement and add a half bathroom and they did an amazing job. They got straight to it and finished right on time if anything earlier then expected. Crew members are very nice and polite , They keep in communication so everything gets done just the way I wanted it to be. They helped me with ideas as they did framing to maximize space. Very clean to , they clean up everyday before leaving and all throughout the day so work area is not messy. Overall they did an excellent job and would definitely hire them again for future renovations in my home 10/10ð   ð  ¾."

    Anill P. in November 2023

    NH
    Schenectady, NY·

    "Navin showed up to fix our plumbing issue the same day. He called within 5 minutes of my inquiry, was here in 45 min for a free estimate and our shower was fixed before 5pm! He also tightened the bathroom faucet, removed the hair from the drain without us asking and fixed the bathroom fan while he was here too! This guy is AMAZING! 10 stars if I could!"

    Arian M. in December 2023

    HQ
    Troy, NY·

    Fences, hvac, electrical , and 1 more

    "Luis is a great guy, very knowing what he is doing, he fixed my sink faucet in 15 minutes, everything looks perfect now. Also he is very patient and polite, I'm so happy I hired him and strongly recommend him."

    April Y. in August 2021

    UF
    Stillwater, NY·

    Fully insured, Master electrician, 25 years + experience , and 2 more

    "Shannon gave us good suggestions as to what light fixtures to purchase and completed the job in the least disruptive way to our home. The finished product - adding ceiling lights in our den and installing a new kitchen light - were done quickly and efficiently. Will definitely use this company again the next time we have an electrical issue."

    Robert B. in February 2018

    SS
    Castelton-on-Husdson, NY·

    Electrical

    "My EV charger setup is exactly what I envisioned and working with Wes could not have been easier. He contacted me the day after I requested quotes through Home Advisor and I texted him what I had in mind and photos. He needed more info and came out the next day, gave me a quote on site and scheduled my job for the following week. In addition to fitting me in within a week, his pricing seemed fair (of my four quotes, his was right in the middle) and I felt good about his experience—Wes told me he installs two to three chargers a day. When I asked for a charger recommendation and whether to hardwire or install an outlet, Wes was quick to suggest Chargepoint and hardwiring, which other electricians were less definitive about. I am already thinking about other electrical projects I could hire Wes to do."

    Jack W. in March 2022

    Mike Redding General Contracting Logo
    Nassau, NY·

    Bathtub or Other Bath or Kitchen Surface - Resurface or Reface, Doors - Repair, Deck or Porch - Repair , and 1 more

    "Mike was awesome! He went above and beyond. He met me to pick out an exterior door, delivered it and installed. The whole frame needed repair and he fixed it beautifully. He was here when he said he would be and he is reasonably priced. I hired him for other work as well and, again, is doing a great job!!"

    Rosalyn N. in June 2016

    Upstate Decor Revival Logo
    Schenectady, NY·

    Handyman

    "We hired Casey to hang our exterior Christmas lights and garlands. Not only did he do the job, he also contributed to the designs. The outcome was top notch. We were so happy with his work that we had him install exterior light fixtures. Casey was a true professional and we enjoyed working with him. We have many other jobs that we will be using his services for. ."

    Jonathan P. in November 2023

    MG
    Clifton Park, NY·

    Electrical

    "Did a great job and would recommend them to anybody. Quality work at a fair price. On time and quick to set up the job."

    Stephen M. in February 2023

    SA
    Slingerlands, NY·

    All Low Voltage, Residential and Commercial, Security Systems, Home and Building Automation , and 2 more

    "We needed to replace our wall-hung TV and didn't know where to begin. Came across Symmetry A Inc. While doing an online search and our experience could not have been better. Setting up an appointment was quick and easy, and James (the owner) eliminated all of our trepidation with his easy going demeanor and technical / product knowledge. He listened to our concerns, answered all of our questions, and made suggestions that addressed our needs. The installation was timely and flawless. We're totally satisfied with our experience and highly recommend this company."

    Joseph S. in October 2021

    HH
    Albany, NY·

    Tankless Water Heaters, Stand-by Generators, Water Treatment , and 8 more

    "My project was fairly difficult since the transfer switch was far from the generator on the opposite end of the house. But my installer, Ivan, was up to the task, even though it took longer than usual. The final project turned out great, and I can hardly wait for the power to go out so I can experience having the lights stay on without having to go out to the garage and hook up my portable generator."

    Kevin C. in January 2023

    SH
    Troy, NY·

    Doors

    "I have hired Waseem for a few projects - among them was the installation of a new microwave over our oven and another to fix a leaking sink. Both were urgent (around holidays) and he came over quickly, he was knowledgeable, fair priced and did excellent work. I have recommended him to others. I hope to hire him in the future, as well."

    Michele D. in October 2023

    Matt's Fix It All Logo

    Carpentry, Electrical, Drywall , and 2 more

    "I hired Matt to fix a door broken by first responders during a rescue mission. Damage included frame, perimeter trim, plaster damage and door out of balance. Also, building owner additionally requested window insert to be replaced with solid wood. Also requested new door handle, and lock. I was doing this to help someone in rehab that could not return home until these repairs where done. Add to this, it was an odd size door making replacement next to impossible. Add to this, I am located 1200+miles away. Request was made via phone, explanation of what was wanted was good, but probably a bit sketchy on my side. Matt addresses this issue very quickly. He listened and questioned politely whenever I was vague. Matt was always professional. Bottom line, work was done in 1 and 1/2 days. Matt sent pictures so that I was always aware where the project was, which was extremely helpful because of the distance. In, truth, Matt's finished product was better than I could have hoped for. Very professional outcome."

    Susan P. in October 2021

    RE
    Watervliet, NY·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade

    "They were profesional and curteous in addition to being reasonably priced. As an example, since some of the work had to be performed in both our dirty cellar and carpeted areas, they came with drop cloths to put on the carpeted areas to protect the carpetted areas. My sense is that their motto isn't just words to them: "I wouldn't do anything in your home that I wouldn't do in my own.""

    Timothy F. in April 2021

    EB

    "He showed up on time and brought several light dimming-switches for us to choose from. He finished the two projects quickly and without a problem and charged a fair price. I would recommend him to anyone looking for repairs/installation of home lighting."

    Neil F. in February 2024

    RE

    In business since 2019

    Schenectady, NY·

    Generator, Generator Service, Generator , and 2 more

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer’s needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with each and every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    Dreamworks Contracting Logo
    Altamont, NY·

    EV Charger Installs, Plumbing Fixture Installs, Electrical , and 1 more

    "Frank saw the problem of our running toilet, took care of it and it is all fixed and no more running!!! Thank GOD!!"

    debbie B. in August 2017

    Troy Generator Service Logo

    In business since 2015

    East Greenbush, NY·

    Generator Repair

    About us: "Troy Generator Service LLC 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. 21 years experience."

    Premier Production Group LLC Logo

    In business since 2015

    St George, UT·

    Meeting, A/V and Production System Installs, Audiovisual Design and Installations, Conferencing and Meeting Solutions , and 3 more

    About us: "We pride ourselves on our extreme professionalism and attention to detail. Our customer satisfaction guarantee will assure you we will not leave your property until you are completely satisfied with our work. As a locally owned and operated business you can trust that we will treat your home as we would treat our own. Give us a call today, and we look forward to working with you!"

    Ambrose Electric Logo
    Latham, NY·

    Residential, Commercial and Industrial Generator Installation and Repair

    "Ambrose sent 2 very qualified, licensed electricians to complete the install."

    Jim L. in December 2015

    GE
    Troy, NY·

    Electrician Services for Residential/Commercial, Panel/Service Upgrades, Switches, Fixtures, Outlets

    "Quick response,excellently installed light fixtures,prompt and courteous service. I would hire them again"

    James P. in October 2018

    518 MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC Logo

    In business since 2021

    About us: "518 MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC 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 customer's interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    CH
    Greenbush, NY·

    Electrical, Framing, Carpentry , and 2 more

    "Brian installed a portable generator, transfer and outdoor outlet. He was knowledgeable, professional, and reasonably priced. He seemed quite experienced in carpentry and looking forward to hire him again for carpentry projects."

    Deniela B. in March 2021

    CE
    Albany, NY·

    Panel Upgrades, Switches Fixtures

    "Have hired Comalli to replace main panel, sub panels as well as complete kitchen renovation. Always willing to make sure the job is done accurately and completely. Also they show up on schedule and on time! Highly recommend."

    Patrick S. in January 2024

    Crisafulli Bros. Home Services Logo

    In business since 1939

    Cooling, Electrical, Heating , and 1 more

    About us: "For over 80 years, Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Inc. has provided plumbing, sewer and drain, heating and cooling design, installation, service, scheduled maintenance, and electrical services to our clientele. Founded in 1939, our company now spans three generations combining the pride and craftsmanship you expect from a locally owned and operated family business with the resources and knowledge available from a large national company. With a growing workforce and a fleet of vehicles driving around every upstate NY neighborhood, Crisafulli Bros. is one of the largest mechanical contracting companies in the Capital Region. Our vast resources and commitment to quality led to us being recognized as the Best of the Capital Region for over 16 straight years and named a Top Work Place. We have set the standard for plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical craftsmanship in the region."

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Albany, New York Average
    $333
  • Typical Range
    $154 - $493
  • 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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Albany Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 1367 reviews of 1367 pros.

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    Comment: Older house (1972) we need updated wiring. Experiencing flickering throughout different parts of the house.
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    Comment: I would like to get a quote because the bedroom has no electricity, there is an electrical outlet that probably needs to be repaired, I also need to repair an exhaust fan in my bathroom. I'm planning and budgeting for now.
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    Comment: Need to fix a chandelier lift. My current left has dropped the chandelier about 3 inches from the ceiling
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    Date: 01/23/24
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    Comment: Bought electric car. Want to have either 240V outlet installed in garage or a charger hardwired. Outlet would be about 10 ft from panel. Panel is in basement. Outlet would go to opposite wall but one floor up in garage.
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    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Just want to intall 240 Volt outlet outside for EV level 2 charger.

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