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Chicago Electricians

Even if you've only been living in Chicago for a few months, you know that the Windy City’s nickname is no joke. The very lake that helps give this city such a picturesque quality is also responsible for helping to generate some major gusts and extreme weather events that can make it tricky to keep your home's electrical system up and running. Chicago's weather can also include dramatic temperature changes, with dangerously hot and cold extremes possible during summer and winter months.

Ensuring your electrical system works is important for more than just your creature comforts; having the ability to heat or cool your home can be lifesaving. Luckily, it is easy to find a qualified electrician to work on your home in Chicago, whether you live in a downtown apartment or a house on the north side. Learn more about how to get reliable, licensed electricians to your home and get some information on what you might expect to pay for certain services performed by electricians in the Windy City.

Chicago Electricians’ Service Areas

Within the city limits, it's a safe bet that most electricians are able to visit you no matter where you live, but there are some exceptions, particularly in those neighborhoods that have higher crime rates. However, in most of the city, this is not a concern. Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States, and there are plenty of electricians to choose from who can come to you. This list of popular areas can help you determine where you are likely to get service.

  • River North — Farther inland in the downtown area, River North nestles up against the famous Magnificent Mile and is home to a range of bars, restaurants, and upscale hotels.
  • Wicker Park — Located to the west of the bustling downtown area, Wicker Park features cozy residential areas dotted with low-key cafes and several beautiful historical buildings.
  • Hyde Park — Anchored by the prestigious University of Chicago and the massive Museum of Science and Industry, the south side of town is home to some lower-income housing and also includes some of the toniest addresses in the city.
  • Boystown — The northern end of town features the vibrant and eclectic village of Chicago's LGBT community, Boystown, which offers great nightlife and a comfortable community for everyone.

Some electricians may be willing to travel outside of the city to service close-in suburbs such as Evanston and Cicero, but this may depend on the business' location and size. Choosing a contractor who is located close to your part of the metro area is a good strategy to get timely service in Chicago.

Pricing for Chicago Electrician Services

The price that an electrician charges is likely to depend heavily on factors such as project scope and complexity, and some may not be able to gauge price accurately without inspecting your home and seeing your problems and plans firsthand. Many electricians charge by the hour rather than quoting a price for a project as a whole, so interviewing multiple candidates is a good approach if you have the time. Use these average price ranges to help judge whether prospective pros are giving you a fair quote. Chicago prices can be a bit higher than the national average, but that is likely a result of the increased costs of living associated with a major city.

Service Type

Chicago Low Range

Chicago High Range

National Average

Electrical panel upgrade

$230-$760

$1,830-$3,500

$1,070

Generator installation

$1,200-$3,670

$6,530-$8,000

$3,080

Light fixture repair

$75-$105

$225-$355

$190

Bathroom fan installation

$100-$180

$490-$700

$355

Finding a Licensed and Qualified Electrician

Electrical contractors in Cook County are required to carry general liability insurance and a license. They may also need to obtain electrical permits to do their work. Cook County has a provision that requires electricians to prove that they are not delinquent on any child support payments before they can obtain their license, which is an interesting way of ensuring some degree of public good through the issuing of contracting licenses. The State of Illinois as a whole has no standard licensing requirement, so these rules may differ if you do not live within the limits of Cook County. Illinois does require separate licensing for maintenance of fire and burglar alarms, so make sure that specific license is in place before hiring an electrician to do this kind of work.

To see if your chosen electrician is properly licensed, visit the City of Chicago's City Service webpage and look through the database of licensed electricians. This list covers business names, addresses, phone numbers and license types. Some electricians in Chicago may only be licensed to perform low-voltage work. The city government's database lists the type of license the electrician carries, making it easy to find someone who is qualified and certified.

How Electrical Systems Impact Home Value

As a major part of the way people are able use their homes, the electrical system can have a big impact on whether a for-sale home is considered desirable. If the electricity isn't working properly, that may turn some buyers away or give them a bargaining chip to lower the home's final closing price. The time of year may also have an impact on how seriously a faulty electrical system can impact a home's value. As Chicago's arctic winters approach, home buyers may be warier of moving into a home that poses a risk of having its heating system give out due to electrical issues. This is especially true if there are impending storms that make it difficult to get quick electrical repair service.

Recent Job Requests for Electrical Contractors in Chicago, IL


New Lead
Project: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 06/21/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Services Needed: Install new switches, fixtures or outlets
Electrical fixtures : Outlets
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
After Business Hours: No
Historical Work: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Comment: I need two outlets added to my unfinished basement. One for a computer room under the stairs and one for a newly added sump pump which I would like to be on its own breaker. The sump is very close to the breaker box. There are already a number of outlets down there, some of which always have power and some which turn on and off with the lights.

New Lead
Project: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 06/21/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
Comment: I will be moving into a 1 bedroom condo in September and need some electric work done prior to move in: replace outdated outlet, upgrade double tap in circuit box to decrease fire hazard, replace broken base boards/exposed wires

New Lead
Project: Upgrade an Electrical Panel or Wiring
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 06/21/2018
Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
Comment: One breaker keeps tripping, would like to have the panel box updated

New Lead
Project: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 06/21/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Services Needed: Troubleshoot an electrical problem
Electrical fixtures : Exterior lights, Other fixtures
After Business Hours: No
Historical Work: Yes
Covered by Insurance: No
Desired Project Start Date: Tomorrow
Comment: There appears to be a short. The power has shut off to our detached garage, (lights and garage door,) and the outdoor covered outlet, which we use for cafe lighting for the backyard. Another electrician came out to inspect the old outdoor outlet last spring. He checked the wiring and gave it the all clear, but once we turned on the cafe lights strung across the yard, the lights blew. The electrician returned to replace the old outlet that blew the lights, with a new one. That seemed to work for awhile, but the outdoor lights (back entry and garage exterior lights,) kept shorting out. The electrician advised that we simply needed to hit the reset button on the covered outlet. While very annoying, (and seemed to be odd,) that worked for awhile. Unfortunately, we had to reset with increasing frequency. Several times, if the wind blew the (regular) garage door shut; the slamming door would appear to short out the electricity. Finally, hitting the "reset" button on the outdoor out

New Lead
Project: Upgrade an Electrical Panel or Wiring
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 06/21/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Project description: Electrical panel upgrade only
Rooms Included: Garage or Basement
Electrical Devices: Surge protection
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
Historical Work: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Install cicrect bracker box

New Lead
Project: Install or Upgrade a Telephone System
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 06/21/2018
Type of phone: Wireless
Select phone features: Caller ID, Intercom
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence

New Lead
Project: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 06/21/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week

New Lead
Project: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 06/21/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Services Needed: Install new switches, fixtures or outlets
Electrical fixtures : Ceiling fan or chandelier
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
After Business Hours: No
Historical Work: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Comment: Looking to add a ceiling fan to our living room. Currently, the room has recessed lighting on the left and right sides of the room, but nothing centered. I am hoping to tap the electrical from the lighting and put in a ceiling fan box centered in the room. I am comfortable hanging and installing the fan, but I need an electrician to do the wiring.

New Lead
Project: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 06/21/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Is this an emergency?: No
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week

New Lead
Project: Install Electrical Switches, Outlets, and Fixtures
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 06/21/2018
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Services Needed: Install new switches, fixtures or outlets
Electrical fixtures : Ceiling fan or chandelier, Interior lights
After Business Hours: No
Historical Work: No
Covered by Insurance: No
Desired Project Start Date: Tomorrow
Comment: Hi! We have 4 ceiling light fixtures and 2 ceiling fans that we would like installed in our house. Thanks!

Unscreened Electrical Contractors in Chicago

V & P Electric, Inc.
5516 Oakdale Drive
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
R.L. West Electric, Inc.
2093 Union Mill Dr.
Aurora, IL 60504
S & G Electric, Inc.
375 N. Wolf Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090
D Low Home Improvement
6024 S. Artisan
Chicago, IL 60629
Vincent Electric, Inc.
205 William Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Case Handyman & Remodeling
1647 W. Fulton St.
Chicago, IL 60612
EYT Construction, Inc.
222 W. Cermak Rd. Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60616
Lotus Electrical Contractors
1304 Hoffman Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068