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    AE

    In business since 2017

    Gainesville, VA·

    Electrical

    About us: "We strive to maintain our reputation as a high quality, very service-oriented company with our focus being customer satisfaction. We are committed to excellence in every aspect of the 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 mindful of our customer interest and make their concerns the basis of our business. We make sure to develop a lasting relationship so that the next time a project is needed there will be no question on who to call. We look forward to earning your business!"

    Advanced Environment Solutions, Inc. Logo
    Fredericksburg, VA·

    Water Heater Installation, Humdifier and dehumidifier installation, HVAC System Installation , and 1 more

    "Can't recommend AES enough! They provided the best estimate for my HVAC replacement, and everything could not have gone more smoothly. From Tammy and Kat in the front office, to Ruben and Soriano who did the install, everything was handled professionally and with care, and keeping me informed every step of the way. You won't regret hiring them for your next home repair project!"

    Kevin M. in May 2023

    ES
    Springfield, VA·

    Panel upgraded, Outside lighting, Electrical Wiring , and 1 more

    "Edwin was fast in providing me an estimate for the work and easily accommodated the dates I needed. Pedro did a wonderful job on the installation of three light pendants and a ceiling fan. Finished product is better than I had envisioned. Pedro worked diligently and cleanly on my project. I would definitely hire Edwin and Crew again."

    Marcie W. in April 2022

    Jireh Electric, Inc. Logo
    Manassas, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, New Construction, Service , and 1 more

    "This was my first experience with Jireh Electric Inc. but won’t be my last. The job I put the request out for was to install two new wall sconces on my family room wall and to add new wall outlet as well as repair two existing outlets. Agripino was very quick to reply to the request and arranged a time for a free estimate that met my schedule. He was very polite, professional and thorough in the evaluation of the work and gave me an estimate on the spot which I felt was fair and reasonable. The work was scheduled at a convenient time for me and the two electricians, Rubin and Ray who showed up to do the work were fantastic. They too were not only very polite but very skilled and work worked extremely well together. They paid close attention to the details of the work and to make sure I was satisfied all along the way. I will definitely be reaching out the Jireh for my next electrical jobs without hesitation."

    MIke F. in March 2021

    RE
    Annandale, VA·

    "Technician arrived on time and quickly found the problem and fixed. Very happy with them."

    David H. in February 2024

    JE

    In business since 2022

    About us: "We offer over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. We take on a wide range of electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring and panel upgrades and a variety of other jobs. We’re committed to providing a personalized service for each individual project we take on & look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    Air Plus Heating and Cooling Logo
    Lorton, VA·

    Full Electrical Services Generator & Smart Homes: Install, Service, or Repair, Water Heaters & Tankless Water Heaters Install or Service, Ducts & Vents - Install or Replace , and 2 more

    "Hunter patiently explained how they would assess the cause of blown fuse associated with my dryer. When Jose came he carefully diagnosed how the dryer was drawing electricity and was able to confirm that the fuse rather than the dryer was the source of the problem . Jose replaced the fuse and explained to me how the fuses in the power box work. He was helpfully assisted by Luis and the two are a great team. I appreciated how Jose communicated with Hunter to confirm the diagnostics. I wouldn't hesitate to call upon them again as they competently troubleshooted and addressed the problem at a reasonable price."

    Michele W. in July 2019

    RE
    Woodbridge, VA·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade

    "They are reliable. They will find and fix the problem. You can count of them to do the work right."

    Becky T. in August 2017

    My Plumber Heating & Cooling Logo
    Manassas, VA·

    Electrical Panel Upgrades and Wiring, Electrical Switches, Outlets and Fixtures, Generators , and 1 more

    "The first pump he installed had a defect so he came back late in the evening to replace it. The pump is working good."

    Ed B. in July 2018

    Viva Group, Inc. Logo
    Chantilly, VA·

    Electrical Fixtures & Outlets

    "Very professional and courteous service from the team at Viva Group! Chris was a pleasure to work with scheduling and Rich the electrician provide master level installation of a 40amp plug in our garage for a electric vehicle charging station. This was not an easy job as our breaker panels are in the basement. I would highly recommend this company."

    Bruce Q. in April 2020

    Claros Electric, LLC Logo
    Manassas, VA·

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    "Ariel Claros replaced our old power panel with a new 200 am Square D QO panel. He did an outstanding job for a very competitive price. He obtained a permit and passed the inspection without any issues or complains. He worked very professionally, addressed all our questions and requests. He also left the sight clean from any debris. We are very pleased with his work and will be hiring him for our next project. We also will be referring him to our friend as we trust the quality of his work and professionalism. Highly recommended."

    Tatiana K. in October 2021

    Fox Trail Electric Logo
    Upperville, VA·

    Electrical Fixtures, switches repair & install

    "They were very professional and prompt, gave me a quote and completed the work on time and all services were excellent. I would recommend them to anyone needing electrical work done. They were also able to complete the work quickly do to my time schedule. So excellent customer service"

    Bill S. in June 2023

    S&M Electrical Connections, LLC Logo
    Walkersville, MD·

    Electrical Code Corrections, Electrical Home Renovation Projects, Plugs, Outlets, Fan Install, Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector & Light Installation , and 2 more

    "I just built my house a year ago and needed to add an EV charger to my garage. Trish called me within an hour and set up an appointment for Hugo to come out the next day. There were two additional parts to the job I needed done as well, and one of them was a bit more expensive than I was expecting... but honestly, I had no idea how much to expect for the third part of the job so I can't blame them at all. There was no pressure at all to complete the more expensive portion of the job when I told them I'd have to pass on it at the time. The actual job was scheduled for the following week, and Tommy and Kevin showed up on time and were done in less than 3 hours. They gave me a few recommendations for drywall repair as well since there were three small holes that needed cut to run the new circuit for the EV charger. Highly recommended... Hugo & Kevin were extremely knowledgeable and helpful with all questions from a new homeowner like myself."

    Josh R. in August 2021

    Helder Electrical Contractors, Inc. Logo
    Manassas, VA·

    Electrical Services

    "Helder and his crew were amazing! Did an amazing job remodeling my kitchen! His team always arrived on time, made great suggestions throughout the project, and cleaned up thoroughly each day. Great price for great work- see my yelp review for details. Will definitely be hiring Helder to remodel my bathrooms next!"

    Adrianne B. in November 2019

    Audio Video and Security Logo
    Herndon, VA·

    Experts in Home Theatre Solutions!!!!!, Home Automation, Security Systems , and 2 more

    "I had a great experience from the initial call I received from Said to the follow-up call when the work was done. Said came over to see what, where and how I want the tvs to be installed before I hired free of charge. He provided recommendations, and he priced the work cheaper than most competitors. We agreed on the day of the installation, and Said called an hour early to let me know the technician was on his way to prep the areas before the TVs were delivered. The technician was very nice, very professional, very customer service oriented. He listened to my needs and wants, and proceeded. Said joined him and stayed with him all the way through the work. They were attentive, and very professional. The technician ensured the place was clean and vaccumed after he completed the work. What I like was the follow-up call from Said asking if everything has met my expectation and to call him if there is anything I need. Overall 5/5 from beginning to end. Great Job Said! Way to run a business. I will be calling when I am ready to add another TV."

    Nick T. in November 2017

    Raufi Services LLC Logo
    Haymarket, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, Residential Electrical Service calls

    "Mr. Raufi responded quickly to my request, doing a thorough inspection of the issues with my breaker panel and providing a fair quote to replace it, repair and paint the drywall... He was prompt, courteous, and professional in completing the work, as was his team member who did the drywall work. The job was quickly approved by the County inspector and I've not had any issues since."

    Cheryl L. in July 2022

    OS
    Chantilly, VA·

    Business IT Services, Hardware/Software Install, Telephone/Communication Install , and 2 more

    "The owner was quick to respond and address all concerns or requests. He was understanding, knowledgeable, and professional. He went above and beyond to repair my laptop. I am very grateful!"

    Debbie R. in January 2022

    EO
    Woodbridge, VA·

    Residential Wiring, Kitchen & Bathroom, Electrical Rough-In , and 3 more

    "Elements of energy came to fix and remodel my electrical from my home, which they did a great job, I would definitely hiring them again."

    Michael Gonzalo M. in February 2024

    Sam Audio Video & Technology LLC Logo
    Aldie, VA·

    CCTV Systems, Audio Visual, Telephone , and 1 more

    "Sam Audio Video & Technology is the best company I worked with. The guys are very professional and did the job very good. I am very happy with the service the prices. I would highly recommend them."

    Vincent T. in December 2021

    SE
    Purcellville, VA·

    Residential Electrical

    "Stinnett is a reminder of how good a business can be in an age where concern for quality and customer satisfaction is not always what it should be. I will describe them as follows: Friendly, prompt, efficient, meticulous, knowledgeable and very reasonable in their billing."

    John S. in September 2020

    TeamLogic IT Logo
    Winchester, VA·

    Cloud Computing, VoIP Telephone/Unified Communications, Computer Networking , and 2 more

    "Wonderful people to do business with."

    Colin P. in August 2020

    DC Electric Logo
    Manassas, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, Electrical

    "Solid experience with Dave and his crew at DC Electric. They did a great job on the installation and we'll be considering Dave for additional electric/lighting work at our house soon. Hire with confidence - great experience all around."

    David T. in December 2021

    HL
    Gainesville, VA·

    Lightning Protection

    "Mr Hamilton contacted me after seeing my info on HomeAdvisor. I like his initiative and he was very polite during our conversation. His cost for the work was exactly what he quoted over the phone. He found another small issue and fixed that as well as part of the cost. Thank you."

    Monica W. in December 2019

    EE

    In business since 2015

    Hearndon, VA·

    Electrical

    About us: "We can take on a wide range of residential and commercial electrical projects to include full installation for additions and remodels as well as wiring/panel upgrades, and a variety of other projects. We take pride in the quality of our work and our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building strong, long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction."

    SH

    In business since 1972

    Sterling, VA·

    Panel Upgrades, Generator Installs

    About us: "Snell Heating & Air Conditioning, is your go-to choice for protecting your family's safety and comfort. If you need furnace or air conditioner repair, we have many service vehicles and technicians in the Northern Virginia area so we can get to you quicker. We offer same day and next day service in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, McLean, Vienna, Oakton, Oak Hill, Great Falls, Centreville, Chantilly, Burke, Springfield, Fairfax Station, Clifton, Falls Church, Reston, Herndon, all of Fairfax County. Sterling, Ashburn, Cascades & majority of Loudoun. Check out our complete list of cities served. With our unique 7-7-7 service you get the same low rate from 7AM to 7PM, 7 days/week! Snell also specializes in routine maintenance and service, and if you need a new system, or want to learn about getting a new system, we can get you all the information you need to make a smart decision. Call us today and let us earn your business! We accept all major credit cards and offer flexible financing."

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Fairfax, Virginia Average
    $324
  • Typical Range
    $169 - $523
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $900

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: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 02/05/24
    Location: Business
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Storage Materials Desired: Built-In Storage
    Location: Home
    Comment: I want to add 4 LED spotlights to my 8' x 5' bathroom. Currently, the bathroom has a wall light fixture connected to the switch. I have all the parts - I thought I could do it myself, but I am afraid to climb ladder to attic! : ( This project would be a labor only job. Later, I would like to upgrade the lights in other rooms, but not at this time. Above the bathroom is attic with insulation. These are the lights I purchased: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KG5T8XC?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1 I have 50' of 14/2. I would like to hire someone this upcoming week or 2.
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 02/04/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Breaker box needs replacement
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/24/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: branch load center melted. have replacement (square d homeline) and new breakers to install. Looking for quote.
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/23/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Change bulbs inside in high ceiling pendant dome shaped fixture above the stairway
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/21/24
    Storage Materials Desired: Decorative
    What is the next step for this project?: 3 walls
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/21/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need installation pay by monthly
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/19/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Light in ceiling of living room
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/18/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Supports 220v or 240v load: Yes
    Comment: New townhouse with EV electrical hookup done by builder. We are looking to have the Level 2 charging station setup
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/15/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I had two electric radiators plugged in in a bedroom, along with 1 or 2 lamps. I was in the room when they stopped working suddenly. Now the 2 of the 7 electrical outlets in the bedroom do not work as well as the bathroom and closet lights. My guess is that the radiators drew too much power. An electrician (not Infinite Electric) who had done some work came back to redo some of it and he (we) checked all the GFCI and tested the electric panels and found them to be working fine. He did not have time to further troubleshoot.
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/15/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Sunroom was added to house. It is unclear how the electrical sockets on the porch are linked to the box. in addition, a new socket needs to be added on the porch. All sockets need to be tied to the same appropriately sized place in the box.
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/15/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/15/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I have a family area with finished hardwood floor. I would like to install a floor outlet (more recessed the better) around the sofa table behind my sofa. The area under the living room is a finished bedroom in my basement. Need an expert electrician that can install the outlet and fully patch the dry wall. I am not interested if the job can?t be done as one job.
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: The house has fuse panel board (likely 100-150 Amps incoming circuit). Would like to upgrade to 200 Amp circuit breaker panel (coordinate with Dominion Energy). Remove kitchen microwave from existing circuit and install separate circuit breaker for microwave. Upgrade garage outlet for EV charging.
  • Project Location: Fairfax, VA
    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home

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