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    Bridgewater, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical

    "I most highly recommend this company (now known as Blais Electric LLC) and the owner Gabe Blais. There was Excellent communication from the first phone call right through completion. It could not have been more satisfactory. Gabe managed to coordinate every aspect of this job (burying service lines and updating electric service) from getting permits, scheduling utility company, synchronizing the excavating service, follow up with the inspector and dozens of details too numerous to mention. I was fully informed at every step. Gabe did much of the preliminary work ahead of time so that the major part of the job was completed in one morning with all pieces coming together beautifully. It was amazingly well coordinated. The excavator service and Blais Electric showed up on time at 7:00 am. By about 2 PM the trench had been dug, cable laid, power diverted and reconnected, the lawn restored and my service was fully restored with the overhead power lines gone. The job was completed on time at the price quoted. I will use this service for any electric updates or repairs from now on."

    Vincent C. in November 2021

    Oxford, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical Repair, Wiring for Additions and Renovations, Service and Panel Upgrades

    "Your estimate was very reasonable. You were able to do the work within 3 business days of your initial visit. You were promt, finished early, cleaned up after your work and did a fantastic job (no holes in the ceiling, tile work flawless etc). You were professional, friendly and trustworthy - we will definately recommend you to our friends and will be in touch should we have any other electrical work. Thank you so much!"

    Rick B. in August 2007

    Helio Energy Solutions Logo
    Shelton, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical Services, Heat Pump & Geothermal Solutions, Energy Efficiency Improvements , and 2 more

    "These guys are fantastic! Greg and his team are super reliable and they come to the table with ideas to make your home look better. I can’t say enough good things about this group of guys. Jorge Colon"

    Jorge C. in November 2022

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    Hoefer Electric Logo
    New Fairfield, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical

    "Keith helped us with a remodel by adding in recessed lights, fans and chandeliers. He also upgraded our panel and many of the old wires in our house. Everything looks and works wonderfully."

    Emily R. in April 2022

    Moretti Home Improvement Logo
    Brookfield, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Drywall Repairs, Plumbing, Electrical , and 2 more

    "We called Moretti Home Improvement to come to our house to deal with a last minute problem that really is not in the realm of what they normally do. Bob came to our home the same day and diagnosed the issue, presented us with options and fixed it. Working with Moretti was a delight. Thanks Bob! Lou Milano - I-95 Morning Show with Ethan and Lou"

    Lou M. in November 2021

    Oxford, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Generator - Repair, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade , and 1 more

    "Having just purchased a house, I wanted some small electrical work done: install a motion sensor front light, add outlets to the basement, repair one of the kitchen lights that wasn't working. Cayle came by to review the work with me and promptly e-mailed an estimate. He scheduled the work within a couple of weeks, adjusting his schedule to match mine. His worker, Kyle, arrived on time and completed all work to my satisfaction, checking each item and cleaning up completely. I am happy to know an electrician I can count on when I need service."

    Anne H. in October 2017


    In business since 1990

    Ridgefield, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Additions and Remodels

    About us: "With years of experience in the construction industry, we are the experts you need to take care of your home or business. We handle all of your home improvement needs with great care. We will treat your home as we would treat our own. Give European Touch Home Improvement a call today, we look forward to working with you!"

    West Electric, LLC Logo
    East Hartford, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Wiring & Rewiring, Pools & Hot Tubs, Electric Vehicle Chargers , and 7 more

    "I am glad i hired them to do my fuse box to circuit breaker c0nversion. They\ dad and son team were professional. They were right on regarding my breaker location. It cannot be installed in thr boiler/furnace room because the clearance is not big enough. Another electrician said i could install it the boiler room. He was completely wrong. I am glad i went with West Electric. Otherwise the inspector would have fail the indpection if i had gone with the other electrician. My new circuit breaker box was conveniently located on the wall outside our bedroom and outside the boiler/furnace room. In addition they create a beautifully wooden frame where the circuit breaker box. The father and son team were polite, pleasant to work with. I would hure them the next time i need electical work done. This review is several years late."

    Anthony T. in May 2016

    Oxford, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical for Addition or Remodel - Install - For Business , and 2 more

    "I had two meters replaced on my townhouse (2 units) and it came out great! They were very honest and easy to work with. I highly recommend them for any job."

    Charles C. in December 2015

    Bristol, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electric, Lighting, Handyman small repairs tv mounts etc , and 1 more

    "Amazing customer service! I highly recommend, His business to everyone.... Great job thank you.."

    Antonio V. in April 2022

    Extel Communications, Inc. Logo
    Fairfield, CT·

    "He was knowledgeable, diagnosing a problem several others were not able to. He Was courteous, quiet, and left the worksite clean. He explain to us what has been wrong and how he fixed it. We were more than satisfied and recommend him with no reservations. He was fabulous."

    douglas P. in June 2021


    In business since 2013

    Meriden, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical Installation for Addition or Remodel, Electrical Wiring

    About us: "We offer over 10 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."

    Pilothouse Communications, LLC Logo

    In business since 2004

    Cheshire, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Audio/Visual, Telephonne Systems

    About us: "We at Pilothouse Communications LLC, 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!"

    Mikell Electric Logo
    Monroe, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Generators, Panel Upgrades, Old Work , and 12 more

    "I am very pleased with the excellent quality of the work by Mikell Electric. Spencer installed a new fuse box, outside fixtures plus wiring. He was courteous, respectful and prompt. He took the time to explain the process, timeframe and answered all of my questions. I have already had him back again for another electrical project."

    Annetta B. in February 2023

    Oxford, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical

    "I talked to him at 9 and he was at my house by 10. Even took care of some other things."

    Nicholas Z. in March 2019

    B & B Lightning Protection Logo
    Trenton, NJ·

    Areas Of Expertise: Lightning Protection - Install or Repair

    "He does excellent work, very pleasurable to do business with"

    Dave B. in September 2018


    In business since 1996

    Hartford, CT·

    Areas Of Expertise: Electrical

    About us: "With over 20 years of experience, we take pride in quality craftsmanship. We are owner operated, and believe in building long-term relationships with our clients by delivering honesty along with exceptional work. We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and customer service. We are experts in our trade and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular project. Give us a call today! We look forward to working with you!"

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Out of Network Electricians in Newtown, CT

How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Newtown, Connecticut Average
  • Typical Range
    $163 - $316
  • 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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Newtown Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 201 reviews of 17 pros.

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Recent Job Requests for Electricians in Newtown, CT

  • NewProject: Portable Generator Install
    Location: Newtown, CT
    Date: 03/25/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Type of generator: Portable Generator
    Comment: Need a transfer switch installed for portable generator.
  • NewProject: Telephone Jack & Wiring Install
    Location: Newtown, CT
    Date: 03/23/23
    Request is for Commercial Location: No
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    How many outside lines do you need?: 1
    Telephone outlets needed:: 1
    Consumer Owns Home: Yes
    Telephone Wiring Needs: Other
    Wall Access: Other
    Comment: Replace
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Newtown, CT
    Date: 03/19/23
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Newtown, CT
    Date: 03/10/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Electrical fixtures : Interior lights
    Electrical fixtures : Switches
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Newtown, CT
    Date: 03/08/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
  • Project: Electric Outlets & Fixtures Install
    Location: Newtown, CT
    Date: 03/02/23
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Electrical fixtures : Outlets

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