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    Hughes Electrical Innovative Current Specialists Logo
    Douglassville, PA·

    Receptacles, Exhaust Fans, Attic Fans, Sub-Panels, Data lines, Co-Ax Cable, Ground-Fault and Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters, Whole Home Grounding, Knob and Tube Removal, Whole Home Rewiring, Service Upgrades, Main Panel, Meter Socket, Troubleshooting, Ceiling Fans, Knob and Tube Wiring Removal, Dimmers, SMART Switches , and 2 more

    "William is an amazing electrician! He fixed my outlets, installed a vehicle charging station in my garage, and replace my main electrical panel. He was very patient with me, answering my many questions! I am very happy with the workmanship and will be using this company again."

    Warren H. in May 2021

    CE

    "Kevin was quick to give a quote, and schedule the work. Prompt, professional, detail-oriented. I would definitely hire him again!"

    Timothea S. in October 2023

    KE
    Pottsville, PA·

    "Ty went over an above in every category . He answered his phone , showed up on time , diagnosed an issue with with current ceiling fan and repaired it. He also discovered that their were two bad switches that caused the failure in the first place. He saved me over $300 by me not having to buy a new ceiling fan. I would recommend TY for any electrical project. Good young man !"

    Chris K. in April 2024

    GB
    Reading, PA·

    Outdoor decretive ponds, Electrical

    "Glenn and his team were super awesome and professional throughout the process of installing 4 fans and 6 recess lights. They were punctual and respectful of my home... Cleaned up at the end of everyday. Price was below what others were charging for the same job and quality of work was beyond my expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending them to other electrical and wiring projects. Thank you Glen."

    Omesh S. in August 2022

    HH

    Service Upgrades, Portable Generators, Standby Generators , and 6 more

    "We just want to say thank you for the beyond amazing service that we received from office staff and even more the gentleman that installed our new water softener system with reverse osmosis, uv light and a tankless hot water heater . Mike and Forest where amazing, knowledgeable and kind. Mike helped move some things around in the basement because I didnâ t have it done in time. They are a great team and work really well with each other. We had made them sweet Italian sausage for lunch. We noticed a water leak after they left l. Mike was so amazing and drove from Albany to fix it for us on his way home for the night. I had some chili cooking and gave him some. Mike even cleaned the water of the basement floor. Way more above and beyond than he needed too. Truly amazing. My family would like to say that Mike and Forest are a rare kind of people who just care and will go above and beyond for the people they help to have a better quality of life. We had moved in to take care of our nanny and her water system was no longer working and a week before the install the hot water heater went after 30 years. We recently updated appliances and we needed to protect our investment from the hard water. We absolutely love the reverse osmosis and are drinking the water so much we run out of drinking water lol. We will eventually upgrade to a dual holding tank for drinking water. For now we can make due with what we have. We were spending about $150 sometimes more in water a month for cooking and drinking purposes now we will see the savings in roughly 6 years just for not buying water anymore. With the tankless hot water heater it is too soon to see the savings yet we have a propane system living in the country and we are trying to reduce electric consumption. Gas is cheaper than electric for the usage we have we estimate that we will save around $80 additionally per month with the tankless hot water system. With that added into the equation we estimate about 4.5 years and we will have our return on our initial investment. Our next project will be a generator from this company. We lose electricity a few times a year and with nannyâ s health itâ s not acceptable in todayâ s society. Again thank you Mike and Forest the office ladyâ s weâ re very helpful on this process with us as well."

    Brandon V. in April 2022

    Kirk Berger Construction Logo
    Bernville, PA·

    Bathroom - Remodel, New Windows - Multiple, Full service Builder and Remodeler , and 2 more

    "Very professional but also very courteous. He listened to us and did everything we asked. He is reliable and he shows up when she said he will show up. He strives to do everything to the highest excellence of his ability. Very meticulous and trustworthy. We have hired him more than once to take care of several projects."

    Kathy B. in August 2016

    TN
    Lebanon, PA·

    Drywall install, 3 years of experience, interior Painting , and 2 more

    "Very nice & professional definitely would hire again."

    Chantell W. in December 2023

    APAC Improvements Logo
    Allentown, PA·

    Painting, Roofing, All commercia/resdintial roof maintenance and coating , and 2 more

    "They are a family owned business and actually they do all the work themselves. Excellent workmanship They fixed some Dryvit holes, re-surface the entire thing and painted our exterior window is sashes. They left the place, spotless after they finish the job."

    phil F. in June 2023

    Antillean Restoration, LLC Logo

    About us: "At Antillean Restoration, we value the trust that our customers place in us and strive to provide top-tier services that reflect our extensive experience, passion for building, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction."

    GS
    Willow Street, PA·

    Carpet Cleaning, Painting, Janitorial Services , and 2 more

    "Sam was one of the first ones calling me back when I inquired about cleaning businesses recommended on Home Advisor. He and his crew came out the next day and much to my surprise did extremely well, getting small nooks and corners of items to be dusted or cleaned. They took a longer time than most, but as a result, the house was done with great care and detail. I would recommend Gold Star Cleaning because of their exceptional work, Sam s friendliness, helpfulness, and he and his crew s dedication to hard work and doing the details."

    Lana R. in March 2019

    C
    Lewisberry, PA·

    CAT5 / CAT6 Fibre Optic Cable Installations, CCTV Installations, Hotel / Motel Systems , and 2 more

    "Steve was quick to respond to my request. He quoted and installed the system that best fit our need. Installed very quickly and professionally. Definitely recommend!"

    SHAUNA A. in September 2019

    SC
    Fleetwood, PA·

    Ceiling fan install - replacing existing light/fan, Shed/Outbuilding Repair, Drywall Repair , and 2 more

    "Prompt and direct communication. Great work on deck repair. Recommend."

    Francis X W. in June 2021

    Tech-Port IT Services Logo
    Dalmatia, PA·

    Security System Install or Repair, Small Business Domain/Exchange System Management, Audio/Video Install or Repair , and 2 more

    "Larry was great! He arrived on time, took his time, and explained everything. My laptop was not "speaking" to the printer and he resolved the issue. Very happy that his office is close by just in case of more issues."

    Linda M. in March 2019

    OE

    In business since 2020

    Reading, PA·

    Electrical

    About us: "We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and quality work. We strongly believe in giving our absolute best in all of our projects no matter how big or small. We are experts in our trade and will always keep you educated on your particular task or project. We look forward to earning your business!"

    E & E Electric LLC Logo
    Wernersville, PA·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation, Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade

    "Erik is a very efficient and cost-effective service provider. He is on time and does great work. Highly recommend."

    John G. in May 2023

    DC
    Bethlehem, PA·

    Telephone System - Install or Upgrade - For Business, Telephone System - Repair - For Business, TV or Home Theater Accessory Repair

    "We were trying to find a new phone system that would combine two different locations. After contacting several vendors, and deciphering the best application for our needs, we happened on DESA. The pricing was the best and well within our budget. The most important part of using DESA was the support we received. They are extremely informative and guided us through the entire process. They are still available for changes and questions. We are very happy with the decision to work with this company."

    Russ K. in January 2019

    OC
    Broomall, PA·

    Voip

    "Very prompt and knowledgeable. Excellent service across the board."

    Tom W. in December 2017

    MH

    In business since 1964

    Allentown, PA·

    Panel Upgrade, Fixed Generator Install, Attic Fans

    About us: "Maitz Home Services is proud to be a locally owned and operated business that has been serving Allentown and the surrounding community with high-quality residential plumbing repairs and installations for over 5 decades. Since opening our doors we have built our business providing customer satisfaction first and foremost with every job that we do. Our projects are all completed by highly trained plumbers that have the experience, training and tools to locate plumbing issues and get the job done. You can count on our plumbers to be timely, tidy and when the job is done that you will be 100% satisfied with the work completed. Let us show you the Maitz Home Services difference, get in touch today!"

    DH

    In business since 2020

    Royersford, PA·

    Handyman

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality and customer service that we provide to meet your 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 every customer a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    RE

    In business since 2020

    Marietta, PA·

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    JF

    In business since 2021

    Blandon, PA·

    Professionalism, Punctuality

    About us: "James Fox Electrical is a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity in all aspects of our business. Our dedicated team of professionals have years of hands on experience, to provide innovative ideas and suggestions tailored to your projects. Our services are customized to your individual needs, paying close attention to the details of each project that we are involved with. Please feel free to contact us today!"

    Synergy Power Systems, Inc. Logo

    Generator Installation, Electrical

    "Very thorough proposal and explanation of the work. Install was sooner than I expected and they did quality work."

    Joe B. in May 2023

    Penn Electrical Systems and Solutions Logo
    Lancaster, PA·

    Electrical for New Builds/Additions, Networking/Wiring, Panel Upgrades , and 1 more

    "Both my adult son and I recently hired Kevin for electrical work: ceiling fan installations; upgrading can lights to digital lights in the kitchen; installing new ceiling light fixtures; and switch upgrades to dimmers. Several of these tasks were more challenging than simple switch-outs, requiring innovative solutions to make the products we purchased fully useable in our residences. Kevin is just superb to work with--on time; fair and reasonable pricing; pleasant and professional--if I could give more than 5 stars I would!"

    Rebecca S. in May 2022

    ND

    In business since 1986

    Bristol, PA·

    Ethernet wiring services, audio and video conferencing solutions, and much more.

    About us: "Since 1986, when our data cabling company was founded, we have been offering reliable technology services. Our network cabling installers serve the technological needs of our clients’ homes and businesses. As cabling contractors, we help people meet increasing technology demands by offering network infrastructure services, Ethernet wiring services, audio and video conferencing solutions, and much more. Our network cabling company offers all of these solutions to residents of Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Mercer County, South Jersey, Bucks County, Montgomery County, and other New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas."

    IM
    Reading, PA·

    "This was hands down one of the best experiences Iâ ve ever had with a service provider like this. Nick contacted us right away and was out the same day to provide an estimate for a service upgrade. He gave an extremely competitive and fair priced quote for his work, and worked with us over the phone to make sure everything was lined up and set to go for when he would be able to do the upgrade. Him and a colleague of his arrived right when they said they would and treated our home with the utmost respect and care and did some of the most excellent work Iâ ve ever seen. They took the time to go above and beyond and make a custom panel mount that is extremely secure and also ascetically pleasing to see. They also made some fixed to the existing wiring in our home to ensure our safety with the new service upgrade. When it came time to clean up they were extremely thorough and efficient, leaving our basement cleaner than it was when they arrived. Overall they have to be the most fair priced and outstanding performance companies I have ever dealt with and I would be pleased to have them perform future services in our home."

    Charles D. in December 2023

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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: Reading, 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: Reading, PA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: After the latest power outage, we decided we want to install a standby generator for peace of mind.
  • Project Location: Reading, 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.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/27/24
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: Check breaker and switches
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/24/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We are switching from a portable gasoline powered generator to an entire home generator power by natural gas as we are getting to old to run/maintain a portable unit. Currently have a 200 amp electrical panel with a separate six position breaker selection panel/board to determine which circuits will receive emergency power. What would be the total cost to purchase and install.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/24/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/24/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/23/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I need new lights, fix lights lights, switches, electrical outlet replacement and more .
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/22/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Upgrade from 100 to 200 amps, replace breakers and box. Rewire house.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/20/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I want an estimate to Install a Fixed Generator.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/18/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Outlets not working
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/15/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: We need to power at minimum 2 sump pumps, a well, and if possible, a hot water heater and refrigerator. For emergency use or possibly permanent. We'd prefer to be off grid.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    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: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Reading, PA
    Date: 01/14/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: No electricity in certain rooms of house

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