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    "Jose was such a Nice guy and knew his business"

    JoAnn K. in December 2023

    GOLDEN ELECTRIC JRR Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Electrical Panel Upgrades, Electrical Remodel Installation, EV Charging Stations

    "Golden Electric is truly remarkable! We recently underwent a complex ADU electric wiring and main panel upgrade, including adding a meter for the ADU. The process with PG&E and city approvals seemed super complicated, but Golden Electric made it all a breeze. The team navigated through PG&E's requirements effortlessly, ensuring all the approvals were secured without a problem. The project, although lengthy, was a success. I'm impressed by the team's knowledge and their ability to craft solutions tailored to our specific needs. Dont usually give reviews, but this team deserves it for sure! If you're looking for a reliable and knowledgeable electrician, Golden Electric is the way to go. Highly recommended!"

    Saul E. in December 2023

    AR
    San Jose, CA·

    Full Electrical for Additions and Remodels, Outlets, Fixtures, and Switches, Wiring or Panel Upgrades

    "Ahmed, was professional, and friendly. I had an outlet burn up in my garage. I usually change out my own outlets and switches. But since there was an issue I hired Ahmed. He not only fixed the outlet he installed a designated outlet for my car charger and replaced a breaker. I would hire Ahmed in a heart beat to do any electrical work at my house."

    Maureen F. in October 2016

    DI

    "The tech was on time, fixed the problem and then we problem solved another issue with a malfunctioning plug to my satisfaction."

    Clay . in June 2023

    PE
    Milpitas, CA·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "Kelly did the project quite quickly, installing new outlets, installing low-voltage outlets for A/V and data, testing and repairing existing GFCI outlets, adding a new light fixture and switch and replacing an old light fixture. I felt what he charged me for the work was quite reasonable. I ll definitely hire Kelly for any future work."

    Lindsey G. in April 2019

    RK
    Santa Clara, CA·

    Electrical installations and repairs. Residential and commercial, Heating and Air-conditioning installations.

    "I thought my EV charger needed to be replaced so I was ready to do that, but they were able to repair it by replacing a damaged wire inside the charger. Glad to get more life out of my existing charger."

    Kevin G. in November 2021

    MG
    San Jose, CA·

    Electrical

    About us: "3M General Services 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!"

    JC Electric Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    "Estimate was very reasonable compared to others very understanding and polite which made communication very easy i had two outlets and two lights done in my patio they were super fast and cleaned up afterwards thank JC Electric"

    Chandra N. in October 2023

    TK
    San Jose, CA·

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

    "Scope of Work: Tami completely rewired our 2000 sq. foot home to 2016 code. He also installed a hard-wired L2 car charging station. The work was comprehensive, including a main panel replacement, as well as new sub panels - including one in our detached garage. Every wire, circuit breaker, switch and outlet was replaced and at our request, so were all ceiling fans and lighting fixtures (interior and exterior). New lighting fixtures were also added to each closet, basement, attic and garage. Quality of work: His work was fast, clean, of high quality and his pricing was more than fair. His knowledge of building code is complete. Our home was built in 1918 with plenty of plaster on walls and ceilings. Tami has experience working with older homes and handled our job well - not a single plaster crack. Going above and beyond: Tami is focused on customer satisfaction and did many things, free of charge, not called out in his original scope of work. For example: adding additional outlets, switches and light fixtures in convenient locations that we identified after work had started. Tami is also accessible; not once did I call his phone when he didn't answer. I would not hesitate working with Tami again or recommending him to others."

    Raimonds T. in April 2016

    Arcadia Construction Logo

    "No surprises, Beh explained all costs and work needed to safely install and upgrade my electrical needs."

    Valia A. in March 2023

    AE
    Fremont, CA·

    Electrician

    "Dante transformed my home! 43 year old house with no overhead lighting. Dark! He installed 12 recessed lights in kitchen and family room. Now I love cooking in my NEW kitchen. Removed an old swag lamp and now I can enjoy my dining table. Then he put dimmers on so I can adjust the lighting. He also had the ceiling textured and painted. I wanted so bad to hug him, but Covid rules ! Iâ m using him for other projects and have recommended him to friends. Iâ d give him 10 stars if I could."

    Ginny M. in November 2020

    Service Champions Logo
    Rocklin, CA·

    Air Conditioning, Ductwork and Insulation Installation, Heating , and 2 more

    "Technician was on time and courteous. He repaired the AC unit by simply installing a new fuse and only charging for the service call, not the part. I would use them again without hesitation."

    Lloyd K. in July 2019

    Indaspec, LLC Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Solar System Removal and Reinstall - Re-roofs, Electric Car Charging Stations - Service and Install, Residential Main Service Upgrades , and 2 more

    "Yep, Indaspec is a five start company. They were responsive and professional. The system we got has boosted our 2003 system and cost 1/5th the price. It will pay itself off in 3 years, possibly less. They were efficient in the installation - took about 1.2 days. The connection between our system and the app on our phones is super easy and now my husband and I have been high- fiving each other once we find out how much the new system is producing. Get the solar, Guys! This company is a gem! The office manager is a sweetheart and the bidding process was easy. The installer was a man of few words for me (I didn't really know anything about the tech part), but took time to speak to my curious and informed contractor husband. He was patient and explained everything so that my husband felt satisfied that he was doing right by our beloved and somewhat coddled home."

    Virginia L. in January 2018

    Arteaga Construction Logo
    Newark, CA·

    Living Space Additions, Plumbing, Electrical , and 1 more

    "Integrity and good quality work sums it up. I always go with Arteaga Construction whenever I need anything done. He explained to me exactly what was wrong and walked me through everything that needed to be done, explaining In simple terms so I could understand everything. A+ work"

    Julio A. in November 2021

    Green Leaf Solar & Electric, Inc. Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Addition Electric, New Construction Electric, Panel Upgrades

    About us: "Here at Green Leaf Solar & Electric, Inc., we sustain our company on reliability, great communication, integrity and quality work. We strongly believe in giving our absolute best in all of our projects. We are experts in our trade and will always keep you educated on your particular task or project."

    HE
    Fremont, CA·

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    "Chris is extremely knowledgeable, hard working and honest. He takes time to explain things to you so you can make an informed decision. He remodeled 2200sf of electrical: outlets, switches and sub-panel. Chris also installed ceiling fans, light fixtures and can lights. I highly recommend Chris at Hoerz Electric!"

    Stephanie W. in January 2024

    L N S Logo
    Morgan Hill, CA·

    Computer Network or Wiring - Install or Repair, Surveillance Cameras - Install or Repair - For Business, Telecom cabling , and 2 more

    "Tao spent a lot of time troubleshooting, found the problem, then fixed it. He was very professional and competent while doing it. I would highly recommend L N S for any telephone and networking services!!!"

    Christina A. in November 2017

    Pacific Coast Home Services Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    "The person who set up my appointment was friendly and efficient. The technicians were friendly, competent, and prompt. The electrician handled a tough ground rod installation quickly, and everything looks great. I passed my San Jose electrical final inspection."

    Nate C. in December 2022

    Linea Electric Logo
    Campbell, CA·

    Main Switch gears, Lighting systems installations in Custom Residences, Industrial equipment and motor programing , and 2 more

    "We had a unique EV charger rewiring challenge which Linea Electric professionally addressed. Josue immediately responded to our request for an estimate, arrived on time, and prepared a prompt estimate. Frank found a way to hide the new wiring inside of the laundry room wall between the existing dedicated 208V/30A dryer circuit and receptacle and a new GE Safety/Transfer switch. We now have a 30A EV charger installed in our garage sharing the circuit with the dryer."

    Peter T. in June 2019

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    In business since 2022

    About us: "VIEWPOINT ELECTRICAL ASSOCIATES INC 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."

    WC
    Saratoga, CA·

    Instalation, Repair, Service Upgrades , and 1 more

    "Brian installed a Tesla Gen 3 wall connector and did a fantastic job. He took care of everything form supplying the charger, city permits, and helping me pick the best location for the Charger to be installed inside my garage. I couldn’t be happier with the Service."

    Mark R. in October 2021

    New Design Electric, LLC Logo
    Burlingame, CA·

    Home automation, House rewires, Electrical , and 2 more

    "I can highly recommend New Design Electric. I contacted them to install a car charger in my garage. I knew nothing about this, and James explained what needed to be done and patiently answered all my questions. The job increased in scope when it was determined my electrical panel had to be replaced or a second panel installed in order to accommodate the new circuit. I was provided with clear explanations of the alternatives and cost estimates. James and his crew went above and beyond to put the charger exactly where I wanted it in the garage. The work was done in a very professional and timely manner. And, when my new car arrived sooner than expected, James accommodated my schedule and completed the installation the next day. I could not have asked for more."

    Janice M. in May 2021

    Network Cabling Solutions, Inc. Logo
    Aptos, CA·

    Low Voltage, Phone Lines, Networking

    "The team understood the urgency of protecting our office building. A trespasser threatened the premises. They moved quickly to install cameras, and did followup on the weekend. We extremely grateful for quick response, installation and insuring we were protected. Highest Recommendation!"

    art B. in June 2021

    KR
    San Jose, CA·

    Electric Car Charging Stations

    "I hire KRL for my 240v outlet and EV charger installation at my garage. Cost was reasonable. They are ver professional and responsive on communication.They are very responsive in communication."

    Minsub L. in September 2021

    Power Circuit Electric LLC Logo
    Los Banos, CA·

    Electrical

    "Really good customer service and very accurate."

    Jorge P. in May 2022

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Santa Clara, California Average
    $341
  • Typical Range
    $171 - $587
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $952

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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Santa Clara Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 685 reviews of 685 pros.

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  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: Yes
    Supports 220v or 240v load: Yes
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 02/03/24
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Location: Home/Residence
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I have just purchased an EV. I need to install a 240V outlet on my garage wall, approximately 50' from my electrical breaker box/panel.
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/31/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for install a power outlet 240 volt, want to install it in the garage close to the electrical panel
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: 1) Move 220V circuit to front of house for EV charging 2) Ground existing outlet in garage 3) add additional outlet in garage for electric heat pump 4) Install trasfer switch or similar to be generator backup ready for key circuits of the house
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/29/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: NEED TO UPGRADE ELECTRICAL PANEL FOR AN EV CHARGER
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    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: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: 100amp to 200amp service upgrade.
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/27/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for upgrade a dryer outlet from 1030 to 1430 W and if the quote given by the professional matches the budget, then will plan to hire the professional.
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/25/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: lamps socket broken waterford table lamp
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/24/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: No
    Comment: 2 dead outlets in kitchen 1 dead outlet in living room
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    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: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/22/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Electric kettle Might need cleaning
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/20/24
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Location: Home/Residence
    Is this an emergency?: Yes
    Comment: I need my breaker looked at
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: 1) Move 220V circuit to front of house for EV charging 2) Ground existing outlet in garage 3) add additional outlet in garage for electric heat pump 4) Install trasfer switch or similar to be generator backup ready for key circuits of the house
  • Project Location: Santa Clara, CA
    Date: 01/19/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I have a house that needs upgrades within the electrical system. 2 prong outlets need to be replaced with 3 prong outlets. Dishwasher power is hardwired (not plugged into an outlet. Possibly circuit breaker box needs to be upgraded.

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