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    In Home Inspections Logo
    Schenectady, NY·

    Home Inspections, Electrical, Properties , and 1 more

    "It was a very pleasant experience could not ask for more .I will hire them again without any worry.Great job ,Kevin put outside lights on my garage, And front door it looks amazing.Thank you."

    paul R. in December 2017


    "Brian is an excellent carpenter and handyman. He is personable, a good listener and excellent at pointing out solutions we had not considered. Brian took on 3 outdoor carpentry projects. His work is precise and the work quality is impeccable. He was always on time, cleaned up the work areas, and never raised his price. We are so pleased with his work, we offered him a much larger project for 2024. We highly recommend Brian Kopf and look forward to working with him in the future. Five stars!"

    Bill W. in November 2023

    Hurricane Home Solutions, Inc. Logo
    Albany, NY·

    Tankless Water Heaters, Stand-by Generators, Water Treatment , and 2 more

    "My project was fairly difficult since the transfer switch was far from the generator on the opposite end of the house. But my installer, Ivan, was up to the task, even though it took longer than usual. The final project turned out great, and I can hardly wait for the power to go out so I can experience having the lights stay on without having to go out to the garage and hook up my portable generator."

    Kevin C. in January 2023

    Feroze Diamond LLC Logo

    Tiling, Bathroom remodel, Painting , and 2 more

    "Hello everyone, I hired Feroze LLC To come and do some renovations in my basement and add a half bathroom and they did an amazing job. They got straight to it and finished right on time if anything earlier then expected. Crew members are very nice and polite , They keep in communication so everything gets done just the way I wanted it to be. They helped me with ideas as they did framing to maximize space. Very clean to , they clean up everyday before leaving and all throughout the day so work area is not messy. Overall they did an excellent job and would definitely hire them again for future renovations in my home 10/10ð   ð  ¾."

    Anill P. in November 2023

    S&D Construction Logo
    Schenectady, NY·

    Basements Remodeling, General Contracting, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Interior/Exterior Renovations & Remodeling , and 2 more

    "I cannot say enough good things about Sunil and his crew, they came in and meant business! We were quoted 2 weeks by several other people and more moneyâ ¦.Sunil and crew had it done in 2.5 days and were very reasonably priced and quality is superb!! Sunil is also very attentive and wants to make sure your needs are meant, very friendly would def hire again and recommend to anyone looking to hireâ ¦."

    Debbie G. in November 2021

    Schenectady, NY·

    "I requested a quote last night, after business hours, I received a phone call last night from Navin. Navin said he would be at my house at 10:00 a.m. in the morning; he was here at 9:55. He provided me with a quote, left to pick up the part required, and finished our plumbing job within two hours, not only making it new again, but added another piece to make it better! I highly recommend Navin!"

    Jaime G. in May 2023

    Schenectady, NY·

    Handyman, Deck, Framing

    "Punctual, conscientious, fair and accommodating."

    Mery G. in August 2022

    Rotterdam, NY·

    Additions, NO new Construction, Electrical

    "Within 24 hours of contacting Tom, I had my EV charger hard wired, mounted, and installed. Great work, quick turnaround, and a great price to boot. Definitely recommend Tom and will be using him for my future projects"

    Matthew M. in May 2023

    Troy, NY·

    Fences, hvac, electrical , and 1 more

    "Luis is a great guy, very knowing what he is doing, he fixed my sink faucet in 15 minutes, everything looks perfect now. Also he is very patient and polite, I'm so happy I hired him and strongly recommend him."

    April Y. in August 2021

    Troy, NY·

    Electrician Services for Residential/Commercial, Panel/Service Upgrades, Switches, Fixtures, Outlets

    "Quick response,excellently installed light fixtures,prompt and courteous service. I would hire them again"

    James P. in October 2018


    In business since 2023

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer's needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction, from the start to the 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 in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    Stillwater, NY·

    Fully insured, Master electrician, 25 years + experience , and 2 more

    "Shannon gave us good suggestions as to what light fixtures to purchase and completed the job in the least disruptive way to our home. The finished product - adding ceiling lights in our den and installing a new kitchen light - were done quickly and efficiently. Will definitely use this company again the next time we have an electrical issue."

    Robert B. in February 2018

    Castelton-on-Husdson, NY·


    "Wes did a great job. We had a bit of a tricky project, the other electricians I got a quote from thought they'd have to put a hole in the wall in the living area, Wes was able to do it through the garage instead. He also came in with a lower price, and the charger works great!"

    Mark K. in August 2021

    Upstate Decor Revival Logo
    Schenectady, NY·


    "We hired Casey to hang our exterior Christmas lights and garlands. Not only did he do the job, he also contributed to the designs. The outcome was top notch. We were so happy with his work that we had him install exterior light fixtures. Casey was a true professional and we enjoyed working with him. We have many other jobs that we will be using his services for. ."

    Jonathan P. in November 2023

    Clifton Park, NY·


    "Did a great job and would recommend them to anybody. Quality work at a fair price. On time and quick to set up the job."

    Stephen M. in February 2023

    Rotterdam, NY·

    Doors and Windows, Plumbing, Electrical

    "He did a great job putting up all of my windows and he painted my hallway"

    Yverre M. in April 2023

    Slingerlands, NY·

    All Low Voltage, Residential and Commercial, Security Systems, Home and Building Automation , and 2 more

    "We needed to replace our wall-hung TV and didn't know where to begin. Came across Symmetry A Inc. While doing an online search and our experience could not have been better. Setting up an appointment was quick and easy, and James (the owner) eliminated all of our trepidation with his easy going demeanor and technical / product knowledge. He listened to our concerns, answered all of our questions, and made suggestions that addressed our needs. The installation was timely and flawless. We're totally satisfied with our experience and highly recommend this company."

    Joseph S. in October 2021

    Tempro Handyman Logo

    In business since 2023

    Troy, NY·


    About us: "Tempro Handyman 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."

    Greenbush, NY·

    Electrical, Framing, Carpentry , and 2 more

    "Brian installed a portable generator, transfer and outdoor outlet. He was knowledgeable, professional, and reasonably priced. He seemed quite experienced in carpentry and looking forward to hire him again for carpentry projects."

    Deniela B. in March 2021

    Erskine Technical Services Logo
    Brooklyn, NY·

    Cooling, Heating, Air Condition

    "The best customer service experience!"

    Jill C. in November 2023

    Troy, NY·


    "I have hired Waseem for a few projects - among them was the installation of a new microwave over our oven and another to fix a leaking sink. Both were urgent (around holidays) and he came over quickly, he was knowledgeable, fair priced and did excellent work. I have recommended him to others. I hope to hire him in the future, as well."

    Michele D. in October 2023


    In business since 2021

    About us: "518 MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC 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 customer's interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    Johnstown, NY·

    Security Camera Installation, Electrical, Generator installation, fixed or portable , and 1 more

    "Great place fast to get intouch with me extreamly knowledgeable super helpfull. Frank Even went out of his way to help get ahold of an electrical inspector that would come out at the end of the day and get my problem taken care of. My power was fixed inspected and turned back on the day i spoke to frank from fulton county electrical. Thank you for all your help sorry it took do long to get on to do this much deserved review. Thank you from the Stlouis family. 8 days with no power fixed and back on with in hours o f contact"

    Jimi S. in November 2020


    In business since 2022

    About us: "Cieszynski Electrical LLC 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."

    B & B Lightning Protection Logo
    Trenton, NJ·

    Lightning Protection - Install or Repair

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

    Dave B. in September 2018

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How much do electricians typically cost?

  • Schenectady, New York Average
  • Typical Range
    $179 - $478
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,000

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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Schenectady Electricians are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 1228 reviews of 1228 pros.

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