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    AE
    Bear, DE·

    Electrical, Electrical Troubleshooting, Smoke Alarm Installation, LED Recessed Lighting Layout, Wiring & Installations, Electrical Inside Home LED Lighting Planning Advise & implementation, etc , and 2 more

    "I am in Realestate business and I always rely on his work. He is very reasonable and professional. He knows what he is doing. New work from scratch to finish or any upgrades or problem solving and fixing the issue. Very knowledgeable and hard working. I prefer to have him work for most of my referrals and never had any complaint about his work ethics. I tried him for my personal projects. I recommend him. Trust worthy honest and hardworking."

    Masood S. in March 2022

    AE
    Newark, DE·

    Commercial Electrical, General Carpentry, Residential Electrical

    "Scott installed two pendant lights above the breakfast bar in our kitchen, in addition to adjusting two other fixtures. His work was high quality, he was very pleasant to interact with, and his price was very competitive. We would definitely hire him again, and would certainly recommend him to others!"

    Kristen H. in August 2009

    SE
    Wilmington, DE·

    40 Years of Experience, Lighting, Panel Upgrades , and 2 more

    "excellent fast service! fixed the problem quickly and seems to be working fine!"

    ron G. in May 2020

    DC

    "Jonathan was a little later than expected by an hour, but called me to tell me he was on his way around the time of my scheduled appointment. He had to go and buy the circuit breaker needed. He had to go back to the store since the circuit breaker he bought was not the right type, which meant he was on the clock at the hourly rate. I had to go to another appointment, so I was sent a final invoice by email. He did inform me to keep an eye on 3 more of the circuit breakers, which he felt would have to be replaced soon, which was helpful. He did a great job, was very polite and professional. Would recommend."

    Barbara B. in November 2023

    Harris Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical Logo
    Woodbury, NJ·

    Installation and Replacement, Heating and Cooling, Service and Repair , and 2 more

    "Woke up with no heat! Right before Christmas! Harris responded instantly and sent out someone to check the problem. Due to incorrect installation, rain had gotten into the improperly sealed roof vents, which in turned fried the transformer, inducer and circuit board. They were at my place bright and early the next morning installing a brand new furnace, more efficient and quieter, with a 10 year warranty. Arranged financing and were finished by 3pm. Everyone from my first phone call to the last service tech was professional, polite, knowledgeable and all around pleasant and really nice people. They will be my go to for heating, AC, plumbing and electrical from here on in. Glad I found them!"

    Kathleen O. in December 2023

    DM
    North East, MD·

    Electrical Service Upgrades, EV Charging, Data Cabling Infrastructure , and 2 more

    "Highly recommend this company. We have hired for numerous projects."

    Erika G. in February 2024

    WH
    Broomall, PA·

    Generator Installs, Panel Upgrades

    "They did exactly what i needed. Dining room light has one switch at each entrance and works great. They found two additional wiring issues with the dining room electric which they corrected within the original quote. I would recommend them and will use them for any electrical work."

    William A. in September 2022

    INpersonPC Logo
    West Chester, PA·

    Wiring, Computer Repair

    About us: "We 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! Book with us online or feel free to give us a call today!"

    OC
    Broomall, PA·

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

    Tom W. in December 2017

    Ciafre Electrical Services, Inc. Logo

    In business since 1982

    Lincoln University, PA·

    Change Outs, Electrical, ......... , and 2 more

    About us: "Ciafre Electrical Services provides our clients with a superior service including a personal touch. Building strong relationships with our staff, our suppliers and of course our clients will help build strong communities and offer a great place to work. We look forward to a special relationship with you!"

    Spotlight Solar, LLC Logo
    Cherry Hill, NJ·

    Backup Power Installations, Electric Vehicle Charging (At-Home), Custom Electrical Solutions , and 2 more

    "Installed one light fixture and three pendant lights. Prompt, efficient, courteous and professional."

    Galen B. in June 2020

    CE

    In business since 2006

    New Castle, DE·

    Electrical

    About us: "We can take on a wide range of 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."

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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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Wilmington Electricians are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 256 reviews of 256 pros.

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  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    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: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 02/04/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: 1940s home needs updated electrical throughout.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    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: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Already Purchased Station: No
    Comment: Thought I had a set up in garage that would work. Turns out that the hybred car says there is a problem with the local connection.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for installing new outlets in my home office. Thanks, Kim
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 02/01/24
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Small ceiling drywall repair 24 inches
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 02/01/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need drywall repair an a electrical light switch
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need expertise on restructuring and removing weight supporting wall to enlarge the kitchen to dining room.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 01/30/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Electrical outlet or panel problem
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    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: Wilmington, DE
    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: Wilmington, DE
    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: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 01/28/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: I installed a dimmer switch years ago for my dining room fixture. It’s a hanging fixture with three bulbs. It worked fine for ages, then started getting erratic - one bulb wouldn’t light, and the others would flicker. I just replaced the dimmer switch with a new one that the guy at the hardware store said would be better because it’s for LED bulbs, but the problem remains with the new switch. I think I need someone who knows what they’re doing to fix this.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 01/27/24
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Location: Home/Residence
    Comment: Thermostat not working
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 01/27/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 01/26/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need 2 light fixtures replaced in bathroom and a light socket placed. Replace existing medicine cabinet. Drywall may need to be replaced
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 01/25/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Need 4 lights in common area hallway wired to separate panel/meter.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 01/24/24
    Which of the following will you need moved or installed in your kitchen?: Electrical
    Comment: Ceiling panels removed in kitchen and replaced with drywall and recessed lights
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 01/23/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Install a portable generator transfer switch tied to a few circuits.
  • Project Location: Wilmington, DE
    Date: 01/22/24
    Location: Home
    Comment: Needs a new breaker box and meter box to service cable and it has about maybe 10 circuits and they want $150 amp panel

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