Electrical Cost Guides

The electrical power that courses through your home is like your house's life blood. It makes things work. Ceiling fans, computer networks, lights and maybe even your heating and cooling depend on it. Whether you're having electrical problems, adding electrical outlets, upgrading an electrical panel to accommodate a new appliance, or wiring a new home, you'll need a reliable licensed electrician. Because of the dangers and complexities involved, most electrical work falls far outside the DIY zone. Even if it's a seemingly easy job, such as installing a light dimmer, you should consider bringing in a pro. Get free quotes from highly rated local electricians.
Most electricians charge by the hour, and an experienced electrician should be able to give you a reasonably accurate hours-needed estimate from the start. But there are other factors that can affect the cost of your electrical job, depending on the type of job you need accomplished  Continue Reading
  • Hire an Electrician Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $160 - $506
    Average cost:
    $317
    Low cost:
    $80
     
    High cost:
    $900
  • Upgrade an Electrical Panel Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $597 - $1,775
    Average cost:
    $1,120
    Low cost:
    $130
     
    High cost:
    $3,000
  • Install a Ceiling Fan Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $143 - $351
    Average cost:
    $241
    Low cost:
    $80
     
    High cost:
    $600

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Hire an Electrician
(54,204 projects)
Average National Cost:
$317
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Upgrade an Electrical Panel
(10,215 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,120
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Install a Ceiling Fan
(6,399 projects)
Average National Cost:
$241
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Install Electrical Wiring or Panel
(6,149 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,271
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Install a Lighting Fixture
(3,844 projects)
Average National Cost:
$452
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Install an Outlet
(3,230 projects)
Average National Cost:
$198
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Repair a Lighting Fixture
(2,610 projects)
Average National Cost:
$188
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Install an Attic Fan
(2,243 projects)
Average National Cost:
$559
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Install a Bath Fan
(1,675 projects)
Average National Cost:
$361
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Install a Generator
(1,606 projects)
Average National Cost:
$3,545
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Repair an Attic Fan
(1,207 projects)
Average National Cost:
$280
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Install a Switch
(1,146 projects)
Average National Cost:
$143
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Repair a Ceiling Fan
(1,112 projects)
Average National Cost:
$134
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Repair a Generator
(621 projects)
Average National Cost:
$256
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Repair a Bath Fan
(443 projects)
Average National Cost:
$251
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Install a Home Automation System
(63 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,228
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Get a Building Permit
(47 projects)
Average National Cost:
$1,237
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Adding or Upgrading Your Electrical Panel

If you have recently purchased a home with an older panel or your current panel cannot supply the amount of power you need, then you might need to upgrade the panel or install a new one. The minimum requirement for an electric breaker panel is 100 amps. Panels come in 100, 150, 200 and 400 amp capacities. Old panels, especially those with the old glass fuses, are prone to tripping and can pose a fire hazard. Remember to choose a panel that exceeds your electricity needs so you won't tax your electrical system, which can cause outages, or worse, a fire. Your electrician can advise you on whether your panel can be upgraded or needs to be replaced. Upgrades will cost you about $100 on average. Keep in mind that an old style fuse box cannot be upgraded and must be replaced with a new panel.

Adding New Wiring and Switches

When you hire an electrician, even for a small job like installing a light switch, be aware that most charge a minimum fee for a visit. But that fee will roll into the cost of the job. In other words, although an electrician may charge $70 just to walk in the door, that money might cover the first hour of work. The cost of the job will vary depending on the complexity and parts needed. One factor that often contributes to a job's complexity is access. How difficult will it be to run wires, etc.? Will your electrician need to cut into the walls, and, if so, how much? Also that issue of capacity may arise when you add new wiring or install switches. A cheap and simple job can get expensive when you need to update or change your electrical board.

Installing Lighting Fixtures

If the cost to install a light fixture seems high, that's because it includes the price of the fixture. Here's one of the few electrical jobs that may end up costing you more in materials than labor. But, again, capacity issues that require board upgrades or access complications may raise those labor costs. Your electrician should be able to give you an estimate before starting the job.

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Yvetta Hudgins More than 1 year ago
Chris from Mr. Value Electricians was a pleasure to work with. His motto is quality work and customer satisfaction at a fair price. I'm pleased to say he REALLY delivers! His pricing was within the price guide for this area so luckily there was no nasty shock for the cost of install.
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Jodie Ashlock-Hill 4 months ago
They put in a 110 outlet one and it cost $160 I was told I would get a quote for the.job. my husband wired 2 110 outlets in my basement and 3 in my garage cheaper than that one outlet. I wasn't expecting a bill for $160 at all was disappointed 
richard clark 3 months ago
How much do you think it should cost?
Helen Hertlein 5 months ago
Indeed a wire run for a garbage disposal and hook ups for ceiling fans
katherine ayers 5 months ago
The write-up here was very helpful.  Should I expect any Senior living only Social Security considerations?  Inherited older family home that for safety reasons I feel need looked at and quite possibly updated.  
Pedro Perez More than 1 year ago
I would like to know how much should i charge to install meter base n wire, install breakers and land all wires, intsall all light fixtures, ceiling fans, plugs and switches and gfci. In a 5 bedroom home
HARILAL GAtha More than 1 year ago
install driway lights
Myrna Davidson More than 1 year ago
Due to family illness, need to cancel an appointment for tomorrow. All I can remember is "Bob". He was an electrician. Help, please!!!
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Don Daniels More than 1 year ago
Sentry Electric And Controls, Inc has 40 years of service in NC, SC & Tx. Listed in the Charlotte Business Journal top 25 list of electrical contractors and a Duke Energy perferred electrical contractor. Professional up to date service both in residental, commerical and industrial projects.
Virginia Young More than 1 year ago
The Electritioner was very prompt to install a nest thermometer. He stayed and showed me how to work it. 
luis herrera More than 1 year ago

I do you electric panel for 500 labor only no permit no material  100 a 200 a  I do that in 6 hour if no is free lice electrician nj  973 4797854


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