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    DE
    South Easton, MA·

    Residential Electrical Services

    "Great experience. They installed an EV charger in hour garage. Fast, reliable and very professional."

    Roni K. in December 2023

    PW
    Sudbury, MA·

    Electrical Repairs install ion of all electrical wiring and service and repair

    "Getting a quote was an easy experience. Haven't had the work completed yet but I am expecting good work."

    Hilary G. in December 2021

    Nicholas Spirito Electrical Services Logo
    Medford, MA·

    Electrical

    "great job i would definitely work with them again"

    Ben M. in May 2023

    TE

    "Tendai Furusa was prompt, professional, and courteous. His troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of our emergency lighting is expertiseour emergency lighting system is running and working properly! Initially, we had what we thought to be a reputable electrical company replace our old emergency lighting with a new one; but, their lack of expertise was clear as the end results were that the new system they had installed was not working due to improper wiring. We are so pleased with Tendai Furusas expertise and professionalism that we consider our meeting him today as the beginning of a new business relationship, and an invitation for his company to be referenced as our main point-of-contact for all of our electrical needs. It was a pleasure doing business with Tendai Furusa, and we will gladly enlist his services in the future for any electrical needs, and highly recommend him to others. Thank you ServiceMagic for another great match, and we look forward to working with you again in the future as well!"

    Ann S. in March 2010

    MM
    Needham, MA·

    Electrical

    "Very kind, patient, efficient, and knew exactly how to complete and repair the electrical problem."

    Martin A. in October 2022

    NA

    "Nicholas was very pleasant and easy to work with, charged a fair price for the work, and did a pro job overall installing a Tesla Wall Charger - I would recommend him highly."

    Ram K. in December 2023

    KB
    Raynham, MA·

    service and troubleshooting, generators, Electrical Installs and Repairs

    "I hired Kevin for a small job. He was on time, completed the job in an appropriate time frame, and cleaned up nicely and for a responsible price. Highly recommend!"

    charles A. in December 2019

    JE
    Revere, MA·

    Electrical Installs, Electrical Repairs, Electrical Panel Upgrades , and 1 more

    "Jerson was polite, on time, did not mind my watching what he did and knew what he was doing. In addition he worked his way through professional school and is a self-made guy. Excellent work ethic. I highly recommend him"

    HENRY K. in May 2024

    PK
    Norfolk, MA·

    "He was personable/ prompt and answered any questions. He did the initial job and in doing so discovered a potential problem and fixed it at a very reasonable price. Everything was cleaned up and left in good order. He took the time to investigate and suggest alternate solutions. I would hire him for any electrical work in the future"

    stephanie T. in December 2023

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Boston, Massachusetts Average
    $386
  • Typical Range
    $183 - $648
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $1,100

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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      Date: 02/04/24
      Location: Home
      Services Needed: Install new fixture
      Electrical fixtures : Switches
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      Comment: Hi There, My wife and I are trying to install a chandelier overlooking the dining table in our new apartment, and we need an electrician's help with this. We'd love a quote and to move ahead as soon as possible - ideally this week, though we understand availability may not be there. Our ceiling is 9 ft tall. Warmest, Matt
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      Date: 02/02/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Hello! We’re in need of an electrician to take a look at a few items at our home in South Boston. Would your team be available this week? The items are: A chandelier that blew out when I was replacing a lightbulb - we have a replacement semi flush mount. Shower light / fan blew out and the fan also no longer turns nor the lightbulb. And also one of our floors has an occasional flicker across all of the lights on the same dimmer. We believe we need a new dimmer install due to led lights Are these things that you’d be able to help us with? I can also be contacted at 248-535-9857. Thanks!
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      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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      Location: Home
      Comment: We bought new led lights and they don't seem compatable to our old dimmer switches. The new lights flicker and have a low buzzing sound. We would like someone to come and fix all our light switches and outlets that are over twenty years old. Thanks
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      Comment: Need to replace a chandelier and possibly have more recessed lighting placed.
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