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    The Masters Home Improvement Logo
    Madison, CT·

    Custom Cabinets Design & Build, Refinishing, Interior and Exterior Painting, High End Finishes, Decks, Drywall Installation, Hardwood Floors, Power washing , and 2 more

    "Pleasant to work with, accommodating, timely and thorough. Would hire them again."

    Rosemary V. in December 2018

    JE
    Stratford, CT·

    Electrical Service Calls

    "I needed some complex electrical work done quickly. I received a quote and they were able to complete the job right away. They explained what needed to be done, paid great attention to getting the job done to my satisfaction, kept me informed on any problems/issues as they arose. Great with clean up, stayed with the quoted price. Really a great experience with them. I definitely intend to hire them again."

    Pamela C. in August 2018

    EE

    "Very efficient. Expert provider.."

    Richard S. in December 2023

    Grimm's Electrical Services Logo
    Norwalk, CT·

    Electrical

    "Everybody seems to have a sad and frustrating story of the electrician who either never follows up. is impossible to reach or just disappears. THOMAS GRIMM is the most reliable electrician I've ever hired. He shows up when he is scheduled to show up and the work always gets done and gets done well. And he's very straightforward and honest as a businessman. His estimates are accurate. And when I asked for a needlessly expensive solution to a simple problem due to my own ignorance, he explained how that spending was not necessary. Can't go wrong with Grimm's Electrical."

    Roland T. in November 2023

    CW
    Oxford, CT·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical for Addition or Remodel - Install - For Business , and 2 more

    "Tony came to the house to diagnose the problem. Then he went out to find the right type of switch that we needed, and came back to install it. He was the only electrician to diagnose it correctly."

    Wendy S. in September 2016

    VE
    Oxford, CT·

    Electrical

    "Highly recommended. Great communication on everything"

    Brian P. in March 2023

    Mikell Electric Logo
    Monroe, CT·

    Generators, Panel Upgrades, Old Work , and 12 more

    "We had a problem with a smoke detector which was urgent because we have an infant at home. Spencer Mikell was prompt, efficient, helpful and reasonably priced ! And a really nice guy."

    Carol A. in October 2022

    TE
    Fairfield, CT·

    electrical

    "Great job - got the dining room lights to work"

    Jay J. in December 2020

    EA
    Norwalk, CT·

    Electrical

    "Very professional, excellent work, and affordable price."

    Jacky R. in May 2023

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Fairfield, Connecticut Average
    $306
  • Typical Range
    $171 - $481
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $900

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: 02/05/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: There are 3 dimmer switches that are old (circle push button) and we want replaced with newer dimmer switches.
    • Project Location: Fairfield, CT
      Date: 02/05/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I have an outlet that doesn't appear to be working properly. It is located under my kitchen sink and it is where the garbage disposal and dishwasher plug in. Only one of the sockets seems to be working properly.
    • Project Location: Fairfield, CT
      Date: 01/30/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Reset 15 Amp breaker. Repair/install thermostat.
    • Project Location: Fairfield, CT
      Date: 01/22/24
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
    • Project Location: Fairfield, CT
      Date: 01/22/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Looking to install new switches and outlets
    • Project Location: Fairfield, CT
      Date: 01/17/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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      Date: 01/16/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: Fairfield, CT
      Date: 01/15/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: need to hang up a few fixtures, change a couple tricky light bulbs that we can't do ourselves. ideally needs to bring own staircase ladder.
    • Project Location: Fairfield, CT
      Date: 01/13/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: In one room the fan and light do not work, nor do the plugs on the wall . Also the plugs in the adjacent room do not work. The rest of the house has power and every ting seems to work. In the kitchen there is a fan/light that I would like replaced with a ceiling light and someone to check and see why the lights over the counter do not work, There is also a fan in the ceiling to the attic, I would like a quote on how much it would be to replace.it Thank you

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