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    Just In Time Electrical Services Logo
    Thornton, CO·

    Panel Upgrades, Switch Installs, Outlet Installs , and 1 more

    "Fantastic job from start to finish highly recommend them !!!"

    Ken N. in December 2021

    Applewood Plumbing, Heating & Electric Logo

    "The Company is great to work with. Brian was absolutely wonderful. He arrived on time and completed the job quickly. He is courteous, friendly and highly professional. We have used Applewood for past projects and will continue to use them again. Highly recommend!"

    Cheryl M. in October 2023

    Ashcraft-Tech Logo
    Longmont, CO·

    Low Voltage, Home Automation, Home/Business Networking , and 2 more

    "We hired Jordan to do cabling for our basement. He is good at what he does and I will hire him again."

    ashok B. in April 2017

    Innovate Electric, Inc. Logo
    Frederick, CO·

    electrical installs

    "Extremely professional. Easy to work with. Overall great experience."

    Bill M. in January 2020

    Mister Sparky Electric - Denver Logo
    Denver, CO·

    Lighting, Circuits/Wiring & Code Compliance, Ceiling Fans, Electrical Panels, Surge Protection

    "Mister Sparky sent out a professional electrician who was knowledgeable and willing to listen to what I wanted and offered recommendations on points I wanted to hear about. Michael was the electrician and you can bet I will be asking for him on ant future work. Michael earned those five's!"

    Randy L. in June 2018

    Mister Sparky Electric - Denver Logo
    Denver, CO·

    Ceiling Fans, Electrical Panel, Circuits & Wiring , and 2 more

    "Mister Sparky sent out a professional electrician who was knowledgeable and willing to listen to what I wanted and offered recommendations on points I wanted to hear about. Michael was the electrician and you can bet I will be asking for him on ant future work. Michael earned those five's!"

    Randy L. in June 2018

    CE
    Longmont, CO·

    Electrical

    "He did a marvelous job on my bathroom and my kitchen, with very fair pricing."

    Allen B. in August 2021

    SC
    Lafayette, CO·

    Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "I had three light fixtures to install in place of three older lights. These fixtures were in the Dining Room, and two bath rooms. While seemingly an easy effort, as always, the new installation was complicated in two of the three installs. With Marty's expertise, all issues were quickly resolved. I will use Marty's services (Silk City Electric) again"

    Jon B. in July 2017

    SmartWire Logo
    Greeley, CO·

    Electric Remodel and New Wiring, Panel Upgrades, Troubleshooting - Repairs, Electrical Contracting - small/large (all) Projects Residential and Commercial, Electrical Remodeling, Alterations, Service Calls - Estimates and Consultation , and 2 more

    "I had them install a Tesla EV Charger in my garage. They were at my hour 3 days after booking them and had it up on my wall in about4 hours max. The thing I was most impressed with was they came back to my house twice to patch the wall and paint it. I did not think they would be able to match my garage paint so accurately, but it looks perfect. They did great."

    Matthew C. in November 2022

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • Longmont, Colorado Average
    $304
  • Typical Range
    $152 - $451
  • Low End - High End
    $95 - $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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      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
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