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    WR

    In business since 2015

    About us: "Wiring Resource, LLC, We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumers needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer, in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    Metry Electric Logo
    Metairie, LA·

    Electrical

    "Did a great job, on time and very friendly! I would recommend highly to family and friends."

    Sue M. in December 2020

    T K Electric Logo
    New Orleans, LA·

    Panel Upgrade, Panel Upgrade, Electrical

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer’s needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction from start to completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    CF Services Logo
    New Orleans, LA·

    Electrical, Carpentry

    "They do very good quality work, always on time, and after the work he made sure everything is right and to your satisfaction."

    Percy .. in March 2022

    NL
    Gretna, LA·

    electrical

    About us: "We take great pride in our experience, expertise, quality, and customer service that we provide to meet the consumer's needs. It is our mission to provide excellent workmanship and complete customer satisfaction, from the start to the completion of a project. In order to understand the needs and expectations of our customers, we take great care to work and communicate with every customer in a professional manner. Our reputation is based on service, safety, and quality, regardless of how large or small the job."

    GE
    Chicago, IL·

    Home Improvement

    "They did a really good job. I recommend them to anyone. They are really good people. They did a really good generator. They were quick too."

    jason P. in May 2021

    LR

    In business since 2015

    Kenner, LA·

    Plaster & Drywall

    About us: "Started on his own"

    HG
    Harvey, LA·

    Electrical

    "Very professional, good work, and I would use them again in the future."

    Raquel F. in March 2022

    JNL Conceptual Contractors Logo
    New Orleans, LA·

    Handyman

    "I had a bunch of guys come out and try to install a stove for me, but were not able to because they said it was an English brand. Josh came out and installed it for me with no problem. It is perfect. He does not give up on the job."

    Douglas S. in February 2021

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How much do electrical outlet & switch services typically cost?

  • New Orleans, Louisiana Average
    $307
  • Typical Range
    $158 - $489
  • Low End - High End
    $80 - $1,000

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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Things to Consider Before You Install or Repair Light Switches and Electrical Outlets:

What kind of location is this?

    What electrical fixtures are included in this project?

    • Ceiling fan or chandelier
    • Switches
    • Interior lights
    • Outlets
    • Exterior lights
    • Other fixtures
    • Bath or attic exhaust fan

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    Recent Job Requests for Electricians in New Orleans, LA

    • NewProject Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 06/01/23
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Location: Home/Residence
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 06/01/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Replace light fixture Change washers in faucets
    • NewProject Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 06/01/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/31/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Electrical fixtures : Outlets
      Comment: We have several outlets that have stopped working. We've checked all GFCI outlets but none of them will reset. Seems like power to them is totally off.
    • NewProject Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/31/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Electrical fixtures : Interior lights
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Still in planning & budgeting phase
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/30/23
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
      Location: Home/Residence
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/29/23
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Location: Home/Residence
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Project description: Update or add a few fixtures, outlets or switches
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/29/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Comment: Kitchen circular light w/ballast is not working. The ballast has gone bad and needs to be replaced.
    • NewProject Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/28/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • NewProject Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/28/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Comment: I need a chandelier to be installed. One has to be taken out the other put in.
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/27/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/26/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/26/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Comment: Install bathroom light fixture and ceiling fan in bedroom
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/26/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: ASAP - Within 1-2 Days
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/26/23
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: Yes
      Comment: I am having trouble with breaker switch at outside I need a light fixed in breezway and my lights in my fan in living room has a short and not working
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/25/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Comment: Replace light fixture Change washers in faucets
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/25/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      Electrical fixtures : Outlets
      Electrical fixtures : Exterior lights
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Electrician - install sockets
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/22/23
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/22/23
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Services Needed: Install new switches, fixtures or outlets
      Electrical fixtures : Outlets
      Location: Home/Residence
      Is this an emergency?: No
    • Project Location: New Orleans, LA
      Date: 05/21/23
      Location: Home/Residence
      When would you like this request to be completed?: Within 2 weeks
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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