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Electrical Wiring & Panel Services in Pittsburgh, PA

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    OV
    Steubenville, OH·

    Electricial, Soffit/ & Fascia, Landscaping , and 1 more

    "Mike returned my call immediately, came on time, and hung a chandelier from cathedral ceiling as well as fixed a leaking toilet. He is dependable and knows what he’s doing. I will call him again and recommend in the future"

    Sally D. in December 2020

    Awesome Electrical Services Logo
    McKees Rocks, PA·

    Electrical

    "Awesome Electric truly lived up to their name! The entire experience was pleasant and they were able to fix the issue quickly and at a good price. I will use them again!"

    Elizabeth D. in November 2023

    Spellman Home Services Logo
    Connellsville, PA·

    "I cannot recommend Richard and Dylan enough. We had electrical work done by them including replacing fixtures, switches and outlets. Scheduling was easy and they showed up on time and completed the projects in a timely manner and for a reasonable price. They were even able to fix a problem that other electricians could not give us a solution for. We will definitely be calling them again for any future projects!"

    Louis N. in March 2023

    LE
    Finleyville, PA·

    Ceiling fans, EV chargers, Panel upgrades and service upgrades , and 1 more

    "Shane and his crew did a great job with all of my electrical issues. They also uncovered a problem with my electrical panel, which saved us from a possible house fire. The crew was friendly and very efficient. They cleaned up any mess they made and their bill was fair and reasonable. I have several other projects that need done and I will definitely hire Saw Electric again. I highly recommend them."

    Linda M. in December 2020

    Casile Renovations Logo
    Pittsburgh, PA·

    Interior renovations, Drywall, Framing , and 2 more

    "Jon was clean, honest, efficient and very fair. Would highly recommend!"

    Angela N. in October 2018

    CE
    Pittsburgh, PA·

    Panel Upgrades, Switches

    "Casey is very professional and personable. I would recommend him certainly."

    Karla B. in June 2021

    CC
    Beaver Falls, PA·

    Electrical Panels Upgrades, Remodels, Additions

    "They were very professional and took the time to answer all of my questions. They went above and beyond to work with me and my schedule. They will be called again when I do other renovation projects."

    Frank M. in August 2018

    JE
    Pittsburgh, PA·

    electrical wiring and panel upgrades

    "They were there on time and got the job done"

    Paul C. in May 2021

    SE

    In business since 2022

    About us: "We are an independent electrical contracting company with over 15 years experience in the field. We take pride in our work and our core values are safety, quality and professionalism. We offer a wide range of affordable solutions to residential and commercial clients in the greater Pittsburgh region. Our services include emergency calls, rewires, panel/sub panel upgrades, building renovations, new construction, smart home service, electric vehicle chargers, standby generators and more. Call us today to help service your electrical needs!"

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How much do electrical wiring & panel services typically cost?

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Average
    $1,199
  • Typical Range
    $791 - $1,652
  • Low End - High End
    $176 - $2,700

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
      Historical Work: No
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
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      Location: Home/Residence
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      Comment: Replace knob and tube wiring in our house. We believe we have active knob and tube throughout the whole 2nd, 3rd floor and part of the 1st floor that we haven’t remodeled. Looking to understand our options, the risks of having knob and tube, how to keep our home safe if we can replace it over time.
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      Date: 02/02/24
      Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Location: Home/Residence
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      Location: Home
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      Date: 01/31/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
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      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: 01/27/24
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Location: Home/Residence
      Comment: Partial upgrade from knob and tube needed. Add a few more outlets throughout the house
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      Location: Home
      Comment: House needs new service
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      Location: Home
      Comment: Need an rewire that was started and not finished to pass inspection for service to be turned on
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      Date: 01/25/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I have an old out dated push fuse box it needs updated to circuit breakers
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      Date: 01/24/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Old house being renovated. Still has old fuse box and need to rewire house, replace all switches, outlets and electrical boxes.
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      Date: 01/24/24
      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: 01/22/24
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Location: Home/Residence
      Comment: Move some electric switches & add electric power from panel for new dbl oven in basement.
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      Date: 01/22/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I moved to this condo on 1/11. On 1/18 my outlet in the kitchen blew out when I turned on my microwave/ range hood. On 1/19 my dishwasher stopped as well as the outlet in my bathroom sink are. On 1/20 the light and exhaust fan in my bathroom stopped working. None of the breakers react when switched. I had surgery on 1/19 so having these appliances and fixtures out is a safety concern
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