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    VS
    Queens, NY·

    Electrical

    "Mark is a very experienced electrician. Our new pantry needs new outlets including a NEMA for a speed oven and the job is harder than expected. But Mark worked with a cheerful attitude and has done a neat job in our new pantry. Iâ ll highly recommend him."

    Marlene C. in December 2022

    L J & A Construction Corporation Logo
    South Richmond Hills, NY·

    Kitchen Remodels, Electrical , Brick Work , foundation, Asphalt Paving and Concrete , Stucco , Framing , garage, Newly Constructed Homes , Basement Remodel , architect , and 2 more

    "Prompt, courteous and helpful. Will hire them again."

    Gina N. in December 2011

    Thunderbolt Electric Logo
    Valley Stream, NY·

    Very precise and neat work, Panel rewiring, Electrician , and 1 more

    "I usually don't write reviews but in this case, I had to make an exception. Luis was nothing but amazing. I wanted to install a washer dryer in my home and he was able to come to my house on a weekend and analyze how it would be installed. My main concern was the electric setup. I wanted to see if it was actually possible to install a washer dryer given the certain voltage it needs to work. He explained everything in detail and provided some suggestions of what he thought would be best. With me, its all about tone and Luis was nice of enough to go thru everything with us very thoroughly and he would make time that fit our busy schedule. His rates are amazing compared to others and is willing to work with you. I am glad he was the one I chose out of the others that reached out to me for this project and I would use him 10000% for all my electric needs and recommend him to others that are in need of electric assistance. I actually have another project that I have to do and will use him without a question. If you need a great electrician, reach out to Luis and Thunderbolt Electric. He has a lot of experience and will get the job done."

    Andrew M. in October 2022

    DR

    "Very quick response and professional results. Easy to work with and delivered results in promised time. A real pro,"

    Victor G. in December 2022

    YS

    "Was very responsive, answered all the questions, and very easy to work with."

    Vadim Z. in November 2023

    RE

    About us: "RTS Electric, has been completing electrical work for residential and commercial for a year now. We complete a wide range of projects, from a simple fixtures to full electrical install on a custom home. RTS Electric, values customer service, professionalism and integrity. We are passionate about exceeding your expectations and would love to hear from you. We offer competitive pricing so give us a call for a free estimate."

    ME
    Elmont, NY·

    Electrical

    "He came to my house. Tested the lamp, diagnosed the problem. Helped me choose replacement parts. He did the work and returned the lamp when he said he would. All good!"

    Pamela F. in January 2024

    PE
    FAR ROCKAWAY, NY·

    Electrical

    "He does a great job every time!"

    Troy G. in February 2024

    Spendless Electrical Logo
    Astoria, NY·

    Electrical, Plumbing

    "Ergys and his worker were so professional and did all that I requested. Very happy with the project they did and highly recommend Spendless Electrical. Ruth A, Valley Stream, N.Y."

    Ruth A. in August 2022

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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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