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    Premier Alarms and Electric, LLC Logo
    Spencerport, NY·

    Electrical

    "Fantastic response time, arrival, execution and customer service!!"

    Molly Z. in December 2021

    Ellis Electrical Services Logo
    Rochester, NY·

    Electrical Installs, Electrical Repairs

    "Try to find anybody who really cares? Mr. Ellis is about as pro as it gets. We have had a couple of electricians with good reputations in the house. They spent a bunch of their effort telling us why the original person who wired this newly built custom home was a moron for this, that and the next thing. Meanwhile, I smoked an outlet and just needed some upgraded stuff. Long story short. Ellis comes in with no BS and a fair price. In one hour, he had every corrected and put in two new switches. This kind of customer service in this economy is rare as hell. Hire Ellis or if you want me to vouch feel free to call me. I've been a company president, and led a multinational organization for three decade. I would hire this young man as an employee. He will be on to bigger and better, so if you need solid home electrical guidance and work, Ellis is your guy today."

    Dan L. in November 2023

    OE
    Webster, NY·

    Electrical Services

    "Very professional explaining what was wrong and how he planned to fix the issue. He was also very nice and cleaned up after installing the two ceiling fans and fixing the light. I would go to them again for an electrical job I would need done and I would recommend them to someone who needs electrical work done."

    Mardy B. in December 2022

    SE
    Brockport, NY·

    Electrical, Trenching, Electrical , and 3 more

    "Gunnar was very professional and explained everything to us. We will definitely hire him again in the future."

    Sylvia D. in December 2022

    Vladimir Remodeling Logo
    Rochester, NY·

    A/C & Cooling Systems, Audio/Visual & Computers, Electrical , and 7 more

    "Hired to install outlet and EV charger. Great customer service, fast, and professional. Will hire again. Recommend!"

    Alice D. in January 2024

    ME
    ROCHESTER, NY·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets or Fixtures - Install or Repair, Electrical for Home Addition or Remodel - Install, Ceiling Fan - Install , and 1 more

    "Very professional, sean was able to complete a job efficiently with excellent craftsmanship. On top of that he provided incredible customer service and was very respectful of my home. Would recommend to anyone looking for an electrician."

    Paula R. in April 2024

    Muhib Light Electric Logo
    Fairport, NY·

    Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "Quiet proficient, reasonable charges, knowledgable ,"

    Sallah A. in December 2020

    PH
    East Bethany, NY·

    Interior & Exterior Painting, Handyman Services, Doors & Windows , and 7 more

    "Installed porch railing into concrete steps for elderly. Meticulous in his work, compassionate about the customer, and would definitely hire again!"

    Brian D. in January 2024

    Forestridge Designs Logo
    Rochester, NY·

    Home Repair, Plumbing, Electrical, Drywall, Closets, Doors, Tile. Full Bath and Kitchen 3-D design and Remodeling

    "{No comment provided}"

    Franklin B. in December 2019

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How much do electrical panel services typically cost?

  • Rochester, New York Average
    $1,103
  • Typical Range
    $519 - $1,810
  • Low End - High End
    $150 - $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
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
      Location: Home/Residence
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      Location: Home
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      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
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      Date: 01/29/24
      Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
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      Location: Home/Residence
      Comment: Space heater in bathroom has blown out electric in 3 areas, need teliable and affordable repair
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      Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
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      Comment: put in a few canned lights in the ceiling
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      Date: 01/26/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I am purchasing a house built in 1903 and I am considering having the house rewired and the circuit panel upgraded. The house is 2900 square feet.
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      Date: 01/23/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I think my house needs upgraded electrical wiring .
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      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
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      Comment: Run power from the pole, above ground to the house and install a riser
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      Date: 01/18/24
      Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
      Request Stage: Ready to Hire
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      Comment: I need my breaker box updated. It still has fuses in it. Actually a fire hazzard.
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      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for Panel Upgrade. Only half of my house don't have electricity.
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      Location: Home
      Comment: Breaker panel is original 1962 version. Need upgrade, possible other work, wiring etc.
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      Location: Home
      Comment: Outlets have some power and need to repair some wires on a three ways switch
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      Date: 01/10/24
      Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
      Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
      Location: Home/Residence
      Comment: removal of switch that was wired to a wall outlet
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      Date: 01/10/24
      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: 01/09/24
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