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    AR
    San Jose, CA·

    Full Electrical for Additions and Remodels, Outlets, Fixtures, and Switches, Wiring or Panel Upgrades

    "I encountered a problem, and called ARP Electric to help diagnose and repair. Ahmed was able to come out the same day (!), even waiting for me at my house when my previous appointment ran long (!!). He was able to diagnose the problem almost instantly - and had me up and running immediately thereafter. The issue was actually due to a dumb mistake on my part, but Ahmed went out of his way to put me at ease, and reassure me about how such things could easily happen to anyone (which was very appreciated). Ahmed was personable, very knowledgeable and capable, and was simply a pleasure to meet and work with on this effort. For future electrical work, I'll be looking to hire ARP Electric once again."

    Brian L. in December 2015

    AE
    Fremont, CA·

    Electrician

    "Wish I could give Donte more than 5 stars! He did a fantastic job installing 6 ceiling lights in 4 rooms for us. Excellent communication, dependable, and left the work area cleaner than it was when he arrived. Very happy with the outcome. Thanks for a job well done!"

    Lauren R. in September 2021

    DE
    SAN JOSE, CA·

    electrical

    "Absolutely happy with choosing DA Electric to help me with my house. They were professional and kept my house clean after they were done. I would highly recommend them to my friends and family. Thank you again for your awesome service!"

    Maureen F. in March 2024

    Service Champions Logo
    Rocklin, CA·

    Air Conditioning, Ductwork and Insulation Installation, Heating , and 2 more

    "Tech really helpful and through. Cleaned ducts, unfortunately recommended a new heating system for my 44 year old one w aspetos.🤧😝 also jetted ducts and found it under the house too.found some mold too! Upsetting, but important. Explains respiratory ailments too. 😷🤮🤧🙁👏🤔 he took pics too and explained all well."

    Jane C. in December 2019

    TK
    San Jose, CA·

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

    "Tami's work and positive attitude are excellent - I would definitely hire him again for any future projects. I was particularly impressed by how thorough he was in terms of ensuring a professional installation and not taking short-cuts even if significant extra work was required to do things properly. He is also fastidious in cleaning up after his work. Highly recommended."

    Simon R. in December 2015

    ME

    "He did a great job! He was able to correct our problem within a minimal amount of time. I would definitely recommend and will use again. Felecia Leak"

    Felecia L. in March 2024

    PE
    Milpitas, CA·

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation, Electrical Wiring or Panel Upgrade, Electrical Switches, Outlets & Fixtures - Install or Repair

    "Kelly did a great job in and out!"

    kelli Q. in November 2020

    CaliforniAir Heating & Air Conditioning Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    Air Ducts & Vents - Clean, Central A/C - Install/ Service/Repair, Ducts & Vents - Install or Replace , and 6 more

    "CaliforniAir installed a new furnace in my condominium. They were prompt, professional and considerate! They completed the job in a timely manner and did a great job cleaning up after themselves. I would hire them again in a heartbeat!"

    David L. in March 2020

    JC Electric Logo
    San Jose, CA·

    "I appreciate the high level of professionalism of JC Electric from the beginning to end. The level of detail he provided me allowed me to feel comfortable and confident with this project. The work was great! JC Electric was fast, efficient and the city inspector was impressed by the quality of work. Jaime from JC Electric rewired 3 of my bedrooms and upgraded my panel to 200 amps."

    Marisol M. in October 2023

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How much do electrical outlet or switch services typically cost?

  • San Jose, California Average
    $341
  • Typical Range
    $164 - $560
  • Low End - High End
    $100 - $952

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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    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 02/05/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: install lights above porch and above garage door
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      Date: 02/05/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: An outlet in our kitchen burned out and we need it replaced. Also, we have an outdoor fixture blinking due to what seems like incorrect wiring.
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      Date: 02/05/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 02/05/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Some of the power came back on after storm power outage. Some is still out. No heat. No stove. No light in half the house.
    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 02/03/24
      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: 02/02/24
      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: 02/02/24
      Location: Home
      Services Needed: Install new fixture
      Electrical fixtures : Interior - ceiling
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      Date: 02/02/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: install two new vents in two bathrooms
    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 02/01/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Our home that we rent is from 1961. Most of the outlets aren't grounded and I was curious how expensive it would be to ground all of our outlets in our home before I talked to my landlord.
    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 02/01/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: There is a short in the wiring in the garage that goes to a house outlet
    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 01/31/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Kitchen ceiling light 14inch by 48 inch is not working. Power and new led light bulbs are ok . Need new bollard ?
    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 01/31/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: I would like to get an estimate for repairing a range hood, it stopped working after a rain storm, need advise on if it is the electrical connection or an issue where we need to replace the hood.
    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 01/30/24
      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: 01/30/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Power went out
    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 01/29/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Replace 2 wireless light and fan switches that don't work. Repair a 2 gang duplex receptacle where the plug is not tightly gripped by the receptacle. Install a wireless doorbell. Install two new bathroom ceiling fans. Install new porch light fixture
    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 01/27/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Install 240V electrical outlet
    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 01/27/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: We have lost power to two switches power outlets in the two Batrooms, cant find a fuse that is off, need to have someone come in and look at it.
    • Project Location: San Jose, CA
      Date: 01/26/24
      Location: Home
      Comment: Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.

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