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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a licensed electrician cost per hour?

An electrician’s average hourly rate is $75, but this price can range from $45-$120, depending on the complexity of the job and the materials needed. The total cost will also vary depending on how long your job takes and if the electrician charges for travel time.

Your location may also be a factor in determining the hourly rate of performing electrical work on your home. To get an accurate estimate of how much electrical work will cost you, contact the best electricians near you to receive free quotes.

What do I need an electrician for?

Electricians can help with a variety of electricity-related jobs around your home. If you have a new home, they can install new wiring throughout. Or if you have an old home, they can help with wiring repair. 

If your lights keep flickering, circuit breakers seem to be faulty, or outlets don’t have any power, electricians can assist in sorting out the problem. Your house is full of electrical circuits, wiring and sockets that may need repair or updating. These tasks can be safely completed by electricians in your area.

Contact the best electricians near you today to start receiving free estimates for your project(s).

How do I hire an electrician?

Go online to find a list of the best electricians in your area. View each individual electrician’s profile and learn more about their services and expertise. Then, read reviews from satisfied customers as well as any issues they may have encountered. This will help you find one with the right experience to work safely in your home.

You should also spend some time researching what qualifications and credentials they have. You might find information about their license on their profile, or you might need to check your local and state government’s website to verify their license. 

Once you’ve done a bit of research, ask to receive free estimates from several electricians in your area. Ultimately, hire the most qualified electrician who can complete your project at a reasonable price.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with an electrician during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation with an electrician during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensure that you are performing as much of the process digitally as possible. The best way to begin is by conducting an online search for local electricians. Ask if they can perform consultations over a phone or video call to comply with social distancing mandates. You should also discuss a strategy for how to complete the project during social distancing or whether the project should be completed once the pandemic has ended.

Do electricians do free estimates?

Yes, they do. Whether you’re looking for new electrical work or wiring repair, the electrician should offer you a free estimate. 

Go online to find the best electricians near you. After researching and finding a few pros who seem qualified for your job, go ahead and request a quote to find out how much those electricians will charge you.

What questions should I ask an electrician?

Here are a few questions you should ask any electrician you’re considering hiring:

  • Are you licensed or certified? A professional electrician should have this information ready and up to date. 
  • Do you have any references? Ask for references to learn about their work history from previous customers. You may be able to look online at reviews, but it’s also good to speak to someone to find out their experience with this electrician. 
  • What types of services do you offer? Whether you need repairs or installation services, make sure the electrician can perform the work you need.
  • How long will the job take? This will help you set expectations and rearrange your schedule (if needed).
  • Can you send me free estimates? Request a job quote or estimate. This will help with comparing different electricians. The numbers may vary, but be sure to factor in the experience of each person, as well as the scope of electrical work you’re asking about.

Contact the best electricians near you today to start receiving free estimates for your project.

Is it worth it to hire an electrician?

Yes, it's usually worth it to hire an electrician instead of doing the work yourself.

Electrical work can be very dangerous. The pros spend many years working and studying before they become licensed and certified. That knowledge and training can help them work safely and perform the job without harming themselves or your home. 

Even a small wiring repair job can be unsafe if not done correctly. Hiring someone that has specialized training on how to do each specific job is the safest choice.

Get free estimates from the best electricians near you today.

How can I find out if an electrician is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Guidelines are available from both local and federal government agencies to clarify which services qualify as essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. To determine whether an electrician is considered an essential service provider in your area, check your city or state’s government websites.

For federal guidelines, consult CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 page, which outlines 16 critical infrastructure sectors. But not that some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire an electrician when social distancing?

If you decide to hire an electrician, choose virtual platforms for consultations like calling or video chats. Avoid any physical contact with the electrician, wave instead of shaking hands, stay 6 feet away, sanitize shared surfaces and use digital payment apps instead of cash.

Does an electrician need to enter my home?

Whether an electrician needs to enter your home depends on the type of work that needs to be completed. Any work on receptacles, lights and more located on the inside or outside of your house will likely require an electrician to enter your home.

Ask electricians in your area to perform a video consultation instead of a traditional walk-through to assess the project. During the consultation, they should be able to tell you if they’ll need to enter your home or not. 

Reviews for San Marcos electricians
Anita S.
Andy was so good I had him back today to do more! Thank you I found my electrician
Ideal ElectricIdeal Electric
Suzanne R.
Dejan was very flexible working through all aspects of my project. He went above and beyond finding a replacement light fixture that would work best for my situation. I would highly recommend him as a very experienced electrician.
Dejan BuzaninDejan Buzanin
Boyd Y.
Perez Electric installed a dedicated breaker and GFCI outlet for my new home gym. After receiving a few quotes from other companies, Gerardo gave me a great quote that I thought was too good to be true. He comes from a family of electricians, shared photos of several projects he completed, and has the references to back-up his skills. He and his brother installed a new breaker and outlet in less than 90 minutes and kept the area spotless of debris along the way. I highly recommend Perez Electric to anyone in need of a trusted electrician at a fair price.
Perez ElectricPerez Electric
Jerell A.
Armando did an amazing job on my lighting project for our renovations. Super knowledgeable, professional, and on time. Definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an experienced electrician. I already offered him a couple other jobs in the near future. 5 Stars!
Zana ElectricZana Electric
Ross R.
Jonas showed up this morning early and got the job done in a very professional manner. Very friendly and honest. The job was a small job so he only charged a service call. I would recommend him to anybody looking for a electrician. I would definitely use him a again.
Solid Electrical ServicesSolid Electrical Services
Mike R.
I Tried to install light switches in my home and I messed up my electrical. Peter came out and figure it out the issue. I was really impressed by the amount of effort in fixing the problem. Peter is a very genuine person and wasn’t in a rush to leave to the next project which I really appreciated. I definitely found my electrician
Torco - Renovations and Building MaintenanceTorco - Renovations and Building Maintenance
Acadia L.
Dejan is fantastic. He did an outstanding job installing several pendants in my home, even squeezing me in just before Thanksgiving so we could have a new light hung over the dinner table in time for the holiday. He is communicative, punctual, and his work is great. Dejan will be my go-to electrician from now on! Thank you!
Dejan BuzaninDejan Buzanin
Paul D.
I just bought a new hot tub and I did a lot of research before hiring an electrician. Needless to say I picked the right electrician for this job. Dejan is a very reliable punctual professional, one that you can count on and feel relaxed that he’s doing the right job specially when it involves safety and Installinga high price item. He pretty much covered all the angles and I was impressed how fast how clean how organized he executed the job. This is the guy if you want somebody that put you at ease and knows what he’s doing. When it comes down to electricity there’s no messing around! Here I am writing this inside my beautiful spa working perfectly well with all the perfect electrical installations. I highly recommend this gentleman, thank you Dejan for your services!!!
Dejan BuzaninDejan Buzanin
Debbie B.
I needed to have an overhead fan installed in my bedroom and 3 other small projects. Dejan responded immediately to my request and visited 2 days later for an estimate. We agreed on an install date which he confirmed before coming. I was very pleased with the work done and would recommend him as a trusted and efficient electrician. Plus, he's just a nice guy!
Dejan BuzaninDejan Buzanin
Glenda R.
Armando of Zana Electric got back to me in a timely manner. He was punctual on both appointments and displayed professionalism. His prices were fair for a licensed electrician who knew what he was doing and for the quality of his work. Plus, he gave me a warranty for his work. I'm very pleased with the 2 indoor ceiling fans he installed, an outdoor ceiling fan that he removed and replaced with an outdoor light fixture, an outdoor security light and outdoor gfci he replaced. And I would gladly hire him again for part 2 of my electrical project.
Zana ElectricZana Electric
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