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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 Cambridge electricians
Thumbtack Customer
Great work. Came the same day and completely installed the fan. Courteous and nice clean work. I'd recommend EH / Jason (the electrician) to others.
EH Electric & HVAC LLCEH Electric & HVAC LLC
Thomas C.
Two electricians showed up on time and professionally dressed. The job was executed properly, but the final bill ended up high due to their billing policy (2.5 hours was billed as 3 hours) and the cost of parts was on the high side.
Beantown Electric, Inc.Beantown Electric, Inc.
Peggy F.
We were very pleased with the quick response in answering all questions with this app and getting a very reasonable estimate for the work. As others noted, the electricians were reliable and competent, very pleasant to work with and very neat. Highly recommend them!
Caldeira ServicesCaldeira Services
Anil R.
W/R electricians were great! They saw my issue and gave me a quote. Booked an appointment for the following week and they came on time and finished fast. I replaced 2 emergency lights and 2 pull chain light switches. Will be contacting them again for future electrical needs!
W⚡R ElectricianW⚡R Electrician
Wasim Q.
Ryan did a great job! I’d definitely use him again. He was determined and persevered when the job threw up some unexpected complications. He even did a great job patching drywall, which most electricians I interviewed would not do. Great price as well, very fair.
Ryan BaughRyan Baugh
Kylie D.
I found Sam here on Thumbtack and I really lucked out. I moved here from out of state and we were referred to another electrician that was so unreliable and dropped the ball on us, so it was time to find a new electrician. I reached out to Sam and he was very responsive and showed up THE SAME DAY to replace a bathroom fixture. Did a great job with that so I had him come back for a bigger job to replace our recessed lighting from the 80s and add in new lights where there weren’t any. He found ways to cut costs and found solutions for any issue that came up. Did an amazing job and gave me a fair price! Will be calling him back for all my electric needs!
Silcox electrical servicesSilcox electrical services
Charlotte X.
I had problems with heat in my condo. I asked a plumber from Pann home services, they came in and told me it was an electrical problem, so they couldn’t do anything. So I found EH Electric from Thumbtack hoping to get it fixed. Jay and another guy from EH Electric came in and helped identify the issues in my boiler that my previous plumber (Pann Services) couldn’t figure out. It turned out Pann Home services was doing the right diagnoses and was looking at the wrong boiler! And it ended up being just a thermocouple replacement that Jay predicted. Jay came in and spent at least an hour diagnosing the issues for me without charging me anything, no diagnose fee or dispatch fee. Some plumbers or electricians are in the business just to make a quick buck, but EH Electric are not one of them. I highly recommended their service and I would choose them if I have electrical work in the future.
EH Electric & HVAC LLCEH Electric & HVAC LLC
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