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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.

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 New York electricians
Michael K.
The electricians did a fantastic job
Sezekcol Electric IncSezekcol Electric Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Joe is an experienced electrician, friendly, reliable and very good.
Joe's Electrical ServicesJoe's Electrical Services
Shiran K.
The electrician who did the job was excellent! was very happy
Electrician Techs IncElectrician Techs Inc
Robyn S.
Excellent service and extremely professional!! Will use this electrician again!
KCELECTRICALCONTRACTOR LLCKCELECTRICALCONTRACTOR LLC
George J.
Words can’t even describe what a great man and electrician he is. HIGHLY recommended
Dave’s Electric 👨🏾‍🔧Dave’s Electric 👨🏾‍🔧
Laurie K.
perfect Electrician, was on time and got the job done super duper fast !!! definitely recommend !!!
PY Smart ElectricPY Smart Electric
Susan T.
Highly recommend Edward if you need an electrician. He was very professional and polite, responsive, and most importantly fixed my light quickly. Edward was the only electrician I found who didn’t charge you just to assess the problem. He came, looked at my light and then gave me a quote (which was lower than the other electricians). Very happy with his work and pricing, would definitely hire him again.
Pro Grid ElectricPro Grid Electric
Keiko M.
I am so glad to found him on the site, BEST and reliable electrician found in NYC!
Volt Electric CorpVolt Electric Corp
Linda K.
Told us to hire another electrician. Wasn’t able to fix the problem but charged $220 anyway.
Ravesh RabindranauthRavesh Rabindranauth
Jennifer K.
The electrician (Luan) was very pleasant to work with. He was quick, professional, and super sweet. Would recommend to anyone.
Lightning Maintenance Corp.Lightning Maintenance Corp.
Marissa M.
Best electrician! He installed 4 ceiling fixtures in no time and at an amazing price! Thank you so much 🙏🏽
A Class ElectricianA Class Electrician
Joe V.
Al helped us with our exhaust fan replacements. He is very friendly and professional and would recommend him for your electrician needs.
The Amperage Pros Corp.The Amperage Pros Corp.
Marc M.
Great experience. Jsvein took the time to explain the issue and help me understand the solution. Plan on recommending him to others as a good electrician is hard to find.
Jetco Electrical Contractors, LLCJetco Electrical Contractors, LLC
Anthony S.
Electrician Techs are responsive, thorough, communicate well, and do a great job. I recommend them for any electrical work, and will definitely hire them again.
Electrician Techs IncElectrician Techs Inc
Day g.
This was an excellant experience especialy following two very problematic electricians. John is straight forward, efficient and listens. Anyone would be lucky to have him work on their electricity
It’s electric 45 inc. Licensed & InsuredIt’s electric 45 inc. Licensed & Insured
Mansueta D.
Caleb was fantastic! His response was prompt. Best of all did his work in a jiffy with no fuss or mess! Everyone should get an electrician like him. Simply amazing!!
C L . ElectricC L . Electric
Chaena C.
Eddie was amazing! I definitely know who to call in the future if I need an electrician. He works quickly and efficiently, and educated me on everything that caused our electrical issues.
Pro Grid ElectricPro Grid Electric
Annie Draddy & M.
C&S Home Improvement is a fantastic electrician. Very professional, virtuous and extremely knowledgeable about electrical work. I highly recommend them and would hire again without hesitation.
C&S Home ImprovementC&S Home Improvement
Houston V.
John was amazing! Got here timely and did his work quickly and effortlessly. Highly recommend him. Will be saving his info and doling it out to anyone else who needs an electrician!
It’s electric 45 inc. Licensed & InsuredIt’s electric 45 inc. Licensed & Insured
Lawrence B.
Keith ran the wires in a closet turned nursery. Two outlets, a dimmer switch, and a fixture change. Everything works as expected. Keith was polite, informative, and is definitely our go to electrician moving forward.
Electric _on_ DemandElectric _on_ Demand
Jordan J.
This licensed electrician did a great job and paid attention to all the details. Even when something unexpected came up with my light fixture, he went out of his way to get it working.
Electric _on_ DemandElectric _on_ Demand
YY H.
I needed a simple installation of 2 fixtures, and replacement of an outlet and switch. He was competent and professional, and quickly completed the work. I would not hesitate to hire Mr. Jackson, if I need an electrician in the future.
JAC Lighting & Wiring Electrical Services LLCJAC Lighting & Wiring Electrical Services LLC
Marjan M.
After going back and forth with several ppl who claimed to be electrician's but did not hold a electricians license nor have any insurance we had Lezama come out to look at the work we needed done and discuss an estimate. there were a few hiccups but ultimately they worked very closely with me, were flexible, clean, dedicated and did an amazing job! very professional, licensed and insured! when you do any plumbing or electrical work it's important to work with a certified and insured expert! especially in NYC
Lezama Electrical ServicesLezama Electrical Services
Sydney W.
The electrician showed up on time, barely made a sound and stayed an extra hour to solve an electrical problem I was having (I only hired him to install a new fixture). Would definitely call on Alma Z again
Alma-Z Services Inc CleaningAlma-Z Services Inc Cleaning
Russell H.
I give Haris 5 stars! It’s hard to find great people and highly skilled electricians. He does great work, is fast, safe (tests everything), and includes a lot in his price. I highly recommend him.
Volt Electric CorpVolt Electric Corp
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