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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.

Reviews for New York electricians
Michael K.
The electricians did a fantastic job
Sezekcol Electric IncSezekcol Electric Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Solved the problem 2 other electricians couldn't
Fast Wire ElectricFast Wire Electric
Robyn S.
Excellent service and extremely professional!! Will use this electrician again!
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
Tommy C.
Great electrician. Showed up on time and fixed problem quickly. Thanks!
745 Electric Inc.745 Electric Inc.
Laurie K.
perfect Electrician, was on time and got the job done super duper fast !!! definitely recommend !!!
PY Smart ElectricPY Smart Electric
George J.
Words can’t even describe what a great man and electrician he is. HIGHLY recommended
Dave’s Electric 👨🏾‍🔧Dave’s 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
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.
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
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!!
Live  ElectricLive Electric
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
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
Amy C.
Joshua is an excellent electrician. He responded within moments of me reaching out. We set up an appointment for the same day. He quickly assessed the problem and fixed it! We couldn’t be happier!
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
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
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
Noelle D.
Javein was able to accommodate a very tight deadline we had for a repair we needed done for our business. He was courteous, professional and got the job done right in time. Very happy to recommend him to anyone in need of a skilled electrician.
Jetco Electrical Contractors, LLCJetco Electrical Contractors, LLC
Nancy P.
I hired Kevin to install a chandelier. His quote was the most reasonable and he finished the project perfectly! I am thrilled. He stopped by the day prior to the job to take measurements and talk through the plan (where to place the switch, where to run the wires, etc). He showed up on time, got right to work and did not stop until complete. From start to finish (including invoicing/payment), it was less than 4 hrs. I am extremely happy I went with Kevin, who is a licensed electrician, b/c I received quotes from 3 other licensed electricians in the area (on Thumbtack) and they quoted upwards of $1200 for the job and estimated 6-8hrs to complete (this was originally for an in-wall installation). During my selection period, I gave them the same info and videos, that I gave Kevin, but their prices were still so much higher. For in-wall, Kevin quoted $300 (mine was a very light chandelier under 36 lbs). Kevin later suggested wire-molding where the wires would run along the surface of the wall, which requires no cutting into the walls or ceilings and quoted me about $250. Therefore, I asked for new quotes for wire-molding from the previous electricians, 1 of the other electricians returned with $1000+materials and another electrician came back around $800+materials and this is with NO cutting into walls and no patch work needed!!!! Kevin explained how the wire-molding would work and I did some research and found that there is no way this method is worth $800. So I hired Kevin and I LOVE the results. Bottom line: Kevin has the most fair prices, works efficiently, and the job was done perfectly. Beware of overinflated quotes from others.
JAC Lighting & Wiring Electrical Services LLCJAC Lighting & Wiring Electrical Services LLC
Robert D.
Highly responsive from the get go! Quick to get back to me with a quote and installation date. Electrician highly professional and got right to work. Within the hour he had this beautiful lamp from our great uncle installed and glowing again. Steongly recommend!
Alma-Z Services Inc.Alma-Z Services Inc.
Tomas R.
Adriene was great. He was easy to coordinate with, arrived when he said he would, and quickly rewired my bathroom light and fan like I requested. I've been looking for a good electrician for a while now, and I'm really glad I found Adriene.
Double A ElectricDouble A Electric
David B.
I really can’t say enough good things about the work that was done by A Class Electrician!! Alex came to my apartment which had multiple electrical problems caused in part by the inferior work of other electricians and in part by the sheer age and corresponding brittle condition of the wires. He carefully and oh so skillfully sorted out a confusing mess that I truly thought was a lost cause. He never complained. He just set about to get it all back to a safe and fully functioning condition. He did it in an amazingly short period of time. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed with his work. He’s practically a magician.
A Class ElectricianA Class Electrician
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