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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 Harrisburg electricians
Christopher G.
You have found your electrician! I called on Tuesday with a small electrical issue they were able to figure it out very quickly and by Friday it was all fixed! I have many Rental properties in the Harrisburg area And was looking for a reliable electrician. Problem solved!
S&I Electric, Inc.S&I Electric, Inc.
Tessa S.
The two electricians were in and done within an hour. Work was completed promptly and they cleaned up any debris left by the undertaking of their task.
Hurley ElectricHurley Electric
Ana A.
We had a great experience with this electrician. He was here when he said he would be, reasonable price and gave estimates in future work that are reasonable as well.
All About Generators And Electrical ServicesAll About Generators And Electrical Services
Mariah M.
I was in need of an electrician to install a ceiling fan, so I put an inquiry out on Thumbtack. I was almost immediately contacted on by All About Generators and Electrical Services with a quote! They were even able to schedule the installation for a few days out! Our electrician was Joey who was very polite and professional. Joey worked quickly putting the fan together and installing it. He was very pleasant to work with! Thank you All About Generators and Electrical Services (and Joey!)!!
All About Generators And Electrical ServicesAll About Generators And Electrical Services
Abdoul B.
I am satisfied with the professional electrical service that was provided. Great skills and friendly attitude. What else can you want? Oh, yes, and the prices are great! Give this electrician a try! You won't regret it.
All About Generators And Electrical ServicesAll About Generators And Electrical Services
Erica M.
I had an emergency and needed electrical work done same day. I was having a hard time finding an electrician available for the same day. Stu the dude came through at the time he scheduled with us and got the work done well! Thank you so much.
Stu the dudeStu the dude
Susan S.
Not only did this company arrive promptly at 8:00 but immediately went to work to analyze the problem. The job was completed and done in a courteous and professional manner. The workmen were friendly and the cost of the job was a pleasant surprise as I expected it to be much more. Thank you so much and I will be sure to recommend your company to anyone in search of a good electrician.
Hurley ElectricHurley Electric
Tim F.
He did a great job and great prices. Same jobs I called around for they want almost double$$. One thing he did for me was fix a mess up from another electrician and very was knowledgeable on what they did wrong. Will hire and recommend for all my electrical work. Great hire and guy to work with. 2 fans. 1 new light and a garage disposal.
J&S Limric LLCJ&S Limric LLC
Steve K.
James came to do the job when promised. He was very professional: Evaluated the work, explained to me what needed to be done, and discussed the cost before commencing work. He explained what he was doing and why as he fixed the problem. Very professional and friendly, and knew what he was doing--it didn't take him long to replace the problem components and get everything working properly again. I was hire him again without hesitation, and I recommend him highly to anyone needing an electrician. Thank you, James!
JG ElectricJG Electric
Courtney H.
We were having on-going issues with a circuit in our house and decided it was finally time to bite the bullet and hire an electrician. We were pleasantly surprised with his service and how quickly he resolved the issue and the cost was very very reasonable! He and my fiancé were joking around with each other while he worked on it and was personable on top of being really professional! He even gave us a great quote to install a new fusebox as ours is the original from over 70 years ago. We HIGHLY recommend him! Thank you so much for everything!
Everlasting ServicesEverlasting Services
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