Top 10 Electricians in Akron, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Conserv-Air Htg & Air Cond Inc
In order to provide the best service possible, we employ a highly-skilled staff of NATE-certified, IAQA & NADCA technicians, consultants, and customer service professionals. Conserv-Air is your full service HVAC contractor, offering you reliable service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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In order to provide the best service possible, we employ a highly-skilled staff of NATE-certified, IAQA & NADCA technicians, consultants, and customer service professionals. Conserv-Air is your full service HVAC contractor, offering you reliable service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Porch Pro Headshot AC Electric
Electricians
Serves Akron, Ohio
(417)
AC Electric was created out of a vision to give customers something while we enjoyed doing it. Our history begins in 1999 when I wrote my first invoice, the satisfaction experienced in giving that customer the product they wanted at a reasonable cost set motion to the start of a company. Elaine and ...Read more about AC Electric
AC Electric was created out of a vision to give customers something while we enjoyed doing it. Our history begins in 1999 when I wrote my first invoice, the satisfaction experienced in giving that customer the product they wanted at a reasonable cost set motion to the start of a company. Elaine and ...Read more about AC Electric
Porch Pro Headshot The Handyman
Electricians
Serves Akron, Ohio
(394)
New business. Have been involved in the handyman thing my whole life. This small business is good for the customer, the savings goes to you!
New business. Have been involved in the handyman thing my whole life. This small business is good for the customer, the savings goes to you!
Porch Pro Headshot Enhanced Electric, LLC
Electricians
Serves Akron, Ohio
(30)
"I recommended Enhanced Electric to my wife's employer. They were not getting a response from two other electricians they had called. Enhanced Electric responded that same day, scheduled an appointment, was on time, fair priced, and very timely with completion of the project. Enhanced Electric rep...Read more about Enhanced Electric, LLC
"I recommended Enhanced Electric to my wife's employer. They were not getting a response from two other electricians they had called. Enhanced Electric responded that same day, scheduled an appointment, was on time, fair priced, and very timely with completion of the project. Enhanced Electric rep...Read more about Enhanced Electric, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Sparks Inc
Electricians
Serves Akron, Ohio
(18)
Our Electrical division is a full service residential and commercial electrical contractor servicing the North East Ohio area for many years. We are licensed and bonded to conduct business in the State of OHIO. Our dedicated full time staff is always ready to answer your questions and concerns. From...Read more about Sparks Inc
Our Electrical division is a full service residential and commercial electrical contractor servicing the North East Ohio area for many years. We are licensed and bonded to conduct business in the State of OHIO. Our dedicated full time staff is always ready to answer your questions and concerns. From...Read more about Sparks Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Immediate Response and Repair Team
Electricians
Serves Akron, Ohio
(10)
Immediate Electrical Response Team is here for all your electrical needs. We provide the maximum electrical service to each customer. We provide free estimates. We are available for all your emergency electrical needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week including holidays and weekends. All qualified homeow...Read more about Immediate Response and Repair Team
Immediate Electrical Response Team is here for all your electrical needs. We provide the maximum electrical service to each customer. We provide free estimates. We are available for all your emergency electrical needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week including holidays and weekends. All qualified homeow...Read more about Immediate Response and Repair Team
Porch Pro Headshot Speelman Electric Inc
Electricians
Serves Akron, Ohio
(40)
As a full service electrical contractor, our Residential Department offers their extensive expertise to provide our clients with the most innovative and cost efficient electrical services. We have extensive experience in electrical automation systems, whole house lighting control, communications, CA...Read more about Speelman Electric Inc
As a full service electrical contractor, our Residential Department offers their extensive expertise to provide our clients with the most innovative and cost efficient electrical services. We have extensive experience in electrical automation systems, whole house lighting control, communications, CA...Read more about Speelman Electric Inc
Porch Pro Headshot E.R.I.A. Home Solutions
Electricians
Serves Akron, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot D&L Communications
Electricians
Serves Akron, Ohio
D&L Communications provides quality work at affordable prices. We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity and stands behind our work with a 1-year warranty on all installs and a 30-day warranty on all repairs. We specialize in surveillance and cabling services, bot...Read more about D&L Communications
D&L Communications provides quality work at affordable prices. We are a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity and stands behind our work with a 1-year warranty on all installs and a 30-day warranty on all repairs. We specialize in surveillance and cabling services, bot...Read more about D&L Communications
Porch Pro Headshot CLE Plumbing and Maintenance
Electricians
Serves Akron, Ohio
(27)
CLE Plumbing and Maintenance is family owned and operated serving the Greater Cleveland area. We specialize in home plumbing repairs and general maintenance. People can run into big problems on a small budget. When problems arise, it's not usually between 9-5. CLE Plumbing and Maintenance is known f...Read more about CLE Plumbing and Maintenance
CLE Plumbing and Maintenance is family owned and operated serving the Greater Cleveland area. We specialize in home plumbing repairs and general maintenance. People can run into big problems on a small budget. When problems arise, it's not usually between 9-5. CLE Plumbing and Maintenance is known f...Read more about CLE Plumbing and Maintenance

Frequently asked questions about electricians

An electrician repairs, designs, installs, and maintains electrical systems. There are different types of electricians to choose from, like those who specialize in residential electrical or those who work outdoors. Residential electricians work inside the home to solve wiring problems or do installs. Electricians who work outdoors focus more on the construction of buildings and the systems needed for those projects. Quality electricians tend to be critical thinkers.

Electrical contractors are responsible for planning electrical systems in new buildings, including outlets, lighting fixtures, and ventilation. They install wiring, lighting, and electrical systems according to the municipal code. This also includes installing hangers and brackets to support electrical systems. They read and interpret blueprints and circuit diagrams. They perform maintenance and inspections of these systems. Electricians also repair or upgrade faulty systems, including removing the faults.

Electricians need to go through a trades program specializing in the field. It takes over 2,000 hours, or four years, of hands-on experience in most states before an electrician is licensed and able to work independently. This number can increase for journeymen electricians or if the electrician wants to work on commercial projects. Some states require these tradesmen to pass an exam or receive certification. Beyond acquiring a license, electricians also need to have insurance. This protects the electrician’s equipment, tools and vehicles, and also insures them if something goes wrong.

When you think, “I don’t know any electricians near me,” don’t worry — Porch has you covered. All you need to provide is your ZIP code, contact details, and a description of the project involved, and Porch will match you with a qualified professional. They vet the contractors for you, so you can spend your time where it’s needed most.When you search for an electrician, it’s important to know what the job costs on average before contacting someone. From there, a simple Google search will give you the necessary information, but be sure to read reviews on the contractor before hiring anyone. You can sort reviews by the most recent first and see what people have been saying. A great contractor will have a high number of reviews, and maintain an average of 4.5 stars. Always ask the electrician about their licenses, how they bill, their estimated turnaround time, and whether they specialize in a specific type of job.Before you bring on a profession, check your appliances on other outlets to rule out faulty machines, and double-check that the breakers are on. The most common reasons to hire electricians are flickering lighting or faulty light switches (or if either of the two buzzes when activated). The circuit breaker could have an arc fault or trip whenever a specific appliance runs. Some circuit breakers are outdated, or the wires weren’t designed for the amount of power running through them. Hiring an electrical contractor is a great idea if you have an abnormally high electric bill or want more outlets in the home. A contractor will help you plan the best places for new outlets in the most efficient way possible.

An electrician generally costs between $60 to $100 per hour. The cost of an electrician will depend greatly upon the job, where you live, and what type of professional you hire. Higher costs of living and greater licensing fees also drive the price up. All that said, electrical work can be dangerous. A professional knows how to do the job safely, and they’re up to date on rules and regulations. There are several instances where an electrician may be needed. Common jobs are creating new outlets or light switches, installing phone lines and basic light fixtures, upgrading breakers and electrical circuits, fixing the wiring, installing a home generator, or even automating the home.

On average, a new light switch costs $125, and basic light fixtures cost between $80 to $200. Outlet installations can range from $200 to $750, while breakers and electrical panel installations range from $100 to $1,500. Adding a new phone line costs roughly $700, and recessed lighting costs roughly $800. Upgrading your electrical circuit can cost between $1,300 to $3,000, and installing new wiring can be anywhere from $1,200 to $18,000. Automating your home could cost between $5,000 to $9,000 while installing a generator costs around $2,000 to $10,000.

Some of these prices vary so wildly because no two homes are alike. An outlet that requires running wires through various rooms will cost more than a house where the wiring is simple and accessible. Old homes are harder to work with, and their electrical systems can be outdated. When you get a quote from a professional, be sure to ask him the reasons for the pricing. Materials cost more depending on where you live, which affects prices.

A switched outlet is a power outlet turned on or off via a switch. A variation of this is a half-hot outlet, or a duplex outlet, where the top plug is always ready to provide electricity, whereas the bottom plug doesn’t provide electricity unless you flip a switch. A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet can’t accomplish half-hot — it must be fully active or only run via a switch.

Before you do anything, turn the power off. If you’re modifying an existing outlet that’s more than a few years old, you might want to replace the outlet. Your outlet needs to match the amperage of your breaker. If your breaker puts out 20 amps, your outlet needs to be capable of handling exactly that. To prep the switch outlet, you’ll need to take the faceplate off and break the tab connecting the two brass screw-plates. Don’t break the one connecting the two silver screws.

In a nutshell, your hot and neutral wires (black and white, respectively) will both go to the switch. You’ll run a 14-3 wire from the box to the switch. You’ll need to pigtail the hotline and cap them with a marrette. Connect the pigtail and the remaining black wire to the outlet. Connect the neutral wire to the silver terminal on the other side. Each line has a copper line, which needs to be grounded to the grounding screw. Electrical work needs to be done correctly to work safely. If you’re uncertain about what you are doing, we highly recommend hiring an electrician. Electricity can cause a lot of damage if done incorrectly, and what seems like a simple task is often best left to professionals.

Outlet installations can cost, on average, $300. This price can be lower or significantly higher, depending on the job, location, and special features you need. Most of this cost goes to labor and ensures the job is done safely. A GFCI outlet will cost more to install, as materials are more expensive and more labor is involved.

Most outlets are generally cheap in terms of materials. A standard 120V outlet can be purchased for $4.00 on average. 2-Prong, 3-Prong, and higher voltage outlets (220V, 240V, 250V) range between $5.00 to $20.00 on the high end. A GFCI outlet, on average, is close to $20. Floor and smart outlets are more versatile, costing an average of $40.

If you want your electrician to replace the outlets, you expect a charge of around $55 per hour — but a skilled local electrician could replace as many as twelve outlets in a single hour. Installing new outlets takes up to two hours, depending on the location. Remember that you’ll also pay for the materials and wiring for new outlets, so these jobs cost roughly $150 to $225 per installation.

Many factors alter your costs. If your existing wiring is up to code and already in place, this will lower your costs. On the flip side, your costs will increase if your outlet is in a difficult location or needs more wiring, your costs will increase. If you need outlets to run large appliances, such as a dryer, or installing GFCI outlets, you’ll have a higher cost due to the expensive materials and the job’s complexity. Electricity is hazardous, and a professional is licensed and insured for the job. Beyond simply switching plate covers, it’s a good idea to hire an electrician.

The easy answer is yes, you can do some basic residential electrical work without a license. This answer varies state by state, so double-check regulations where you live. You can replace outlets, light switches, and even light fixtures. Regular switches are easy to replace with dimmer switches, and light fixtures are simple enough to replace with a ceiling fan. Other simple repairs include replacing a fuse or breaker inside an electrical panel. You can replace bathroom fans, hardwired smoke detectors, and appliances or install low-voltage outdoor lighting on your own.

Remember to cut the power before doing any electrical work. Most of these jobs require basic tools. For simple replacements, you can wire the new outlets or switches just as the old ones were. If you’re upgrading them, be certain to read and follow the directions. Replacing fuses and smoke detectors are quick and easy jobs, but replacing a breaker in your electrical panel is more complicated. Be cautious if you need to do this, as it’s often a sign of something wrong in the electrical system. It may be more efficient and effective in the long run to bring in a professional if there are underlying problems.

Not all residential electrical jobs can be done unlicensed. You’ll need a license if you want to upgrade or relocate your panel or upgrade to a 200 amp service. This is also true if you’re adding a new breaker or circuit or running new wiring for an outlet or switch. If you need to add a subpanel, you’ll also need to be licensed. For most electrical work, it’s imperative to stick with a professional if you’re uncomfortable or don’t understand the work. Electricity is dangerous, and you want to prioritize your health, your family’s health, and your home’s safety. Your local electricians will ensure the job is done correctly, which is worth every penny for the peace of mind.

Recent reviews for Akron Electricians

3847

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent work quality. Excellent value.

Jon has completed numerous projects for us over the last few years. In all cases, work was performed professionally at a reasonable cost. We will contact Jon for any future projects.

37756

immediately emailed me to ask what project I was working on. Emailed back to let them know and that I would contact them on a Monday to see the project. Well emailed them and apologized but the circumstances for the project failed and I no longer needed t...

- Jimmie Weaver
20706

Jon recently completed the electrical work and installation of lights in my remodeled kitchen. He could see my vision, made helpful suggestions, and made sure the finished product lived up to my expectations. His work was efficient, accurate, and complet...

- Jane Rowe
5280

We had Jon come out and upgrade our kitchen lighting. He installed 6 recessed lights, 2 pendants, a ceiling fixture, and several under-cabinet fixtures. From the day he came out to do the estimate, I knew he was the person to hire. He was personable and p...

- Rachel Parkes
4104

Excellent value. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

4066

Very good to keep appointment. Excellent work quality. Very good value.

3834

Very good to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value.

I've helped Jon out on a couple jobs and I can say he's really good at what he does. He has good work ethics and cares about his finishedwork.

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Jon was a man of his word.He gave me an estimate and came back the next day on time to complete the job. Very Professional.I would recommend him for electrical needs...Thank you Jon👍

- Roslyn Davison
6417

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value. Excellent to keep appointment.

4259

Enhanced Electric has been our electrician for 7 plus years. He has completed numerous projects at our home. Our home is almost 100 years old and Jon has provided many updates and enhancements which make us feel safe. All of the project have been complete...

4329

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Very good value. Excellent to keep appointment.

The works on two separate jobs was done very well, promptly and at a fair price.

3836

Very good value. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent work quality.

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Everything You Need to Know About Akron Electricians

How do I know that I found the right Electrician in Akron for my electrical services project?

Finding the right electrician for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Electrical Services in Akron so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right electrician in Akron:

  • Are they properly licensed? Akron has 22 licensed Electricians Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 110 pros in Akron are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 176 are A-rated in Akron.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the electrician that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget: On average electricians projects cost $129.00 in Akron. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple electricians pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

Will Electrical Services work in Akron require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re electrician job is in Akron or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring electricians. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the electrician performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the electrical services folks that everything is in order.

What zip codes in Akron have the best Electricians?

On average electricians work in Akron costs about $129.00. Remember price isn't the only factor you should consider when determining the best professional or company for your job. Talk to them, ask them about their company, past work, and licenses. Below we've listed Akron zip codes that have great selections of electricians:

  • 44303: 22 Electricians.
  • All Electricians in Akron, OH

    Porch Pro Headshot M.B. Home Solution LLC
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    (5)
    We here at M.B. Home Solution LLC strive to be the only company you will need to call for all your residential and commercial property remodeling and repairs. We believe in Honor, Integrity, respect. We offer outstanding Customer Service. We are a company you can trust to be on time and professional...Read more about M.B. Home Solution LLC
    We here at M.B. Home Solution LLC strive to be the only company you will need to call for all your residential and commercial property remodeling and repairs. We believe in Honor, Integrity, respect. We offer outstanding Customer Service. We are a company you can trust to be on time and professional...Read more about M.B. Home Solution LLC
    Porch Pro Headshot Rudyak electrical services llc
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
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    Porch Pro Headshot Finley Electric
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    Finley Electric offers electrical services to the Strongsville area. Call us today!
    Finley Electric offers electrical services to the Strongsville area. Call us today!
    Porch Pro Headshot H.M. MAINTENANCE LLC
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    H.M MAINTENANCE Service ,Commercial and Residential HVAC/R , Commercial and Residential Electric , Commercial and Residential Plumbing . All types of Appliance Repairs No matter the brand, make, type, or model we are the EXPERTS.
    H.M MAINTENANCE Service ,Commercial and Residential HVAC/R , Commercial and Residential Electric , Commercial and Residential Plumbing . All types of Appliance Repairs No matter the brand, make, type, or model we are the EXPERTS.
    Porch Pro Headshot The J.L. Taylor Company Inc.
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    The J.L. Taylor Company Inc. was founded in Geauga County Ohio in 1979. Serving as commercial and industrial electrical contractors in NE Ohio, J.L. Taylor Company has established itself as one of the most reliable design-build electrical contractors in the area. The J.L. Taylor Company’s team of de...Read more about The J.L. Taylor Company Inc.
    The J.L. Taylor Company Inc. was founded in Geauga County Ohio in 1979. Serving as commercial and industrial electrical contractors in NE Ohio, J.L. Taylor Company has established itself as one of the most reliable design-build electrical contractors in the area. The J.L. Taylor Company’s team of de...Read more about The J.L. Taylor Company Inc.
    Porch Pro Headshot Sullivan Electrical Services Inc.
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, Sullivan Electrical Services Inc. has established itself as the local leader in Electrical Contracting, Panel Upgrades, and Electrical Service Upgrades.
    Combining years of experience with a dedication to client satisfaction, Sullivan Electrical Services Inc. has established itself as the local leader in Electrical Contracting, Panel Upgrades, and Electrical Service Upgrades.
    Porch Pro Headshot DJF Electric and Construction Inc
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    (7)
    DJF Electric and Construction is an experienced electrical contractor. Serving the Parma area, they offer appliance installation, interior lighting, and electrical installation.
    DJF Electric and Construction is an experienced electrical contractor. Serving the Parma area, they offer appliance installation, interior lighting, and electrical installation.
    Porch Pro Headshot Northern Ohio Electric
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    (10)
    Porch Pro Headshot Around The Clock Contracting
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    We are a small company that is committed to giving quality work to our customers without the price of a large company. We understand that things come up at, sometimes, the worst of times. We aim for working with every customer as an individual as we know that what you need done is as unique as you a...Read more about Around The Clock Contracting
    We are a small company that is committed to giving quality work to our customers without the price of a large company. We understand that things come up at, sometimes, the worst of times. We aim for working with every customer as an individual as we know that what you need done is as unique as you a...Read more about Around The Clock Contracting
    Porch Pro Headshot LED Lighting IQ
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    LED Lighting IQ, Inc. a leader in LED installations and retrofits utilizing state of the art LED technology providing its customers with extremely efficient, cost effective and reliable lighting systems.
    LED Lighting IQ, Inc. a leader in LED installations and retrofits utilizing state of the art LED technology providing its customers with extremely efficient, cost effective and reliable lighting systems.
    Porch Pro Headshot Decor Built Construction co.inc.
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    Porch Pro Headshot Source 1 Electric, llc
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    Porch Pro Headshot GORDIST PAINTING & SERVICES
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio
    Based out of Cleveland, Gordist Painting & Services is a painting company. They offer custom painting finish, interior plastering and other services.
    Based out of Cleveland, Gordist Painting & Services is a painting company. They offer custom painting finish, interior plastering and other services.
    Porch Pro Headshot Moore For The Money Electric
    Electricians
    Serves Akron, Ohio

    Latest projects near Akron

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    Akron 44306
    Electrical Inspection
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Purpose
    Turning on electrical service after been off since 2016
    Inspection type
    Electrical
    Property type
    Single family residence
    Property size
    0-1,500 sq ft
    Property age
    51+ years
    Foundation type
    Basement
    Relationship to property
    Owner
    Occupied
    Yes
    Utilities turned on
    No
    Specific services
    None of the above
    Akron 44303
    Electrical Inspection
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Purpose
    Repair something
    Repair type
    Electrical
    What needs to be repaired
    I just need an electrical inspection
    Reason for inspection
    a new house knob was installed, I need a third party inspection before Ohio Edison will move the wire connecting to my house. This is not new service or a reconnection. simply moving the connection to a solid point.
    Inspection area
    Just specific components
    Component types
    House knob
    Home built
    Prior to 1900
    Barberton 44203
    Electrical
    Start Date
    I'm flexible
    Project type
    Replacement or upgrade
    What to install
    Something else
    Project description
    Replace or repair electrical wire
    Akron 44301
    Electrical Inspection
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Purpose
    Purchasing property
    Inspection type
    Electrical
    Property type
    Single family residence
    Property size
    2,501-3,000 sq ft
    Property age
    51+ years
    Foundation type
    Basement
    Relationship to property
    Buyer
    Occupied
    No
    Utilities turned on
    Yes
    Specific services
    None of the above
    Akron 44313
    Electrical
    Start Date
    Within a month
    Project type
    Replacement or upgrade
    What to install
    Something else
    Project description
    Point of service, service entrance cable
    Akron 44320
    Electrical
    Start Date
    Within 48 hours
    Project type
    Replacement or upgrade
    What to install
    Something else
    Project description
    Circuit breaker box
    Akron 44310
    Electrical Inspection
    Start Date
    Within a week
    Purpose
    Home safety
    Inspection type
    Electrical
    Property type
    Single family residence
    Property size
    0-1,500 sq ft
    Property age
    11-20 years
    Foundation type
    Basement
    Relationship to property
    Owner
    Occupied
    Yes
    Utilities turned on
    Yes
    Specific services
    None of the above