Top 10 Electricians in East St. Louis, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Hoffmann Brothers
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(7,914)
Hoffmann Brothers is ready to handle all your residential and commercial air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, drain, water heater, sewer, and appliance repair needs! Whether you have an air conditioner, furnace, geothermal heat pump, commercial roof top unit, generator, sewer replacement...Read more about Hoffmann Brothers
Hoffmann Brothers is ready to handle all your residential and commercial air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, drain, water heater, sewer, and appliance repair needs! Whether you have an air conditioner, furnace, geothermal heat pump, commercial roof top unit, generator, sewer replacement...Read more about Hoffmann Brothers
Porch Pro Headshot Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(2,739)
Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services takes pride in being your preferred local technician for plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and electrical work! In fact, more homeowners in the St. Louis Metro East and Central Illinois communities we serve, say that they would c...Read more about Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services
Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services takes pride in being your preferred local technician for plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and electrical work! In fact, more homeowners in the St. Louis Metro East and Central Illinois communities we serve, say that they would c...Read more about Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services
Porch Pro Headshot Mister Sparky
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(411)
We specialize in residential electrical service and repair, main panel repairs and upgrades, whole house surveys and safety inspections, complete whole house surge protection, lighting package and ceiling fan installations, wiring and electrical system repairs and installs, energy saving audits, saf...Read more about Mister Sparky
We specialize in residential electrical service and repair, main panel repairs and upgrades, whole house surveys and safety inspections, complete whole house surge protection, lighting package and ceiling fan installations, wiring and electrical system repairs and installs, energy saving audits, saf...Read more about Mister Sparky
Porch Pro Headshot Fielder Electrical Service Inc
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(209)
Fielder Electrical Services, Inc. has been in business since 1987 from the simplest of projects to middle and upper-end custom home and remodeling projects, as well as commercial and industrial applications in the St. Louis area. No project is too big or small. We can provide service to residenti...Read more about Fielder Electrical Service Inc
Fielder Electrical Services, Inc. has been in business since 1987 from the simplest of projects to middle and upper-end custom home and remodeling projects, as well as commercial and industrial applications in the St. Louis area. No project is too big or small. We can provide service to residenti...Read more about Fielder Electrical Service Inc
Porch Pro Headshot BUILDING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(11)
"The quality of work is good and they are quick with your project time needs, the only problems I have encountered is receiving quotes and sticking to them. First time used Laclede Gas worker capped gas line from old gas dryer, went to ground gas line and original clamp broke and he didn't have a b...Read more about BUILDING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES
"The quality of work is good and they are quick with your project time needs, the only problems I have encountered is receiving quotes and sticking to them. First time used Laclede Gas worker capped gas line from old gas dryer, went to ground gas line and original clamp broke and he didn't have a b...Read more about BUILDING SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES
Porch Pro Headshot Accurate Electric
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(14)
Accurate Electric, Inc. has been serving the greater St. Louis area since 1984. We have an outstanding reputation in the field as a company who knows how to get the job done right the first time. At Accurate Electric, our focus is on residential service work, residential construction, remodeling a...Read more about Accurate Electric
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Accurate Electric, Inc. has been serving the greater St. Louis area since 1984. We have an outstanding reputation in the field as a company who knows how to get the job done right the first time. At Accurate Electric, our focus is on residential service work, residential construction, remodeling a...Read more about Accurate Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(38)
For more than 25 years, Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc. has served St. Louis and the surrounding region in both Illinois and Missouri with quality and dependable service. Known for their flexibility, broad capabilities and LEED certified staff, Pyramid is an experienced contractor offering 24 h...Read more about Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc.
For more than 25 years, Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc. has served St. Louis and the surrounding region in both Illinois and Missouri with quality and dependable service. Known for their flexibility, broad capabilities and LEED certified staff, Pyramid is an experienced contractor offering 24 h...Read more about Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Paramount Electric
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(25)
Paramount Electric is St. Louis's premier residential electrical contractor. Our residential electricians know how daunting it can be for our customers to identify and solve even the simplest home electrical challenges. That's why we offer comprehensive solutions for all your residential electrical ...Read more about Paramount Electric
Paramount Electric is St. Louis's premier residential electrical contractor. Our residential electricians know how daunting it can be for our customers to identify and solve even the simplest home electrical challenges. That's why we offer comprehensive solutions for all your residential electrical ...Read more about Paramount Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Electric of Kirkwood
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
We specialize in customer service, if your not happy neither are we! Lots of references on our website under reviews, check it out and give us a call. We have competitive pricing and estimates are always free. Our services include: Troubleshooting & Repairs Panels (Breaker Boxes) Meter Cans Gener...Read more about Mr. Electric of Kirkwood
We specialize in customer service, if your not happy neither are we! Lots of references on our website under reviews, check it out and give us a call. We have competitive pricing and estimates are always free. Our services include: Troubleshooting & Repairs Panels (Breaker Boxes) Meter Cans Gener...Read more about Mr. Electric of Kirkwood
Porch Pro Headshot Happy Pro Handyman
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(4)
It may seem trivial, that is of course until you're in need of electric, structural, or plumbing installation or other general repair services yourself. In fact, it is quite common that most individuals require the attention of a handyman at one time or another, meaning that they often seek out a tr...Read more about Happy Pro Handyman
It may seem trivial, that is of course until you're in need of electric, structural, or plumbing installation or other general repair services yourself. In fact, it is quite common that most individuals require the attention of a handyman at one time or another, meaning that they often seek out a tr...Read more about Happy Pro Handyman

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 East St. Louis Electricians

4628

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

7974

Following my request on Porch.com, this company was the first to contact me and offer feedback/solutions to our electrical issue. The electrician explained the work that was done and answered all of our questions. The price was very, very reasonable (es...

- L. A. Jimerson
1291

Would recommend.

- C Berding
2431

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

The technician arrived on time, was very neat and clean, and very professional. I will always use Mister Sparky for all my electrical needs.

- Robin Faust
15747

While the electrician arrived on time and was clean and courteous the pricing was very high and we unfortunately could not agree to purchase their services. Over $500 for an estimated 2 hour job, requiring only $40 of materials from the vendor!

- Chris Unknown
15746

While the electrician arrived on time and was clean and courteous the pricing was very high and we unfortunately could not agree to purchase their services. Over $500 for an estimated 2 hour job, requiring only $40 of materials from the vendor!

- Chris Unknown
152007

They were prompt, polite, informative and did a great job. The call back I received after requesting someone contact me was fast, service received the next day. Nice company to do business with, definitely would recommend them.

- Alice Boedicker

Everything You Need to Know About East St. Louis Electricians

I have Electrical Services work that I need done in East St. Louis. What should my budget be?

Our data on recent electrician projects in East St. Louis shows that larger electrical services projects in city are often upwards of $129.00. However, this price depends on a number of factors. Cost can increase or decrease based on any/all of the following:

  • Location: electricians travel time may factor into the budget.
  • Cost of materials. This is an important factor of your electrical services project budget. You can purchase materials yourself, but remember that your electrician professional maybe be able to leverage relationships with other companies to save on material costs.
  • Company ratings: Highly-rated electricians tend to be more expensive. Decide what balance between ratings and cost is right for you.

As always, every project is different and you should contact multiple electricians throughout East St. Louis to ensure your project is done right.

How do I know I am getting a fair price for Electrical Services work in East St. Louis?

Every Electrical Services job has different requirements. Remember that the price will differ depending on the scope of your project. However, that doesn't mean you have to go in blind. Check out our tips for getting a fair price for East St. Louis work from Electriciansbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Electricians and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 500 professionals and companies in East St. Louis for you to compare.
  • Before contacting a company, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers to learn what others have paid, how long the Electricians took on the job, and how satisfied they were.
  • read about what others paid for their Electrician services in East St. Louis. For example, hiring in East St. Louis costs $129.00 to $129.00, which is

How many electricians does East St. Louis have?

There are around 500 companies throughout East St. Louis to help you with your next electrical services job.

  • 30 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.
  • The average price for a electricians project is $129.00.

All Electricians in East St. Louis, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Manchester Electrical
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(70)
Our company is family owned and has been in business for over 35 years serving the St. Louis area. We are licensed in St. Louis City and County and several surrounding counties. We serve both residential and commercial clients. We are experienced, honest and always attentive your electrical needs...Read more about Manchester Electrical
Our company is family owned and has been in business for over 35 years serving the St. Louis area. We are licensed in St. Louis City and County and several surrounding counties. We serve both residential and commercial clients. We are experienced, honest and always attentive your electrical needs...Read more about Manchester Electrical
Porch Pro Headshot GATEWAY CUSTOM LIGHTING
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
Gateway Custom Lighting provides installation and service of professional grade home accent landscape lighting. Let us bring out the beauty of your home when the sun goes down!
Gateway Custom Lighting provides installation and service of professional grade home accent landscape lighting. Let us bring out the beauty of your home when the sun goes down!
Porch Pro Headshot A Better Solution Home Repair
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
A Better Solution Home Repair, based out of Arnold, MO, can serve any and all of your handyman and general contractor needs.
A Better Solution Home Repair, based out of Arnold, MO, can serve any and all of your handyman and general contractor needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Synergy Electric, LLC
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(1)
Synergy Electric, LLC is a locally owned and operated electrical company based in Hazelwood, Missouri. We specialize in residential and commercial electrical projects. We pride ourselves in quality work done safely with excellent customer service. In addition, our electricians have several safety ce...Read more about Synergy Electric, LLC
Synergy Electric, LLC is a locally owned and operated electrical company based in Hazelwood, Missouri. We specialize in residential and commercial electrical projects. We pride ourselves in quality work done safely with excellent customer service. In addition, our electricians have several safety ce...Read more about Synergy Electric, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Digital Horizons
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
We are a family owned low voltage contractor in Saint Peters, MO. We specialize in Home Automation, Burglary and Fire alarms and monitoring, smart lighting, Security Cameras, smart thermostats, wifi and more!
We are a family owned low voltage contractor in Saint Peters, MO. We specialize in Home Automation, Burglary and Fire alarms and monitoring, smart lighting, Security Cameras, smart thermostats, wifi and more!
Porch Pro Headshot LILLARDLLC
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
One thing I can tell you is that with LillardLLC you'll get more for your dollar with us. We always stay within the budget or help you save on extra expenses. We do all of this while delivering quality work that'll last a lifetime.
One thing I can tell you is that with LillardLLC you'll get more for your dollar with us. We always stay within the budget or help you save on extra expenses. We do all of this while delivering quality work that'll last a lifetime.
Porch Pro Headshot Valhalla Custom Wood Working
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
We provide a wide variety of handyman services from basic plumbing to complex electrical work but specialize in decks, Fences, cabinetry and custom furniture. The first step in any bid with Valhalla is showing our customers our licenses to be sure we are the right company for the job.
We provide a wide variety of handyman services from basic plumbing to complex electrical work but specialize in decks, Fences, cabinetry and custom furniture. The first step in any bid with Valhalla is showing our customers our licenses to be sure we are the right company for the job.
Porch Pro Headshot Luminary Lighting Company LLC
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
Luminary Lighting Company is a Christian based family oriented company with 15 years experience. We strive to treat our customers and employees as we would like to be treated. We strongly believe in excellent customer service and hope you will trust our family to take care of yours.
Luminary Lighting Company is a Christian based family oriented company with 15 years experience. We strive to treat our customers and employees as we would like to be treated. We strongly believe in excellent customer service and hope you will trust our family to take care of yours.
Porch Pro Headshot New Custom Homes  U.S.A.-Only
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
Njl Custom Homes is a general contractor in Valley Park. They offer foundation repair, garage construction and more.
Njl Custom Homes is a general contractor in Valley Park. They offer foundation repair, garage construction and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Jerry Wood Electric Inc.
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
(7)
We work primarily with service and repair calls. WE service all of the greater and surrounding areas of St. Louis. Call us today to speak with one of our highly trained electricians!
We work primarily with service and repair calls. WE service all of the greater and surrounding areas of St. Louis. Call us today to speak with one of our highly trained electricians!
Porch Pro Headshot Recessed Lights & More
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
Electricalremodeling residential and commercial.
Electricalremodeling residential and commercial.
Porch Pro Headshot Total Electric of Freeburg
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
Licensed,Bonded,Insured. A father and son team providing professional electrical services with over twenty years experience on residential and commercial projects.Courteous,Dependable and Trustworthy.
Licensed,Bonded,Insured. A father and son team providing professional electrical services with over twenty years experience on residential and commercial projects.Courteous,Dependable and Trustworthy.
Porch Pro Headshot Westmoreland Construction & Repair LLC
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
When it comes to Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Residential Electrician, no one compares to Westmoreland Construction & Repair LLC. With years of combined experience, Westmoreland Construction & Repair LLC has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in St. Louis, Saint Charles, Chesterfie...Read more about Westmoreland Construction & Repair LLC
When it comes to Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Residential Electrician, no one compares to Westmoreland Construction & Repair LLC. With years of combined experience, Westmoreland Construction & Repair LLC has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in St. Louis, Saint Charles, Chesterfie...Read more about Westmoreland Construction & Repair LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Smarter Home Technology
Electricians
Serves East St. Louis, Illinois
electrical smart home and bome theatre business serving the greater chicagoland area
electrical smart home and bome theatre business serving the greater chicagoland area

Latest projects near East St. Louis

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East Saint Louis 62206
Electrical Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
What needs to be repaired
I just need an electrical inspection
Reason for inspection
I need an update to meet code requirements
Inspection area
Just specific rooms
Which rooms
Kitchen, Garage
Home built
I'm not sure
Saint Louis 63104
Electrical
Start Date
I'm flexible
Project type
Install something new
What to install
Something else
Project description
i need diferente things
Belleville 62223
Thermostat Replacement and Repair
Comments from Customer
I would like to get an estimate for an ecobee thermostat install
Saint Louis 63104
Electrical
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Project type
Install something new
What to install
Something else
Project description
REPLACE WIRING AND OUTLETS FOR BUILDING.
East Saint Louis 62206
Electrical
Start Date
Within a week
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Something else
Project description
check if electricity update is safe to get a occupancy permit
East Saint Louis 62206
Electrical Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Electrical
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Saint Louis 63104
Electrical
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Project type
Install something new
What to install
Something else
Project description
Ceiling fan and a breaker install
Fairview Hts 62208
Electrical
Start Date
I'm flexible
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Something else
Project description
Update thermostat.