Top 10 Electricians in Pasadena, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Mega Power Solar
Electricians
Serves Pasadena, California
(314)
"I have used Mega Sun Power for three different systems and the units have out performed the expectation each time. I have received superior service on the units and would recommend this to everyone that is looking to cut cost on energy."
"I have used Mega Sun Power for three different systems and the units have out performed the expectation each time. I have received superior service on the units and would recommend this to everyone that is looking to cut cost on energy."
Porch Pro Headshot CHHS Inc
Electricians
Serves Pasadena, California
(56)
"Clear Horizon always had an outstanding reputation. They did a great job on my re-roofing, promptly responded to all my requests and answered my questions patiently. A+ service and best of all, at a great price. Will definitely use them again and will recommend them without hesitation."
"Clear Horizon always had an outstanding reputation. They did a great job on my re-roofing, promptly responded to all my requests and answered my questions patiently. A+ service and best of all, at a great price. Will definitely use them again and will recommend them without hesitation."
Porch Pro Headshot Vision Electric Wholesale Inc
Electricians
Serves Pasadena, California
(50)
"Saying they are the best is a complete understatement, they are the best at what they do. Rose, Steven, and their entire team go above and beyond exceeding every single expectation. They are fast, communicate well, offer competitive prices, and are super reliable. They will go out of their way to g...Read more about Vision Electric Wholesale Inc
"Saying they are the best is a complete understatement, they are the best at what they do. Rose, Steven, and their entire team go above and beyond exceeding every single expectation. They are fast, communicate well, offer competitive prices, and are super reliable. They will go out of their way to g...Read more about Vision Electric Wholesale Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Sterling Construction Co.
Electricians
Serves Pasadena, California
(19)
"Parker + McQueen was my kitchen remodeling contractor . They remodeled our outdated 1940's kitchen and we are very happy with the results ! The process took almost 5 weeks . Mike the manager is everything that you want in a contractor . Trustworthy , attentive , caring , clean , on time , on budge...Read more about Sterling Construction Co.
"Parker + McQueen was my kitchen remodeling contractor . They remodeled our outdated 1940's kitchen and we are very happy with the results ! The process took almost 5 weeks . Mike the manager is everything that you want in a contractor . Trustworthy , attentive , caring , clean , on time , on budge...Read more about Sterling Construction Co.
Porch Pro Headshot Acts Electrical Contractors
Electricians
Serves Pasadena, California
(6)
"I recently hired Alejandro Macias to do an outside wiring job on my pool. He did it quickly, correctly and at a very reasonable price. He was courteous, professional, and accurate. I would definitely hire him again. I knew about Alejandro about 10 years ago when he subcontracted jobs for the condo ...Read more about Acts Electrical Contractors
"I recently hired Alejandro Macias to do an outside wiring job on my pool. He did it quickly, correctly and at a very reasonable price. He was courteous, professional, and accurate. I would definitely hire him again. I knew about Alejandro about 10 years ago when he subcontracted jobs for the condo ...Read more about Acts Electrical Contractors
Porch Pro Headshot Elite Power And Lighting
Electricians
Serves Pasadena, California
(8)
"Mike at Elite is awesome! Super helpful and communicative. He was able to schedule the work I needed done in the same day and did a fast and clean job! Fair pricing and super professional, I recommend him 100%!!"
"Mike at Elite is awesome! Super helpful and communicative. He was able to schedule the work I needed done in the same day and did a fast and clean job! Fair pricing and super professional, I recommend him 100%!!"
Porch Pro Headshot 911 Electric Inc.
Electricians
Serves Pasadena, California
(34)
911 Electric Inc. believes in honesty and integrity and every customer is valuable to our company. We guarantee all our work and our goal is to perform every project big or small, difficult or simple with utmost professionalism. We can help you with every electrical need. We do residential, commerci...Read more about 911 Electric Inc.
911 Electric Inc. believes in honesty and integrity and every customer is valuable to our company. We guarantee all our work and our goal is to perform every project big or small, difficult or simple with utmost professionalism. We can help you with every electrical need. We do residential, commerci...Read more about 911 Electric Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Sheffield Electric
Electricians
Serves Pasadena, California
(2)
"Our single story brick office building needed the exterior lighting replaced and upgraded. Sheffield Electric did an exceptional job. New electrical lines were run and neatly installed on the building. The job was done quickly and efficiently, and the job site was cleaned at the end of the day a...Read more about Sheffield Electric
"Our single story brick office building needed the exterior lighting replaced and upgraded. Sheffield Electric did an exceptional job. New electrical lines were run and neatly installed on the building. The job was done quickly and efficiently, and the job site was cleaned at the end of the day a...Read more about Sheffield Electric
Porch Pro Headshot S.E. Electric
Electricians
Serves Pasadena, California
Why hire and trust the professional electricians from S.E. Electric? S.E. Electric is an expert in electrical service, servicing L.A., and Orange County homes and commercial buildings, with over 10 years of experience. We hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering; our electricians ...Read more about S.E. Electric
Why hire and trust the professional electricians from S.E. Electric? S.E. Electric is an expert in electrical service, servicing L.A., and Orange County homes and commercial buildings, with over 10 years of experience. We hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering; our electricians ...Read more about S.E. Electric
Porch Pro Headshot M & K Electrical & Plumbing Heating & Air
Electricians
Serves Pasadena, California
(8)
HVACR Performance - Building Performance - Home Performance Mike Muras is Mike Muras is a NATE-Certified Technician by North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) Mike Muras is completing building heating load calculation and building cooling load calculation collective with required buildi...Read more about M & K Electrical & Plumbing Heating & Air
HVACR Performance - Building Performance - Home Performance Mike Muras is Mike Muras is a NATE-Certified Technician by North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) Mike Muras is completing building heating load calculation and building cooling load calculation collective with required buildi...Read more about M & K Electrical & Plumbing Heating & Air

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 Pasadena Electricians

2639

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

This was the best service I've had from a home improvement professional. He was on time, worked quickly and cleaned up after himself. Hard to find.

- Brendan Dauenhauer
1901

Excellent value. Excellent work quality. Would recommend.

I could not be more pleased with the quality of work and value received. I highly recommend this company for any and all electrical projects.

- Jim Keagy
52139

I'm pleased to update that we were able to work out a settlement that worked for both of us. In the end we did not need to go to court and I am dismissing all complaints I had against Elite Power and Lighting.

- J Markey
14071

No one showed up for the scheduled appointment and there has been no follow up explanation.

- Donna Gaeta
2087

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

Wonderful. Call Mike if you want someone honest, hard to find today!

180063

THE WORSE!!! Avoid at all costs!! I had made the mistake of hiring them to install a simple chandelier A YEAR AGO IN 2018. They did a horrible job, broke my chandelier, then never charged me and are now just realizing this half way through 2019 and the ow...

- Douglas Ford
113250

I am very happy I got in contact with Clear Horizon and had them to perform the work. Everything went very well, no surprises there. Quality work, everything left tidy every day, just as we knew it would be.Very professional and experienced. They went abo...

- Ray Lohan
77768

Clear Horizon Home Solutions and the team who was managed and supervised by Roye just finished remodeling the master bathroom remodeling and we are pleased and happy with the end results of the new bathroom. We hired Roye and his company before on our ki...

- Jayson Sattel
78790

After a good research online and after talking to some of our friends, we came across this company. We scheduled a meeting with Joel to come over and see our bathroom and to give us some ideas on what to do and how to do it and mostly, how much will it co...

- Alberto Pavlovich
78993

We have worked with Clear Horizon Home Solutions in the past. This time we hired them on a project that included expanding the back of the house. The project included a new laundry room, 2 bathrooms and a new bedroom. We are happy with the work that they ...

- Robert Kolkey
7740

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

Great, prompt, reasonably priced service!

- Andre Bourque
7741

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

- Jinhong Zhang

Everything You Need to Know About Pasadena Electricians

How do I know that I found the right Electrician in Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena:

  • Are they properly licensed? Pasadena has 240 licensed Electricians Pros.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 30 are A-rated in Pasadena.
  • 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 $159.00 in Pasadena. 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.

What zip codes in Pasadena have the best Electricians?

On average electricians work in Pasadena costs about $159.00. 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 Pasadena zip codes that have great selections of electricians:

  • 91011: 15 Electricians.
  • How does invoicing/payment work for most Electrician projects in Pasadena?

    Every project differs, but you should ask any electrician for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any electrical services work is done.

    If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for electricians to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your electrician project.

    If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the electrician to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

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    Porch Pro Headshot SHINING LIGHT ELECTRIC
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    (115)
    Shining Light Electric, based in Long Beach, is an electrical contractor that provides interior lighting, electric meter installation and more. They are licensed by the state of California. Shining Light Electric is insured and bonded.
    Shining Light Electric, based in Long Beach, is an electrical contractor that provides interior lighting, electric meter installation and more. They are licensed by the state of California. Shining Light Electric is insured and bonded.
    Porch Pro Headshot Ready Electric
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    (1)
    "Ready Construction &Electric 720 Meyer lane suit 101.redondo beach, ca 90278 310-678-7419 State license contractor no.561594 This letter is an introduction to offer you our company services such as general building contractor B1 and additional service such as electrical contractor C10. O...Read more about Ready Electric
    "Ready Construction &Electric 720 Meyer lane suit 101.redondo beach, ca 90278 310-678-7419 State license contractor no.561594 This letter is an introduction to offer you our company services such as general building contractor B1 and additional service such as electrical contractor C10. O...Read more about Ready Electric
    Porch Pro Headshot Angel’s City Construction
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    Angel’s City Construction is a family owned and operated company that was founded in 1973. We are your trusted contractors for residential and commercial properties. Our headquarters is in Pasadena, CA. Call today to schedule a free in-Home estimate with one of licensed, insured, and bonded agents!
    Angel’s City Construction is a family owned and operated company that was founded in 1973. We are your trusted contractors for residential and commercial properties. Our headquarters is in Pasadena, CA. Call today to schedule a free in-Home estimate with one of licensed, insured, and bonded agents!
    Porch Pro Headshot Handy Man Terry
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    I've always enjoyed working with my hands, but when I'm not fixing houses, my time is devoted to my ministry. I first began repairng things when the U.S. Air Force trained me to fix the radar and sight systems on one of their jet fighter planes. That probably explains why electrical work has been m...Read more about Handy Man Terry
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    I've always enjoyed working with my hands, but when I'm not fixing houses, my time is devoted to my ministry. I first began repairng things when the U.S. Air Force trained me to fix the radar and sight systems on one of their jet fighter planes. That probably explains why electrical work has been m...Read more about Handy Man Terry
    Porch Pro Headshot First Call Home Services
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    (8)
    We are no longer in business . thank you for checking us out.
    We are no longer in business . thank you for checking us out.
    Porch Pro Headshot ARC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    (6)
    PANELS , REWIRES , RECESS LED FIXTURES , HANGING FIXTURES , 240 VOLT HOOK UPS , TROUBLE SHOOTING , AND PERMIT WITH INSPECTION JOBS.
    PANELS , REWIRES , RECESS LED FIXTURES , HANGING FIXTURES , 240 VOLT HOOK UPS , TROUBLE SHOOTING , AND PERMIT WITH INSPECTION JOBS.
    Porch Pro Headshot Resource Builders
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    Porch Pro Headshot Joel R Hatch
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    Joel R Hatch is an electrical contractor based in Pasadena. Offering services such as subpanel installation, new home wiring, interior lighting and more, they offer 15 years of experience.
    Joel R Hatch is an electrical contractor based in Pasadena. Offering services such as subpanel installation, new home wiring, interior lighting and more, they offer 15 years of experience.
    Porch Pro Headshot LA Home repair
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    Porch Pro Headshot Lighting World Company, Inc
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    Porch Pro Headshot Smart Home Power Inc.
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    Porch Pro Headshot Franco Brothers Electrical
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California
    Porch Pro Headshot Fair Electric
    Electricians
    Serves Pasadena, California

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