Top 10 Electricians in San Diego, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Point Loma Electric and Plumbing
Electricians
Serves San Diego, California
(1,511)
San Diego Electrician & Plumbers. Point Loma Electric & Plumbing, Specializes in the repair and upgrade of older homes. Our troubleshooting experts can solve all of your electrical and plumbing issues, upgrade your electrical and plumbing systems and bring your home into the 21st century. For al...Read more about Point Loma Electric and Plumbing
San Diego Electrician & Plumbers. Point Loma Electric & Plumbing, Specializes in the repair and upgrade of older homes. Our troubleshooting experts can solve all of your electrical and plumbing issues, upgrade your electrical and plumbing systems and bring your home into the 21st century. For al...Read more about Point Loma Electric and Plumbing
Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Electric
Electricians
Serves San Diego, California
(256)
Atlas Electric is an electrical contractor that is fully committed to giving our diverse San Diego clientele prompt, consistently top quality electrical work designed to meet and exceed industry standards for safety and efficiency, regardless of the size or scale of the electrical work you need done...Read more about Atlas Electric
Atlas Electric is an electrical contractor that is fully committed to giving our diverse San Diego clientele prompt, consistently top quality electrical work designed to meet and exceed industry standards for safety and efficiency, regardless of the size or scale of the electrical work you need done...Read more about Atlas Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Interwest Electric
Electricians
Serves San Diego, California
(125)
"I have used Interwest several times at my home as I upgrade as well as at my business. Very professional, on-time and budget. I have referred Dean to many of my existing clients with the same results. "
"I have used Interwest several times at my home as I upgrade as well as at my business. Very professional, on-time and budget. I have referred Dean to many of my existing clients with the same results. "
Porch Pro Headshot Adept Electric
Electricians
Serves San Diego, California
(102)
I'm an apprentice electrician going three years strong. I work full time but trying to get side jobs. I follow the company values,ethics,honesty and happy go lucky attitude. Don't let my years fool you. I do professional work and don't cut corners.
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I'm an apprentice electrician going three years strong. I work full time but trying to get side jobs. I follow the company values,ethics,honesty and happy go lucky attitude. Don't let my years fool you. I do professional work and don't cut corners.
Porch Pro Headshot Power Link Electric
Electricians
Serves San Diego, California
(73)
"Awesome job! Sean was the only electrician willing to come out to my house on a Saturday to install a Tesla charger. He had to search for the right breakers, because his supply warehouse was closed on the weekends. When installing the breakers, they did not seat properly, so he came back later with...Read more about Power Link Electric
"Awesome job! Sean was the only electrician willing to come out to my house on a Saturday to install a Tesla charger. He had to search for the right breakers, because his supply warehouse was closed on the weekends. When installing the breakers, they did not seat properly, so he came back later with...Read more about Power Link Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Fidelity Electric C-10 #884267
Electricians
Serves San Diego, California
(22)
"Called during a busy ultra hot weekend and though they were booked, the staff walked me though resolving my electrical issue over the phone. Great support and friendly people! Will give them my business on any future electrical issues I have. "
"Called during a busy ultra hot weekend and though they were booked, the staff walked me though resolving my electrical issue over the phone. Great support and friendly people! Will give them my business on any future electrical issues I have. "
Porch Pro Headshot Electric Design Company
Electricians
Serves San Diego, California
(13)
Call 619 - 2o7 - 6925 We have expertise in lighting design and general electrical work. As a Chula Vista resident, our response system is very fast and reliable. We can take on any electrical job. Attention to detail, clean, and conscientious work is paramount to us. We strive to build lasting relat...Read more about Electric Design Company
Call 619 - 2o7 - 6925 We have expertise in lighting design and general electrical work. As a Chula Vista resident, our response system is very fast and reliable. We can take on any electrical job. Attention to detail, clean, and conscientious work is paramount to us. We strive to build lasting relat...Read more about Electric Design Company
Porch Pro Headshot Morgan Construction
Electricians
Serves San Diego, California
(11)
Searching for a construction company that does it all? Whether its a simple renovation or a full custom job, Morgan Construction is right for you. We tackle each job, small or large, with the same professionalism , expertise and integrity. Our goal is to meet the needs of our clients each and every ...Read more about Morgan Construction
Searching for a construction company that does it all? Whether its a simple renovation or a full custom job, Morgan Construction is right for you. We tackle each job, small or large, with the same professionalism , expertise and integrity. Our goal is to meet the needs of our clients each and every ...Read more about Morgan Construction
Porch Pro Headshot WALTER ELECTRIC
Electricians
Serves San Diego, California
(62)
Over 20 years of experience in the San Diego residential market. My passion is helping homeowners create the 'perfect feel' to their home through creative lighting and electrical solutions. I work closely with homeowners to find out their particular 'style' as well as budget, and then bring my consi...Read more about WALTER ELECTRIC
Over 20 years of experience in the San Diego residential market. My passion is helping homeowners create the 'perfect feel' to their home through creative lighting and electrical solutions. I work closely with homeowners to find out their particular 'style' as well as budget, and then bring my consi...Read more about WALTER ELECTRIC
Porch Pro Headshot J C Electric And Lighting Services
Electricians
Serves San Diego, California
(2)
"Nariel was very personable but professional. Miguel who did the work was efficient and a fast worker. One drawback was finish spackle work. The spackle near the 2 gfis were left in a rough finish and not orange peeled. Other 4 surfaces were great."
"Nariel was very personable but professional. Miguel who did the work was efficient and a fast worker. One drawback was finish spackle work. The spackle near the 2 gfis were left in a rough finish and not orange peeled. Other 4 surfaces were great."

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 San Diego Electricians

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Isaac was incredibly prompt. Minutes after my post was up for review he responded immediately. He was able to get to my house within one hour to work on my project. He is professional, clean, and reliable. He provided some good advice and did the job bett...

- David Gloria
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Isaac is our go to guy. He gets the job done in a timely manner. His prices are reasonable and I highly recommend him. Don’t go looking for anyone. He’s the one that you can count on.

- Kim Gibbs
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Isaac Montoya called within the first 3 minutes after I posted a request on porch.com, and he remained prompt with every question or text that I sent to confirm the work. I am out of state, and needed to have someone quickly install 3 fans in a rental I ...

- Judy Geiss
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Outstanding work. Very professional and thorough. Highly recommend

- Arthur Coker
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Excellent electrician.

- Charles Kramer
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Isaac responded to my need by coming several days earlier than his original scheduled appointment and quickly and efficiently solved several issues with my home circuits. He was very easy to work with and most accommodating. In less than an hour he was ...

- Jan Larson
89291

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

Isaac Montana is a great electrician. He was on time, professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him and already told all my friends to use his service.

- Shahnaz Zahedy
89603

Issac Montoya did a great job installing 2 ceiling fans in my home. He was thorough and very professional. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needed electrical work done.

- Devin Chew
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Although I was not able to use him, I found his communication very professional and responsive. He is someone will we try to use for future projects. Thank you.

- Roy Neese
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Isaac from Adept Electric did a great job. He contacted me within a few minutes of my request on porch.com and was able to come out and do the work right away. His pricing was fair and he was courteous, professional, and capable. I texted him some ques...

- Karen Barrons
150235

Highly recommend. Quick response and great installation.

- Lisa Lin

Everything You Need to Know About San Diego Electricians

Electrical Services isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to electricians available in San Diego?

If you’ve determined that electrical services are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to electrical services, we can still help you find the right professional in San Diego.

San Diego has 2750 electrician professionals that can help you with your electrical services job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific electricians-pros in San Diego.

My Electrical Services project in San Diego is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for electrical services work in San Diego is about $159.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

Electrician work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of Electrician you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

What San Diego zip codes are served by Electricians?

San Diego has 2750 total Electrician companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around San Diego with the most Electricians:

    • 55 Electricians in 91941.
    • 110 Electricians in 92123.

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        Porch Pro Headshot TAG Electric Inc
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        (7)
        "I was very satisfied with the services provided by TAG Electric. I did research and invited a handful of contractors to bid on my project. Goncalo was very "hands on" in managing my project and I was satisfied with his work."
        "I was very satisfied with the services provided by TAG Electric. I did research and invited a handful of contractors to bid on my project. Goncalo was very "hands on" in managing my project and I was satisfied with his work."
        Porch Pro Headshot Zapari Electric
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        (5)
        "Jose did a wonderful job on our ceiling fan and we will use him again for another ceiling fan in the near future. His price was fair and his work was neat. We had a problem with the ceiling canopy but it was nothing he did wrong (we got the wrong one) and decide we could live with a small gap tha...Read more about Zapari Electric
        "Jose did a wonderful job on our ceiling fan and we will use him again for another ceiling fan in the near future. His price was fair and his work was neat. We had a problem with the ceiling canopy but it was nothing he did wrong (we got the wrong one) and decide we could live with a small gap tha...Read more about Zapari Electric
        Porch Pro Headshot Energy Electric SD Inc
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        Located in San Diego, Energy Electric SD is a BBB-accredited electrical contractor that provides electrical service to our local homeowners and many general contractors. Our work in new construction and remodels is top notch. We earn most of our work through referrals and we greatly appreciate that....Read more about Energy Electric SD Inc
        Located in San Diego, Energy Electric SD is a BBB-accredited electrical contractor that provides electrical service to our local homeowners and many general contractors. Our work in new construction and remodels is top notch. We earn most of our work through referrals and we greatly appreciate that....Read more about Energy Electric SD Inc
        Porch Pro Headshot LND Electric
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        We can handle any of your electrical needs we have a lot of experience in commercial work as well as residential so we will be able to handle any problem that arises in your home. Give me a call and I promise you will have your project done right.
        We can handle any of your electrical needs we have a lot of experience in commercial work as well as residential so we will be able to handle any problem that arises in your home. Give me a call and I promise you will have your project done right.
        Porch Pro Headshot ALIX NOLIN CONSTRUCTION INC.
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        A lot of passion and hard work: this has been the key ingredients to the success of Alix Nolin Construction, Inc. since its founding in 1982. Alix Nolin Construction, Inc. is a company that genuinely cares. As a small but successful company, personal touch and professionalism is always the focus in ...Read more about ALIX NOLIN CONSTRUCTION INC.
        A lot of passion and hard work: this has been the key ingredients to the success of Alix Nolin Construction, Inc. since its founding in 1982. Alix Nolin Construction, Inc. is a company that genuinely cares. As a small but successful company, personal touch and professionalism is always the focus in ...Read more about ALIX NOLIN CONSTRUCTION INC.
        Porch Pro Headshot Roberts Electric Service, Inc.
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        (1)
        Our mission in life and in our business is quite simple... Treat customers the way we would like to be treated. Damage to your electrical fixtures and wiring can go unnoticed until something goes bang, pop, or just nothing! We can check your home and recommend electrical repairs before frays, twis...Read more about Roberts Electric Service, Inc.
        Our mission in life and in our business is quite simple... Treat customers the way we would like to be treated. Damage to your electrical fixtures and wiring can go unnoticed until something goes bang, pop, or just nothing! We can check your home and recommend electrical repairs before frays, twis...Read more about Roberts Electric Service, Inc.
        Porch Pro Headshot TASK Electric
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        (13)
        Electrical company looking to help customet with all their electrical needs and upgrade.
        Electrical company looking to help customet with all their electrical needs and upgrade.
        Porch Pro Headshot CMS ELECTRIC
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        (12)
        Porch Pro Headshot Electrical Condor INC.
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        We work in residencial, new contruction and commercial. Reading blueprints,Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems,Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers. Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools.And most i...Read more about Electrical Condor INC.
        We work in residencial, new contruction and commercial. Reading blueprints,Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems,Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers. Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools.And most i...Read more about Electrical Condor INC.
        Porch Pro Headshot dekascade studios Inc.
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        Porch Pro Headshot Wilkes Electric
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        Wilkes Electric is an insured and bonded electrical contractor based in San Diego. They offer outlet installation, subpanel installation, fan installation and other services. Wilkes Electric is licensed by the state of California.
        Wilkes Electric is an insured and bonded electrical contractor based in San Diego. They offer outlet installation, subpanel installation, fan installation and other services. Wilkes Electric is licensed by the state of California.
        Porch Pro Headshot M J Electric
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        Porch Pro Headshot Four Square Electric
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California
        Main panel upgrade EV charging units Troubleshooting Smart home devices Solar
        Main panel upgrade EV charging units Troubleshooting Smart home devices Solar
        Porch Pro Headshot ePowerConsulting
        Electricians
        Serves San Diego, California

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