Top 5 Electricians in Sauk Rapids, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Midwest Electric and Generator, Inc
Electricians
Serves Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
(1,026)
As Minnesota's premiere electrical contractor and generator installer, we represent companies such as Kohler, Generac, GE and Cummins in generator installations and maintenance. We also help customers with any warranty work that may arise. We offer installation, maintenance, service, repairs, moni...Read more about Midwest Electric and Generator, Inc
As Minnesota's premiere electrical contractor and generator installer, we represent companies such as Kohler, Generac, GE and Cummins in generator installations and maintenance. We also help customers with any warranty work that may arise. We offer installation, maintenance, service, repairs, moni...Read more about Midwest Electric and Generator, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot HANNAY ELECTRIC LLC
Electricians
Serves Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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Make Hannay Electric your first choice for residential & commercial electrical service in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Our customers have benefited from our commitment to providing fast, on-time residential electrical service since 1984. Our reputation as one of the best electricians in Minnes...Read more about HANNAY ELECTRIC LLC
Make Hannay Electric your first choice for residential & commercial electrical service in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Our customers have benefited from our commitment to providing fast, on-time residential electrical service since 1984. Our reputation as one of the best electricians in Minnes...Read more about HANNAY ELECTRIC LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Faber Electric, LLC
Electricians
Serves Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Faber Electric has been a fixture in Central Minnesota for over a decade. When we opened our doors in 2002 we had a mission to be the best and that desire is still with us today! We offer excellent customer service, were as prompt as you can find, and will always work you into our schedule. As a co...Read more about Faber Electric, LLC
Faber Electric has been a fixture in Central Minnesota for over a decade. When we opened our doors in 2002 we had a mission to be the best and that desire is still with us today! We offer excellent customer service, were as prompt as you can find, and will always work you into our schedule. As a co...Read more about Faber Electric, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot RUSS ORSON ELECTRIC INC
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Serves Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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Porch Pro Headshot Timmons Electric
Electricians
Serves Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
The professionals at Timmons Electric in the Hickman, KY area can spruce up the exterior of your home with high-quality outdoor lighting services.
The professionals at Timmons Electric in the Hickman, KY area can spruce up the exterior of your home with high-quality outdoor lighting services.

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 Sauk Rapids Electricians

54406

I would use them again but I would make sure I know the facts first. the good: Sales person I spoke with on the phone understood the project and was easy to talk to. installer showed up on time and did a professional install. with no mess left to clean u...

- Allen Peterson
80918

Great Technicians!

- John Anderson
45890

Midwest was AWESOME! We lost our home to a fire and needed to rebuild from scratch. John was great in helping us with our building plans and the best places to put our lights and the switches. Making suggestions like. in wall lights for our stairs. We LOV...

- Jodi Martin
45878

Awesome!! The service truly exceeded our expectation and appreciated all the help they gave us in deciding what generator to buy - I feel like we really got a great deal and am truly satisfied.

- Mary Friesen
45868

This is a top notch team! Some of the best customer service we have ever encountered. They were very quick to respond and made it a point to make sure they understood our needs and went above and beyond to make sure we were completely satisfied. We are...

- Kristy Larson
79340

My house ended up being quite the basket case. Bill ended up having to work far longer than anticipated. He stuck around until the job was done with no complaints. Would use again.

- Reese Ricke
82542

Bill was very fast at contacting me and scheduling an appointment. He was kind, honest, and professional. I found my new electrician.

- Bobbie Randelin
77165

I spoke to Bill on 1/2 and he asked for specifics, including a photo of the outside lights. He gave me an approximate price and said he would be in our area on 1/3. He and his son came, knew what they were doing, and completed the job in a short time, c...

- Marilyn Baldwin
27487

Bill is very knowledgeable and helped me understand everything that needed to be done with my project. He traveled to Elk River to help me, quoted me a very fair price and got the work done very efficiently! I would recommend him to anyone in the area!

- Laura Rike

Everything You Need to Know About Sauk Rapids Electricians

Can I browse unscreened Electricians in Sauk Rapids?

We do our best to screen all of our electricians. However, there are still some electrician professionals in Sauk Rapids that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Sauk Rapids or MN. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering electrical services:

  • City Side Electric:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Rice Lake Electric Inc.:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Thor Electric LLC:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How do I know I am getting a fair price for Electrical Services work in Sauk Rapids?

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 Sauk Rapids work from Electriciansbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Electricians and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 50 professionals and companies in Sauk Rapids 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.

What should I check for once my Electrician in Sauk Rapids has finished working?

Every electrical services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any electrical services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with electrical services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the electrician to describe what they did. Whether your electrical services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your electrical services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the electrician do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.