Top 7 Electricians in Springfield, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Kreative Mind Handyman Service
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(22)
Based in Witt, Kreative Mind Handyman Service is a handyman company that specializes in bathroom and kitchen Interior remodeling, All kinds of handyman services, plumbing, electrical, floors, tile, painting, drywall and general carpentry.
Based in Witt, Kreative Mind Handyman Service is a handyman company that specializes in bathroom and kitchen Interior remodeling, All kinds of handyman services, plumbing, electrical, floors, tile, painting, drywall and general carpentry.
Porch Pro Headshot MX Electric, Inc
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Your home, lit properly by Mx Electric in Carrsville, will take on a magical beauty that will wow onlookers and give your home a warm, welcoming aesthetic.
Your home, lit properly by Mx Electric in Carrsville, will take on a magical beauty that will wow onlookers and give your home a warm, welcoming aesthetic.
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Electric and Solar LLC
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(11)
"I had three circuits to run (two 240V and one 120V) to my garage and Jeff did a fantastic job. Price was fair and I was extremely pleased with how good the conduit looked. He also finished the work in a timely manner and arrived exactly when he said he would in the morning. I would definitely re...Read more about Quality Electric and Solar LLC
"I had three circuits to run (two 240V and one 120V) to my garage and Jeff did a fantastic job. Price was fair and I was extremely pleased with how good the conduit looked. He also finished the work in a timely manner and arrived exactly when he said he would in the morning. I would definitely re...Read more about Quality Electric and Solar LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Closs Electric Company Inc
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Illinois
Closs Electric Company Inc in Decatur, IL offers electrical services to industrial, commercial, and residential properties. Our business is licensed and insured. Upfront pricing is available. We provide 24-hour emergency service.
Closs Electric Company Inc in Decatur, IL offers electrical services to industrial, commercial, and residential properties. Our business is licensed and insured. Upfront pricing is available. We provide 24-hour emergency service.
Porch Pro Headshot Ruby Electric Inc
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(26)
Porch Pro Headshot Watts Electric
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(26)
Watts Electric is an electrical contractor that provides outlet installation, new home wiring, circuit breaker repair and more. They are located in Springfield.
Watts Electric is an electrical contractor that provides outlet installation, new home wiring, circuit breaker repair and more. They are located in Springfield.
Porch Pro Headshot Live Wire Electrical
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Illinois
(42)

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 Springfield Electricians

400224

DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!! I called this company when I needed some electrical work made to code for a buyer(very minor fixes but the repair addendum made me use a licensed electrician). I would NOT recommend using this company. I expected them to come in...

- Nathanael Lotz
117792

Mark did something that most contractors fail to do. He showed up when he said he would and completed the job when he said he would. He promised not to start our project and then leave to start another. He refinished our hardwood floors and did a beautif...

- Pat Tatman
50701

Mark refinished our hardwood floor and did a great job. He stayed with it and was hard work. The floor turned out awesome. We would highly recommend Kreative Mind Handyman Service.

- Rebecca Searcy
86547

Met with handyman within hours of posting on Porch.com. He walked through everything with me and gave me ideas on different ways to get the trim work done throughout my house. Was at my house within two days of the initial visit to begin work. Very hardw...

- Ryan Johnson
380890

I hired Mark to do a kitchen remodel, fix a shower in the bathroom and flooring and paint spare bedroom. He assured me that he would have it done in six weeks time. 12 weeks in and not one single room was completed. I unfortunately I was naive enough to t...

- Dana Poindexter
142700

We hired him to do several projects and he was either way too slow or took all kinds of shortcuts, depending on the mood he was in. Also, always asking for money and would say he would show up and then not show up. We would not hire him again

- Ken EDWARD
92187

Mark painted a spare bedroom and bathroom plus some minor caulking repairs to the shower. He came the morning after we signed up on Porch.com for an estimate and did our project the next day. He is very neat with his work and cleanup.

- Don Rentmeister
451625

Horrible - One of the worst experiences we had. Wouldn't show up, showed up late, wanted money to go buy things that he should have had. Would leave the job and not come back for hours. DO NOT HIRE!

- Kathy Condit
65912

Mark is working on a complete remodel of a loft apartment for me. He's come up with excellent ideas for the space. So far I love what he's done. I can't wait to see the end results! I would recommend him to anyone with a project they want done the right ...

- Sheri Koch
59073

Hired Mark for a bathroom and sky light removal project. He ended up doing some deck work as well. He does great work and would hire again.

- Andrea Call
48116

I gave Mark an opportunity to prove himself doing a bathroom rehab last fall. He made it through with flying colors. I was impressed with his capabilities and quality of work. Now I have him rehabbing an entire house and things are going really well. ...

- Martin Harris
151266

It has been several times since I started a review and it disappeared. So much for that. I hired Mark after I asked my friend if they (his brother in law) would help said that they are so busy with the other business their not able to do anything else. En...

- Linda Wersinger

Everything You Need to Know About Springfield Electricians

Can I browse unscreened Electricians in Springfield?

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

  • All Things Electrical:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • BUSICK'S ELECTRIC INC:
    • Services Offered: Electricians
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Mx Electric:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

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

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 Springfield work from Electriciansbelow:

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

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

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

Latest projects near Springfield

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Springfield 62704
Electrical
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Something else
Project description
Main electric meter
Install or replace?
Replace an existing meter
Springfield 62703
Electrical
Start Date
Within a week
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Something else
Project description
SECURITY CAMERAS
Springfield 62707
Lighting Replacement
Start Date
Within a week
Service
Interior lighting installation
Installation or replacement
Replace existing lighting
Number of light fixtures to replace
2-3
Kind of light fixtures to replace
Ceiling light
Replace with same style
I want the same kind of lighting
Already have light fixtures
No, and I want the pro to provide them
Springfield 62712
Outlet Replacement
Start Date
I'm flexible
Project type
Repair or troubleshooting
What needs to be repaired
Light switch or power outlet
Problem type
Switch or outlet isn't working
When problems started
I'm not sure
Outlet or switch
Power outlet
How many to repair
2-3
Springfield 62703
Security Camera Installation
Service needed
Security Camera Installation
Start Date
Within a week
Springfield 62703
Lighting Replacement
Start Date
I'm flexible
Project type
Repair or troubleshooting
What needs to be repaired
Lighting or light fixture
Inside or outside
Outdoor lights
How many
8 or more
What kind of lighting
Solar or battery-powered lights
Already have fixtures
No, and I want the pro to provide them
Springfield 62704
Electrical
Start Date
Within a week
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Something else
Project description
I have ceiling fans that I want removed. Each fan has a cord that runs across the ceiling and to a box on the wall that I want remived as well. The ceiling will likely need caps placed where the ceiling fan is removed.
Springfield 62703
Outlet Replacement
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Project type
Repair or troubleshooting
What needs to be repaired
Light switch or power outlet
Problem type
Switch or outlet isn't working
When problems started
A couple of weeks ago
Outlet or switch
Power outlet
How many to repair
4-5
Springfield 62704
Outlet Replacement
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Project type
Repair or troubleshooting
What needs to be repaired
Light switch or power outlet
Problem type
Switch or outlet isn't working
When problems started
Less than a week ago
Outlet or switch
Power outlet
Replacement type
Just the outlet cover
Number of outlet covers to replace
3 or fewer