Top 10 Electricians in Springfield, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Murphy Family Electric
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(2,270)
Ensure your property looks amazing even after dark with some help from the experts at Murphy Family Electric, rated 5 stars for their services in the Martin's Additions, MD area.
Ensure your property looks amazing even after dark with some help from the experts at Murphy Family Electric, rated 5 stars for their services in the Martin's Additions, MD area.
Porch Pro Headshot Lightwave Services
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(277)
Lightwave Services is a family owned and operated electrical services company that serves the Northern Virginia area. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and our exceptional customer service. No job is too small or too big for us. Call or email us today to schedule a free estimate of all ...Read more about Lightwave Services
Lightwave Services is a family owned and operated electrical services company that serves the Northern Virginia area. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and our exceptional customer service. No job is too small or too big for us. Call or email us today to schedule a free estimate of all ...Read more about Lightwave Services
Porch Pro Headshot A Action Home Services
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(63)
"I think Ray did a great job. He started with a blank slate and put in the bathroom that I asked for. Danny the electrician was very quick and organized. Ray got all the plumbing installed and working before he took a few days off. That was ok by me because at least it was functional. They fini...Read more about A Action Home Services
"I think Ray did a great job. He started with a blank slate and put in the bathroom that I asked for. Danny the electrician was very quick and organized. Ray got all the plumbing installed and working before he took a few days off. That was ok by me because at least it was functional. They fini...Read more about A Action Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot White Spark Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(17)
Things go better with White Spark Electric! We are not just another electrical company. Excellence is our minimum standard. Our number one priority is ensuring our customers are satisfied with the whole process, from the first contact with our company through the end of the job. We do this by creati...Read more about White Spark Electric LLC
Things go better with White Spark Electric! We are not just another electrical company. Excellence is our minimum standard. Our number one priority is ensuring our customers are satisfied with the whole process, from the first contact with our company through the end of the job. We do this by creati...Read more about White Spark Electric LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Rojas Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(60)
Our goal is to continue to provide excellent electrical and A/V services while guiding our customers through the ever-changing technologies that the new generation brings. Why choose us? All of our jobs are done with a master electrician on site and with the experience needed to provide highest qua...Read more about Rojas Electric LLC
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Our goal is to continue to provide excellent electrical and A/V services while guiding our customers through the ever-changing technologies that the new generation brings. Why choose us? All of our jobs are done with a master electrician on site and with the experience needed to provide highest qua...Read more about Rojas Electric LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Newlight Electrical Contractors LLC
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(8)
"I used Newlight Electrical to wire a swim spa in my back yard. Lewis and his team are top notch professionals who do excellent quality work. He made sure everything was done according to code, and was safe for me and my family. He will also make sure you are completely satisfied with his work. E...Read more about Newlight Electrical Contractors LLC
"I used Newlight Electrical to wire a swim spa in my back yard. Lewis and his team are top notch professionals who do excellent quality work. He made sure everything was done according to code, and was safe for me and my family. He will also make sure you are completely satisfied with his work. E...Read more about Newlight Electrical Contractors LLC
Porch Pro Headshot General Tech Services, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(11)
Established in 2004 our family owned and operated company was built on integrity, honesty and hard work. We will provide you with superior craftsmanship on all construction applications and expertise in electrical, HVAC, restaurant and food equipment and preventive maintenance. Our reputation is of ...Read more about General Tech Services, Inc.
Established in 2004 our family owned and operated company was built on integrity, honesty and hard work. We will provide you with superior craftsmanship on all construction applications and expertise in electrical, HVAC, restaurant and food equipment and preventive maintenance. Our reputation is of ...Read more about General Tech Services, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot DR Handy Services LLC
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(39)
Outdoor lighting can make your patio or yard an excellent place to entertain at night. Call DR Handy Services LLC in the California, MD area, rated 5 stars, to start your project!
Outdoor lighting can make your patio or yard an excellent place to entertain at night. Call DR Handy Services LLC in the California, MD area, rated 5 stars, to start your project!
Porch Pro Headshot Capital American Power LLC
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(10)
Capital American Power LLC is a family owned and operated full-service electrical company serving residential and commercial clients in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Peter Pereira, owner and Master Electrician founded the company in 2009 when the construction field was in a deep s...Read more about Capital American Power LLC
Capital American Power LLC is a family owned and operated full-service electrical company serving residential and commercial clients in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Peter Pereira, owner and Master Electrician founded the company in 2009 when the construction field was in a deep s...Read more about Capital American Power LLC
Porch Pro Headshot GraniTech Inc.
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
When you need professional outdoor lighting services, look no further than GraniTech Inc. in California.
When you need professional outdoor lighting services, look no further than GraniTech Inc. in California.

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

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Recently I had accent lights added to my master bedroom suite and my under my cabinetry in my kitchen. I was impressed and pleased with Lewis’ professionalism and creativity during this entire process. I’m more than happy with the results and was actually...

- Marisol Fuentes- Lacroix
467318

Newlight Electrical has provided outstanding service for me at both my residential and business locations. They provided quick diagnosis of problems, a high quality of workmanship, and very good prices. Great company for anyone who needs electrical repair...

- Travis Mazyck
467215

I highly recommend Newlight Electrical Contractors LLC. The owner of the company was very professional and arrived on time. They came and replaced my AC unit and they installed 3 ceiling fans. They also mounted and wired 3 flat screen tv’s. The day the cr...

- Alma Bean
467226

I appreciate Newlight Electrical. They came in and fixed an issue that has been ongoing for over two years. I have had sevarl companies come out but issue was ongoing. I was not able to get this issue resolved until Newlight Electrical came out and resolv...

- Sherry Brown
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On point with their timing, neatness and quality of work . Their prices are definitely unbeatable for the professional service they deliver. Great charter and friendly team .

- Roberto Cobos
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We needed a backup generator installed and my brother recommended Mr. Floyd. Mr. Floyd had completed a small job for him and he stated he done a good job. We reached out to Mr. Floyd about what we wanted done and he came out and evaluated the home and g...

- Bridgette Bowman
467290

Newlight Electric is one of the best companies I have ever experienced over the years. They hung lights and ceiling fans in my boxing gym . And I am so thankful for them . They were on time, they were professional and they got the job done. I will definit...

- Ras Blessings
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My house was damaged by water and your team came in and got the job done. Your team stayed on task with the strict timeline and worked well with other contractors that needed to preform work around the same time your team was working. I knew I was in good...

- Scott Young
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I really appreciate you coming out after hours when others said that I had to wait to mount my TV and you did it quick and timely thanks again

- Cedric Glasby
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Outstanding job. Very professional. Cost was $135 to troubleshoot and repair faulty installed GFCI outlet.

- Larrien Cauthen
467231

Fast and efficient. Thanks for the work you did a few weeks back.

- Zack Williams
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Worst company I’ve ever dealt with. They don’t take phone calls and only want you to text. I asked what parts I needed to have and an estime of how long things would take and was told to book a service call. I should have run then but stupidly I didn’t. 8...

- Kevin Governor

All Electricians in Springfield, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Seymour’s Electrical LLC
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(1)
Seymour’s Electrical is a family own electrical company. We are Licensed, Bonded and Insured Electrical Company. Seymour’s Electrician has over 10+ years of experience in the electrical trade. Seymour’s Electrical is here to provide you with quality, value, and superior service.Seymour’s Electrical ...Read more about Seymour’s Electrical LLC
Seymour’s Electrical is a family own electrical company. We are Licensed, Bonded and Insured Electrical Company. Seymour’s Electrician has over 10+ years of experience in the electrical trade. Seymour’s Electrical is here to provide you with quality, value, and superior service.Seymour’s Electrical ...Read more about Seymour’s Electrical LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Spear Electric, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
When you need professional outdoor lighting services, look no further than Spear Electric in Maugansville, MD.
When you need professional outdoor lighting services, look no further than Spear Electric in Maugansville, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot J&J Electrical Works Inc
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(9)
Ensure your property looks amazing even after dark with some help from the experts at J&J Electrical Works, rated 5 stars for their services in Martin's Additions.
Ensure your property looks amazing even after dark with some help from the experts at J&J Electrical Works, rated 5 stars for their services in Martin's Additions.
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Electric of Fairfax
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
At Mr. Electric, we have the power to make things better. We provide comprehensive residential and commercial electrical services throughout the US and Canada. Mr. Electric offers repairs, upgrades, and installations, delivering high customer satisfaction by getting the job done right the first time...Read more about Mr. Electric of Fairfax
At Mr. Electric, we have the power to make things better. We provide comprehensive residential and commercial electrical services throughout the US and Canada. Mr. Electric offers repairs, upgrades, and installations, delivering high customer satisfaction by getting the job done right the first time...Read more about Mr. Electric of Fairfax
Porch Pro Headshot L & M Electric and Plumbing LLC
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
L & M ELECTRIC AND PLUMBING, LLC. Was originally founded October 1st 2004, In the Commonwealth of Virginia, Home-base in the Washington DC Metro area. Today L & M ELECTRIC AND PLUMBING, LLC. Serves a broad base of Small business, Commercial and Industrial. Customers located across the Metropolitan W...Read more about L & M Electric and Plumbing LLC
L & M ELECTRIC AND PLUMBING, LLC. Was originally founded October 1st 2004, In the Commonwealth of Virginia, Home-base in the Washington DC Metro area. Today L & M ELECTRIC AND PLUMBING, LLC. Serves a broad base of Small business, Commercial and Industrial. Customers located across the Metropolitan W...Read more about L & M Electric and Plumbing LLC
Porch Pro Headshot H.H.I. Electric LLC
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
We are an electrical company with over 12 years experience on residential homes and commercial projects our quality work and references is what make us what we are now. License and insured. We have the best deals in the area and are able to stay and your budget as well in time of your small and big ...Read more about H.H.I. Electric LLC
We are an electrical company with over 12 years experience on residential homes and commercial projects our quality work and references is what make us what we are now. License and insured. We have the best deals in the area and are able to stay and your budget as well in time of your small and big ...Read more about H.H.I. Electric LLC
Porch Pro Headshot HERNANDEZ PLUMBING & MORE
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
(1)
Porch Pro Headshot JJD Electric
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
Proudly display the architecture of your home after hours with elegant outdoor lighting solutions from JJD Electric in Melwood.
Proudly display the architecture of your home after hours with elegant outdoor lighting solutions from JJD Electric in Melwood.
Porch Pro Headshot Vancelectric
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
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Porch Pro Headshot Ace Services LLC
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
Based in Alexandria and established in 2006, Ace Services is an electrical contractor and provides circuit breaker repair, cable installation, outlet installation and other services. They completed an HVAC install in May of 2012 in the Savage - Guilford neighborhood using a permit received from Howa...Read more about Ace Services LLC
Based in Alexandria and established in 2006, Ace Services is an electrical contractor and provides circuit breaker repair, cable installation, outlet installation and other services. They completed an HVAC install in May of 2012 in the Savage - Guilford neighborhood using a permit received from Howa...Read more about Ace Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Elymarc Electric Services LLC
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
Based in Alexandria, Elymarc Electrical Services is an electrical contractor. They offer lighting design, circuit breaker repair, electrical installation and more.
Based in Alexandria, Elymarc Electrical Services is an electrical contractor. They offer lighting design, circuit breaker repair, electrical installation and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Sparks & Shorts Electrical
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
We are untrained, unlicensed ex-convicts who have bought a book on how to do wiring.
We are untrained, unlicensed ex-convicts who have bought a book on how to do wiring.
Porch Pro Headshot JJD Electric
Electricians
Serves Springfield, Virginia
Accompany your garden with some beautiful outdoor lighting from JJD Electric in Queenland.
Accompany your garden with some beautiful outdoor lighting from JJD Electric in Queenland.

Latest projects near Springfield

Recent projects booked on Porch
Alexandria 22312
Electrical
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Project type
Install something new
What to install
Something else
Project description
need some outlets to replace and a new one put for her TV new wiring some outlets upgrade for washer and dryer
Springfield 22153
Electrical
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Something else
Project description
re-wiring whole home
Springfield 22153
Electrical
Start Date
I'm flexible
Project type
Install something new
What to install
Something else
Project description
Doorbell
Install or replace
No
Alexandria 22310
Thermostat Replacement and Repair
Comments from Customer
I would like to get an estimate for an ecobee thermostat install
Springfield 22153
Electrical
Start Date
I'm flexible
Project type
Install something new
What to install
Something else
Project description
Doorbell
Install or replace
No
Springfield 22153
Thermostat Replacement and Repair
Comments from Customer
Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
Alexandria 22310
Lighting Replacement
Start Date
Within a week
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Indoor lighting
Installation or replacement
Replace existing lighting
Number of light fixtures to replace
2-3
Kind of light fixtures to replace
Chandelier, 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
Alexandria 22315
Thermostat Replacement and Repair
Comments from Customer
I have a carrier infinity system and need a new thermostat.