Top 10 Electricians in Waco, TX

Porch Pro Headshot AV Electric
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
(150)
"Ernie managed to figure out what happened to my lighting and power to one side of my house. Mr. Ernie definitely helped me out in a bind. I will always recommend Ernie for any electrical needs that may come up. Very professional and knowledgeable."
"Ernie managed to figure out what happened to my lighting and power to one side of my house. Mr. Ernie definitely helped me out in a bind. I will always recommend Ernie for any electrical needs that may come up. Very professional and knowledgeable."
Porch Pro Headshot Streamline Service
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
(90)
Samuel Cunningham started out refinishing furniture as a teenager in the Austin area and then spent 9 years working for professional painting companies before kicking off Spectrum Painting. At Spectrum painting we focus on a efficient orderly approach to every project to try to give you great qualit...Read more about Streamline Service
Samuel Cunningham started out refinishing furniture as a teenager in the Austin area and then spent 9 years working for professional painting companies before kicking off Spectrum Painting. At Spectrum painting we focus on a efficient orderly approach to every project to try to give you great qualit...Read more about Streamline Service
Porch Pro Headshot Diversified services
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
Small veteran owned company trying to get started out in the big world. He is an electrician with over 15 years of experience and she holds a degree in drafting and design. She has fix/repaired her own HVAC, roof and plumbing.
Small veteran owned company trying to get started out in the big world. He is an electrician with over 15 years of experience and she holds a degree in drafting and design. She has fix/repaired her own HVAC, roof and plumbing.
Porch Pro Headshot Sprint Electric, Inc.
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
(7)
With more than 25 years experience as a Lima, Ohio Electrical Contractor, Sprint Electric performs complex electrical installations from initial concept to final inspection. Our staff of estimators and administrative personnel can, with computer-assisted design, prepare and/or finalize your electr...Read more about Sprint Electric, Inc.
With more than 25 years experience as a Lima, Ohio Electrical Contractor, Sprint Electric performs complex electrical installations from initial concept to final inspection. Our staff of estimators and administrative personnel can, with computer-assisted design, prepare and/or finalize your electr...Read more about Sprint Electric, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot CKHS Services LLC
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
NOW OFFERING DATA/SECURITY/HOME AUTOMATION!!! We are a small, locally, veteran owned handyman business, with over 16 years of experience, that strives to offer our customers the highest quality of home repairs, at a low, affordable price. We are a member of The Association of Certified Handyman P...Read more about CKHS Services LLC
NOW OFFERING DATA/SECURITY/HOME AUTOMATION!!! We are a small, locally, veteran owned handyman business, with over 16 years of experience, that strives to offer our customers the highest quality of home repairs, at a low, affordable price. We are a member of The Association of Certified Handyman P...Read more about CKHS Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot King Construction Services
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
We wish to help our clients realize their dreams and to assist them in choosing the right design and products to make that dream a reality. Our only limitation at King's is your imagination. Robert King has been in this field for over 40 years and a large network of partners, so collectively, we pos...Read more about King Construction Services
We wish to help our clients realize their dreams and to assist them in choosing the right design and products to make that dream a reality. Our only limitation at King's is your imagination. Robert King has been in this field for over 40 years and a large network of partners, so collectively, we pos...Read more about King Construction Services
Porch Pro Headshot Motloch Electric
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
(7)
"Motloch Electric has been servicing the electrical needs in my business and home for many years. Sonny is prompt, professional and extremely knowledgeable. I will continue to use Motloch Electric for my install and repair needs."
"Motloch Electric has been servicing the electrical needs in my business and home for many years. Sonny is prompt, professional and extremely knowledgeable. I will continue to use Motloch Electric for my install and repair needs."
Porch Pro Headshot Moore Electric
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
Master Electrician with over 25 years experience in both residential and commercial. Fully licensed and insured. No job too small whether it be a service call, repair, remodel or new construction. Will service all your electrical needs!
Master Electrician with over 25 years experience in both residential and commercial. Fully licensed and insured. No job too small whether it be a service call, repair, remodel or new construction. Will service all your electrical needs!
Porch Pro Headshot MAN Power Electrical Systems
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
Porch Pro Headshot Wright 1 Electric
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
Whether you are looking to upgrade your electrical service for your business or home, need a few electrical outlets wired, or your existing electrical wiring replaced, Wright 1 Electric, Inc is here to assist. Wright 1 Electric, Inc is the Electrical Contractor serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Au...Read more about Wright 1 Electric
Whether you are looking to upgrade your electrical service for your business or home, need a few electrical outlets wired, or your existing electrical wiring replaced, Wright 1 Electric, Inc is here to assist. Wright 1 Electric, Inc is the Electrical Contractor serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Au...Read more about Wright 1 Electric

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 Waco Electricians

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I'm new to Waco and chose Bowen Electric based on good reviews. I need to set the record straight on this company. I called them for a simple outlet not working. I have a home warranty that I was planning to submit this to but I needed the technician t...

- Amy Hart
14607

Very professional service. Wired our home and had some good advice we had not considered during working up our plans.

- Don Wood
14700

Sonny Motloch is an experienced, courteous, efficient and professional electrician. He listens to what is needed and offers solutions, working with homeowner to complete desired job or repair at reasonable cost. His standards are very high when it com...

- Terri Matthew
14626

Sonny Motloch has done work in my 65 year old home on many occasions. Everything from small I-don't-have-time jobs to remodeling projects. He is professional, prompt and helpful in providing options. When people ask if I know a good electrician - I can...

- Zoe Rascoe
14654

Sonny is an outstanding person and electrician. I owned a large property management company in the Temple/Belton area for the over 12 years and Sonny was always our go to electrician. We had numerous intances where time was critical and Sonny always ca...

- Rod Deyoe
69395

This guy knows his business and for all the work over 7 years he has done for me I would refer him to anyone. These days its hard to find someone that is honest and fair on pricing. You get what you pay for with this one! Real WORK! And the satisfaction t...

- Carl Koresdoski
14610

Motloch Electric has worked on numerous commercial projects for the banking company that I work for. Motloch Electric is ALWAYS honest, respectful and all of his projects are fairly priced.

- Dillard Barr
99843

We have had nothing but a great experience with AV Electric. This this the third project Arnie has completed for us. This project was probably the most complicated. When we had our pool built, the electrical portion apparently went to the lowest bidder...

- Sheila Hall
22753

Our power went out during a terrible cold front this past year. We went through several estimates through "big name" companies and their pricing went way over what we would be able to afford, not to mention that none of them wanted to do the work until th...

- Josue Villanueva
83348

Fast, reliable and friendly service! Samuel did an amazing job painting my guesthouse. I will definitely call Spectrum Painting again. 😃

- Stephen Alexander

Everything You Need to Know About Waco Electricians

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

The lowest price we could find for electrical services work in Waco is about $129.00. 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.

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

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 Waco work from Electriciansbelow:

  • Talk to a few different Electricians and ask for quotes to compare. We have around 100 professionals and companies in Waco 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.
  • read about what others paid for their Electrician services in Waco. For example, hiring in Waco costs $129.00 to $129.00, which is

What zip codes in Waco have the best Electricians?

On average electricians work in Waco costs about $129.00. Remember price isn't the only factor you should consider when determining the best professional or company for your job. Talk to them, ask them about their company, past work, and licenses. Below we've listed Waco zip codes that have great selections of electricians:

All Electricians in Waco, TX

Porch Pro Headshot Scheu Electric Service
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
Scheu Electric Service is family owned and operated with 28 years of experience. We provide professional electrical service for residential and commercial clients. We specialize in electrical service repairs, residential remodeling, and custom homes. Scheu Electric Service strives to deliver the Bes...Read more about Scheu Electric Service
Scheu Electric Service is family owned and operated with 28 years of experience. We provide professional electrical service for residential and commercial clients. We specialize in electrical service repairs, residential remodeling, and custom homes. Scheu Electric Service strives to deliver the Bes...Read more about Scheu Electric Service
Porch Pro Headshot RABALAIS CONSTRUCTORS, LLC
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
Your home is generally your largest personal investment. Protect it with upgraded electrical service from Rabalais Electric. We offer a variety of services for the homeowner: Energy Management Systems Dedicated Computer Circuits & Cabling Outlets, Switches & Additional Circuits Remodels & New C...Read more about RABALAIS CONSTRUCTORS, LLC
Your home is generally your largest personal investment. Protect it with upgraded electrical service from Rabalais Electric. We offer a variety of services for the homeowner: Energy Management Systems Dedicated Computer Circuits & Cabling Outlets, Switches & Additional Circuits Remodels & New C...Read more about RABALAIS CONSTRUCTORS, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Bowen Electric Co.
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
(31)
Porch Pro Headshot Hensel Electric Company
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
(44)
Porch Pro Headshot Dan Peters Electric
Electricians
Serves Waco, Texas
(10)

Latest projects near Waco

Recent projects booked on Porch
Waco 76705
Electrical
Start Date
Within a week
Project type
Install something new
What to install
Something else
Project description
Main electric meter
Install or replace?
Install a new meter
Waco 76704
Security Camera Installation
Service needed
Security Camera Installation
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Woodway 76712
Electrical
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Project type
Replacement or upgrade
What to install
Something else
Project description
Doorbell
Install or replace
No
Waco 76710
Security Camera Installation
Service needed
Security Camera Installation
Start Date
I'm flexible
Woodway 76712
Electrical Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
I need an energy audit. My electrice bill is unusually high compared to others in the neighborhood
Inspection type
Electrical
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Waco 76706
Security Camera Installation
Service needed
Security Camera Installation
Start Date
Within a week