Hiring a licensed electrician can be expensive but unlike a handyman, a licensed electrician has completed a 4-year Apprenticeship Program and passed their Journeyman Electrician License Exam. Transworld, Inc. Electrical Contractors requires all their electricians to be licensed so you can trust that they are professionals. We have shared 3 simple ways that you can save money when hiring an electrician.
1. Combine jobs into one call
Combining electrical jobs can save you time and money. Before you call an electrician, do a walk-through of your home and note any additional electrical needs in your home. Make sure to discuss this with the electrician prior to them arriving so they can come prepared. Having an electrician fix several smaller electrical needs in one visit is more cost-effective.
2. Prepare your home
Most electricians charge by the hour and you want them to work as efficiently as possible during their visit. Preparing your home prior to them arriving can help you avoid wasting any time. For example, moving any decorative or fragile items from the area of your home where work will be done and making sure your electrical panel is easily accessible. The electrician should come prepared with a list electrical services to be completed but having a detailed list yourself can help ensure that nothing gets forgotten.
3. Consider upgrades that will save you money
Upgrading the lighting in your home or office to LED will save you money and time. LEDs use less electricity and have a much longer lifespan which means less time is wasted changing bulbs. Another idea is to put motion detector switches on your outdoor lighting, this will save you money and increase your home’s security. Landscape lighting is another investment that will improve the aesthetic of your home and increase your home’s resale value.