Frequently Asked Electrical Questions

Residential & Commercial Electric Repair Service in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the Greater Lehigh Valley Area

GB Electric is a leading electrician in the Allentown area who specializes in residential wiring systems. They have been helping homeowners since 2002 with all of their electrical needs, from simple jobs like replacing a dead outlet to more complex electrical projects like upgrading your existing low amp electrical panel.  GB Electric has been providing quality electrical repair services to the Lehigh Valley area since 2002.  Our techs are fully trained, are uniformed and courteous to all of our valued customers.

As a family-run team of residential electricians, we understand how critical it is for us to help our customers protect the investment they have made in their homes and do everything we can to make sure our electrical installations and upgrades are the safest, highest quality possible.  Please check out some of the questions below that we are often asked by our clients.  If you have additional questions, do not hesitate to call us. We want you to stay safe!


How Much Does It Cost To Fix Electrical Problems In A House?

The average cost to hire an electrician to install or repair light fixtures, outlets, switches, or fans ranges from $141 to $419 with homeowners spending $280 on average.

If my electrical service needs upgrading, will the entire house have to be rewired?

Unless you live in a very old home with outdated wiring like aluminum or knob-and-tube, you shouldn't have to replace your existing electrical lines. However, if more electrical capacity is needed in certain rooms, new wiring runs and additional outlets are likely to be required.

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Rewiring A House?

Your homeowners insurance will cover your electrical wiring, but the coverage may vary depending on several factors. If you know that your home is older, you will need to get electrical rewiring. This will not only help minimize your home insurance premium, but it can also protect your home against fire and accidents.

Can You Rewire A House Without Removing Walls?

Many homeowners are concerned about the disruptiveness of a house wiring project, so electricians often get asked if it’s possible to rewire their home without removing drywall. The answer is usually yes – even for whole-house renovations!

Can Any Electrician Install A Car Charger?

If you’re looking to install an electric car charging point in your home, then any qualified electrician should be able do so legally. However there is a growing number of manufacturers and businesses that offer further training specifically for this task – make sure they are properly certified before hiring them!

Do I Need A Carbon Monoxide Detector If No Gas?

If you don’t have a CO detector installed, it’s time to get one. Carbon Monoxide can come from ANY carbon burning source (Natural Gas, propane, oil, wood). It can also creep in from a poorly vented garage. Even fireplaces can be a source of CO if not maintained.

How Much Does It Cost To Install An Electric Vehicle Charging Station?

Installing a standard electric vehicle charging station can cost anywhere from $481 to over 2 grand, depending on what you want. The average price for an Installed Level 1 charger is 812 dollars while it ranges between 400-1500 if looking at higher levels of technology such as level 2 chargers which run slightly more expensive at around 10% greater expense – totaling up into thousands rather than hundreds!

How Much Does It Cost To Have Someone Install A Ceiling Fan?

Installing a ceiling fan can be an easy, affordable project for homeowners. The average cost is $75 to 150 with most people spending around 200 dollars on installation and labor (labor includes both installing the parts of your choice as well). You’ll need 2 hours if you hire someone professional but it could take less than 1 depending upon what skill set they have!

What Our Customers Are Saying!

Nick Noll & Kate Evans
May 3, 2023.
GB Electric tackled a large rewiring project for me at a reasonable price that fit my budget. They also scheduled the project around my work schedule, rather than me having to accommodate their schedule, which was amazing to start. Gabriel and his colleague were polite, friendly, punctual, knowledgeable, and professional. They included me in the process by having me test certain outlets and light switches to show me they were working. Also, they discovered a small, unexpected separate issue that was not part of the original job, but they fixed it without increasing the cost. I absolutely recommend GB Electric for anyone in need of electrical services. They provide the highest quality of service at a price that’s affordable.
Kay Colombo
April 26, 2023.
We had Gabriel here to install a ceiling fan in our family room, new front porch light and solar lights on our deck. He did a great job! Very professional, courteous and does a great job. We highly recommend him.
Jon-Gabriel Valestin
April 24, 2023.
I've used GB Electric before for a fan installation, he was timely and knowledgeable. I hired him again for multiple rooms for electrical fixtures to be installed this time. Again he was timely and knowledgeable. It was a total of 4 fixtures. He completed it all same day and that was with a minor bump in the installation due to a bracket that needed to be replaced. He was great with my young blue nose pit-bull and respectful to my home. GB electrics can be busy so my recommendation is to be patient, and it helps if you have an idea of what you want done so he can assist faster and efficiently.
Brendan Ruane (CallMeCarny)
March 24, 2023.
Gabriel was fast, courteous, professional and always on time which is important to me because I have a busy schedule. I have a house that was built in 1870 so some of the wiring and fixtures were very old and he was very knowledgeable on how to work with that and get everything I needed replaced and working properly and up to code. I highly recommend him.
February 20, 2023.
I had a really good experience working with GB Electric. Gabriel was professional, responsive and offered a very reasonable price to install my dining room chandelier. He completed the job in a timely manner and the installation came out great. I highly recommend him and will continue to use his services for future electrical work. -Barry
Joey Torres
February 14, 2023.
GB is an outstanding company,always go above and beyond the expectations to fulfill our needs as a customer. Coming to do an installation on his day off was amazing 🤩 Always treat us like Family!!! Thx Gabe!!!
Jim Banks
February 7, 2023.
I had some issues with a dedicated circuit breaker for my dishwasher - at least so I thought. Turns out my issue was with my voltage detector. Regardless, Gabriel came out within a day after my call, confirmed my faulty breaker was not faulty at all. He didn't charge this weekend warrior for a service call. So while he was out, he provided me a very reasonable estimate on some additional kitchen recessed lighting and above-island pendant lighting. Highly recommend GB Electric!! Very honest, up-front, no-pressure service.
Laurie Breisch
February 6, 2023.
I just wanted to say how please I am with GB electric. He came to my house and gave a very reasonable estimate for some services that needed attending to. We have some very old ceiling fans and lights that we were not able to use because they were so old. he gave us an estimate and we set up an appointment within a week. He came in and was very knowledgeable. He had the lighting fixtures and the ceiling fans hooked up within a few hours. He also ran new electrical molding for an inaccessible fans. Can I just say how nice it is to have light again! He also installed an outside electrical outlet when we didn’t have one. He installed electrical conduit from the panel to outside of our concrete wall to the new electrical outlet. He did very clean, exceptional work and extremely friendly. He doesn’t know it yet, but we’re going to have him hook up our security system we just got lol.