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 installing new electric service to a basement, home office or addition.  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.

How Much Do Electricians Charge To Replace An Outlet?

The cost to install electrical outlets usually falls between $100 and $250 for parts and labor, according to HGTV. Electricians typically charge under $100 for the home visit along with a variable hourly rate for the labor. Homeowners can expect to pay an average of $175 for an electrician to complete this job.

Does Rewiring A House Add Value?

Rewiring an entire home is definitely an expense, but think of it as an investment in your family’s safety. It also will add value to your home and make it run more efficiently.

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.

What Is The Difference Between An Electrician And An Electrical Technician?

Electricians are responsible for electrical systems in structures such as office buildings or residences. Electrical technicians, also known as electrical engineering technicians, work with electrical systems in equipment that’s usually more portable, such as GPS devices.

How Much Does It Cost To Troubleshoot Electrical?

Homeowners spend around $280 on average to have an electrician come out and install or repair light fixtures, outlets/switches etc. This fee can range from $141 – $419. If you’re looking for someone reliable who will do quality work at competitive prices then give us call!

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!

Do I Need Carbon Monoxide Detector If No Gas?

If you don’t have a CO detector installed, it’s time to get one. Fire officials recommend that these detectors be placed near ground level and they can save your life or the lives of those around them!

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!

Patricia Gomez
June 13, 2022.
After a lengthy research, I reached out to Gabriel a few weeks ago, because I just purchased my home and I needed to update some electrical issues and bring it up to date. I explained everything to Gabriel and he responded in a timely manner that worked for both of us. Based on his professionalism and respect and willingness to take his time and explained his work and price I was very convinced and willing to work with him. I had a pricing concern and he worked with me, and that speaks volumes. Because as we all know their are plenty of workers, charging an extraordinary amount to fix, or install anything. All this to say, I was totally happy with his work and willingness to wait around to make sure the smart lights were properly functioning. He is coming back to install other fixtures soon. Highly recommend him. Oh, and he also cleaned. All the best to you Gabriel.
Adam Young
June 12, 2022.
Gabriel was timely, professional and fast! Was a pleasant experience overall and I am very happy with the results!!! I would highly recommend.
Pam N
April 22, 2022.
Gabriel is an excellent electrician. He’s quick and courteous. He obviously knows what he’s doing. He took down an old ceiling fan and replaced it with a new one. He also installed new electric smoke detectors. My husband and I highly recommend GB Electric. file:///var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments/ec/12/9BA90AE1-14D0-4C16-B7EF-7DDA99797A30/IMG_112_04_22_1650643248399.jpg
Graciano Santiago
April 14, 2022.
He was very prompt and knowledgeable, best of all his prices are very economical, highly recommend!!
Kyle K
April 14, 2022.
GB Electric was flexible with our schedule, on time, and helpful with ideas for where and what type of recessed lighting to install.
Dayna Edelman
February 24, 2022.
Gabriel was courteous, responsive and efficient.
Mike Lagana
February 23, 2022.
Glad to see there are still true professionals around what a pleasant experience, Gabriel thank you so much
Shawn Agostinelli
February 15, 2022.
Gabriel came and replaced a breaker on our panel. We thought we needed to replace the whole panel but we didn't and he saved us a ton of money and just replaced the breaker that was causing the issue. He was honest and professional. We'll definitely call him in the future if we need electrical work done.