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!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Unless you live in a very old home with outdated wiring like aluminum or knob-and-tube, you shouldn't have to replace your existing electrical lines.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!