Are you looking for a professional electrician for small electrical work, or to carry out a new electrical installation in your home? Finding the right electrician and getting a quote at the best price is not always easy. Ootravaux explains how to find and choose the best professional electrician for your work.
Why hire a professional electrician?
interior and exterior lighting of the house or apartment;installation of electrical panels and various circuits;installation of equipment such as heating, ventilation or air conditioning.How much does .
it cost to hire a professional electrician?
The elements impacting the quote of an electricianThe price of an electrician’s intervention can vary according to the type of work and services, the area of intervention – the prices in Paris are for example higher than in the region -, or even the experience of the professional solicited. To properly estimate the price of an electrician’s quote, you must take into account:
labor , the cost of which is generally between €30 and €70 per hour (2);
the price of supplies and materials , which may vary depending on the work to be performed;
travel-related costs , which are usually between €20 and €50 (2). If the electrician intervenes in the evening or on weekends, for repairs for example, the price of the trip is more like 70 to 100 € (2).
The fixed price of an electrician by type of intervention
Most electrical companies and professional electricians offer packages for the most common interventions and work.
Here are some examples of the cost of an electrician’s work, depending on the complexity of the insallation:
the installation of an electrical panel is invoiced between €600 and €1,200 (2);
the installation of an electric heater will cost approximately 80 to 180 € (2);
the installation of an electrical outlet will be between 30 and 130 € (2).
To benefit from a more advantageous price, the ideal is to be able to group together several works on a single estimate. This will save you travel costs, and the professional will surely make a move to reduce the bill, if it is a major project.
Electrical work and VAT
In the final price, it will also be necessary to take into account the amount of VAT, which amounts to 20%. If your home is more than 2 years old, you benefit from reduced VAT at 10% on electrical work (labour and equipment), when you go through a professional electrician.
How to find the right electrician?
Find an electrician by word of mouth
Word of mouth is the best way to find an electrician . Ask your family and friends to find out if they know an electrician, and get feedback on the work carried out by this professional. If the reviews are positive, you can follow their advice and contact the craftsman or company to get a quote.
Internet to find an electrician
It is also possible to find electricians in your city, in Paris as elsewhere, on the Internet. It is advisable to consult the opinions left by previous customers, to be sure to contact an experienced and efficient professional. To save time in your search, there are online platforms for connecting with craftsmen . Ootravaux offers for example to transmit your work project to several electricians . An interesting solution to have several quotes and prices offered by different electricity companies in your area, in just a few clicks.
Everything to compare electricians and make the right choice
Labels and certifications for professionals
To find the best electrician, you have to be sure of his professionalism and reliability. You can first check if the craftsman has certain qualifications proving his expertise. The certification issued by Qualifelec proves, for example, that the professional has followed one or more training courses, but also that the quality of his work is regularly checked by an approved body