Best 30 Electricians in Poughkeepsie, NY with Reviews -
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By: Brian F.
Ohms Electrical Construction
Terrible. Total rip-off artists. Left a big mess. Wanted additional money ($300) to label new panel in breaker box! I turn on the microwave and the air conditioning goes out! They now want another $350 to fix... :-(
By: Van O.
Ohms Electrical Construction
We have had them back twice. We have a new house and they did a lot work the first time including installing a new electrical panel. The second time they did some outside work in preparations for landscape lighting.I called and he came right away even though he has a very busy business. Their service was fantastic! The owner, Omar, is very professional, thorough, and takes a lot a pride in his work. He is knowledgeable, conscientious, and his work is very reliable. He will take the time to explain why certain ways are better or cheaper. His assistance also does a great job and they never cut corners. The price is reasonable and fair.
By: warblette
Jmb Electric
Jens Bojstrup, the owner, explains things to you in a way you can understand. He is honest and gets the job done without leaving a mess behind. I had a very noisy fan in my house and Jens replaced it with a quiet one. When he was done, there was no evidence that there had been parts all over the floor. Everything was clean as a whistle and the fan has been working great ever since.
Tips & Advices
Keep the following tips in mind:
  • Do not operate any electrical equipment while sitting or standing in water.
  • Don't overload extension cords or surge protectors.
  • Put caps on your electrical outlets if you have small children.
  • Call an electrician if you notice your sockets or switches are warm to the touch, discolored or if they make noise.
  • Keep electrical cords away from stoves, ovens and other sources of heat.
  • Do not use an appliance that has a frayed cord.
  • Do not staple extension cords into place or cover them with carpets or furniture.
  • When using extension cords, make sure to unwrap them before plugging them in.
  • Don't overuse extension cords. Have an electrician install extra outlets if you need a power source closer to you.
  • Only use light bulbs with the correct wattage for your lamps and light fixtures.
  • Contact a licensed electrician if you frequently blow fuses, since this can be a sign of an electrical wiring problem.
  • Have an electrician look at your fuse box to ensure you have the right size fuses and circuit breakers. The wrong size fuse or breaker can be a fire hazard.
  • If you have fault circuit interrupters installed in your electrical panel, make sure you test them at least once a month by turning them on and off.
It can cost from $40-$100 an hour depending on the job. This does not include additional costs for parts or trip fees. Make sure to ask in advance what they charge for or if they will provide a free quote.
In order to become a full-fledged professional, a person must undergo an apprenticeship with master and journeyman electricians. An apprentice needs 8,000 hours of practical work before graduating to the journeyman level. If an apprentice reaches journeyman status, he or she can complete most electrical work, but cannot design it until completing more testing along with 2,000 more on-the-job hours.
Yes. While all electricians need a license, not all of them do the same types of jobs.
  • Outside: These types of electricians work outdoors on electrical lines that connect to power plants.
  • Inside: Inside experts typically focus on commercial and industrial buildings that require a lot of power.
  • Residential: Residential electricians work with low-voltage systems and wiring to install fuse boxes and light fixtures.
Watch out for contractors that greatly underbid other electricians. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also, always remember to get the estimate in writing before settling on a company.

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