Electricity is essential to Eastern Kentucky residents, and finding a qualified professional who provides electrical services safely and proficiently is crucial to your comfort and security. Here are four questions you should ask before hiring an electrical contractor.

Are You Licensed and Insured?

Being licensed shows that an electrician has the qualifications to perform electrical services. To maintain their license, Kentucky electricians must meet continuing education requirements.

Electrical work carries health and safety risks to you as well as the electrician. Liability insurance protects homeowners against faulty wiring hazards such as electrical fire and electricians against accidents, material damage, or theft.

Do You Offer Warranties or Guarantees?

Reputable electrical contractors stand behind their work. Find out whether the contractor offers warranties on materials in addition to warranties on work. Be sure and ask how long the warranties are in effect.

What Does Your Price Include?

Trip charges for estimates, travel costs, and service fees are among the hidden costs an electrician might charge, in addition to the price for the electrical work. Find out if any of these apply. Ask whether pricing is hourly or a flat rate and whether you must pay an upfront deposit.

What Is Your Reputation?

Face-to-face interviews help you get an idea of a contractor’s responsiveness and professionalism, but what really counts is their standing in the industry. Checking with the Better Business Bureau and local trade associations and requesting customer references are good ways to get firsthand information. Asking friends and neighbors for referrals is another way to get candid feedback.

Whether you need a straightforward electrical repair or wiring for a room addition, it’s critical that you seek the services of a qualified electrical contractor. Appalachian Refrigeration, Heating & Cooling offers a wide range of electrical services and has the expertise you need. Call us today at (606) 713-0056 and experience peace of mind knowing that professionals are handling your electrical needs.

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