Electricians in Austin, TX

We rely on electricity for our heating and cooling systems, computers and wireless networks, lights, ceiling fans and appliances. Working with circuit breakers, electrical outlets and wiring can be extremely dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. When it comes to choosing an electrician, Austin homeowners trust the licensed professionals at ABC to handle all these problems and repairs, no matter what time of day or night.

Expert & Reliable Electrical Services

ABC’s licensed electricians can take care of all of your electrical repairs and resolve any problem you might be having with your home’s electrical system.

Austin homeowners count on ABC’s licensed electricians to:

You can even enlist ABC’s licensed electricians to work on your remodeling projects. Our professionals can handle any electrical project, big or small.

The ABC Process

1. Contact ABC

When you contact us, we will schedule an inspection to evaluate the problem. For emergencies, we will send a pro to your home as soon as possible.

2. Get An Estimate

We'll provide you with an estimate for all needed services. Once we get your approval, our pros will get right to work.

3. Perform Service

We will work quickly to perform the desired services.

4. Follow-Up

We will update you on the work we performed and provide any helpful follow-up instructions or other guidance.

24/7 Emergency Service Available

We understand that some electrical problems can’t wait. That’s why we do everything we can to get you on the schedule for the same business day, particularly if you call us early in the day. We also know electrical issues can occur after normal business hours, so we provide our customers with 24/7 service. Just give us a call at (512) 837-9500 and we’ll send an electrician to your home as soon as possible.

We provide 24/7 emergency electrician services in Austin

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We offer a full range of electrical services.

A DIY approach can work for some home repairs, but electrical work is best left to the professionals. ABC’s licensed electricians have the experience and training to handle even the more perplexing problems you may experience with your electricity.

Our customers tell us they appreciate that we conduct thorough background checks and drug testing on all our employees, and that we treat your home as we would our own. Rely on ABC’s licensed electricians to take care of all your electrical projects so that you can spend your precious free time on enjoying your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some warning signs of an electrical problem?

As with other home maintenance tasks, looking for warning signs now can help prevent costly repairs later. Some red flags that might indicate an electrical problem include:

  • Lights flickering on and off
  • Visibly frayed or damaged wiring
  • Circuit breakers tripping repeatedly
  • Fuses that need to be replaced more often than usual
  • A breaker panel that is hot to the touch
  • A humming noise coming from your electrical panel
  • A plug falling out of an outlet without you touching it

If you are experiencing any of these problems, it’s time to call an electrician to advise you on what to do next.

How can I avoid an electrical problem?

Although electrical repairs don’t often lend themselves to a DIY approach, there are things homeowners can do to prevent electrical problems.

  • To keep your electricity working properly throughout your home:
  • Turn off lights and other devices that run on electricity, including TVs, speakers and fans, when you leave a room.
  • Keep appliances in good working order and keep purchase records so you know the age of each appliance.
  • Clearly label your electrical panel so that you have a good understanding of which circuits power which parts of your home.
  • Avoid plugging too many appliances into one outlet or circuit.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to keep your home a more consistent temperature, which keeps your air conditioner from cycling on and off and using more electricity.
  • Increase your home’s temperature slightly in the summer and turn the heat down a bit in the winter to decrease the workload of your HVAC system.
  • Use a timer on outdoor lights so that you are using them only when necessary.

Can you help me save money on my energy bills?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, households spend an average of 7% of their income on electricity costs, which comes out to almost $200 each month. You can decrease your monthly bills by:

  • Adding insulation to your attic
  • Inspecting your ductwork and resealing your vents to prevent air from escaping to increase efficiency
  • Adding solar film to your windows
  • Installing weatherstripping
  • Improving your air circulation with an air filtration system

Since cooling and heating your home represents the largest part of your utility bill, ABC’s Comfort Specialists can also help advise you on whether replacing your air conditioner with a more energy-efficient unit can significantly decrease your electric bills over time.

Do I need GFCI outlets in my home?

A ground fault circuit interrupter, otherwise known as a GFCI outlet, is a safety measure designed to prevent electric shocks. By constantly monitoring an electrical circuit, the GFCI can protect against electricity flowing from a grounded item, such as a plumbing fixture, into your body, which can result in electrocution. These devices were initially required by law outside and near pool areas in new homes starting in 1971, and were eventually mandated in other locations.

If you don’t already have GFCI outlets, you should upgrade your existing outlets in areas of your home which can become wet. This could include outlets within six feet of a sink, any outlets which are outside and those that are inside kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and garages.

Why won’t my lights come on?

We take the simple act of flipping a light switch for granted—that is, until the lights don’t come on. Some of the reasons your lights might not be working properly include:

  • A faulty bulb socket or outlet
  • Improperly installed bulbs
  • A malfunctioning switch or pull cord
  • A blown cord
  • Damaged, old or loose wiring
  • Problems with your circuit

Some electrical problems stem from more serious issues. Trust the experts at ABC to quickly determine the source of your problem and report back to you on recommended next steps.

How can I reset my breaker?

Your home’s circuits are designed to shut off (or “trip”) to avoid sending too much electricity into the circuit, which can cause it to overheat and which, left unchecked, can lead to an electrical fire. When this happens in your home, you should try to troubleshoot why the circuit tripped and turn off or unplug the device in question before resetting the breaker.

Your circuit may have become overloaded by your:

  • Vacuum
  • Heater
  • Window AC units
  • Old or damaged appliances
  • Appliances that draw electricity all day long (toasters, coffeemakers, microwave, air conditioner and dishwasher)

Short circuits can also trip your breaker.

To get everything working again, you’ll need to:

  • Locate your circuit breaker. If you are not sure where your electrical panel is, look for a rectangular box placed at eye level outside of your home, in your garage or even inside a closet.
  • Check to see which breaker was tripped by seeing which switch is now in the “off” position and is either red or orange.
  • Switch the breaker back to the “on” position. You will usually hear a click or a snapping noise as the circuit moves from “off” or neutral back to its normal working position.

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We offer a full range of electrical services.

Additional Electrical Service Areas in Greater Austin

ABC serves many surrounding communities, including, but not limited to:

Bastrop Bee Cave Brushy Creek Buda Cedar Park Dripping Springs Elgin Georgetown Hutto Kyle Lago Vista Lakeway Leander Liberty Hill Lockhart Manor Marble Falls Pflugerville Rollingwood/West Lake Hills Round Rock San Marcos Shady Hollow Smithville Spicewood Sunset Valley Taylor Wimberley

What Our Customers Are Saying

Based on 2659 reviews

Jackie Vogt

2/2/2021

“I hired the handyman service from ABC to take care of miscellaneous stuff around my house that has been long overdo! They sent Robert (Bob) who was terrific! He came over with a smiling face on a Monday morning!! I found him very knowledgeable and proficient about his trade. He has a “can do” attitude which was truly appreciated. I would highly recommend him! A really nice guy!”

Jeffrey Webb

7/2/2021

“Jeremy was great today- took care of our ant issues and even set up a follow-up to make sure things got taken care of in the back yard (which my son was supposed to unlock, but being a tween he slept through the appointment.) We've trusted ABC for 20 years, and their services became even more important when our daughter was found to have a fire ant allergy. We've trusted ABC this long because they take care of the issues, and they come back out and re-treat if necessary. Great service, great technicians!”

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