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Is your air conditioner struggling to cool your home? According to Energy Star – a U.S Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program, most modern HVAC systems or air conditioners are built to last an average of 15 years, completely dependent on make & model, as well as your climate, how often you run the system, and how often your air conditioner is maintained.

Your air conditioner is something most of us take for granted, and never really give any consideration to until it breaks down & leaves us vulnerable to the elements. When this happens, you’ll rush to find an HVAC company to come to your home, and hope they provide a quick & easy fix. However, sometimes these “quick & easy fixes” can’t actually be completed easily, quickly, or even cheaply.

When this happens, you have a pretty big decision to make: repair or replace your existing air conditioner system? How can you know what the best decision is for you, your home, & your wallet?

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February 4, 2022

How Much it Costs to Change Out or Install an Electrical Outlet

When it comes to either replacing an old two-pronged outlet with a grounded outlet, or installing a new 220v outlet in your home, the cost to do so can vary dramatically depending on what part of the country you live in, and availability of materials for the job. Old damaged, or malfunctioning outlets may need to be replaced in your home. Outlets wear out over time, which can reduce their efficiency & effectiveness, or pose a danger to your household.

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace an Electrical Outlet?

Nationwide average costs range anywhere from $200-$500+ to replace an existing outlet, & $500-$1,000+ to install a new 120V outlet.

There are several components that factor into the total cost of an outlet replacement. These components can be broken down into the following:

Materials

Just like any upgrade to a home, materials play a large part in the overall costs of a project. Materials for an outlet can include copper wiring, the receptacle, outlet receptacle cover, outlet housing, and more depending on the project & scope.

Labor

Every licensed & professional electrician has to be compensated for the job they are performing. Labor rates can vary wildly depending on what part of the country you live in, the size of the company, the experience of the electrician, & other factors that play into the cost of employment.

Electrician Overhead Costs

Every electrician & company performs electrical services must manage overhead costs such as office & warehouse costs, support staff, software, vehicles, insurance, licensing, & much more.

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What Materials Do You Need to Install a New Outlet?

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Who Should I Call To Install an Electrical Outlet?

When you are ready to upgrade an existing electrical outlet or install a new one, you should find a licensed & reputable electrician to perform the job. If your home or business is located in Northwest Arkansas or the Fort Smith River Valley, then Paschal Air, Plumbing & Electric is here to help! Give our professional electricians a call at 479-751-0195 to schedule an appointment.