There are a few other electrical tasks that need to be done. For example, the hallway light switch is right next to the switch for the extremely loud
Replacing light fixtures and switches is not hard. I've done it myself. But because I need an electrician for some of the tasks, I decided to get estimates on all the work. I called in two companies for estimates. To protect the guilty, I've marked out the company names.
For example, replacing the ceiling fan -- $373.54 (about €284). Three hundred seventy-three dollars! :o To replace a ceiling fan! A ceiling fan that I will provide!
In contrast, Company B's price is reasonable -- $145.
How about replacing the vanity fixture in the bathroom? Company A -- $201.29.
And the hallway switches? Company A -- $152.79. $152 for a task that would take maybe 15 minutes?!
Company B -- $25.
Best of all, the bathroom fan/light. Now, I realize that Company A's price includes the fan/light, but even a premium fan/light (like the ones I previously posted about) costs less than $150. So that's about $600 for installation. When the electrical and venting is already in place! Or for the bargain price of $657.80, I can get a fan (no light) that's a "little noisey." Seriously!?
Company B -- $45.
Company B will be getting my business. Their prices are very reasonable, and I was impressed with the professionalism of their electrician. He treated me like an intelligent life form, something that not all contractors do with women. He was very respectful of my house; he even put protective booties over his shoes before he came in. (Unlike the guy from Company A, who used my bathroom!)
But in all fairness to Company A, let me just point out that one thing on their estimate is exactly right: