How to Find a Good Electrician in Whanganui

When it comes to finding a good electrician in Whanganui you have a lot to choose from.

With so much choice, what things should you look for when choosing an electrician? This page is to help you work out who is best for you and your project or problem.

If you have an emergency electrical situation you might be in more of a hurry than if you are planning out future work. But it still pays to see what businesses are out there that could help you.

Make a List of Electricians in Whanganui

Your first step is to create a list of electricians.

You can source this list in a couple of different ways:

  • Do a search online
  • Ask friends and family for recommendations
  • Note down any you see in your travels

Search Online

The most common way of finding an electrician in Whanganui is using Google. Your search results may vary depending on what you put into the search bar. Here’s a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • The very top results are usually paid ads. Anyone with the money and know how could appear at the top. This doesn’t reflect on the quality of the electrician
  • Keep in mind some great electricians may not have much of a web presence, they might not even show on the first page of the Google results
  • Google can show you reviews of businesses as well, this could be used as a useful guide

Ask Friends and Family

Word of mouth is a great way to find an electrician or professional for your next job.

Friends and family will give you the good and the bad experiences. They will give you an honest opinion. This could be for price, workmanship, ability etc. Ask around to find out which Whanganui Electrician people have used in the past.

Note any given companies down

Finding them Out and About

In your travels note down any electricians you see driving around or any buildings you may pass.

You may come across some that you haven’t seen via the first couple of methods.

Contact Them

Whether it’s is an emergency or a planned job it pays to ring the electricians. When ringing tradespeople this is the things I like to think about.

Are they easy to get hold of? 

Not all trades people have receptionists. They might actually be busy doing a job. If they don’t answer right away see if they have a voicemail message. Leave your details and see how long it takes for them to get back to you.

Do they sound knowledgeable?

Can they answer any questions you may have? Are they OK to talk to. Some people don’t like talking on the phone, but when it comes to a service based business people should be able to talk to customers.

What services do they offer?

Ask what services they offer. Do they specialise in one particular type of work? Or can they do a multitude of electrical repair jobs? Do they mainly deal with domestic or industrial type work?

How long have the been in business?

People doing good work tend to last the distance. Find out how long they have been in business for. Cowboy operators usually don’t last long.

What areas do they cover?

Where do they cover in the Whanganui area? Will there be any extra travel costs involved? It pays to ask, especially if you are located rurally outside of Whanganui.

Testimonials from other customers

Can they provide testimonials from other customers? Due to privacy they may not be able to, or they may have customers that are happy to share their experience.

Are they able to offer you a free quote?

Be mindful of any electrician that offers a quote for a complicated job over the phone. It might sound like a good deal, but the reality is without seeing the location they may be under pricing the job.

Any good electrician should organise a time and date that works with you to look at your requirements. 


Are they able to do your job at a time and date that works for you? They may be busy with other work. 

Making a decision

It can be tough to find a tradesperson that is reliable, trustworthy and provides quality workmanship. Unfortunately there are cowboys out there.

Do your research and trust your gut instinct. 

99% of electricians in Whanganui want to provide good services to their customers at a fair price.

In Conclusion

It’s fair to say that everyone wants a job done well, in a timely manner at a price that works for them.

You are the customer and you have a choice of where your business goes. Doing this initial research can help you with future headaches and help create a relationship where you have a electrician in Whanganui you can trust and is reliable.

If you’d like to talk about your electrical project with us, we’d love to hear from you. RT Heat Pump & Electrical offers a wide range of services in the Whanganui area. Contact us today to organise a free quote.