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A variety of lighting styles enhances kitchen decor

Kitchen Lighting | Bathroom Lighting | Lighting Design | Ceiling Fan | Electric Car Charger Installation | Electrical Switches and Outlets | Electrical Panel Upgrades & Wiring | Fluorescent | Bath Fan | Troubleshooting

As San Diego’s trusted electricians, we’ve been in hundreds of homes and found hundreds of varieties in taste. Whether we’re in Rancho Bernardo, La Jolla, Point Loma or El Cajon, however, one thing remains the same. Well designed and installed lighting enhances all décor styles and tastes.

On the other hand, when ceiling fans, outlets, exhaust fans and switches fail, home enjoyment plummets. Clients get crabby.

Give yourself the gift of beautiful and well-functioning lighting, so that your wall textures, artwork, sculpture and countertops shimmer, and you feel happy in your home. Our San Diego electricians services illuminate your indoor or outdoor style and get your home running smoothly again.

Residential Electrical Services

Custom Kitchen Remodels: The center of the home must be warm, inviting and well lit, all at the same time. Whether you’re doing a complete remodel or a simple upgrade, Mathewson Electric pays close attention to your vision and offers solutions to match any budget. Whether you choose recessed, canned lights, pendant or semi-flush options, we know the opportunities and limitations of each.

Once homeowners start planning new kitchen lights, however, other changes follow. Mathewson Electric can move switches, add new outlets and even install appliances in ways that complement your new lighting. Reliable, as well as fully licensed and insured, we work with both individual homeowners and general contractors.

Custom Bathroom remodels: Combining electricity and water in a tight space takes a professional. Not long ago, a bathroom’s light came from one simple fixture in the ceiling. Today, homeowners are getting bathroom lighting installed over each mirror, in cabinets, along the floor and even in the shower head. Getting a homeowner’s vision into lights in the bathroom can be tricky. Plumbing throws up some obstacles, as does the need for different levels of illumination in different areas. Mathewson electric has installed all kinds of lights in bathrooms both tiny and tremendous.

Custom Lightning Design: It can be tough to pinpoint the appeal of a beautiful room. Most of us just walk in and feel the warmth or the joy or the precision. As San Diego Electricians, we know were the good feelings come from: proper lighting design and installation! OK, your decorating abilities and taste, too. But our indoor or outdoor lighting work has won raves from happy homeowners who get even more value from their landscaping and decorating when they complement it with precision lighting. We’re happy to provide free consultations for homeowners and general contractors.

ceiling fan installationCeiling Fan Installation and Repair: A ceiling fan can not only tie a room together, it can help homeowners save on heating and cooling bills as well. We’re surprised every time we install a new fan and have to explain to the owner that running the fan clockwise pushes the heated air on the ceiling down to the warm those in the room. Running the fan counter-clockwise in the summer, on the other hand, pulls the warm air up and cool air in from the windows, reducing the need for air conditioning. Last summer, San Diego’s Union Tribune reported that a ceiling fan can reduce air-conditioning costs by 40% in the summer and heating costs by 10% in the winter.

More, a ceiling fan brings personality to a room. We’ve found ceiling fans as whimsical as a rooster theme, as modern as stainless steel and as rustic as antler adorned. (Hint: Home Depot doesn’t have all the fans.) But they should be installed correctly to lend the charm and accents and not create hassles. Let us help you create a feature that not only ties all room accents together, but saves you money long term!

Electric Car Charger Installation: One of the first electric car charger installers in San

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Just one of many electric car charger brands

Diego, we are proud to join the effort to reduce harmful environmental emissions and the dependence on foreign oil. Members of the San Diego branch of the Electric Auto Association, we’ve installed Clipper Creek, Leviton, Eaton, Aerovironment and more. While the image on our homepage is of a client’s Tesla, we’ve also installed electric vehicle chargers for the Nissan Leaf, Fisker, Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt, Ford Escord and Max, Honda Fit and the newcomers Fiat 500-E and Volkswagon E-Up.

Mathewson electric consistently beats dealer prices for electric car charger installation. Call Dan today at 619-246-6159 or contact us here for a free estimate!

Electrical Switches & Outlets: How long have you been putting up with that bad switch or outlet? Many homeowners let cracked receptacles or broken conduits go, thinking they’ll get around to fixing them themselves . . . eventually. Your hesitance about tackling the issue is understandable. Electricity can be dangerous and most electrical repair issues require a professional. Don’t risk an electrical fire, a surprise shock or your safety. Get the issue fixed once and for all when you call Mathewson Electric at 619-219-0428 or contact us here. Our reasonable prices make using a professional worthwhile.

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Electrical panels can be expanded

Electrical Wiring & Panel Upgrades: Builders from decades ago had no idea how dependent we would all become on souped up media rooms, kitchens with more powerful ovens and microwaves and of course . . . the electronic devices every American needs 3 of these days! If you have frequently blowing fuses, flickering lights, tripping circuits or an insufficient number of outlets, it may be time for a panel upgrade. Upgrading your panel not only helps your home run more efficiently, it can prevent electrical fires and other accidents that leave you open to lawsuits. Mathewson electric will inspect your wiring and distribution system and make recommendations for this era where electronics are always on. Call us today at 619-219-0428 or contact us here for a free estimate!

Fluorescent Lighting and Ballast Installation and Replacement: The long tube lights in many kitchens, garages and workplaces can give homeowners and office managers fits. They buzz, blink out and flicker more often than we bargained for. And yet, because fluorescent bulbs last 10 to 20 times longer than traditional bulbs and emit two-thirds to three-quarters less heat, we’ll all be dealing with them for years to come.

Fluorescent bulbs are filled with gas that, when sparked by an electrical pulse, creates light. The fluorescent bulb contains a device called ballast which excites the gas once the switch is tripped. Because of their long life-span, it’s often cost-effective to repair them or replace the ballast rather than buy new ones. Also, given the delicacy of the glass and other factors, installing them can be tricky. Leaving fluorescent light installation up to a professional will save you hassle and money.

Mathewson Electric can get your fluorescent lighting installed or existing units diagnosed and fixed fast. Call us today at 619-219-0428 or contact us here for a free estimate! We’ll also give you tips on how to keep your fluorescent lighting in top shape so you don’t need to call us again anytime soon!

Bath and Exhaust Fan Installation and Repair: A well-functioning exhaust fan in the bathroom not only removes odors, it evacuates the humidity that can cause dangerous mold and mildew, preventing costly repairs down the line. When your bathroom exhaust fan starts to run loudly, you can bet dust and debris has accumulated. Make sure it’s running in premium order when you have a professional San Diego electrician examine it. Proper installation in the first place ensures the unit runs efficiently for its maximum lifetime. Call us today at 619-219-0428 or contact us here for a free estimate!

Electrical testsTroubleshooting: Flickering lights, quickly burning out bulbs, warm switch plates and more could mean serious trouble for homeowners. Don’t risk your safety by letting these issues go. Underlying what seems to be minor issues are often poor connections, a circuit drawing too much electricity or insulation too close to a recessed lighting box. These symptoms may become fire hazards. A complete safety inspection of your home can reveal improperly installed conduits, exposed live wires and a main pain that could be a fire hazard. Feel safe and comfortable in your home when you have Mathewson Electric resolve all lighting and electrical issues. Owner operated, we are always affordable, reliable and fast. Call us today at 619-219-0428 or contact us here for a free estimate!

Professional San Diego Electricians Services Get Your Home Sparkling Again!

Whether you need a new construction or remodel estimate, lighting retrofit, generator installation or other electrical service, Mathewson Electric will provide a fair bid. Mathewson Electric’s competitive pricing and expertise makes us a popular choice for local San Diego general contractors. Our electricians services reviews reflect the care we take when we come to your home. Call us today at 619-219-0428 or contact us here for a free estimate!


Dave Mathewson is responsible for Residential Electrical Services here in San Diego. Call us today at 619-219-0428!