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Looking for a skilled electrician for your Idaho Falls home or business? Arco Electric has experience ranging from large commercial projects to simple home lighting installations. Electrical work is not something you should give to just any contractor. At Arco Electric, we take our job seriously and pride ourselves in the quality of our work. You can rest easy knowing your electrical needs for your home or commercial property are well taken care of. Our highly-trained and experienced team of electricians has been serving the greater Idaho Falls region for decades and we are ready to help you.

Our Idaho Falls Projects

We have been serving the Idaho Falls region since 1982. Here’s a few of the notable projects we have worked on in the area.




Tru by Hilton - Idaho Falls, Idaho



Black Canyon Middle School Gym Lighting

Ammon Cal-Ranch



Want to update the lighting in your home or commercial property? Proper lighting allows you to have the look you want; providing functional as well as aesthetic options for your space. If you aren’t sure exactly what type of work is needed, we can help. While we are happy to bring your ideas to life, we can also check out your existing space and make recommendations for the ideal lighting for your situation.


Electricians are the professionals you want on hand when you are ready to install your security system. A qualified electrician ensures that all components of the security system work together to provide the security you need to feel safe in your home. Security for business is becoming essential for employee and customer safety. Whether you want door and window entry systems, CCTV (Closed-circuit television), or a combination of features — an electrician can help.


In today’s technology-centered homes and office spaces, you may run up against the limits of the electrical system that was installed in the initial building. Overloading the system is dangerous and rarely works for long. Save yourself the aggravation and potential hazards by having your electrical systems upgraded.

A qualified electrician, as you’ll find at Arco Electric, can upgrade your switchboard, making sure you have the electricity you need to operate.


Baseboard heating was a significantly more popular home heating method in previous decades. Several homes still have and use them as a primary heating method. Other properties will use baseboard heating as a way to control the temperature in only particular portions of the home. As with basically any portion of your home, your baseboard heating systems will need to be repaired and/or periodically replaced.


The main breaker also provides the means of shutting off power to the entire house if you need to do some major work on the system. Smaller, branch circuit breakers are used to control the flow of electricity to certain portions of the home. The breakers serve as a safety precaution if the amount of electricity being demanded becomes too great. If the breakers become faulty it could cause an irregular flow of electricity. Bad breakers put your home or property at risk in a number of ways. Our team regularly replaces, upgrades or installs panels and circuit breakers.


  • Meter Replacements/Upgrades

  • Service Replacements/Upgrades

  • Troubleshoot breakers

  • Install new, replace, upgrade breakers

  • New Electrical Services

  • Install new, upgrade, change out, Receptacles (also knowns as outlets)

  • Upgrade Lighting to LED

  • Replace ballasts

  • Install new, replace, upgrade electric heaters

  • Troubleshoot Roof De-icing equipment (aka Heat Tape, Heat Trace)

  • Repair, Replace Heat Tape

  • Install New Heat Tape

  • Outdoor Power

  • Watering trough power

  • Irrigation pump power

  • Standby Generators

  • Manual and Automatic Transfer Switches

  • Solar (Inverters, Charge Controllers, Combiner Boxes, PV Modules, Ground Mounted Arrays, Battery Storage)

  • Low Voltage Cabling and Terminations (Coax, Cat5, Cat6, Cat6E)

  • Electrical Remodel

  • Outbuildings (Garages, Barns, Pergolas, Lean-to’s)

  • Storage Units

  • Vehicle Battery Chargers

  • Welder Outlet Power

  • Air Conditioning power

  • Hot Tub Spa Power

  • Pool Power

  • Time Clocks

  • Thermostats

  • Electrical Home Inspections including the use of Thermal Imaging

  • Power/Circuit Tracing (In wall, Underground)


The lighting system is one of the most important components of your home. It serves both functional and aesthetic purposes. In other words, in addition to improving visibility and security, particularly at night, your home’s lighting system determines how your house looks and feels. Therefore, when you have a lighting issue or need to upgrade, you need to seek the services of a professional lighting services provider, such as Arco Electric. Arco Electric is a licensed electrician services provider based in Idaho Falls. We have been providing lighting services for many years, and our reputation as professional electricians is above board.


As mentioned above, home lighting is both a functional and an aesthetic issue. Therefore, there are several different types of lighting meant to serve different purposes. Some common types of residential lighting include:

Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting, also known as general lighting, is intended to light up an entire room. It usually illuminates a space uniformly no matter what other sources of light are available. In an outdoor environment, ambient lighting is meant to improve visibility and security.

Examples of indoor ambient lighting fixtures we install in homes include:

  • Chandeliers

  • Wall-mounted lighting fixtures

  • Ceiling-mounted lighting fixtures

  • LED downlights

  • Table lamps, among others

Fixtures that can provide ambient lighting in an outdoor environment include:

  •  Spotlights

  • Hanging lighting fixtures

  • Post lanterns

  • Wall lighting, among others

Task Lighting

Task lighting is meant to illuminate the specific tasks being carried out in your house. Some tasks that require this kind of lighting include cooking, computer work, and reading. But for task lighting to work as it should, the light should not be harsh and shouldn’t cast troublesome shadows. Some lighting fixtures we recommend for task lighting include pendant lights, tape and extrusion lights, under-cabinet lights, and directional gimbal recessed fixtures, to name a few.

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting is meant to illuminate a specific point of interest to draw attention or create a given effect. For instance, you can use accent lighting to focus on the stylish glassware in your kitchen or home bar. You can also use accent light to illuminate a piece of art in your living room. Examples of lighting fixtures we install for accent lighting include track light, wall-mounted lighting fixtures, and directional recessed lighting fixtures. Accent lighting exists outdoors as well in settings such as a spotlight for a flag pole, a water feature, or a flower bed.

Our Home Lighting Services

Domestic lighting is not as simple as many people think. You need the skills of an experienced electrician to ensure that is done right. At Arco Electric, we have a team of highly talented domestic lighting professionals who understands what needs to be done to ensure that your home is properly lit. some of the residential lighting services that we offer include:

  • Residential lighting installation

  • Residential lighting inspections and maintenance

  • Indoor residential lighting services

  • Outdoor residential lighting service

  • Landscape lighting

  • Holiday lighting

Why Hire Us For Home Lighting?

Although there are many electricians providing residential lighting solutions in Idaho Falls, Arco Electric stands out for several reasons. For instance, we offer highly customized services to meet the specific needs of every client. Therefore, when you come to us, we will listen to you, understand what you want, and help you come up with a lighting solution that will meet and even exceed your expectations. Besides, we have been in this business for many years, and you can count on our experienced and highly trained professionals to help you solve any residential lighting challenge in the most efficient way possible. We have a long list of core values that we take very seriously. We guarantee a professional, clean, courteous and overall high standard experience. Last but not least, we are licensed electricians, and we are conversant with the prevailing safety standards concerning residential electrical installations. As such, you can trust us to do the necessary electrical work in your house without putting you or your home in danger.

Overall, it is apparent that given the importance of your home’s lighting system, you need to ensure that you get the best electrician to help you when you have any lighting challenges in your home. Professional home lighting services have the necessary training, experience, and equipment to offer a wide range of lighting services. If you are looking for a dependable residential lighting services provider in Idaho Falls, Arco Electric is your best bet. Feel free to call Arco Electric today for more information about our company and services.


Emergency preparedness is on people’s minds more and more. This could be due to the rising number of natural disasters, or the recent global pandemic. One of the ways to be prepared for an emergency situation is to have a backup electrical source, also known as a standby generator. Whatever your reason for wanting to be more prepared, a generator is a huge relief if the power does go out. 

If you are looking to install an electric generator for backup power in your home or business, our team of certified technicians can do the job. Our professionals have the needed knowledge and training to make sure everything is installed safely and according to warranty guidelines. Having a generator installed properly the first time can prevent a slew of costly issues in the future. 

Arco Electric has been providing these services, including generator installation, in Idaho Falls, Idaho for years.  We have installed hundreds of home and commercial generators in businesses, homes, and schools, so you can feel confident trusting us to handle all of your power generator needs.

Benefits of a generator in Idaho Falls

A home or commercial generator is a backup plan. If the power goes out, the generator will automatically kick on within seconds. Depending on the size of the generator it can power all of your home or business’s electricity needs. It will provide continuous power until the electrical power is restored. Emergency situations don’t typically come with a warning. You never know when the power will go out.

The lack of power in your home is concerning because we rely so heavily on electricity in our day-to-day lives. A business losing power could be even more devastating. While it is true that the cost of buying a generator is costly, the peace of mind it provides is priceless. One way to protect your investment is to make sure you have a professional and experienced electrician to correctly install your unit.

A standby generator is a permanent appliance, not a small plug-in generator. Because of its size and function, it is installed as part of your main electrical service.

A few of the benefits of your Idaho Falls generator include:

  • Automatically switches on during a power outage

  • More powerful than a portable generator

  • Maintains comfort during heat waves and winter storms

  • Simple to maintain and refuel

  • Powers refrigerators, medical devices, etc

  • Larger models can power central HVAC

WHY DIY Home Generator Installs are a bad idea

Even if you have successfully completed complicated renovation projects on your own, installing your home generator is a complicated process. If you are toying with the idea of installing the generator yourself to save money, consider this: the cost of repairs in the future due to improper installation could hurt your wallet more than paying a professional electrician to do it in the first place. Also, if you start the process yourself and end up hiring us to complete it, you will have wasted hours of your own valuable time. The electricians at Arco know how to do the job well, and do it quickly.

What type of generators can we install

Our electricians are qualified to install and configure custom generator setups including:

  • Residential/Home Generators

  • Industrial/Commercial Generators

  • Gas Powered Generators

  • Diesel Powered Generators

  • Liquid Propane

  • Standby Generators

  • Emergency Backup Generators

We would love to consult with you on the installation of your residential or commercial generator in Idaho Falls.

Why Choose Arco For Your Idaho Falls Generator Installation

Our team of experienced generator installation experts are professional, friendly, punctual, and knowledgeable. We know you don’t have time to sit around waiting on us, so we take pride in our team’s ability to install electric generators efficiently while also showcasing care and precision. Because generators are such a costly investment, you will find that our high standards of ethics and integrity can reassure you that we will protect your investment. Arco electric has a long list of core values that each employee is expected to maintain. We have reviews from many satisfied customers that attest to this. There’s a lot more to properly installing a generator than your average DIY project. There’s electricity, gas, permits, and regulations. We also care about your safety because anything that deals with electricity can be potentially dangerous. The smart choice is to contact us today and let us do the work for you!


Solar energy offers many benefits for those who invest in this green technology in the Idaho Falls area. Solar panels are one of the easiest and most practical ways to put the power of the sun to work in generating electricity for yourself or for the grid. Either way, Arco Electric can provide the expertise you need to install solar panels suited for your property and your budget requirements. We deliver solar solutions for commercial and residential properties in Idaho Falls and all the surrounding communities.

Understanding Solar Panels

A solar panel consists of many linked photovoltaic cells that work together to produce electricity in a relatively simple process:

  • Each photovoltaic cell interacts with photons, or particles of light, to detach electrons from atoms in the solar panel.

  • These electrons interact with each other and with the photovoltaic cells to create an electric field.

  • The electricity generated by this field is conducted to metal plates and transferred to wires, which direct the electricity to a power inverter to provide electricity to your home or to deliver electricity to the power grid through your utility meter.

  • The inverter converts and concentrates direct-current electricity to create the alternating current used by both the power grid and by the appliances and electrical systems inside your home or business.

  • The flow of electricity outward from your electrical meter rolls back the reading to reduce the amount you owe for this utility. It could even result in credits to your account if enough electricity is produced.

For commercial enterprises, larger solar arrays may be necessary to ensure adequate power is produced by these solar power installations. Arco Electric has both the skills and the expertise necessary to assist you with the design and installation of your commercial solar grid. Our knowledgeable electricians will be happy to work with you to create a solar power array that will work perfectly for your needs.

Benefits of Solar Power

Investing in solar panel installation can produce some pretty significant benefits for you and your family in Idaho Falls:

  • Lower electrical bills throughout the year are an important reason to consider a solar panel installation.

  • The energy produced by the sun’s rays is completely renewable and produces minimal pollution. This makes solar power a great choice for environmentally responsible families.

  • Your solar panel array will require minimal maintenance to produce reliable power for your home. After the initial cost of installation by Arco Electric, you will typically experience trouble-free operation for years to come.

  • Tax incentives for investing in solar power can be sizable. We will work with you to make sure that you can reap the benefits of solar power for your family or your business in Idaho Falls and surrounding areas.

At Arco Electric, we offer practical installation and design services to help you implement solar power in a safe and cost-effective way.

Solar Panel Installations Idaho Falls Customers Can Trust

Arco Electric can handle all your solar panel installation needs from start to finish. We follow these steps when planning your solar power project:

  • Consultation: The electricians at Arco Electric will sit down with you and will discuss your property’s potential for solar power and the available options for your budget and your project.

  • Design: We will then design a system for your approval that will incorporate all the points discussed and that suits the layout and configuration of your available space.

  • Permits: Arco Electric will apply for and obtain all necessary permits to allow your project to move forward in a timely way.

  • Installation: Our team will work diligently to ensure that your daily activities are not unduly affected by the installation of your new solar panels.

  • Inspection: Finally, we will perform a complete and comprehensive inspection of your solar panel array before switching on the solar power for your home or business.

These simple steps allow Arco Electric to deliver the customized solar panel design, installation, and maintenance services you need to enjoy all the benefits of this green energy for your family or for your business enterprise in the Idaho Falls area.

At Arco Electric, your satisfaction is our number one priority. Give us a call today to discuss your solar power plans with us. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you now and for many years to come.

If you are looking for a qualified Idaho Falls Electrician, get in touch with Arco Electric. Whether you are a business or residential client, we are standing ready to provide the service you need. At Arco Electric, we are grateful for the trust you show in us and take pride in the work we do.

We have high standards for every job we do and have those same high standards for our suppliers and our subcontractors. Our combination of experience and expertise allows you to relax and enjoy your upgrades.

Whether you know exactly what you want, or need help setting the objectives for your job; Arco can help. If you are ready to get started today, need emergency electrical help, or are in the early stages of planning a project, get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Arco Electric provides the highest quality of electric work in Southeast Idaho. We install electric vehicle charging stations for home and business owners throughout Idaho Falls and the surrounding area. Arco Electric knows that electric vehicles are a large part of the future not just for big cities anymore, but even for Idaho Falls.

Our goal is to make owning an electric vehicle in this area an easier, more convenient task through better access to charging stations. We also recognize the impact on the environment as we decrease emissions through electric vehicles. 

Idahoans are seeing electric cars on the road more and more often. There is no doubt that the world is transitioning to this new way of transportation. Many car manufacturers are saying that by the year 2030 more than half of the cars, trucks, and SUVs offered and sold will be fully electric.
A charging station is a conversion of power. The car’s battery pack has to be charged and the battery can only accept charge in a certain format. This is the purpose of a charging station. 

If you already own an electric vehicle or are considering buying one, a charging station is essential. If you are a business owner, charging stations might be a good way to increase business and may soon become standard. Whether you are looking for commercial or residential installation, the professionals at Arco Electric are qualified and anxious to help you with your electric car charging station. 



In Idaho especially, a new owner of an electric vehicle may be very excited to skip the gas station. The smell, the inclimate weather, the prices etc. are all things that can be avoided by having an electric vehicle that can be charged at home.

There is quite a bit of convenience that comes with having a home charging station for electric vehicles. Depending on the actual station, the exact charging times will vary, but if left charging overnight, a drained battery could surely be fully charged by morning. We do the same thing with our phones, watches, earphones, so why not just plug in our cars overnight too?

Charging stations do not have to be located inside a closed space such as a garage or shop. If you decide on an outdoor charging station, the durability and safety of the electrical work should be adjusted accordingly and done to professional standards.

Level 2 is the most commonly used type of home charging station. You can read more about the different charging station levels below.


It used to be that the few charging stations around Idaho Falls were always vacant. However, they are filling up more and more consistently.

The advantage of using these charging stations is that they are typically in a convenient location and will charge your battery quickly. As mentioned early, an advantage of being a business owner with a charging station is drawing in potential customers.

With the changing of the tide, it may also soon be expected that your business offers a type of charging station not only for customers but for employees as well.

Level 1

You may have already done your own research on electric vehicles. Many dealers will tell you not to worry about the charging station because they will send you with an at-home charging kit. This is where knowing the levels is important. Most of these kits are for a basic three-prong electrical outlet which sounds really convenient, but is painfully slow!

While you wouldn’t need the help of an electrician for this level of charging, time is money and you will most likely want to upgrade sooner rather than later. The average charge time for this level is four miles per hour of charging. That means it could take 50 hours to fully charge the electric vehicle.

Level 2

The majority of people who install a Level 2 charging station in their home hire an electrician to run a 240-volt circuit to their garage.

While a level 2 charging station is still not as fast as you might expect, it almost quadruples the number of miles per charging hour. In one hour of charge, you can go about 16-17 miles. That means 12 hours should get you a full charge.

Level 3

This level of charging station is only offered commercially. This is due in large part to residential grid areas not allowing or supporting this level of electrical supply.

This level makes sense for businesses because a full charge can be achieved in as little as one hour! From a business standpoint, if a customer needs a place to charge their vehicle you could potentially procure that person’s business in your store for that amount of time. It’s a win-win. The customer gets a fast charge and you get higher foot traffic.

Arco Electric Can Install Your Charging Station In Idaho Falls

The electricians at Arco Electric have received training and are gaining experience with the installation of EV charging stations. We are confident that we can supply our clients, both commercial and residential, with the highest quality in the area.

If you are in need of EV charging installation, need an existing charger moved and reinstalled, or need maintenance on a charger, we promise to handle everything quickly and up to code. For the safest results, call in our professionals.

We are known for completing some very large projects in Idaho Falls and throughout southeast Idaho. But we want you to know that no matter how large or small the job is, we are eager to help with any electrical task you may have. We guarantee complete satisfaction and the highest of morals. We are here to help whenever you need an electric vehicle charging station installation or service.



As an organization we recognize that it is our customers that make us great. Trust is earned and we appreciate the trust that our customers place in us to provide our high-quality electrical services. We love helping customers build a product that they can enjoy. Everything we do revolves around providing that experience.


We are a company that has strong core values, and we promise to always enforce those. We want our employees and our customers to know that we care about them and the work that we do. We strive to foster loyalty in retaining good, hardworking employees and build relationships with returning customers.

Honesty is of utmost importance to us and our team and we want our customers to feel confident in our work and ability. We want you to feel confident and safe having our team members inside of your home or business.


We have an obligation to provide a safe work environment for our employees, fellow sub-contractors, and our customers. Conducting our business in a clean, orderly way helps keep ourselves and others safe. A commitment to safety and what matters most is a core component of our employees’ training.


Without proper training and education, electrical work can be dangerous. Arco Electric values a safe work environment. This includes our well-trained employees, and we hope our knowledge will keep our customers protected from performing jobs they are not qualified for.

Problem solving and finding solutions is an important part of what we do. If it is an electrical issue, we will persist until the problem is resolved. Our combined experience gives us the advantage of knowing how to solve the problem and most likely having seen something like it before.

We deliver the highest quality of work each and every time. We thoroughly inspect our materials and choose our subcontractors carefully. We know we have the skill and ability to do the best job for our customers, but we also strive to give you the best possible service overall.


Give Us a Call

If you are looking for a qualified electrician in the Idaho Falls area, get in touch with Arco Electric. Whether you are a business or residential client, we are standing ready to provide the service you need. At Arco Electric, we are grateful for the trust you show in us and take pride in the work we do.

We have high standards for every job we do and have those same high standards for our suppliers and our subcontractors. Our combination of experience and expertise allows you to relax and enjoy your upgrades.

Whether you know exactly what you want, or need help setting the objectives for your job; Arco can help. If you are ready to get started today, need emergency electrical help, or are in the early stages of planning a project, get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Call 208.522.2185

625 W 25th St, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Idaho Public Works License # 11698-U-4 | Idaho Contractors License C-3513 | Wyoming Contractors License C-15422

Idaho Falls Electrician Arco Electric Looking for a skilled electrician for your Idaho Falls home or business? Arco Electric has experience ranging from large commercial projects to simple home lighting installations. Rating: 4.7 / 5 based on 18 reviews.