Electric Switches

We install, replace, and repair all types of electrical switches

 Electric Switch Repair & Installations In Watertown, South Dakota.
We repair, replace, and install electrical switches in your home or business

At Cannon Electric, we specialize in the complete range of electric switch services - repair, installation, relocation, and replacement, designed to ensure the smooth functioning of your home and business. No matter what type of switch you have in your building, we are equipped to handle them all.

From the traditional single-pole and three-way switches to complex dimmer and timer switches, we are adept at keeping your lighting and power solutions running flawlessly. Understanding the intricacies of each switch type, be it toggle, rocker, push button, or rotary, our skilled electricians offer expert and efficient service, guaranteeing an unparalleled level of customer satisfaction.

Cannon Electric is a licensed, professional electrician serving the Watertown, area.  We specialize in the installation, repair, and replacement of electrical switches such as light switches, fan switches, timer switches, dimmer switches, appliance switches, and more.  Whether you need a switch installed, repaired, or relocated, we can help!

Electrical Switch Repair & Installation

Electrical switches like those that control your lighting, fans, or other electrical appliances can wear out over time and will need to be replaced.  Maybe you have an electrical switch that is no longer working or you’d like to upgrade your switches to smart controllers you can control from your smart phone?  Electrical switches are an easy and affordable upgrade for any home or business.

Smart Light Switch Installations

Smart switch installation is becoming increasingly popular as homeowners embrace the convenience and efficiency of smart home technology. A smart switch, like its traditional counterpart, controls power to a device or fixture such as lights or fans. However, what sets a smart switch apart is its connectivity. It connects to your home's Wi-Fi network, enabling you to control your lights remotely using a smartphone or tablet. You can also integrate it into a home automation system, giving you the ability to manage your lighting in conjunction with other smart devices.

But smart switches do more than just turn lights on and off from your phone. They can be programmed to follow schedules, automate based on conditions such as sunrise or sunset, or even respond to your location, turning lights off when you leave home and back on when you return. Some models can even be operated through voice commands when paired with smart home assistants like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home.

The benefits of smart switches extend beyond mere convenience. They can help improve energy efficiency by ensuring lights aren't left on unnecessarily. For security, you can use them to make your home appear occupied when you're away. Additionally, they can contribute to creating the perfect ambiance at home with dimming capabilities and, in some cases, color temperature control. Overall, smart switches are a sophisticated addition to any modern home, contributing to comfort, convenience, and energy savings.

Why Choose Cannon Electric for Your Electrical Switch Installations?

Cannon Electrical Truck with Owner Cody CannonWhen you choose to work with Cannon Electric to install, repair, or replace electrical switches in your home or business you’re partnering with a small, local, company with many years of experience in the electrical trades.  We are licensed by the state of South Dakota and insured to work in your home or building.

As an owner operated company you can have the peace-of-mind knowing that any electrical work we complete will meet or exceed state and national electrical codes.  The work we do will be safe and reliable.

If you’d like to receive an estimate to install or repair electrical switches give us a call at (605) 520-0433.

Our Electric Switch Services


If you need professional help with an electrical switch in your home, we can help!

Single-Pole Switches: The most common type of switch found in homes, controlling lights or devices from a single location.

Three-Way Switches: These allow for control of a light or device from two different locations.

Four-Way Switches: These are typically used in combination with three-way switches to control lights or devices from three or more locations.

Dimmer Switches: These allow for adjusting the brightness level of a light fixture.

Motion Sensor Switches: These automatically turn lights on when motion is detected.

Toggle Switches: These are a type of light switch that uses a toggle to operate an electrical circuit.

Rocker Switches: These are similar to toggle switches, but use a rocker mechanism instead.

Smart Switches: These can be controlled remotely using a smartphone or a home automation system.

Transfer Switches: Commonly used with generators, they safely connect your home to a generator during power outages.

Multi-Location Switches: These are a type of light switch that can control one light from multiple locations.

Dual Switches: These control two different light sources while fitting into a single switch box.

Ceiling Fan Switches: These allow for control of ceiling fans and often their integrated lights.

Timer Switches: These can be programmed to turn on or off at specific times.

Pilot Light Switches: These have a light that remains on when the switch is off, making them easier to locate in the dark.

Disconnect Switches: These are used to ensure power is completely cut off, often for major appliances or entire circuits for maintenance or emergency purposes.

Decorator Switches: These come in various designs to match the interior aesthetic of a home.

Push Button Switches: These are often found in older homes and come in two types: a simple push button and a push-button with a rotary dial.

Questions About Switches?

We have a minimum call out charge of $200 for a scheduled appointment and an additional rough charge for a switch installation is $35-$60 depending on the switch.

The type of switch you need depends on your specific needs and the setup of your home. For instance, single-pole switches are great for controlling lights from one location, while three-way switches are ideal for controlling lights from two locations. If you want to control the brightness of your lights, dimmer switches would be best. We can help you assess your needs and recommend the most suitable type of switch for your home.

If you notice any irregularities such as sparking, humming sounds, or if your switch is warm to touch, it could indicate a problem. Also, if the switch doesn't turn on or off properly or if the lights flicker, it's likely time to have your switch replaced. Remember, it's always best to consult a professional electrician for safety reasons.

While some homeowners may feel comfortable with basic electrical tasks, we always recommend hiring a professional electrician. This ensures that the installation, replacement, or repair is done correctly, safely, and in compliance with all local and national electrical codes.  In short, it's the safest way to go.

The time it takes can depend on various factors such as the type of switch, the location, and the existing wiring. Generally, a simple switch replacement can take us as little as an hour, while more complex jobs like installing a new switch in a new location can take a few hours.

Yes, it's possible to relocate a light switch. However, this involves changing the wiring in your walls which can be a complicated task. It's best to have a professional electrician perform this service to ensure it's done correctly and safely.

A smart switch is a type of switch that connects to your home Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your lights remotely from a smartphone or through a home automation system. Smart switches can offer energy-saving benefits and convenience, allowing you to set schedules for your lights, control them when you're not home, and even integrate with other smart devices.  We can install smart switches in your home.

This could indicate a serious problem like a loose wire or a faulty switch. If you hear unusual noises from your switch, you should turn it off immediately and contact a professional electrician.

Yes, it is generally possible to replace a regular switch with a dimmer switch, as long as the light fixture is dimmable. This allows you to adjust the brightness of your lights to create different moods and save energy.

A switch that feels hot to the touch could be overloaded, or it may have a loose connection. Both are potentially dangerous situations that could lead to a fire. If you notice a switch feels hot, turn off the circuit breaker that controls that switch and call us immediately.

The right switch for your room depends on your needs. For example, if you have a large room with multiple entrances, you may want to consider three-way or four-way switches. For rooms where you may want to adjust light levels like living rooms and bedrooms, a dimmer switch could be beneficial. We can consult with you to determine the best type of switch for each room in your home.

Yes, a single switch can be wired to control multiple lights or fixtures. This is common in rooms like kitchens and living rooms, where multiple lights are required.

When replacing traditional switches with smart ones, it's important to ensure your home's Wi-Fi network is robust enough to handle the added devices. Also, some smart switches may require a neutral wire which may not be present in older homes. We can assess your current system and provide guidance on the best course of action.

Yes, according to the National Electrical Code, switches are typically installed 48 inches from the floor, but local codes can vary.


Was told that we may need an electrician during blizzard like conditions. Cody fit us into his schedule and able to fix what he could! Will definitely be keeping his number handy for future projects we have coming up.

Anita Sande January 15, 2022

Cody is great! He is professional, easy going and did a fantastic job on our hot tub installation 10/10 would recommend

Troy Warner October 19, 2021

I have had multiple opportunities to work with Cody and his team on joint projects. They have always been on site when they said they would. They are effective/efficient when on site. The workmanship looks great and they keep the workspace clean. They focus on customer satisfaction. They pay enough attention to what is going on around them and will help others when they see someone could use a little help.

Larry Jordan August 31, 2023

Cody is a great electrician - he is kind and courteous!! I would highly recommend Cannon Electric for all your electrical needs.

Stacy Hagen October 19, 2021

There is no finer Gentleman or Electrician than Chris Cannon. When you want on time and the best of the best you came to the right place.

Greg Leach September 16, 2022

Very friendly, didn't leave a mess, did a great job!

Michael McNamara October 6, 2020

Cody does an amazing job! I recommend him to anyone that needs an electrician.

Julia Kjenstad December 31, 2021

Very prompt an accommodation! Thank You!

connie schickedanz August 4, 2022

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