Title pretty much says it all. I'm in need of an electrician and don't really know how to pick one other than googling and randomly picking a name. I'm new to (and skeptical of) handy-people in general (always hear the horror stories of being charged an a fortune for a hack job). 1) I asked around. None of my friends know of any. 2) The building management told me the number of the building's electrician. I thought that would be best but I call the number and it just rings and rings. Not even an answering machine to pick up. I asked to make sure if it was the right number and am awaiting a response. 3) Yelp only has reviews for 1 company, and they're mixed. Any other suggestions of how I can find one? I'm in NYC (Manhattan) in case anyone here has anyone they'd refer. I THINK the problem is related to a switch? Basically the outlets on one side of my wall in the living room (connected to the same switch) are finicky. They'll work. And then they won't. Then I'll wait a few days and they'll work again. Then they won't. And even when they aren't working, my CFL light bulbs will flicker quickly if I have them in the on position. Oh, did I mention my a/c plugs into these outlets too? Thanks for any suggestions.