Bill Lutz

Bill earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Architecture, then founded Generation 3 Electric in 2000. His father, an electrician, was his inspiration. These days, Bill actively manages his company and enjoys focusing on new technology and marketing.

Recent Posts

Smoke Detectors: The Best and The Worst

By Bill Lutz | Mar 22, 2017 3:54:02 PM

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 96% of homes and establishments in the United States have at least one smoke detector. We’re happy to hear that most Americans finally got the memo. But when it comes to smoke detectors, there are two main types and one of them is far less superior.

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How Ductless HVAC Works

By Bill Lutz | Mar 16, 2017 2:45:20 PM

When it comes to ductless heating and cooling, we receive LOTS of questions. From pricing to operation and just about anything else you can imagine - we’ve gotten a question about it. And since this technology is quite new in the long scheme of things, we don’t blame you.

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Are Energy-Saving Upgrades Actually Worth It?

By Bill Lutz | Mar 15, 2017 3:26:17 PM

You’ve been hearing that you should be making energy-efficient upgrades throughout your home for a few years now, but is it actually worth it? We get this question quite frequently from homeowners across the Philadelphia area, so we’re going to provide you some actual statistics. The quick answer is, yes - it’s worth it. But find out how much you can actually save, below:

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Electrical Safety Outside The Home

By Bill Lutz | Mar 7, 2017 3:06:35 PM

You’ve locked down the electrical safety inside of your home, but have you given any thought to the outside? Take a second to think about the lights, wires and outlets in your front- or backyard. We’re going to guess you probably haven’t given them much thought in recent months, right? Well, now that spring is almost here you’ll be spending more time outdoors and safety is always a top priority!

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March Testimonial Spotlight

By Bill Lutz | Mar 6, 2017 2:14:24 PM

When you choose GEN3 Electric, your 100% satisfaction is our goal. Our trained electricians understand any issues you have with the electric and lighting in your Philly home. We invite you to check out the reviews below before giving us a call.

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Tips For Navigating The Lighting Aisle

By Bill Lutz | Mar 1, 2017 2:54:20 PM

Lumens. Watts. Bulbs. Shapes. Sizes. Colors. Considering all of these different options it’s no wonder homeowners and renters alike tend to get overwhelmed when they turn down the lighting aisle. Need to go shopping for new bulbs? It’s actually much simpler than you may have thought. See below to find out everything you need to know:

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Save BIG With Energy Efficient Home Office Equipment

By Bill Lutz | Feb 23, 2017 2:17:12 PM

Most companies out there aren’t what they used to be. What do we mean by that? We mean that lots of businesses out there offer flexible hours and lots of other perks that you would have never seen 20-30 years ago. Take working from home for example - there are tons of companies out there who allow their employees to work from home at least one day per week.

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Are You an Energy Waster?

By Bill Lutz | Feb 22, 2017 12:15:13 PM

Did you know that the average residential household in the United States spends around $2,200 a year on utility bills? It’s amazing how much energy we consume on a daily basis and the thing is, most of the time we don’t even realize how much we’re actually using. Make a conscious effort to avoid these bad habits and we hate to say it, but if you’re falling into 3 or more of these categories, you’re a serious energy waster!

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How To Stay Warm Without A Space Heater

By Bill Lutz | Feb 7, 2017 4:18:53 PM

Did you know that space heaters cause roughly ⅓ of all winter house fires and 80% of all winter heating fire deaths? These are scary statistics, but the truth is, these pieces of heating equipment are a lot more trouble than they’re worth. Skip the portable heater this winter and rely on these alternative heating methods to keep your home cozy instead:

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