Reversed polarity is when the hot and neutral connections at a receptacle are wired backwards. The wiring in your home is color coded. The black wire is "hot" or electrically charged. The white wire is the "neutral" wire and is not electrically charged. The black or hot wire should be connected to the brass colored screw and the white neutral to the silver screw.Read More >
You need to hire an electrician for some much needed wiring updates. Why choose Gen3? Gen3 Electricians are trained to provide superior customer service. We specialize in rewiring the older, but beautiful and charming Philadelphia area homes.
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The entire Gen3 team and their significant others were invited to a fabulous evening of employee appreciation at it's best. Marra's Restaurant in South Philly served up the food and drinks while Debbie Lutz (Owner and managing Directorof Gen3)and Luke Short(Operations Manager) presented various Oggi Awards.
The "High Five " Award for the most 5 star reviews went to Gordon Coleman. The "Thanks a Million" Award for over a million dollars in sales went to Mike Janiszewski. The "Rookie of the Year" Award went to Cyndy Jackson.
There were many other awards given and new bonus incentives for 2017 revealed.Read More >
Over the last several years, more and more insurance companies are refusing to insure homes with Knob and Tube wiring. This is not surprising as this wiring is extremely old and dangerous. This wiring was used in homes until approximately the 1950's. It is now extremely old and may have been subjected to extensive damage from contractors extending circuits over the years, which increases the possibility of poor connections. These problems can cause the wiring to short circuit or overheat. This wiring is not grounded, which increases the chances of shock and electrical fire. It should never be used in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms or outdoors. The amperage is inadequate, so many contractors installed fuses with resistances that were too high for the wiring. This caused the fuses not to blow as often, but also causes heat damage.Read More >
We live our busy lives and pay little attention to our home's electrical system. There are many different signs that your electrical system needs attention. If you notice any of the trouble indicators below, call a licensed electrician right away.Read More >
Generation 3 Electric's owner, Debbie Lutz, got a call from our answering service on a Sunday with no electricians scheduled. The call was a previous customer's difficult predicament. Their tenant, a quadriplegic, complained of the breakers constantly tripping. The Landlord is expecting that new lines will need to be run to alleviate chronic overload condition. The entire second floor was out as well as the blower motor to the furnace. Debbie reached out to several Generation 3 Electric's technicians to come in on their day off for this emergency situation. Gordon Coleman came to the rescue!Read More >
Generation 3 Electric won Philly.com's Reader's Choice Award for Best Electrician 2016! The whole Gen3 Team was ecstatic! We all work very hard to provide an excellent customer experience begining with the first phone call or email to our office. Our customers receive an emailed photo of their technician the day before in the appointment confirmation email. Your technician arrives in a clearly marked van with a Gen3 Logo. The technicians wear a Gen3 uniform and a smile. They will investigate your issue and put all of your options in writing, sent straight to your email. Work that can be completed same day will be done immediately with your approval. For larger projects, just call or email our friendly office staff and they will get you scheduled right away.Read More >
We decided to have some fun at the Gen3 Office this year. We decorated our Christmas Tree with some electrical devices and even created a topper with an Edison bulb and a star made from copper wire! We just couldn't help ourselves....hung a couple outlets and copper concoctions too!Read More >
Mike has been with Generation 3 Electric from the very start, over 16 years ago. Electrical work is his passion. He has his Master Electrician License which makes him one of the most qualified Gen3 Electricians. He stays current on all the electrical code updates and participates in ongoing training. All of this helps him offer the best options to our customers. I asked Mike to tell me a little more about himself and his fabulous career with Generation 3 Electric:Read More >