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How Old Is Your Home's Wiring?

By Dottie Robbins | Aug 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 

Knob and Tube wiring was installed in homes from about 1880 to 1940.  This type of wiring has no grounding conductor and the insulation surrounding the wire is itself a fire hazard.  There are toomany reasons that this wiring is unsafe today to possibly mention them all.  Knob and Tube wiring is not allowed in any new construction and many insurance companies are now denying coverage to homes with Knob and Tube wiring.  This wiring was never designed to meet the needs of today's electrical devices.  It's age alone is more than enough reason to replace it.

 

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7 Things You Didn't Know About ENERGYSTAR LED LIGHTING

By Bill Lutz | Aug 23, 2016 4:29:03 PM

You probably know that ENERGYSTAR certified LED light bulbs can save you a fortune. You also probably know that they last much longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs. But we’re going to bet that there are lots of things you don’t know about LED lighting so we’re going to let you in on a few secrets:

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Need a Pet-Friendly Electrician? Call Meow!

By Walter Morgynski | Aug 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

You’re sure to have seen images of Oggi on our site, GEN3's mascot and favorite electrical assistant. Did you know GEN3 also employs office cats? Meet Remmy and Marty, our favorite receptionists!

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How Do Child Proof Outlets Work?

By Dottie Robbins | Aug 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Child proof outlets are a must for families with small children and just a good idea for everyone else.

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Why is my Smoke Detector Chirping?

By Bill Lutz | Aug 17, 2016 12:59:51 PM

Chirp. Chirp. Chirp. No, that’s not the bird outside of your window in the morning, that’s the sound of your smoke detector. And this is a reminder that you should be checking the battery on it as well as the one in your carbon monoxide detector once a month. But let’s get back to that chirping noise - why is it doing that? Find out below:

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3 Top Causes of Electrical Fires in the U.S.

By Bill Lutz | Aug 9, 2016 1:44:10 PM

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), there are 28,600 electrical fires in the United States every year. Pair that statistic with the fact that these fires cause over $1 billion in property damages and you’ve got some astonishing figures. So, what are the top causes of electrical fires and how can you prevent them from happening? Find out below:

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Testimonial Spotlight: July

By Bill Lutz | Jul 27, 2016 1:15:46 PM

GEN3 Electric has been servicing the electrical needs of the Philadelphia metro area for three generations. Our trained electricians understand any issues you have with the electric in your Philly home. See what your neighbors are saying about our work below!

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Save BIG With a Zoned Mini-Split Cooling System

By Bill Lutz | Jul 26, 2016 1:43:25 PM

Who wants to spend more money on air conditioning bills? We’re going to guess that nobody raised their hand. Why spend more when you can spend less? With a zoned mini-split cooling system, it’s all possible! How? Find out below:

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Don't Get Dressed in the Dark!

By Bill Lutz | Jul 20, 2016 3:04:38 PM

Ever been asked if you got dressed in the dark? We sure hope not. If you have, it probably means that you’re not looking your best - maybe your clothes don’t match or maybe your shirt is inside out! But we’ve got the perfect solution so that you’ll never be asked that question again, or at least so you can say “no” with confidence. (We can’t guarantee that your clothes are always going to match, though. That part is up to you.)

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