Failure is an Opportunity to Learn

By Dottie Robbins | Aug 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

It is wise to have a licensed, insured electrician work in your home for many reasons, but having a permit and 3rd party inspection is designed to protect you, the homeowner.  Our electricians are highly skilled and well trained, but no one is perfect.  

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Drive Green and Park Easier

By Walter Morgynski | Aug 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Replacing your gasoline powered vehicle with an electric car is not only the green environmentally friendlier way to drive, it can also save you time and frustration. Few if any people enjoy putting gas in their cars. There’s the smell of the fumes, the time and detour to visit a gas station and of course the ever changing prices!

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Hang Your New TV Like a Piece of Art

By Walter Morgynski | Aug 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Did you just purchase a beautiful new state of the art TV? Why mar the beauty of the image on your new home theater with ugly cords dangling under it? GEN3 regularly serves our customers by not only professionally and tastefully mounting their televisions directly to the wall, but also hiding all those ugly cords. 

You friendly neighborhood electrician will work with you to find the optimal viewing spot on your living room, bedroom, rec room, you-name-it wall and install all the hardware for you. We’ll ensure it’s level and leave you completely satisfied with not only our work, but that the beautiful new TV you purchased is a like a framed work of art rather than yet another appliance. No need to awkwardly struggle with mounting it yourself, or waste valuable shelf or table-top space.

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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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