6 Reasons To Install GFCI Outlets

By Bill Lutz | Jun 15, 2016 4:21:23 PM

Take a look around the outside of your house. How many electrical outlets can you find? We’re going to take a guess that there’s at least a few, in places like the garage, the pool area and the back deck, right? What most homeowners probably don’t realize is that outdoor outlets are different than the ones inside and for a great reason - to keep you and your family protected.

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Power Outage Safety Tips

By Bill Lutz | Jun 14, 2016 3:27:01 PM

Did you know that the Atlantic Hurricane season ranges from early June through late November? Each year, we average about 6 hurricanes here in the United States, three of which are categorized as “major.” If you can recall Hurricane Sandy a few years back, this major storm left over 8.5 million people without power - the highest outage total ever.

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Replace Your Outdoor Bulbs With LEDs

By Bill Lutz | Jun 7, 2016 1:58:40 PM

How much money are you spending each year on electric bills? It’s probably way more than you care to spend, right? Well, along with unplugging your devices while they’re not in use and turning off the lights when you leave the room, there’s another major energy saving trend you should be following. It’s time to take those old bulbs out of your exterior light fixtures and replace them with LEDs. Why? Find out below:

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5 Reasons Why You Need Recessed Lights

By Dottie Robbins | Jun 3, 2016 11:26:30 AM
  1. Recessed Lighting makes  rooms feel larger and  increases property value at resale.
  2. Recessed Lighting affects your mood and helps with Seasonal Mood Disorders.
  3. Recessed Lighting with a dimmer switch can set the desired atmoshphere in the room from bright and high energy to mellow and calm.
  4. Recessed Lights add visual interest to your walls with changes in color temperature of your paint.
  5. Receessed lights are unintrusive and can provide a layer of lighting without affecting you room decor.
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Learn More About Your Friendly Neighborhood Electricians

By Bill Lutz | Jun 2, 2016 2:36:19 PM

At GEN3 Electric, we strive to build strong relationships without customers and it’s our goal to learn a little more about you. But we also feel that it’s extremely important for you to know about us, especially before we show up at your home. See below to learn more about your friendly neighborhood electricians:

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3 Questions To Ask When It Comes To Exterior Wiring

By Bill Lutz | Jun 1, 2016 4:40:24 PM

Need to power an outdoor outlet? Need electricity for landscaping? Need lights near the front door or back deck for safety and security? Then you’re going to need exterior wiring and there are some questions you should ask before thinking about tackling the project.

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Save Energy With Ductless HVAC

By Bill Lutz | May 24, 2016 2:40:49 PM

When temperatures heat up outside, homeowners are stuck in a constant battle between keeping the house cool and trying to keep energy bills to a minimum. And some older cooling systems cost and arm and a leg to operate. If you’re looking for a way to stay comfortable this season while keeping some green in your wallet, consider going ductless.

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Extension Cord Safety

By Bill Lutz | May 19, 2016 1:17:08 PM

It’s that time of year again where homeowners across the Philadelphia area are spending more time outdoors getting the yard ready for warmer temperatures. And as we trim back the shrubs, mow the lawn and make sure exterior lights are working properly, chances are we’re using extension cords at some point in the process.

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Why is Knob and Tube Dangerous?

By Bill Lutz | May 19, 2016 9:23:07 AM

  • Learn what Knob and Tube is and how it affects home ownership. 7 common issues with K&T wiring arelisted below. 


    Owning a home is a significant investment and when managed correctly can reap substantial rewards now and in the future.   Home ownership provides stability and security for your family and establishes a connection to your community.  It impacts almost every facet of your life today and is a major factor in future financial plans.

  • Owners of older homes know that maintenance and upkeep are essential to protect your family and investment.   For homes built prior to the 1950s, owners should be aware that their home could contain outdated knob and tube wiring (K&T).  Replacing K&T wiring can help increase the value, safety, and functionality of your home.


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How To Tell If You Have Knob And Tube Outlets?

By Bill Lutz | May 17, 2016 12:07:37 PM

Antique tandem and parallel receptacle. circa 1910

  • This is the electrical version of Beta vs VHS. This plug can fit both our parallel style plugs and Tandem plugs. The parallel style plugs are the type we use today. The un-grounded type like you would find on a lamp can still operate in an outlet like this. The Tandem style plug has two horizontal flat blades. They fell out of favor in the early part of this century. The tandem parallel combo outlet was still sold in store up to the 1960. This type of outlet is almost always attached to Knob and Tube wiring. 
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