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My Breaker Keeps Tripping

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The cicuit breakers in your electrical panel are designed to protect you from an electrical fire. There are many reasons that your breaker will "trip" meaning shut itself off. It could be simple: You are using too much power on one circuit all at once. Don't try to use your hair dryer, curling iron, toaster and microwave in the same room at the same time! Solution: call a licensed, insured electrician, like Generation 3 Electric, and have an extra circuit added to a room with high power demand. Most modern kitchens have four to five circuits. Or it could be more serious: That handyman you let install some breakers did a very poor job! The photos below show poorly installed breakers and panel. There is even a screw touching the copper wire! No wonder that breaker is tripping. Solution: call Gen3 Electric and we will inspect your electrical system and offer you options to meet your electrical needs as well as your safety. Maybe your circuit breaker is failing and just needs to be replaced. 

Today's code requires arc fault breakers which are even more sensitive to shorts or power surges. They trip even more often. If your breaker is tripping, it is trying to tell you something. Listen! Call a licensed, insured electrician, like Generation 3 Electric, and schedule an appointment right away.

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Switch to LEDs and Save BIG!

By Bill Lutz | Sep 29, 2016 4:39:37 PM

Indoor lighting can add a sense of safety and style to your home. But if you don’t have the right type, or it’s not installed properly your home will feel dreary and dim. The expert electricians at GEN3 Electric have got what it takes to brighten up any home, all while saving you money!

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Why Do You Need Periodic Electrical Inspections?

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

At Generation 3 Electric, our highly skilled electricians perform a variety of electrical inspections every day. Knob and Tube Investigations are labor intensive inspections that we perform in many beautiful and charming old homes in and around Philadelphia. These are in high demand now because many insurance companies are denying homeowners coverage due to the prescence of this deteriorating, dangerous and obsolete wiring. 

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There Goes That GEN3 Van Again!

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Maybe you have seen one of our vans in Philadelphia, Delaware or Montgomery County.  Over the last few years, we have grown our fleet and perfected our truck design.  We can take care of all of your electrical needs, big or small, and install Mitsubishi mini-splits ductless heating and cooling.

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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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