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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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Testimonial Spotlight: September

By Bill Lutz | Sep 28, 2016 5:37:01 PM

From the first phone call until the project is complete, GEN3 takes great pride in customer satisfaction. We put our electricians through rigorous training programs to make sure they deliver nothing but the best possible workmanship. But you don’t have to take our word for it, see what our customers are saying about our work below:

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Gen3 Electricians Rock!

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Generation 3 Electric's electricians work hard every day to make the world a safer place, one house at a time. They are trained to perform complicated diagnostics on your home's electrical system and offer you options to correct any dangerous conditions in your home. These professionals arrive in a fully stocked, logo wrapped vehicle. They are in uniform and they really go above and beyond for our clients. Literally.

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Find Out If You Have Enough Insulation In Your Attic

By Bill Lutz | Sep 21, 2016 1:56:05 PM

Did you know that 90% of American homes are under-insulated? That’s an astonishing figure knowing most homeowners are spending way more than they should be on energy bills. See below to find out if your home is properly insulated and be on your way to energy savings this fall and winter!

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Keep These Electrical Safety Tips In Mind This Fall

By Bill Lutz | Sep 20, 2016 4:55:11 PM

As the leaves begin to change color and we jump right feet-first into fall, lots of homeowners take to the outdoors to get work done around their homes. It’s a great time of year to complete projects you put off from the summer, but before you head out with your tools and your gear read the safety tips below:

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Where Does GEN3 Call Home?

By Walter Morgynski | Sep 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

In the City of Neighborhoods that Philadelphia is known as, have you ever wondered which one GEN3 calls home? Quite a few of them actually between all our electricians, but GEN’s office is located in Grays Ferry, the western-most portion of South Philly. Grays Ferry is generally considered to be bordered between Washington and Snyder Avenues, and 25th Street and the Schuylkill River.

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What is a Flying Splice?

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

I bet you think it is some sort of circus act, or maybe a flying insect. Nope. It is actually an electrical term used to describe wiring that has been capped off, but left open, not enclosed in a metal junction box.It is important to enclose these wires to protect you in the event a spark occurs. Inside a junction box, a spark could not ignite into flames. But without that extra level of protection, a flying splice could spark and possibly cause a fire in your home.

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The New Revolution: Clean Energy

By Bill Lutz | Sep 14, 2016 4:32:30 PM

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’re probably aware of our planet’s push to go green. But these days, going green is becoming more and more mainstream - it’s turning into a prolific lifestyle and most of us can’t help but jump on the bandwagon. And let’s face it, it’s not a bad bandwagon to be on.

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