Bill Lutz

Bill earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and Architecture, then founded Generation 3 Electric in 2000. His father, an electrician, was his inspiration. These days, Bill actively manages his company and enjoys focusing on new technology and marketing.

Recent Posts

Pet-Centric Smart Home Devices

By Bill Lutz | Aug 9, 2018 3:57:17 PM

Remember The Jetsons? Their home, along with Astro’s feeder and treadmill were all fully automated. You thought that was the stuff of science fiction, right - (we’re also talking Rover's dog door, feeders, and fencing)? Well today, a house that's equipped with smart features is more the norm.

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Don't Let A Severe Storm Ruin Your Electronics

By Bill Lutz | Aug 6, 2018 2:32:50 PM

Picture this: one of those severe afternoon thunderstorms rolls into town unexpectedly. You sprint for the front door as torrential rain pours down from the sky. Then you hear the roar of thunder and see a violent strike of lightning. The next thing you know, a few of your expensive electronic devices won’t turn back on once the storm has passed. Panic mode commence.

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Best Weatherproof Electronic Devices For Summer

By Bill Lutz | Jul 27, 2018 10:39:11 AM

If you’re not spending lots of time by the pool, at the beach or in the lake, are you really taking full advantage of summer? Spending time outdoors is a wonderful way to get your mind off of your day-to-day stressors, but it can be difficult to spend so much time outside without the use of your favorite electronic devices. If you’re one of those people who can’t seem to go a few minutes without a mobile device, radio or (insert other electronic device here) there’s no need to worry because we’re breaking down a list of some of our favorite weatherproof devices, below:

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Are Solar Powered Lights Really Worth It?

By Bill Lutz | Jul 27, 2018 10:34:28 AM

Looking for a new way to save energy around the house this season? With longer days and more daylight hours, why not take advantage of solar powered lights? After all, getting energy from the sun is virtually free, but do they really work? Find out below!

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Do Ductless Air Conditioners Remove Humidity?

By Bill Lutz | Jul 23, 2018 10:50:25 AM

It makes your legs stick to the seat. It makes fogs up the inside of your refrigerator. It makes it difficult to breathe. Have any idea what we’re talking about? Humidity. It’s difficult to escape it and it often comes without much warning. And on top of all that, it can actually be detrimental to your health.

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Is It Safe To Hang String Lights Outside?

By Bill Lutz | Jul 12, 2018 1:39:25 PM

You’ve seen those cool string lights hanging in the local cafe or at your favorite restaurant and you may have even seen them at your friend’s house - they give off a gorgeous glow, right? Wouldn’t they look nice hanging around the deck or patio in your yard or wrapped around the railing? Well first, let’s talk about whether or not they’re safe - and then we’ll cover the proper way to hang them.

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Is It Safe To Run My Air Conditioner 24/7?

By Bill Lutz | Jul 10, 2018 9:57:37 AM

The forecast calls for high heat for the foreseeable future and the only thing keeping you sane is the fact that you have your air conditioner blasting cool air throughout your home. Thank goodness for A/C, right? Well, this luxury could quickly become useless if you abuse it. You may want to refrain from running your air conditioner 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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A Guide To Deck & Patio Lighting

By Bill Lutz | Jul 6, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Ready to throw a party in your yard this summer? Your deck or patio lighting sets the entire mood for your outdoor living area. Because this space is such an important part of your life and home, choosing the appropriate lighting there is just as important as anywhere else. Here are a few tips for choosing the best outdoor lighting:

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Your Indoor Lighting Plan Is More Important Than You Think

By Bill Lutz | Jul 4, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Your indoor lighting design is more than just a way to illuminate your home; it's a way to maximize your home's energy-efficiency. Though the thought of changing your lighting design may not be top-of-mind, that seemingly small change can have big impacts in the way that your home performs and the benefits you reap.

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Testimonial Spotlight: July 2018

By Bill Lutz | Jul 2, 2018 10:45:09 AM

At GEN3 Electric, we always love to hear how we’re doing. It’s a great way for us to recognize our highly skilled technicians as well as find out where we can improve. After all, it’s all about learning from our experiences and implementing new practices and strategies so that we can make your experience the best it can possibly be.

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