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

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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How To Protect Yourself From Lightning

By Bill Lutz | Jun 26, 2018 11:29:49 AM

Did you know lightning often strikes outside the area of heavy rain? It’s a common misconception that lightning will only strike in the area that’s being hit with the hardest rain. As a general rule of thumb, if you can hear thunder, you may be in danger.

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How To Clean Dirty Light Bulbs

By Bill Lutz | Jun 22, 2018 9:19:31 AM

Dirty light bulbs are costing you a fortune. That’s right, you heard correctly - dirty light bulbs actually waste energy and can cause your electricity bills to spike as they shed up to 30% less light than clean bulbs. Got dirty fixtures? Here’s how you can clean them up:

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Why Does My AC Have Low Airflow?

By Bill Lutz | Jun 18, 2018 10:46:46 AM

Temperatures are above average and you’re running around like a nut all day trying to tackle all of the errands you’ve been putting off. You’ve got the A/C on in your car, but it isn’t helping much, especially because you’re constantly getting in and out to get what you need from each store. You can’t wait to be finished and to head back home to your cool, air conditioned house to take a load off.

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Why Would I Need A Portable Generator?

By Bill Lutz | Jun 6, 2018 9:22:39 AM

Powerful. Affordable. Convenient. Easy to store. Have any idea what we’re talking about? If you guessed “portable generators” you’re absolutely correct, but you may be wondering why you would ever need one of those things in the first place. For starters, you can use them to preserve food when the power goes out, but there are of additional reasons you’re probably not thinking of.

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Who Is Responsible For My Electrical Equipment?

By Bill Lutz | Jun 5, 2018 11:25:33 AM

If you’ve ever had downed power lines on your yard or a piece of electrical equipment like the meter outside malfunction, you’ve probably asked yourself, “who is supposed to take care of this?” Lots of homeowners think that since they didn’t personally cause the damages or because they didn’t install these pieces of electrical equipment themselves, that they are not responsible for any of it. That’s not always the case. See below to find out whether you, the homeowner is responsible, or if the power company will provide a solution.

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