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

Grounded vs. Ungrounded Outlets

By Bill Lutz | May 29, 2018 10:08:45 AM

Pop Quiz: do you know the difference between a grounded and an ungrounded outlet? Knowing the differences can really save you from potential hazards and unsafe situations. For starters, look for the smiley face! If the holes on the outlet look like they’re in the shape of a smiley face, you’re in good shape.

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How To Power A Window Air Conditioner

By Bill Lutz | May 25, 2018 10:23:26 AM

Imagine what your house would feel like in the dead of summer without an air conditioner. We’re talking no central air system, no ductless HVAC system, not even a window air conditioner. Sounds pretty miserable, right? Sweating just thinking about it? Well, even if you’re using a simple window air conditioner to stay cool, it must be powered properly in order to eliminate the risk of major electrical problems.

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Inadequate Ventilation Is The Reason You're Wasting Money On Energy Bills

By Bill Lutz | May 22, 2018 12:06:37 PM

Every time you cook, you generate heat. Every time you take a shower or soak in the bath, you generate heat. Every time the sun is shining outside, it generates heat inside your home. All of the heat-generating activities, along with a list of others, are contributing to your high energy bills. So, what can you do to keep your home cooler during the warmer months of the year and keep some green in your pocket at the same time? It all starts with proper ventilation.

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Is A Ductless HVAC System Good For An Addition?

By Bill Lutz | May 10, 2018 1:52:29 PM

Your original living space wasn’t large enough to accommodate your entire family so you decided to renovate. However, once you began the project you realized that your existing hvac just wasn’t going to reach far enough to keep your addition comfortable. You started to panic. But don’t worry, we’ve got a solution - ductless hvac is here!

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Why is my Thermostat Blank?

By Bill Lutz | May 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

"Cause you're hot, then you're cold." Sound familiar? That song was a top hit by Katy Perry, however, it shouldn't remind you of your thermostat or the temperature inside your house. What could make it worse? You head over to your thermostat to adjust the temperature only to realize the screen has gone blank. This is the last thing you need, right?

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Will a Ductless HVAC System Work in a Large Office?

By Bill Lutz | May 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you get caught in thermostat wars? You arrive in the office to find it too cold for comfort so, you turn the thermostat to a warmer setting. An hour later, someone complains it’s too hot while lowering the temperature to near chilling levels. Tired of the frigid air, you raise the temperature again only to find its been lowered a couple of hours later.

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How To Use A Voltage Tester

By Bill Lutz | Apr 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Ever wonder what that pen-like thing is that electricians are constantly holding up to wires and outlets? That tool is called a voltage tester and it really comes in handy. So, what does it do and how do you use it? Find out below!

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How A Small Leak Can Wreak Havoc On Your Electrical System

By Bill Lutz | Apr 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Surprisingly, you might be exposing your entire family and home to danger that you didn’t  even know existed. Certainly, you think of your home as an escape from danger and the mad world outside. However, something you use everyday could be putting your family and your home in harm’s way.

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Why are Wires Different Colors?

By Bill Lutz | Apr 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Ever try to tackle a project around the house only to realize there are wires involved? You thought you had some electrical expertise, but you realize that you have no idea why wires are different colors nor do you know what the different colors mean. Before you decide to roll up your sleeves and dive in anyway, it is crucial that you understand what these colors mean:

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Is a Ductless HVAC System Powerful Enough to Cool My Whole House?

By Bill Lutz | Apr 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Have you wondered, "Can I cool my home with a ductless HVAC system?" The short answer is yes, the long answer is, with conditions. Ductless HVAC systems are designed for a specific area in a home, but that doesn’t mean they’re not capable of doing a spectacular job.

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