When Is It Time To Replace Your Appliances?

By Bill Lutz | Mar 29, 2017 2:35:12 PM

Out with the old, in with the new. Just like we welcomed the start of spring a little over a week ago, it’s time to say goodbye to your old appliances and introduce upgraded models to your home. After all, those dinosaur appliances you’re still holding onto are costing you a fortune.

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Gen3's 2016 Awards Dinner

By Dottie Robbins | Mar 28, 2017 9:55:00 AM

The entire Gen3 team and their significant others were invited to a fabulous evening of employee appreciation at it's best. Marra's Restaurant in South Philly served up the food and drinks while Debbie Lutz (Owner and managing Directorof Gen3)and Luke Short(Operations Manager) presented various Oggi Awards. 

The "High Five " Award for the most 5 star reviews went to Gordon Coleman. The "Thanks a Million" Award for over a million dollars in sales went to Mike Janiszewski. The "Rookie of the Year" Award went to Cyndy Jackson.  

There were many other awards given and  new bonus incentives for 2017 revealed.

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Smoke Detectors: The Best and The Worst

By Bill Lutz | Mar 22, 2017 3:54:02 PM

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 96% of homes and establishments in the United States have at least one smoke detector. We’re happy to hear that most Americans finally got the memo. But when it comes to smoke detectors, there are two main types and one of them is far less superior.

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Why are Insurance Companies Refusing to Insure Homes With Knob and Tube Wiring?

By Dottie Robbins | Mar 17, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Over the last several years, more and more insurance companies are refusing to insure homes with Knob and Tube wiring. This is not surprising as this wiring is extremely old and dangerous. This wiring was used in homes until approximately the 1950's. It is now extremely old and may have been subjected to extensive damage from contractors extending circuits over the years, which increases the possibility of poor connections. These problems can cause the wiring to short circuit or overheat. This wiring is not grounded, which increases the chances of shock and electrical fire. It should never be used in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms or outdoors. The amperage is inadequate, so many contractors installed fuses with resistances that were too high for the wiring. This caused the fuses not to blow as often, but also causes heat damage. 

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How Ductless HVAC Works

By Bill Lutz | Mar 16, 2017 2:45:20 PM

When it comes to ductless heating and cooling, we receive LOTS of questions. From pricing to operation and just about anything else you can imagine - we’ve gotten a question about it. And since this technology is quite new in the long scheme of things, we don’t blame you.

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Are Energy-Saving Upgrades Actually Worth It?

By Bill Lutz | Mar 15, 2017 3:26:17 PM

You’ve been hearing that you should be making energy-efficient upgrades throughout your home for a few years now, but is it actually worth it? We get this question quite frequently from homeowners across the Philadelphia area, so we’re going to provide you some actual statistics. The quick answer is, yes - it’s worth it. But find out how much you can actually save, below:

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Nor-Easter Stella

By Walter Morgynski | Mar 14, 2017 11:57:19 AM

The winter that never seemed to happen this year decided to give it another go before the season officially ends next week. Here are some safety tips from your Friendly Neighborhood Home Experts at GEN3.

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PECO Energy Assessments & Audits

By Walter Morgynski | Mar 13, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Energy efficiency is the way of the future, regardless what some in the fossil fuel industry may have you believe. Even most of said companies can’t help but acknowledge it’s necessary and not simply a trend, whether to their satisfaction or chagrin. Going green is a good thing.

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Join Us in Narberth for the Great Leprechaun Hunt

By Walter Morgynski | Mar 9, 2017 9:51:00 AM

Join your Friendly Neighborhood Home Experts for some free family friendly St Patty’s Day fun this Saturday, March 11th at Narberth’s 10th annual Leprechaun Hunt.

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Electrical Safety Outside The Home

By Bill Lutz | Mar 7, 2017 3:06:35 PM

You’ve locked down the electrical safety inside of your home, but have you given any thought to the outside? Take a second to think about the lights, wires and outlets in your front- or backyard. We’re going to guess you probably haven’t given them much thought in recent months, right? Well, now that spring is almost here you’ll be spending more time outdoors and safety is always a top priority!

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