What’s Lurking In Your Electrical Panel?

By Walter Morgynski | Sep 5, 2016 10:00:00 PM

Ever wonder what’s behind the scenes in your electrical panel. The truth can be scary. It should go without saying that only a licensed electrician should ever remove the cover from your electrical panel. Never try this at home yourself as there’s rick of electric shock, especially in a nightmare of a panel like this one.


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Ductless Mini-Splits Offer Superior Cooling and Heating

By Dottie Robbins | Sep 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Our electricians have been installing these systems in many Philadelphia row homes and suburban singles with rave reviews.  The Mitsubishi units we install are energy efficient and zoned: You do not have to keep each room at the same temperature.  You can control each room's heat and air separately.  They are stylish too!  Goodbye ugly window units, If you have an older home with ageing

ductwork, these are a fabulous option for your heating and cooling needs.

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Testimonial Spotlight: August

By Bill Lutz | Aug 31, 2016 2:46:19 PM

If you’ve seen our trucks around Philadelphia you might have noticed a cute little dog - our mascot. That’s Oggi, and he’s here to make sure GEN3 Electric technicians are regularly “trained,” certified and current on all electrical standards. Why? To make sure you get a job well-done! See what your friends are saying about us below:

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Accent Your Kitchen with Cabinet Lighting

By Walter Morgynski | Aug 31, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Looking for home improvements you can make that are eye-catching and cost effective? Thinking maybe it’s time to update your kitchen (always high on many homeowners’ wish lists) but don’t want to go through the destructive and expensive experience of a full remodel? Consider upgrading your kitchen lighting.

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Failure is an Opportunity to Learn

By Dottie Robbins | Aug 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

It is wise to have a licensed, insured electrician work in your home for many reasons, but having a permit and 3rd party inspection is designed to protect you, the homeowner.  Our electricians are highly skilled and well trained, but no one is perfect.  

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Drive Green and Park Easier

By Walter Morgynski | Aug 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Replacing your gasoline powered vehicle with an electric car is not only the green environmentally friendlier way to drive, it can also save you time and frustration. Few if any people enjoy putting gas in their cars. There’s the smell of the fumes, the time and detour to visit a gas station and of course the ever changing prices!

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Hang Your New TV Like a Piece of Art

By Walter Morgynski | Aug 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Did you just purchase a beautiful new state of the art TV? Why mar the beauty of the image on your new home theater with ugly cords dangling under it? GEN3 regularly serves our customers by not only professionally and tastefully mounting their televisions directly to the wall, but also hiding all those ugly cords. 

You friendly neighborhood electrician will work with you to find the optimal viewing spot on your living room, bedroom, rec room, you-name-it wall and install all the hardware for you. We’ll ensure it’s level and leave you completely satisfied with not only our work, but that the beautiful new TV you purchased is a like a framed work of art rather than yet another appliance. No need to awkwardly struggle with mounting it yourself, or waste valuable shelf or table-top space.

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How Old Is Your Home's Wiring?

By Dottie Robbins | Aug 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 

Knob and Tube wiring was installed in homes from about 1880 to 1940.  This type of wiring has no grounding conductor and the insulation surrounding the wire is itself a fire hazard.  There are toomany reasons that this wiring is unsafe today to possibly mention them all.  Knob and Tube wiring is not allowed in any new construction and many insurance companies are now denying coverage to homes with Knob and Tube wiring.  This wiring was never designed to meet the needs of today's electrical devices.  It's age alone is more than enough reason to replace it.

 

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7 Things You Didn't Know About ENERGYSTAR LED LIGHTING

By Bill Lutz | Aug 23, 2016 4:29:03 PM

You probably know that ENERGYSTAR certified LED light bulbs can save you a fortune. You also probably know that they last much longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs. But we’re going to bet that there are lots of things you don’t know about LED lighting so we’re going to let you in on a few secrets:

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