Thursday, November 14, 2013
GEN3 Electric is the only local electrician that offers financing options to help you manage your home improvement expenses. We understand that electrical updates, upgrades and repairs can be an unplanned expense. However, your friendly neighborhood electricians want you and your family to be safe while increasing your property value.
GEN3 offers three programs:
PAYPAL: Through the “Bill Me Later” program offered by PayPal, any electrical or lighting work over $99 can be done in your home by GEN3 with ZERO payments for 6 months and no interest (if paid in full within 6 months).
GE CAPITAL: There are four options of special financing available through GE Capital and GEN3 Electric. For more details on interest rates and timing, visit: http://generation3electric.com/financing
CORE REWIRE PROGRAM: If your home has Knob & Tube wiring and the long term plan is to eliminate it but a full rewire of the house is not budget or lifestyle friendly, GEN3 can also offer our “Core Rewire” program. We will lay the foundation to a complete whole house rewire over time by dividing a home into manageable phases.
GEN3 Electric makes your home improvement projects possible with financing. Ask your friendly GEN3 Electrician or Team Member for more information or visit: www.gen3electric.com/financing
Posted by Oggie Sparks at 3:03 PM
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
|Debbie and Baby Rose 'Raising a Hand' to help Jackson.|
Recently, an anonymous donor gifted Andrew Jackson Elementary School with a large flat screen TV for use at the school’s entrance, to inform parents and visitors about upcoming events and programs. The principal, Lisa Kaplan, was concerned about how to get this generous gift put to good use since there was no money budgeted for the installation of the TV. When a GEN3 customer affiliated with the school heard about the dilemma, he advised the principal to reach out to GEN3 Electric to install the TV for them.
After visiting the school and talking with Ms. Kaplan, GEN3 Owners, Bill and Debbie Lutz, decided to donate a mount for the TV, the time and materials to install it, and to make sure it was safely powered and connected before the start of school.
Soon after, another parent at Jackson reached out to GEN3 about an issue in the school’s music room. Debbie returned to the school to check on GEN3’s progress on the TV installation and see if she could meet with the school's music teacher, Chris Argerakis. Debbie, Dave (GEN3 licensed electrician) and Mr. Argerakis toured the Music Room and found that there were simply not enough outlets to power the keyboards and amps used by the students for the school’s Rock Band program, “Home.” Not to mention, the floor was a nest of extension cords. The music room was originally set up to have enough outlets around the perimeter, but to date all of the outlets have not been installed and a few are broken. GEN3 scheduled a return service visit to the school to fix the broken outlets and install several new outlets.
“With budget cuts in many public schools, extracurricular activities like ‘Home’ are negatively affected,” explains Debbie. “Mr. Argerakis was able to find creative ways to keep the Rock Band program alive by soliciting donations of a variety of instruments and other equipment from local instrument manufacturers and the community. As Philly’s friendly neighborhood electrician, we thought our donation of time and materials in completing the unfinished electrical work to the music room was the least we could do to help this program continue in a safe environment for these music students.”
To learn more about Andrew Jackson School’s Rock Band Program, ‘Home’, click below:
GEN3 is your friendly neighborhood Electricians.
Posted by Oggie Sparks at 9:31 AM
Friday, September 20, 2013
GEN3 participated in the 8th annual Greenfest Philly, Philadelphia’s largest environmental festival sponsored by the Clean Air Council. GEN3 was one of many local businesses and organizations who pledged their time Sunday educating participating Philly neighbors on various ways to make a positive impact on the environment and maintain a healthy and sustainable region.
GEN3 brought their plug-in hybrid car as well as light boxes to educate those interested in alternative fuel and energy efficient home improvement options. It was a beautiful day and always fun to meet new neighbors who love Philadelphia and support sustainability.
Fishtown RiverCity Festival
GEN3 is your friendly neighborhood Electricians.
Posted by Oggie Sparks at 4:36 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013
Posted by Oggie Sparks at 4:03 PM
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE
Every year, as winter approaches we get a high volume of customers looking to install baseboard heaters. Baseboard heaters are more popular in modern homes, and we now see homeowners with older homes converting from the traditional radiator heating system over to baseboard heating systems. Baseboard heating is the most economical option being inexpensive and easy to install. In the united states baseboard heating is the most popular of the heating systems.
|Depending on the style of baseboard heater used, you can control a different temperature in each room vs the traditional thermostat that will only allow you to set the temperature of the entire home. Most panel radiators With baseboard heating you have many manufacturers who offer different style and color types so that your heater can go along with any decor or even color scheme you may want to match them up with.|
So if you are looking to install baseboard heating to your home call to schedule a consult with one of our experienced licensed electricians. Get your electric baseboard heating installed before the winter rush and save.
Generation 3 Electric Inc. wants everyone to stay safe and warm this winter so be sure to ask about our home inspections.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013
GENERATION 3 ELECTRIC INC.
NOW OFFERS FINANCING
Have you been delaying that lighting project in your home? Are you in need of a new service?
Does your home require electrical upgrades and or repairs to assure that it is in a safe living condition? Have you been receiving quotes but cannot afford the costs upfront
Generation 3 electric inc. can help you.
We understand with todays economic hardships that money can be an issue at times, especially with unexpected home repairs. We have partnered up with GE Capital so that we can offer our customers financing thru General Electric Capital . They offer a wide range of payment options based on each individual's financial situation and ability to pay. Our most popular financing option is 1 year "same as cash", thats right You can avoid monthly interest if paid in full within 12 months.
|This is a picture example of the payment calculator (not for printing) please call |
to have information sent to you.
Additional Information About the Financing Promotions Available upon request, feel free to give us a call 215-512-4102, and we can send you more information on GE Capitals Financing Promotions along with a Payment Estimator(as shown above), so you can have a idea of to expect. Keep in mind that financing is extended to those who qualify thru GE Capitals screening process.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Knob and tube wiring
(Definition according to wikipedia)
Sometimes abbreviated K&T was an early standardized method of electrical wiring in buildings, in common use in North America from about 1880 to the 1930s. It consisted of single-insulated copper conductors run within wall or ceiling cavities, passing through joist and stud drill-holes via protective porcelain insulating tubes, and supported along their length on nailed-down porcelain knob insulators. Where conductors entered a wiring device such as a lamp or switch, or were pulled into a wall, they were protected by flexible cloth insulating sleeving called loom. The first insulation was asphalt-saturated cotton cloth, then rubber became common. Wire splices in such installations were twisted together for good mechanical, then soldered and wrapped with rubber insulating tape and friction tape (asphalt saturated cloth), or made inside metal junction boxes.
|Electrical fire at outlet caused by faulty K&T|
The main problem with knob and tube wiring is that you never know when it will become a hazard. We strongly urge homeowners to upgrade from knob and tube wiring if it is present in the home. As shown in the picture above this home is knob and tube wired and a outlet fire started as result of the outdated wiring, luckily the homeowner caught it in time and was not at a total loss. After a full evaluation of the homes electrical system and wiring, we found that the K&T wiring was faulty and needed to be replaced. Knob and Tube wiring has a cloth covering that begins to deteriorate over time once that covering is gone the live wires are exposed and can cause an electrical fire. K&T wiring is outdated and is no longer in use.
If you need your homes knob and tube wiring evaluated for hazards please give us a call. we can have a licensed professional perform a K&T remediation and give you a full report along rewire plan if needed.
Posted by Oggie Sparks at 1:36 PM
Monday, July 29, 2013
Baby Rose turned six months old recently and Generation 3 Electric wants to brag about her. As a member of four generations of entrepreneurs, you can see by Rose’s picture, she LOVE’s to juggle work and play. Rose has big shoes – or should we say, jackets – to fill if she chooses to become a business owner like her father, grandfather and great grandfather.
As a fellow resident of Philadelphia, Rose likes to participate in local community events like the PSCA Fall and Spring Clean Up and Mt. Airy Day. She loves being outdoors, trying new foods at restaurants around town and, of course, playing with GEN3’s mascot, Oggi.
Rose “Bud”, as she is lovingly referred to, can sit up and is trying to crawl around the office. She is not speaking yet but has her own language that only Oggi understands. What do you think will be Rose’s first words – Dada, Mama or Oggi?
Stay tuned to GEN3 to follow Baby Rose and to learn more about your friendly, family-focused and family-owned, neighborhood electricians, GEN3 Electric.
Posted by Oggie Sparks at 4:18 PM