Thursday, August 28, 2014
Some knob and tube wiring can be well hidden. If you have an older home, you
should schedule a professional knob and tube inspection. Generation 3 Electric performs
these inspections often, and we find active knob and tube
wiring disguised as new wiring! If you are buying or selling, a professional knob and tube
inspection will give you piece of mind and make your home more desirable.
Recently, many insurance companies are requiring these inspections.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Generation 3 Electricians are not just licensed in Philadelphia!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
These are the most awesome smoke and CO2 alarms ever!
Generation 3 Electric is proud to be an authorized installer of Nest products.
They are "smart" smoke and CO2 alarms, they connect to the internet and your smart phone
and they can even turn off your home's heat when CO2 is detected
and you have a Nest thermostat!
Call Generation 3 Electric to set up an appointment
for installation today.
Go to their website to learn more by clicking the link below.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
It seems that algae is becoming the "greenest" new energy source!
"For the past year, exhaust from MIT’s main power plant has been bubbling up through tubes of algae soup. The result? A dramatic cut in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions—and abundant algae that can be turned into biofuel for the power plant or a diesel vehicle. Utility companies have been watching field trials of the algae-soup system with keen interest, hoping to combine low-cost exhaust cleanup with renewable-fuel production."
"It’s hard not to find the algae system appealing. If you look at this process from beginning to end, you’ve turned your pollution into storable green fuel. The technology is exciting because it touches on both energy and the environment in a unique way.”
One day soon Generation 3 Electric will be installing these in houses! Do you think we will need a green thumb?
Check out the articles below for some fascinating new technology!
The Algae Battery
Friday, May 23, 2014
Your friendly neighborhood electricians wish everyone a safe and
happy holiday weekend! If you haven't scheduled an estimate for
some new ceiling fans, an outdoor GFCI outlet or a dedicated A/C line,
hurry because summer is short.....and hot! Give us a call!
Friday, May 16, 2014
Don't depend on PECO to stay on top of
your outdoor wiring, just look at these photos!
Have your home checked by a licensed electrician,
inside and out. These wires caught fire, but
luckily, no one was seriously hurt, except the squirrel.
It could have been a disaster.
Remember, your home's electrical wiring does
not last forever. It should be checked and
possibly rewired every 20 years. There are so many
older homes here in the Philadelphia area.
Protect yourself and your family, do a visual inspection
yourself for any obvious danger signs. Then,
schedule an electrical inspection with a
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Upgrading your home's electric is also an art!
Today we use so much more power than
we did only 20 years ago. If your electrical
system is over 20 years old, give Gen 3 a
call. We will bring you up to date!
Monday, May 12, 2014
GEN3 Supports Philadelphia Community Events
|Baby Rose bringing sunshine to Philly neighbors.|
May brings spring flowers and GEN3, your friendly neighborhood electrician, out to participate in the various community events with their Philly neighbors. The rose bushes may be sprouting buds but Baby Rose was in full bloom enjoying a day out in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill with her GEN3 balloon last weekend. She was even nice enough to share! No one could resist the opportunity to meet Rose and the GEN3 team at their booth. Spring savings were shared with homeowners who stopped to talk with Bill & Debbie Lutz, owners of GEN3 Electric, discussing the value of a Home Inspection Report Card and answering electrical questions.
Mt. Airy Day at Cliveden
|Bill & Debbie Lutz at GEN3 table.|
May 3rd was GEN3’s second year attending and sponsoring Mt. Airy Day. The beautiful Saturday spent in the park allowed time for GEN3 team members including Josh T. to meet with Philly neighbors and former clients while enjoying great food and live entertainment.
Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival on Germantown Avenue
|Baby Rose sharing her GEN3 balloon.|
|Bill joining the fun on Germantown Ave.|
|Electrical services is easy compared to tying balloons.|
GEN3 was proud to support Chestnut Hill’s Home and Garden Festival for the first time this year. Rain and chill threatened to ruin our day in the morning but we wouldn't allow it to dampen our spirits. The day blossomed into a lovely afternoon. Rose again greeted neighbors and potential new clients and even managed to enjoy an afternoon snooze on the steps of the post office just behind our booth. We also enjoyed saying hello to our fellow electricians from Stahl Electric. Jose A joined Bill and Debbie for the afternoon to help GEN3 team answer homeowner’s electrical questions.
GEN3 will be heading to Montgomery County at the end of May to attend community events in Plymouth Meeting. Come out and meet us. You’ll find out that GEN3 really is your friendly neighborhood electricians!
Posted by Oggie Sparks at 10:37 AM
Friday, May 9, 2014
Generation 3 Electric will be at May Fair! Saturday, May 10th.
We will be featuring big savings on electrical repairs and upgrades.
This year’s May Fair will feature local musical groups, food from some of the best trucks working in University City, and a raffle with terrific prizes.
There will be many local artists and crafts persons with gifts for graduations and Mother’s Day, plants on sale by the UC Garden Club, used books for $1 each, and groups and organizations offering information about their causes.
For more information, click the link below.