Tuesday, August 27, 2013

PREPARING FOR WINTER

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

GEN3 NOW OFFERS FINANCING

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                 
Well 
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

DO YOU HAVE KNOB AND TUBE WIRING


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.