You should schedule a panel tune-up if you have had water leaks in the vicinity of your panel. Or if you think there may be improper wiring or your panel is being under powered or crowded. Tripping and blowing fuses, or a poorly manufactured panel are other reasons to call us. These are all potentially dangerous situations, and a tune-up would be in order to correct them to keep you and your home safe.

These are the steps included in our electrical panel tune-up:

  1. Apply antioxidant to main electrical wires.
  2. Install duct seal
  3. Apply (spray) anti-corrosion to breaker and neutral/ground wires
  4. Tighten all loose wire (never over tighten screws).

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  If electrical problems are ongoing around your home, you should consider contacting a certified and licensed electrician. Safety around the home is important, so don’t leave anything to change. Call us to help diagnose any problems with your home electricity for peace of mind and safety assurance.

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There are a number of reasons your lights can be burning out too often:

  • Wattage is too high
  • Insulation is too close to the light
  • Bad wiring on the circuit
  • Bad wiring on the mains
  • On a dimmer switch, too much total wattage on one switch
  • If flickering there is probably a poor connection on the circuit.

Isolating the issue can be tricky for non-professionals. If you’re going through light bulbs like it’s nobody’s business, it might be worth reaching out to us to help identify the root cause of light bulb burnouts. CALL US: 317-708-7000


The circuit breaker is an essential device in the modern world, and one of the most important safety mechanisms in your home. Whenever electrical wiring in a building has too much current flowing through it, these simple machines cut the power until somebody can fix the problem. Without circuit breakers (or the alternative, fuses), household electricity would be impractical because of the potential for fires and other mayhem resulting from simple wiring problems and equipment failures.

The circuit breaker’s job is to cut off the circuit whenever the current jumps above a safe level.

All the wiring in a house runs through a central circuit breaker panel (or fuse box panel), usually in the basement or a closet. A typical central panel includes about a dozen circuit breaker switches leading to various circuits in the house. One circuit might include all the outlets in the living room, and another might include all the downstairs lighting. Larger appliances, such as a central air conditioning system or a refrigerator, are typically on their own circuit. Please call Genesis Electrical if you are experiencing a problem with your breaker panel. 317-708-7000 or 219-663-6264.

6 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Electrician

[coupon couponid=”4882″ coupon_align=”cctor_alignleft” name=”$42 Off Electrical Service”]It’s essential to keep the electrical system within your home safe and functional, but when something goes wrong, you want to work with an expert for a safe and effective solution. However, with so many electricians to choose from, it can be hard to work out which electrical contractor you should choose for your job. Following are some of the factors you should consider when choosing an electrical contractor for work in your home.
1. A Good Reputation
Word of mouth has always been a popular way to evaluate a service provider, but now with the widespread availability and use of the internet, testimonials, and reviews for the companies we use are always at our fingertips. If you’ve received a recommendation from a family member, friend, or neighbor for an electrician, it’s a good guarantee of their quality and service. You can also find several reviews and testimonials for electrical contractors on their own website, or conduct a search to find more information and reviews of the electrician online.
2. Get An Estimate
Nothing scares homeowners off calling an electrician more than the fear of excess charges, added costs and drawn out timeframes. Speaking to a trusted electrical contractor personally or having them visit your home for an onsite estimate is usually free and provides an easy way of getting to know an electrician and obtaining a quote for your project before work begins.
3. Who Is On the Team?
It’s good to know exactly who will be working on your project when you contact the electrician company. It is key that your electrician has proper training and adequate experience to provide top service for your electrical repairs and installations.
4. Time Frame
Just as with pricing and costs, timeframe is another area of concern when it comes to choosing an electrician. High quality contractors can guarantee same day service so that you get a timely and efficient repair you need when you need it. Leading electricians will also offer 24/7 emergency service for when you need urgent help with your electrical systems.
5. Guarantees and Warranties
Electrician guarantees and warranties are a sign of quality workmanship and genuine customer service. Top electrical contractors offer warranties on their work so you are covered if something goes wrong after the electrical work is completed. Many leading electricians also offer satisfaction guarantees to ensure that you get the result you want and that if you’re not satisfied the work is corrected.
Outstanding electrical contractors will go beyond standards to provide excellent service with respect to your electrical system and your home’s interior.
6. Licensed, Bonded, and Insured
There’s simply not enough to be said for the importance of your electrician being properly licensed, insured, and bonded before they come to perform work at your home. This protects you from unnecessary costs and stress should something go wrong in your home, and ensures that all the electricians working on your electrics have the proper training to perform safe and effective work.

Finding the right residential electrician can be tough when there are so many options to choose from, but prioritizing quality, safety, efficiency, and service can help you choose the right electrical contractor for your home.
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Use a Ceiling Fan to Reduce Your Energy Costs.

blogIf your ceiling fan is more prop than a functioning part of your battle against high energy bills, you’ve got a lot to look forward.  The same holds true if you haven’t experienced the joy of owning and operating one or more ceiling fans.

And yet, as with most things in life, not just any ceiling fan will do.  The kind you want has a switch on the motor that controls the direction of the blades. The proper settings are counter-clockwise in the summer, and clockwise in the winter.  In the winter, the object is to push the trapped warm air from up around the ceiling back within your comfort zone.  The added heat will allow you to enjoy maximum comfort at a lower temperature setting, thus helping cut your costs.

During the summer months, simply flip the switch so the fan is pulling heat up towards the ceiling, thus making it cheaper to cool your house, or at least that area where you have your fans.

Here’s one more way to use a ceiling fan to your advantage.  If you live in a two-story home, warm air is rising upward from the lower floor, making the upstairs feel warmer while you’re wasting energy to stay comfortable downstairs.  So, by installing and running a ceiling fan in an open stairway, it will draw the warm air upward or push it back down, depending on the season.

To add a little visual spice to your home plus added comfort and lower energy costs, contact Genesis Electric today to request our ceiling fan installation service. We’ll do the job up to or beyond your expectations and, just like always, with a guaranteed upfront price.

The Benefits of a Whole-House Surge Protector.

blogOn a typical spring or summer day, chances are you have all kinds of expensive electronic equipment running at the same time – everything from your central AC system to computer, TV, DVD player, and all the rest. During the winter,

But let’s say your home is suddenly hit by lightning.  Among other possible outcomes, that could cause a tremendous power surge capable of damaging or destroying your AC system – and everything else in your home with a microprocessor – in a heartbeat.  The same can happen when the power suddenly comes back on following a power outage.

To better protect your home and your belongings, Genesis Electric recommends a whole-house power surge protector in combination with power cords with built-in surge protection for use with all your home electronics.

A whole-house surge protector can protect against up to 40,000 amps of current flowing into your home from the outside; normal household power is 200 to 300 amps. When a sudden surge occurs, the device detects the excess current and safely diverts it through your home’s grounding path. Think of it as another form of insurance for your high-end electronics.

Is this something you really need? That’s something only you can decide, but consider the following: in the average US household, there are literally dozens of power surges literally every day that result from internal causes alone.  Your appliances can cause one when the motor turns on.  So can your hair dryer, AC system, furnace, and dish washer.

Fortunately, most of these are not powerful enough to damage your electronics.  But what happens if and when an internally or externally generated power surge really does wipe out something as valuable as your AC system?

Suffice it to say that even with installation included, the cost of a whole-house surge protector is substantially less than even a new medium-priced appliance.  So to better protect what’s yours, contact Genesis Electric today and ask about whole-house surge protection for your home.


Whole-House Generator Maintenance & Repair.

Good for you if you already have a whole-house generator.  That means you’ve taken an important step toward ensuring you and your family never lose power, even during the most severe of summer and winter storms.

But having a generator isn’t quite enough.  You see, unless it’s routinely and professionally maintained, it could fail to restore power to your home following a public power outage.

Here at Genesis Electric, we maintain and repair all makes and models of whole-house generators.  Some models, for example, require regular oil changes.  Here are other steps involved in our generator maintenance service:

  • Load-test the battery(ies)blog
  • Check coolant level
  • Inspect overall condition, inside and out
  • Check engine safety controls
  • Check control panel operation
  • Check air intake and exhaust systems
  • And more

We recommend annual maintenance service at a minimum, but it’s also a good idea to have your generator checked after each usage.  That way, you can be sure it’s ready to perform the next time you need it.

In the unfortunate circumstance it fails to start or quits during operation, we offer 24/7 emergency repair service to help restore power just as quickly as we can.

Of course, if you haven’t yet committed to protecting your home and family with a whole-house generator, you’ll be glad to know that Genesis Electric can make sure you get what’s best for your home electrical needs and budget.

Contact us today for service or to request an on-site proposal for a new and fully-installed whole house generator from Genesis Electric.



How to Hire an Electrician for your Home

If you’re the particular type, finding the right electrician can take some time.  But since electrical work always has a safety angle, isn’t the extra time worth it?

Another reason to choose an electrician before you really need one is this:  to be sure it’s the kind of company with people you’re comfortable inviting into your home.  The fact is we live in a safety-challenged world where there’s no longer any such thing as being too careful.

For these and other reasons – like making sure you hire a highly qualified individual or company – we’re pleased to present five key questions you’ll should ask each electrical contractor you’re considering for the role of your own personal electrician.

blog1. Are you licensed & insured?

Okay, so technically that’s TWO questions, but two questions that you’ll want to ask at the same time.  For starters, there are two basic levels of licensure.  A master electrician has at least two years of professional experience and is licensed for both the design and installation of electrical systems. A journeyman is licensed for installation only. When it comes to insurance, electrical contractors should carry at least $500,000 in liability and workers’ compensation insurance.

2. What special training/experience do you have for this kind of work?

This is a question that jumps toward the top of the list when your project requires special expertise, such as home theater wiring.  Find out if they do that kind of work and ask for details and/or photos of completed projects.

3. What does your estimate include?

In addition to pricing structure, be sure to discuss incidentals, like repairing drywall and other things affected by the electrical work.  Even if you’re responsible for one or more associated costs, it’s better to know that upfront to avoid unpleasant surprises later on.

4. Who will perform the work?

Don’t assume the person you talk to will be the one doing all the work. You also shouldn’t assume that the person designated to work in your home is a company employee vs. a subcontractor.  That may not matter to you, but it should, especially as it pertains to matters of insurance and overall accountability.

5. What guarantees or warranties do you provide?

A sure sign of a company’s integrity is a guarantee or warranty with some real teeth to it.  After all, the true end product of any electrical service work or installation is your added peace of mind.

If you’re currently looking for a residential electrician, we hope you’ll make Genesis Electric part of your search.  Here, we welcome all your questions, not just those suggested in this blog.  We’re confident you’ll like our responses and equally confident you’ll give us strong consideration for the task at hand.  At Genesis Electric, we work hard to earn your trust, but even harder to keep it.

The Benefits of a Whole-House Standby Generator.

blogLiving in Indiana, you never know when severe weather might strike.  It’s not just a seasonal concern, it’s something all of us have grown used to living with year round.  Not just the weather itself, mind you, but all the damage it can cause.  Including the possibility of a prolonged power outage.

At Genesis Electric, we offer a solution that will hold you in good stead now, and all year long, for that matter:  a whole-house generator that operates off your home’s natural or propane gas supply.

Right there, you have the first advantage of a whole-house generator, as in, no messy and frequent refills of gasoline or kerosene.  What’s more, your whole-house generator will turn on automatically seconds after the public power supply goes off and, later on, will shut itself off once power is restored.

But the best part, of course, is that you’ll have power throughout your home for as long as you need it.  Which means your food won’t spoil, your AC system will continue to work, and you’ll have a reduced risk of vandalism as thieves enjoy working in the cover of darkness.  Not in the glare of a well-lit home.

A whole-house generator also adds value to your home, which is an important consideration if you’re thinking about moving any time within the foreseeable future.

To learn more, contact Genesis Electric and request a free in-home consultation and proposal.  Already have a generator?  Then you’ll be glad to know that we provide ongoing maintenance and expert repair services – including 24/7 emergency repairs – for all whole-house generator makes and models.