Benefits of GFCIs

Posted on October 23, 2014
In 1961, Charles Dalziel, professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, invented the ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). Today, GFCIs are required by the National Electric Code in all new kitchens, bathrooms, crawl spaces, unfinished basements, and most outdoor receptacles. Here is why: A ground fault happens whenever electricity escapes the confines of the wiring in an appliance, light fixture, or power tool and takes a shortcut to the ground. When that shortcut... Read more

Customer Kudos for Oak Electric Services

Posted on October 16, 2014
While we applaud the virtue of modesty, we at Oak Electric have to pause once in a while to pat ourselves on the back for living up to our commitment to quality service. So here just a few of the great reviews we have received recently from satisfied customers: “Our Generac generator was installed Friday, 07/11/14. The installation team consisted of Josh, Brian, and Dane. We are totally satisfied with the installation and with our interaction with the team. We received a call, in advance... Read more

Michigan Wind Energy Update

Posted on October 9, 2014
Michigan's installed wind energy capacity has boomed in recent years, and Michigan was recently named the 16th-ranked state with more than 1,000 megawatts (MW) of installed wind capacity (1,163 Mw installed). Michigan added the 8th most new capacity additions (MW) in 2012 and was the 6th fastest growing state by percentage. In 2013, 2.4 percent of the state’s electricity was being provided by wind. The state has more than 680 wind turbines and ranks 15th for the number of utility-scale wind... Read more