4 Reasons to Install a Home Backup Generator

Posted on July 6, 2017
It's common for businesses to rely on backup generators during power outages, but power outages can cause problems for households too. At best, power outages are minorly inconvenient, but at worst, they can be dangerous or even life-threatening. Here are four reasons you can benefit from installing a backup generator for your home. ... Read more

Want a Generator? Why You Should Consider One That Uses Natural Gas

Posted on May 17, 2017
Do you live in an area of Michigan that frequently has power outages? If so, you may be looking into getting a generator that will help give you power during those tough times without electricity. With there being so many options, you may be debating between getting a portable generator that requires gasoline to run or a whole-home system that runs off of natural gas. Here are some reasons to use a natural gas model over a portable unit that uses gasoline. The Generator Has Continuous... Read more

Choosing the Right Generator

Posted on November 9, 2014
In the past, it was rare for a homeowner to have a backup generator to keep things running when a power outage occurred. But growing demand, cheaper technology and affordable pricing have put the purchase of residential generators more within reach for homeowners. For example, Generac recently debuted a baseline built-in generator that costs less than $2,000, not including installation. A less powerful generator would have cost about $8,000 20 years ago. If you’re considering investing in a... Read more

Oak Electric Offers Savings On Services

Posted on September 23, 2014
With over 30 years experience ranging from simple maintenance to new installation, Oak Electric Service is committed to solving our customers’ problems promptly, efficiently, and at a fair price. Here are some of the cost-savings benefits you get as our customer: Quick response by one of our skilled service technicians will save you money in reduced down time. Our service trucks are stocked with material to supply most installations. Our ladder truck for pole lighting maintenance is... Read more

Some Facts About the U.S. Electrical Grid

Posted on April 9, 2014
The U.S. electric grid delivers electricity to more than 144 million end-use customers in the United States. Construction of the grid was started in the late 1880s and continues today. About 70 percent of the grid’s transmission lines and power transformers are now over 25 years old; the average age of power plants is over 30 years. As most of us know, the U.S. electric grid is highly vulnerable to severe weather, which is the leading cause of power outages in the United States. Between 2003... Read more

Carbon Monoxide and Portable Generator Use

Posted on March 9, 2014
If you have a home or small business portable generator, a primary hazard to avoid when using it is carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless and poisonous gas that weakens the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to organs and body tissues. People often don’t know they are breathing CO and poisoning can occur in minutes. Symptoms include dizziness, drowsiness, severe headache, weakness, nausea and confusion. If you... Read more

What You Need to Know About Your Generator

Posted on February 9, 2014
Okay, you’ve got your standby generator installed and up and running. To keep your peace of mind intact over time, there are a few things you should know about living with your generator. As with any major appliance, simple maintenance is required. All generators require periodic oil and filter changes to ensure maximum performance for years of reliable service. As one of Southeast Michigan’s leading generator dealers and installers, Oak Electric offers instructions on our website on how... Read more

Oak Electric Has Cold-Weather Accessories for Your Generator

Posted on January 23, 2014
With over 3,000 generator installations in southeast Michigan to our credit, Oak Electric knows generators. We are the only Premier Generac Dealer in southeast Michigan. In addition to generator sales, service and installation, we are also your source for generator parts and accessories. Included in our generator parts selection are some products to keep your generator operating in cold weather, including the following: The Nexus Wireless Monitor—This battery-operated wireless unit provides... Read more

The Benefits of Indoor Generators

Posted on December 9, 2013
Indoor generators are backup or uninterruptible power supply systems designed specifically for indoor use during power outages. They utilize battery-produced alternating current to instantly back up essential electric appliances in the event of the loss of grid power. Oak Electric is a supplier of The Indoor Generator™, ideal for powering critical appliances or systems in your home or business, such as alarm systems, aquariums, computer equipment, fans, refrigerators and freezers, garage... Read more

Financing Options from Oak Electric

Posted on June 28, 2013
At Oak Electric Services, we are always looking for ways to make our services affordable for our residential and commercial customers. We invite you to check out the numerous financing options we offer—for everything from solar to generator to lighting upgrade projects. For example, Generac generator and SunPower solar system customers can choose financing options including: No money down No payments or interest with deferred payment options of 3, 6, 12 or 18 months (if paid in full... Read more

Determine the Best Size Generator for Your Home

Posted on May 15, 2013
As the only Premier Generac Dealer in Southeast Michigan, Oak Electric can assist you in choosing the right size Generac generator for your needs and lifestyle. You can begin by envisioning your home without power and determining the things you and your family would miss most during an outage. Next, we can look at systems Generac has tailored for different levels of coverage—Essential Circuit Coverage, Managed Whole House Coverage and Complete Whole House Coverage. Essential Circuit... Read more

Oak Electric is a Premier Dealer for Generac

Posted on February 8, 2013
Oak Electric is pleased to have been named the only Generac Premier Dealer in southeast Michigan. Receiving this distinction from the Generac Corporation acknowledges that we have met the qualifications and high standards of this leading generator manufacturer. As part of Generac’s trusted network of certified dealers, we are committed to delivering the highest customer satisfaction in the sales, service and installation of Generac standby and backup generators for our residential and... Read more

Consider an Indoor Backup Generator from Oak Electric

Posted on November 25, 2012
Oak Electric is one of Southeast Michigan’s leading providers of backup generator systems for residential and commercial use. We want to be sure you know about The Indoor Generator Backup Power System™—just one of the many generator options we offer. The Indoor Generator Backup Power System is a great solution for business and home owners alike, apartment complexes, and condominiums. It’s affordable, does not require gas, is rechargeable and quiet. It is designed for use indoors when... Read more

Growing Electricity Demand Drives Residential Generator Market

Posted on November 5, 2012
Residential generator use is on the rise globally, spurred in great part by an unprecedented increase in consumer demand for clean, abundant, reliable electricity in the residential sector. The result is a rise in the frequency and number of electricity grid failures leading to power outages. In addition to power outages and changing lifestyles as drivers for the growth of the residential generator market, the growing affordability of generators is becoming a major factor pushing consumers... Read more

Oak Electric Financing Options for Generator and Solar Projects

Posted on July 17, 2012
If you are interested in installing solar power or a generator system at your home or business, Oak Electric now offers a number of financing options to move your project from wish list to reality. With financing options designed to meet virtually any need, we will help you choose a financing plan for your generator or solar purchase that’s right for you. Here’s a sample of what Oak Electric offers: Convenient, same-as-cash financing No money down No payments or interest with deferred... Read more