Michigan Third in Most Power Outages in 2013

Posted on January 23, 2015
According to power management company Eaton, in 2013 California (for the fifth year running) topped the list of states with the most power outages, followed by Texas and Michigan. Eaton’s Blackout Tracker data is based on a full year of reported power outages across the U.S. and is organized into two sections: an overview of national power outage data and power outage data by state. On average, 6,543 people were affected for over three hours per outage in 2013 and power failures caused... 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

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

Monitor Your Generator Remotely

Posted on November 9, 2013
As one of Southeast Michigan’s leading standby generator providers, Oak Electric is pleased to announce that you can now monitor your generator remotely, for the ultimate in peace of mind. Mobile Link is the new cellular remote monitoring system from Generac. It lets you check on your standby generator’s status, or receive timely notifications when something is needed—using your computer,tablet or smartphone. When your generator experiences a change in status, Mobile Link sends an... Read more

Oak Electric Offers Generac Power Washers

Posted on September 25, 2013
It’s that time of year when we are all hustling to get outdoor work done before the cold weather sneaks up on us. At home or at work, whether you’re just washing the driveway or prepping for a painting job, Generac power washers from Oak Electric give you cleaning power, reliability, and above all ease of use—everything you need in a power washer. We have a wide range of compact, affordable designs for both residential and commercial applications. For example, the new OneWash™... Read more

Tips for Safe, Effective Portable Generator Use

Posted on August 5, 2013
Generator manufacturer Generac has been designing and manufacturing backup power generators for residential, commercial and industrial applications since 1959. Their product line includes rugged, dependable portable generators designed to deliver power wherever you are—from tailgate parties to construction sites. With sizes up to 17500 watts, you can take your power with you wherever you need it. Following are some basic tips from Generac for the safe operation of portable... 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

Give Your Business a Competitive Advantage with Commercial Backup Power

Posted on March 8, 2013
If you are considering backup generation for your business, Oak Electric Service has over 3,000 residential and commercial generator installations to our credit in Southeast Michigan. Losing power for even a few hours can mean thousands of dollars in lost revenue to your business. That’s why keeping your business open with a Generac commercial power system can be a real competitive advantage. As a Generac Authorized dealer, Oak Electric brings you peace of mind with a full line of reliable... 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