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

Useful Information About Automatic Standby Generators

Posted on August 22, 2012
Oak Electric has over 3,000 generator installations to its credit in Michigan. We offer generators of all types from major generator manufacturers, including sales, rental, service and installation. Here are some things to consider regarding automatic standby generators. An automatic standby generator is a back-up electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box.... Read more

Storm Season Safety Reminder

Posted on June 16, 2012
It isn’t even summer yet and many Michiganders have already endured power outages due to storms that have knocked down power lines and utility poles. Here a few tried and true tips for weathering another storm season: Have on hand a portable radio, flashlights and fresh batteries. Know where your electric circuit box is located in your home and know how to turn the power on and off. Before reporting an outage to your electric utility provider, be sure to check if you have a blown fuse or... Read more

Oak Electric Is Your Source for Generator Parts

Posted on May 2, 2012
When it comes to backup or standby generator systems, Oak Electric does it all—sales, service, installation, rental and maintenance. And now, we are pleased to be your source in metro Detroit for a wide range of parts and accessories for residential and commercial standby generators for leading generator brands, including Generac, Briggs & Stratton, Kohler and GE. Best of all, you can now order your parts online on the Oak Electric website at: www.oakelectric.com. Our online generator... Read more

Spring Storms–Be Ready with Home Backup Power Generation

Posted on March 16, 2012
More than 62 percent of power outages in the U.S. are weather or tree-related, resulting in billions of dollars in damages annually. From a backed-up septic system to medical equipment to a freezer without power, your losses can range from minor inconveniences to a huge headache. Oak Electric can install a home backup power system that will give you the peace of mind you need to ensure that your lights stay on, your air conditioner or furnace continues to keep you comfortable, your sump pump... Read more

Free Backup Generator with Solar Panel Installation from Oak Electric

Posted on February 20, 2012
Why not make 2012 the year you make some major changes to your electrical power system? Take advantage of Oak Electric’s great offer—a free backup generator when you have us install a solar panel system—from now through May 31 of this year. First, if you’ve been contemplating going green at your home or business, Oak Electric can help. We’ve made a name for ourselves as a leader in residential and commercial solar power services in Michigan. Our home solar installations are... Read more

Be Prepared for Winter Power Outages

Posted on January 16, 2012
Winter is a great time to enjoy your home indoors—unless a snow, wind or ice storm has left you without electricity. Winter outages can be more than just inconvenient. In addition to being without heat and light, there is always the potential for pipes to freeze. In addition to the difficulty winter power outages can cause for people and pets, they can be extremely life-threatening for people who rely on electricity to power life-sustaining medical equipment.   Here are some suggestions if... Read more