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

Oak Electric Can Help You Choose Your Residential Generator

Posted on September 16, 2014
With some 3.5 million Americans left without power in any given week, it’s no surprise that more American households are installing generators to help them keep living normally when the power goes out. Before you go shopping for a generator, take time to decide what the systems are in your home that you want or need to back up—refrigerator, furnace, air conditioner, etc. This will help you determine the type of generator that’s right for you. Oak Electric Service provides quality... 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

Oak Electric for Your Electrical Needs—And More

Posted on March 16, 2014
When Oak Electric Service says we are a full-service electrical contractor, we mean it. We have over 30 years of collective experience as residential, commercial and industrial electrical contractors. Oak Electric serves more than 8,000 customers in southeast Michigan with a wide range of electrical and renewable energy solutions, including: 24-hour emergency service Automatic standby and backup generators—sales, installation, service and parts for major generator manufacturers General... 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

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

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

Oak Electric—One-Stop Electrical Services and More!

Posted on January 8, 2013
When it comes to comprehensive electrical services—industrial, commercial and residential—we want you to “Think Oak Electric.” We provide all of the typical electrical services, such as: general troubleshooting and repair work; circuit breaker panel upgrades; installation of electric appliances and ceiling fans; remodel wiring and new construction; electrical work for swimming pools and hot tubs; and insurance restoration work. But we also hope Oak Electric is the first company that... Read more

Thank You for Being an Oak Electric Customer

Posted on December 22, 2012
Well, 2012 is almost behind us and as we look back on the year, we feel compelled to extend a warm “thank you” to all of the residential and commercial customers who chose Oak Electric as their electrical services provider this past year. Locally owned and operated, Oak Electric serves metro Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan. Our work ranges  from solar panel and wind power systems installation to standby generator sales, installation and service to the full range of commercial 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

Call Oak Electric for All of Your Electrical Projects

Posted on September 22, 2012
Whether you are experiencing an electrical issue or just want to check out your electrical system and whether you are a residential or commercial customer, Oak Electric Service can help. A preferred vendor for DTE Energy, we have been providing comprehensive electrical services for the industrial, commercial and residential markets in Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan since 1999. Here’s just a sampling of the services we offer: General electrical work, including troubleshooting and... 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

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

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

Oak Electric is Your Source for Generac Generators

Posted on April 20, 2012
Oak Electric Service is a proud Elite dealer for Generac generator sales, installation, maintenance and service for residential and commercial use. Generac is one of the most well-known manufacturers of engine-driven generator systems all across the world. For more than 20 years, Generac residential power systems have been helping provide worry-free lifestyles for thousands of homeowners. They have the capability to handle various types of applications, both diesel and gas. Their renowned... Read more
Posted on April 15, 2012
As use of electronics and information and communications technologies for entertainment and work rises, more of us are recognizing the effects of blackouts on our daily planning and looking to residential generators as a way to prepare for outages. Once considered a luxury fixture for large homes, residential generators are increasingly becoming necessities among small households as well. It’s no wonder that the global supply of portable generator sets nearly quadrupled between 1995 and 2005... 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

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

Welcome In the New Year with a Home Generator

Posted on December 6, 2011
When it comes to home and family, there’s no better peace of mind than equipping your home with a backup generator. Think about it—no more hassle or worry when the next storm hits or a blackout occurs. And Oak Electric offers the full spectrum of residential generator products, installation and service. Be sure to ask us about the IndoorGenerator,™ an affordable, gas-free, rechargeable silent power supply unit that you can use indoors when you lose power. It ensures 24/ 7 protection for... Read more

Oak Electric “Generates” Praise from Customers

Posted on November 15, 2011
At Oak Electric, we are proud of our track record of great customer service when it comes to the installation and servicing of standby and backup generators. Here are just a few comments from satisfied Oak Electric customers: Generator Repair:“Just a short note to say that I was impressed with the crew that was here repairing my generator. Very pleasant to talk to, and did a thorough, very professional job repairing and servicing it. They were more than happy to answer any questions, and... Read more

Oak Electric Specializes in Backup and Standby Generators

Posted on November 8, 2011
Power failures can disrupt the normal flow of life for you and your family or business. Things can go south pretty quickly when you are unable to use your home or building’s air conditioning and heating systems, lights, freezer, sump pump and refrigerator. With winter just around the corner, frozen pipes are another concern. At Oak Electric, we make it our business to help you enjoy safe and reliable power year-round, around the clock. We offer a full line of commercial and residential... Read more