Oak Electric Can Help You Prepare Now For Spring Storms

Posted on February 9, 2015
It may only be February, but you know there will be some significant stormy weather come Spring in Michigan. As a Generac Authorized dealer, Oak Electric brings you peace of mind with a full line of reliable Generac generators—from home backup generators to business standby generators to portable generators. One example is Generac’s Guardian 11 kW Generator which provides essential circuit power protection for your home, ensuring the necessities remain powered during an outage. The system... Read more

What is a Power Surge?

Posted on July 9, 2014
Power surges occur when something boosts the electrical charge at some point in the power lines, which can increase the current flowing to your wall outlet. According to Larry Kaufmann, an energy expert at DTE Energy, power surges happen more frequently than people realize. External power surges are caused by lightning strikes or huge demands of power; internal surges are typically caused by circuits that are simply overloaded. Lightning is probably the most familiar source of power surges,... Read more

Lightning Safety

Posted on May 23, 2014
Lightning season is just beginning, making it a good time to review some things about this force of nature that we would do well to respect. The majority of lightning strikes and thunderstorms occur in the spring and summer months, but lightning strikes can happen at any time without warning if a thunderstorm is in the area, even if rainfall and storm clouds are as far as 10 miles away. In the U.S., an estimated 25 million lightning strikes are recorded each year. A typical lightning strike... Read more