A Few Times to Consider Upgrading Your Generator Even Though It Is Still Working

Posted on August 24, 2017
It may be obvious that a generator needs to be replaced when it no longer works, constantly needs repairs, or uses too much fuel. However, sometimes you may need to upgrade a unit even though it still works well. If any of the following pertain to you, your generator, or your building, contact a generator dealer to discuss what you can and should do about your emergency backup power system. Decreased Carbon Footprint Part of the responsibility of being a home or business owner is... Read more

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

Some Solar Power Facts

Posted on April 14, 2014
Since creating our Green Division in 2008, Oak Electric Service has become one of Southeast Michigan’s leading solar panel system installers. Visit our website to check out some of the solar installations we are so proud of having installed for customers all over the state of Michigan—Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Brighton, Clarkston, Dexter, Dryden, Manchester, Rochester and other cities. If you have been thinking about solar panels for your home or business, here are some facts... Read more

Using Solar Panels with Battery Backup

Posted on August 25, 2013
Getting energy from the sun is great under most circumstances. But because most solar systems are “grid tied” these days, people who have solar panels without battery backup are subject to power outages just like everyone else. If you live in an area that experiences frequent power outages but want to keep your connection to the utility grid, a grid-tied with battery backup system—like the one Oak Electric recently installed for homeowners in Lake Orion—might be just the thing for... Read more

Take a Bite Out of “Vampire Power”

Posted on August 15, 2013
There's a vampire on the loose in your home, and it is taking a bite out of your wallet and harming the environment. But stopping this monster can be as easy as pulling a few plugs. The villain in question is vampire power, also known as phantom load. It refers to the electricity many gadgets and appliances waste just by being plugged in (even if they're switched off). For example, if you left your cell phone charger plugged in the wall all day, even if it had nothing to charge, it was using... 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

Electrical Emergency? Call Oak Electric 24/7

Posted on January 25, 2013
Keep Your Family Safe...Use a Licensed Electrician. Call Oak Electric 800-964-7070. When you have a problem with your business or residential electrical system, it is best not to attempt to fix it yourself. Small mistakes and the best intentions can result in big fire hazards or even electrocutions. Be on the safe side and call the licensed electrical professionals at Oak Electric at 800-964-7070. We are a DTE Energy "preferred vendor" with well equipped service trucks ready to respond to... Read more

Solar Use On the Rise in the U.S.

Posted on January 15, 2013
In 2012, the United States installed more solar panels than in any previous year and residential use of solar power was up 70 percent over 2011—according to a recent report conducted by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research Solar. By the end of this year, homeowners, businesses and utility companies will have installed enough photovoltaic cells to produce 3.2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in the United States, up from 1.9 GW last year. In total, the U.S. now has 5,700... 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

Solar energy tie-in set for electric Ford Focus sedan

Posted on September 7, 2011
Ford recently announced that it is teaming with established solar provider, SunPower, to sell a solar energy system through Ford dealers in conjunction with its Focus Electric sedan that goes on sale later this year. Solar panels mounted on the car owner's house wouldn't necessarily directly charge the electric car's batteries. Rather, they would provide energy from the sun to the house that would offset about 1,000 miles of driving a month in the electric version of the new Focus compact... Read more