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

Tips for Operating a Portable Generator Safely

Posted on April 27, 2012
A portable generator can be a good temporary power supply for lighting, vital medical equipment, refrigerators, sump pumps and essential appliances. Following is a partial list of tips from DTE Energy for safely installing and operating a portable generator.  (For complete list, visit the DTE Energy website.) Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid injuring someone or damaging your generator or appliances. When you use a portable generator, you can only operate a limited number of... 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

Oak Electric Installs Skystream Wind Generator Systems

Posted on March 26, 2012
If implementing residential or commercial wind power is on your to-do list for 2012, Oak Electric can help. We are established wind power specialists with a growing number of successful wind power installations in Michigan. Skystream, Swift and ReDriven wind generators are among the systems we have installed for customers. Basically, here’s how a wind generator system works: The wind generator connects directly to your home or structure. When the wind is blowing, your home is powered (in... 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

Federal Solar Energy Tax Credits Continue in 2012

Posted on March 6, 2012
Good news for homeowners thinking about implementing solar energy systems! The popular residential Solar Federal Tax Credits first enacted in 2009 are continuing through December 31, 2016.  While the previous solar tax credit program was capped at $2,000, the current proram allows you to claim up to 30% of solar power costs for a new solar electric system. Existing homes and new construction qualify. Both principal residences and second homes qualify, but rentals do not. This Solar Federal... 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

Oak Electric Installs Big Ass Fans

Posted on February 13, 2012
There are ceiling fans—and then there are Big Ass Fans. Oak Electric is now an installer of Big Ass Fans—the leading manufacturer of huge ceiling fans for large industrial, agricultural, commercial and residential settings. These meticulously engineered High Volume/Low Speed (HVLS) fans are designed to move a lot of air at a low speed. Moving at a low speed means less energy used for operation, translating into more energy savings and a more comfortable environment year round. In the... Read more

See Oak Electric for Electric Vehicle Charging Systems

Posted on February 6, 2012
It looks like electric cars are gaining increasing acceptance by today’s drivers. So if you’ve recently purchased an electric vehicle or are contemplating purchasing one, we hope you will give Oak Electric a call when you are ready to install an electric charging system at your home or business. As a full-service electrical contractor, Oak Electric has made it a point to focus on and meet the changing needs of consumers in our residential and commercial markets in the Metropolitan Detroit... Read more

Special Winter Offers from Oak Electric

Posted on January 26, 2012
With over 30 years experience ranging from simple maintenance to new installation, Oak Electric Service can solve your residential and commercial electrical problems promptly, efficiently, and at a fair price. Take advantage of some of our current offers below and visit our website for more offers:  Oak Electric Service is one of southeast Michigan’s leading electrical contractors. We are standing by to answer all of your residential and commercial electrical questions. Give us a call at... 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

Lighting Changes in Store for Americans

Posted on January 6, 2012
Lighting technology in the U.S. is changing dramatically. In fact, there will be more changes in the world of electric lighting in the next few years than there were in the past 100 years.  The current incandescent light bulb invented by Thomas Edison is notoriously inefficient. It wastes 90% of its energy as heat rather than light, which is why it is so hot when in use. In 2007, Congress passed the bipartisan Energy Independence and Security Act, requiring light bulbs to use at least 25%... Read more

Wind Power Increasing as an Energy Source

Posted on December 13, 2011
Oak Electric Services, Inc. prides itself on being a leader in the sales, installation and service of residential and commercial wind turbines. Here are some interesting facts about the growing use of wind power on the planet: Wind power currently accounts for 1% of the earth’s power, but the number is continually rising as wind power gains ground as a profitable and effective energy source. Wind power electricity production has quadrupled over the past six years, with Denmark, Germany,... 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

Light Up the Holidays–Safely

Posted on December 6, 2011
While holiday lighting and electrical decorations contribute to the splendor of the season, they can significantly increase the risk fires and electrical injuries if not used safely. Following are some safety tips from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), the premier non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety at home, at school, and in the workplace. Indoor Lights and Electrical Decorations: Always purchase electrical decorations and lights from... Read more

Oak Electric–A Leader in Home Solar Power in Michigan

Posted on November 22, 2011
Whether you just want to purchase your solar equipment or you need experienced professional installation, Oak Electric has made a name for itself as a leader in residential solar power services in Michigan. Our home solar installations are providing efficient, green energy to homeowners in areas including: Ann Arbor, Commerce, Dexter, Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Howell, Linden, Livonia, Novi, Ortonville and Waterford. Oak Electric is a certified NABCEP (North American Board of Certified... 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

Practice Electrical Fire Safety in Your Home

Posted on October 20, 2011
During a typical year, home electrical problems account for 28,600 fires and $1.1 billion in property losses. Approximately 53% of residential electrical fires involve electrical wiring issues—incorrectly installed wiring or overloaded circuits and extension cords. Not surprisingly, December and January are the most dangerous months for electrical fires. Fire deaths are highest in winter months due to increases in lighting, heating, and appliance use during indoor activities. The bedroom is... Read more

Myths About Solar Power–Part 2

Posted on October 13, 2011
In this continuation of our post on October 6, 2011, we dispel more myths about solar power. Myth #3: Going solar means going without modern conveniences. Contrary to what some folks think, you won’t have to give up your modern conveniences if you decide to install solar panels on your home. Your home will remain connected to the electrical grid and your solar panels will simply offset the amount of electricity you need from the grid. You will have all the power you need night and day, you... Read more

Myths About Solar Power–Part 1

Posted on October 6, 2011
The use of solar power is on the rise. In fact, residential solar installations have been growing at an average 51 percent rate annually for the last five years, according to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. If you are contemplating the move to solar energy, we can help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to this form of renewable energy. Myth #1: Solar panels only work in warm climates. Actually, solar panels are slightly more efficient at producing electricity in cold... Read more

What Customers Say About Oak Electric Services

Posted on September 26, 2011
Every once in awhile, we like to pat ourselves on the back for some of the good things our customers say about our staff and our work. Following is just a sample of customer testimonials Oak Electric has received over the past few years for our electrical services: Project: Diagnose/repair Problem with a GFCI-protected Circuit Customer Comment: “The folks at the office made no promises, but said they would try to fit me in same day. That afternoon Gary and Russ called, arriving soon after.... Read more

Oak Electric Earns Angie’s List Super Service Award

Posted on September 16, 2011
Oak Electric Service provides quality electrical service for industrial and commercial buildings as well as residential projects. As specialists in the service market, we have built a substantial base of over 700 customers. In fact, Oak Electric has consistently been awarded the prestigious Angie’s List Super Service Award—in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. (The 2011 Awards are not yet available). The Super Service Award is earned by companies that achieve and maintain a superior service record... 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

Smart Solar Solutions with SunPower Solar Panels

Posted on August 15, 2011
Oak Electric is one of Southeast Michigan’s leading renewable energy providers. It is no coincidence that the solar panels we use in our installations are from SunPower and that we are an authorized SunPower Premier Dealer. For over 20 years, SunPower has been a leading provider of clean solar energy across the globe. With a commitment to quality unlike any other, SunPower offers something no one else does: the highest efficiency panels on the residential market combined with a streamlined... Read more