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3 Electrical Maintenance Tasks Not to Forget This Winter

School is back in session and winter is around the corner, which means snowstorms, cheery family get-togethers, and more of a reliance on indoor power systems. To ensure a fun, trouble-free holiday season, you need to take care of some important things while the weather is still pleasant. Here are three electrical maintenance tasks you [...]

By |2018-09-18T22:37:32+00:00September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Newborn Preparation: 4 Reasons to Purchase a Backup Generator

Newborns bring a lot of changes to your life and especially your home. As you prepare to bring a new baby into your life, multiple things are a given. A crib. A changing table. A car seat. One more thing you should add to the list is a power generator. People have been raising babies [...]

By |2018-05-16T21:10:23+00:00May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

5 Maintenance Tasks to Keep Your Backup Generator Running

Owning a backup generator is a sensible move for any homeowner, and if you have made the decision to purchase a generator, then you should feel good about your choice. However, if you want your generator to be ready when you need it, then it is important to remember that backup generators do require some [...]

By |2017-05-15T21:56:43+00:00May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

3 Important Tips When Choosing Your Standby Generator Size

If you don't have a degree in electrical engineering, it can be downright difficult to perform all of the calculations necessary to figure out which size standby generator is the right fit for your home. It doesn't help that electrical loads can be measures in amps, volts or tons. The bottom line when choosing a [...]

By |2017-03-13T14:56:05+00:00March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Michigan Third in Most Power Outages in 2013

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 [...]

By |2015-01-23T21:27:32+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on Michigan Third in Most Power Outages in 2013

Michigan Third in Most Power Outages in 2013

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 [...]

By |2015-01-23T18:30:29+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Comments Off on Michigan Third in Most Power Outages in 2013

Choosing the Right Generator

In the past, it was rare for a homeowner to have a backup generator to keep things running when a power outage occurred. But growing demand, cheaper technology and affordable pricing have put the purchase of residential generators more within reach for homeowners. For example, Generac recently debuted a baseline built-in generator that costs less [...]

By |2014-11-09T15:11:55+00:00November 9th, 2014|Comments Off on Choosing the Right Generator

Oak Electric Can Help You Choose Your Residential Generator

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 [...]

By |2014-09-16T18:08:00+00:00September 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Oak Electric Can Help You Choose Your Residential Generator

Some Facts About the U.S. Electrical Grid

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 [...]

By |2014-04-09T19:34:59+00:00April 9th, 2014|Comments Off on Some Facts About the U.S. Electrical Grid

Oak Electric for Your Electrical Needs—And More

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 [...]

By |2014-03-16T15:39:22+00:00March 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Oak Electric for Your Electrical Needs—And More