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When Is a Mini-Split System the Right Choice?

You have many options for cooling and heating your home, and while forced-air systems are still considered one of the most effective options, more and more people are choosing alternatives, such as a mini-split system. If you are curious about mini-split systems, check out these reasons one may be the right choice for you. [...]

By |2019-02-26T21:01:50+00:00February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

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

Common Red Flags of an Electrical Fire Not to Ignore

Residential electrical fires are a serious concern. Every year, these fires cause more than one billion dollars in damage and injure over one thousand people. Equally important is the fact that electrical fires are sometimes avoidable. In many instances, early red flags will highlight a concern, but homeowners are either unaware of how to interpret [...]

By |2018-06-26T20:12:38+00:00June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Thank Thomas Edison for Our Modern Electric System

When you go to turn on a light switch or appliance today, you should thank Thomas Alva Edison, born on February 11, 1847. One of our greatest inventors, Edison is credited with numerous electricity-inspired inventions, from the incandescent light bulb to the phonograph and the movie projector. But perhaps even more importantly, his extensive work [...]

By |2015-02-11T20:47:32+00:00February 11th, 2015|Comments Off on Thank Thomas Edison for Our Modern Electric System

Oak Electric Can Help You Prepare Now For Spring Storms

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 [...]

By |2015-02-09T19:58:08+00:00February 9th, 2015|Comments Off on Oak Electric Can Help You Prepare Now For Spring Storms

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

USA, Not China, is #1 in Wind Energy

You may have heard that China leads the world in terms of megawatts (MW) of wind turbines installed. But a better measure of wind energy production is actually the total amount of electricity, measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh), that a country produces from wind and delivers to customers. And in this regard, it is the United [...]

By |2015-01-16T18:38:59+00:00January 16th, 2015|Comments Off on USA, Not China, is #1 in Wind Energy

Protect Your Electrical Systems with Infrared Testing

If you operate an industrial plant or business, one of the most critical areas of concern is the integrity and safety of your facility’s electrical systems. Because electrical safety is a top priority at Oak Electric Service, we now offer thermography testing services for our commercial electrical customers. Thermography testing, also known as infrared (IR) [...]

By |2015-01-09T19:55:44+00:00January 9th, 2015|Comments Off on Protect Your Electrical Systems with Infrared Testing

Community Solar Boosts Renewable Energy in Michigan

Community Solar is a concept that is developing across the country and in Michigan. It is a viable alternative for citizens, communities and businesses seeking to utilize and reap the benefits of solar power. Michigan citizens who are interested in utilizing solar energy may face a number of obstacles, including: Not having access to a [...]

By |2014-12-23T18:33:06+00:00December 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Community Solar Boosts Renewable Energy in Michigan

How to Safely Remove a Broken Bulb

You go to change a light bulb in one of your home’s lighting fixtures, and before you know it, the glass bulb breaks off and you are left with the metal base still stuck in the socket. Before you make any attempt to remove the remaining part of the bulb, turn off the power to [...]

By |2014-12-16T20:31:42+00:00December 16th, 2014|Comments Off on How to Safely Remove a Broken Bulb