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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

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

Customer Kudos for Oak Electric Services

While we applaud the virtue of modesty, we at Oak Electric have to pause once in a while to pat ourselves on the back for living up to our commitment to quality service. So here just a few of the great reviews we have received recently from satisfied customers: “Our Generac generator was installed Friday, [...]

By |2014-10-16T18:15:45+00:00October 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Customer Kudos for Oak Electric Services

Energy Efficiency and Conservation When Lighting Your Home

Energy efficiency and energy conservation are not the same thing. Energy efficiency refers to using less energy to perform a specific task. For example, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) can light your home using less energy than conventional incandescent bulbs. Energy conservation involves reducing your need for energy through behavior changes, such as setting your thermostat [...]

By |2014-08-23T16:06:09+00:00August 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Energy Efficiency and Conservation When Lighting Your Home

Ask Oak Electric About Big Ass Residential Ceiling Fans

If you’re looking for ways to enhance your home’s environment this summer, don’t forget that Oak Electric Service sells and installs Big Ass brand ceiling fans for both residential and commercial use. What’s great about Big Ass residential fans is that they score high in technology, design and comfort. Big Ass has reinvented the fan [...]

By |2014-07-23T21:47:35+00:00July 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Ask Oak Electric About Big Ass Residential Ceiling Fans

It’s Always a Good Time to Think About Electrical Safety

May was National Electrical Safety Month. Yes, May has come and gone, but it’s really never too late to review things we can do to use electricity safely in our homes. Oak Electric Service is so focused on safety that we will provide a “Free Safety Inspection” while we are at your home or business [...]

By |2014-06-26T21:11:42+00:00June 26th, 2014|Comments Off on It’s Always a Good Time to Think About Electrical Safety

Electric Vehicles Are Not New to Detroit

On June 25, 1914, the Detroit Taxicab & Transfer Co. launched its first electric vehicle, complete with a nickel-iron battery developed by Thomas Edison. The taxis could be operated for less than 20 cents a mile, with the company charging riders as much as 70 cents for the first mile and 40 cents a mile [...]

By |2014-06-19T21:00:39+00:00June 19th, 2014|Comments Off on Electric Vehicles Are Not New to Detroit

Some Solar Power Facts

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, [...]

By |2014-04-14T20:48:42+00:00April 14th, 2014|Comments Off on Some Solar Power Facts

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

Incandescent Bulbs Phase-out Continues in 2014

In keeping with a law passed by Congress in 2007, tungsten-filament 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs can no longer be manufactured in the U.S. as of January 1, 2014. This follows the already completed phase-out of manufacturing of 100-watt bulbs in 2012 followed by 75-watt bulbs in 2013. This final phase-out will be the [...]

By |2014-03-24T17:02:37+00:00March 24th, 2014|Comments Off on Incandescent Bulbs Phase-out Continues in 2014