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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

Carbon Monoxide and Portable Generator Use

If you have a home or small business portable generator, a primary hazard to avoid when using it is carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless and poisonous gas that weakens the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to organs and body tissues. People often don’t know [...]

By |2014-03-09T15:22:19+00:00March 9th, 2014|Comments Off on Carbon Monoxide and Portable Generator Use

Safety Tips for DIY Home Electrical Projects

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) recommends that you always contact a qualified, licensed electrician to perform any electrical work in your home. It’s critical to recognize and distinguish between those repairs that you are qualified to undertake and those that only a professional electrician should handle. If you decide to undertake even a simple [...]

By |2014-02-23T16:30:36+00:00February 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Safety Tips for DIY Home Electrical Projects

Tips When Shopping for a Solar Panel Provider

If you’ve been thinking about buying a solar electric system for your home or business, the solar power specialists at Oak Electric Service are happy to answer your questions, including inquiries about financing for solar installations. Oak Electric is one of southeast Michigan’s leading solar panel system installers. Solar electric systems, also called photovoltaic or [...]

By |2014-02-16T16:21:52+00:00February 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Tips When Shopping for a Solar Panel Provider

What You Need to Know About Your Generator

Okay, you’ve got your standby generator installed and up and running. To keep your peace of mind intact over time, there are a few things you should know about living with your generator. As with any major appliance, simple maintenance is required. All generators require periodic oil and filter changes to ensure maximum performance for [...]

By |2014-02-09T14:47:34+00:00February 9th, 2014|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Your Generator

Michigan’s Utilities are Meeting Renewable Energy Goals

In 2008, Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed into law comprehensive energy reforms. In addition to removing barriers to investing in environmentally friendly, new baseload generation needed by the state, the new law established Michigan’s first Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The RPS requires 10 percent of the state’s electricity supply to come from renewable sources by 2015. [...]

By |2014-01-09T17:45:53+00:00January 9th, 2014|Comments Off on Michigan’s Utilities are Meeting Renewable Energy Goals

The Benefits of Indoor Generators

Indoor generators are backup or uninterruptible power supply systems designed specifically for indoor use during power outages. They utilize battery-produced alternating current to instantly back up essential electric appliances in the event of the loss of grid power. Oak Electric is a supplier of The Indoor Generator™, ideal for powering critical appliances or systems in [...]

By |2013-12-09T15:44:11+00:00December 9th, 2013|Comments Off on The Benefits of Indoor Generators

Kitchen Safety at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up fast and Oak Electric Service would like to take a moment to thank all of our loyal customers for your patronage over the years. Many of us will be spending more time in the kitchen preparing a great holiday feast for family and friends. But did you know that Thanksgiving is [...]

By |2013-11-23T14:14:11+00:00November 23rd, 2013|Comments Off on Kitchen Safety at Thanksgiving

Energy Theft

From trash-lined alleys in Detroit to upscale West Bloomfield Township to the Upper Peninsula, energy theft is on the rise. More than $100 million worth of electrical power and natural gas is stolen each year, according to DTE Energy. The culprits are state property owners and landlords, and residents who just can’t pay their bills. [...]

By |2013-10-23T17:44:19+00:00October 23rd, 2013|Comments Off on Energy Theft

A Bit of “Electric” History

For hundreds of years electricity has fascinated many scientists. Around 600 B.C., Greek philosophers discovered that by rubbing amber against a cloth, lightweight objects would stick to it, in the same way that rubbing a balloon on a cloth makes the balloon stick to other objects. In 1600, William Gilbert, an English physician, physicist and [...]

By |2013-10-13T17:11:46+00:00October 13th, 2013|Comments Off on A Bit of “Electric” History