Using Solar Panels with Battery Backup

Getting energy from the sun is great under most circumstances. But because most solar systems are “grid tied” these days, people who have solar panels without battery backup are subject to power outages just like everyone else. If you live in an area that experiences frequent power outages but want to keep your connection to [...]

By |2013-08-25T13:46:32+00:00August 25th, 2013|Comments Off on Using Solar Panels with Battery Backup

Tips for Safe, Effective Portable Generator Use

Generator manufacturer Generac has been designing and manufacturing backup power generators for residential, commercial and industrial applications since 1959. Their product line includes rugged, dependable portable generators designed to deliver power wherever you are—from tailgate parties to construction sites. With sizes up to 17500 watts, you can take your power with you wherever you need [...]

By |2013-08-05T22:12:59+00:00August 5th, 2013|Comments Off on Tips for Safe, Effective Portable Generator Use

When it comes to solar energy implementation in Michigan, it has been estimated that less than half of the homes and businesses in Michigan are good sites for solar energy due to shading or roof orientation.  Renters and condo owners do not own property that can be used for solar installations. Also, solar energy systems [...]

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DTE Proposes Lower Monthly Surcharge

In 2009, DTE Energy began collecting surcharges from its business and residential customers to cover the costs associated with meeting the state's renewable energy goals. These goals required Michigan electric utilities to provide 10 percent of their power from renewable resources by 2015. Energy legislation approved in 2008 allows utilities to collect a monthly surcharge [...]

By |2013-07-15T21:06:19+00:00July 15th, 2013|Comments Off on DTE Proposes Lower Monthly Surcharge

Financing Options from Oak Electric

At Oak Electric Services, we are always looking for ways to make our services affordable for our residential and commercial customers. We invite you to check out the numerous financing options we offer—for everything from solar to generator to lighting upgrade projects. For example, Generac generator and SunPower solar system customers can choose financing options [...]

By |2013-06-28T11:40:37+00:00June 28th, 2013|Comments Off on Financing Options from Oak Electric

Benefits of Electrical Thermographic Testing from Oak Electric

Oak Electric now offers thermography testing services that offer many benefits for our commercial customers. Also called infrared inspection, thermography testing can detect poor connections, unbalanced loads, deteriorated insulation, or other potential problems in energized electrical components. As a result, it can help prevent excess power use, increased maintenance costs, or catastrophic equipment failure resulting [...]

By |2013-06-18T23:25:11+00:00June 18th, 2013|Comments Off on Benefits of Electrical Thermographic Testing from Oak Electric

Oak Electric is a Member of Michigan GREEN

As one of southeast Michigan’s leading renewable energy contractors, Oak Electric is proud to be a member of Michigan GREEN—The Michigan Group for a Renewable Energy Efficient Nation. Michigan GREEN is a non-profit group that consists of energy companies and consultants, government agencies, schools, colleges, universities and like-minded individuals that have joined forces to champion [...]

By |2013-06-08T22:32:47+00:00June 8th, 2013|Comments Off on Oak Electric is a Member of Michigan GREEN

See Oak Electric for Commercial and Residential Power Washers

Whether you are washing your driveway at home or prepping for a painting job at work, Oak Electric has the right Generac power washer—compact, affordable, powerful—to get the job done. Residential Power Washers—Get cleaning power, reliability and—above all—ease of use in an affordable, compact power washer you can use to clean everything from patio furniture [...]

By |2013-05-25T19:47:39+00:00May 25th, 2013|0 Comments

Determine the Best Size Generator for Your Home

As the only Premier Generac Dealer in Southeast Michigan, Oak Electric can assist you in choosing the right size Generac generator for your needs and lifestyle. You can begin by envisioning your home without power and determining the things you and your family would miss most during an outage. Next, we can look at systems [...]

By |2013-05-15T17:19:48+00:00May 15th, 2013|0 Comments

Keep Your Family Safe…Use a Licensed Electrician

Oak Electric Service has the combined experience of over 30 years of providing quality electrical service. If you’ve ever contemplated tackling basic electrical tasks yourself, we highly recommend that you use an experienced, licensed electrical contractor. Here are some reasons why. First of all, a licensed electrician knows the laws and regulations and you don’t. [...]

By |2013-05-05T17:31:58+00:00May 5th, 2013|0 Comments