Manage your energy use and stay safe this winter.

DTE Energy can help you stay comfortable with affordable natural gas.

Before the chill of a Michigan winter sets in, DTE Energy is hard at work ensuring that you can stay warm without busting the budget. Throughout the summer, DTE is buying and storing natural gas at cheaper prices so you don’t pay high winter prices.

Here are some things you can do to keep your bill low and your home safe this winter. See more energy savings tips here.

Programmable Thermostat
Install a programmable thermostat and set it at 68 degrees Fahrenheit or lower - the recommended setting for winter. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs.
Lowering Your Temperature Setting
Dress appropriately for the weather and on cold winter nights, put an extra blanket on the bed and lower your thermostat another degree or two to save even more.
Change Filter
Check your furnace filter every month, especially during heavy use months in the winter. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months.
Sealing Air Leaks
Check your ductwork for air leaks, especially at joints. Seal off air leaks with foil faced tape rather than duct tape.
Keep Your Meter Clear
Snow and ice collecting around your natural gas meter may interfere with its operation, resulting in damage and potentially causing a safety hazard.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness
Make sure your home is using natural gas properly, and not emitting carbon monoxide, especially in the winter when you run your furnace.

Natural Gas Choice

Understand who your natural gas provider is and how that impacts your bill. Know your provider, know your rights and know how to compare providers to keep your rates affordable.

You have a choice when it comes to your natural gas supplier in Michigan. Learn more about natural Gas Customer Choice and compare costs using Michigan Public Service Commission’s tool.

Manage Your Energy Use

As the temperature drops, your bill can rise. Pick up some tips on how to manage winter energy usage.

Payment Options

DTE Energy knows that sometimes, circumstances can make paying your bill a challenge. If saving energy isn’t enough to help manage your bill, we offer several options to help make energy affordable.

Payment Assistance
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Payment Options
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Pricing

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