Natural Gas Ideal Energy Home

Natural gas is the perfect way to improve your home, inside and out. The Ideal Energy Home shows you all the ways DTE Energy can help you conserve resources and money, all while increasing comfort and convenience. Click the image to explore natural gas ideas for your home or download The Ideal Energy Home brochure.

Natural Gas Home

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Home Heating
Natural gas is the preferred method for heating homes because it provides warmer air and heats a home faster than other fuel sources. More homeowners are asking for high-efficiency or condensing natural gas furnaces, which can help keep a home comfortably warm when the weather turns cold — and help to reduce energy bills.

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Clothes Drying
Typically, when in use, a clothes dryer is one of the highest energy users in a home. A high-efficiency natural gas dryer offers faster drying times, requires less money to operate, and is gentler on clothes than its electric counterpart.

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Water Heating
The most common type of hot water heater is the conventional tank system, which stores and heats water until needed. Natural gas-fired tank water heaters are more energy efficient and use less water than their electric counterparts. Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient and can save an average household hundreds of dollars per year on energy bills.

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Cooking
When it comes to cooking, nine out of 10 professional chefs prefer using natural gas. Homeowners too, find that natural gas ranges and ovens provide for a superior cooking experience, with 75 percent preferring natural gas for cooking.

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Power Back-Up System
A natural gas backup generator offers peace of mind in the event of power outages. A generator powered by natural gas makes even more sense because it uses a continuous supply of fuel carried by a reliable underground distribution system that usually is unaffected by acts of nature.

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Grilling
With an indoor natural gas grill, homeowners can bring the outdoor grilling experience inside, where it can be enjoyed year-round. Outdoor grills have instant startup and flame controls to make grilling fast and easy.

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Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting powered by natural gas can deliver both charm and security. With their flickering, soft glow, natural gas lights can create a warm and welcoming ambience. They also can duplicate the brilliance of electric lighting to illuminate your outdoor living space, yard or driveway.

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Pool/Spa Heating
Natural gas pool or spa heaters can bring outdoor pools or hot tubs up to the desired temperature more quickly and cost efficiently than most other heating options. They also are more reliable, require less maintenance and have longer life cycles. Enjoy an extended season in the pool or spa when you own a natural gas heater.

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Heated Driveway
You won’t need your snow blower or shovel to clear your driveway or sidewalk of snow and ice when you have a natural gas snow-melting system. Employing the same radiant heat technology that can warm floors in a home, a snow-melting system below a driveway or sidewalk safely clears snow and ice.

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Fireplace
Natural gas fireplaces are a worthwhile addition to any home. They are convenient and clean, create ambience in most rooms, and come in a wide variety of styles to compliment any decor. They can also help keep you warm during power outages. Add value to your home with a natural gas fireplace.

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