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Extreme Heat

Beat the heat with these energy saving tips

With hot weather spikes come bill increases. See how you can take action to stay comfortable and keep your energy bills from rising.

3 Factors That Impact Your Summer Bill


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1. The Cost of Upgrading Infrastructure

We want to bring you the most reliable service we possibly can, so we make updates to our natural gas pipelines and work to modernize our electric grid. The cost of these upgrades are included in our supply charges.

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2. Increased Energy Delivery Costs

The cost of delivering electricity and natural gas to you can go up and down. Electricity costs fluctuate, so the rate is set to make sure this cost is covered. For natural gas, you only pay what we pay. There is no markup. But if the cost of natural gas rises, as it has recently, the cost on your bill will rise as well.

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3. Changes in the Weather

As temperatures dip or soar, your heating or cooling equipment will also run more causing your energy costs to rise.

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Quick Tips to Save this Summer


Find Energy Saving Solutions

Small, meaningful changes to how we use energy can make a big impact by saving money. See how you can make these changes with our DIY tips, special rebates and programs and whole home solutions.

Learn How to Save

How to Run Your Appliances Efficiently


Need A Hand Paying Your Energy Bill?


We care about our neighbors and want them to know help is available.

  • If you are having trouble paying your bill, dial 2-1-1 for help. 2-1-1 is a free service that connects people with available resources in their community.

  • We also have a variety of programs and payment arrangements that are available. To learn more, you can visit our Payment Plans & Assistance page.

  • State Emergency Relief (SER) funds are available to provide help right away. This is for income qualified households who have a past due energy bill or shut-off notice. Please visit MI Bridges to apply.

  • Get help for general assistance needs with the Michigan Public Service Commission.

  • Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is providing funds for energy-efficiency focused housing projects. For more information visit: www.Michigan.gov/MI-HOPE.

  • Our Budget Plan also provides a way for customers to pay a consistent monthly bill year-round.

Checklist to Stay Safe in High Heat


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Hydrate early and often

Make sure to hydrate on the days leading up to forecasted hot weather. Ensure you have fresh water by you while working and playing. Avoid drinks with high sugar or caffeine. Not only does hydration help to prevent heat-related illness, it also helps prevent strains and sprains.

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Wear the right clothing

Wear loose-fitting, light-colored, breathable clothing that covers exposed skin.

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Wear sunblock

Apply a high SPF sunblock at least an hour before going out in the sun. Make sure to reapply throughout the day. Pay extra attention to your ears and face.

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Look out for symptoms of heat exhaustion

  • Pale skin and excessive sweating
  • Throbbing headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision

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Be aware of symptoms of heat stroke

  • Dry or red skin
  • Lack of sweating
  • Unconscious or incoherent