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As of: 11:23 AM, 9/22/21

Extreme Heat

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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.

Hot Weather and Your Energy Bill


Heat Wave is Hitting Michigan

High temperatures are forecasted to stay in the high 80s to 90s in much of the state.

Save Energy & Money Now

Scroll down to learn steps you can take to stay cool and lower your energy use.

Jackson, MI

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50°

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12mph

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89%

Quick Tips to Save this Summer


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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 -- 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 by calling 800-477-5050 or by visiting ConsumersEnergy.com/assistance.
  • State Emergency Relief (SER) funds are available to provide immediate help for income qualified households who have a past due energy bill or shut-off notice. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has relaxed requirements for SER. The relaxed requirements allow for faster processing of emergency requests and easier access to benefits. Please visit Michigan.gov/mibridges to apply.
  • 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

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

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Wear appropriate clothing

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

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Wear sunblock

Apply a higher SPF sunblock at least an hour before going out in the sun, and 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