Small, meaningful changes to how we use energy can make a big impact by saving money, helping to preserve Michigan’s natural beauty and improving energy reliability. On this page, you’ll find:
DIY Ways to Save
Some household items are not efficient and some drain away energy even when they aren’t in use, which means you spend more on your energy bill. Our online store offers energy saving products you can use to slay the energy vampires in your home.
Save Energy at Home With These Helpful Tips
Changing to LED bulbs means reducing energy use by 90%.
Using smart power strips can help stop energy vampires.
A 10-minute shower with a low-flow showerhead rather than a full bath can save more than five gallons of water.
Your old refrigerator or freezer uses more energy than newer models. When you replace it, we will pick it up and give you $50.
Change your furnace air filter before the start of heating season to protect your furnace and enhance air quality.
Hot water heating accounts for about 90% of the energy your washing machine uses! Switch to cold water whenever possible.
Easy Steps to Start Saving
Smart thermostats can lower your energy use for you, and that means savings on your bill. During colder months, if you set your thermostat to lower by 8 degrees Fahrenheit when away or asleep, you save around $180 a year!
Need a smart thermostat? We have great deals in our online store.
Your AC unit is one of the biggest users of electricity in your home – and when you use it can make a difference on your summer energy bills. Precool your home in the morning by running your AC before it gets too hot outside. Your AC won’t have to work as hard and you can get your home to a comfortable temperature before electricity prices rise in the afternoon. Then, from 2 to 7 p.m. simply turn your thermostat up a few degrees. Your house should stay cool and you’ll save some money. If you don’t want to put in the work yourself, our Smart Thermostat Program can precool for you.
Do you want to become more efficient, but don’t know where to start? Make an appointment for a free Home Energy Analysis. Our energy analyst will provide recommendations for your next steps, and even provide free energy saving items.
Upgrading your appliances is a great way to reduce your energy use. To help, we offer rebates on efficient refrigerators, televisions, washers and more.
Save More With Whole Home Solutions
Are you ready to do more? Making energy efficient upgrades to your home can save energy year after year. And when you work with one of our participating contractors, we offer rebates to help offset the upfront costs of installing new windows, insulation, HVAC systems, electric vehicle chargers and more!
With our Clean Energy Plan, we are committed to protect our beautiful state and create a brighter energy future. But that future is powered by all of us. You can join us to keep Michigan’s energy clean, reliable and affordable for years to come.View Our Clean Energy Plan
Source: EnergyStar.gov and Energy.gov