Energy Tip 29
Energy Optimization programs offer money saving rebates and offers for your home. Find out more!
Energy Tip 28
Install an air-source heat pump to save money on your heating costs and receive a $250 rebate.
Energy Tip 27
Geothermal heating and cooling is energy efficient. Receive a rebate and efficient electric heat rate when you switch.
Energy Tip 26
Switch to a high-efficiency geothermal system or air-source heat pump and save 3 cents per kWh on your electric bill with our Efficient Electric Heat rate for qualified members.
Energy Tip 24
Take our online energy audit and receive a free energy kit.
Energy Tip 23
Get rid of your old fridge or freezer and receive a $50 rebate. Free pickup and removal! Visit www.michigan-energy.org or call 1-877-296-4319.
Energy Tip 21
When purchasing new equipment or appliances for your home, look for the ENERGY STAR label.
Energy Tip 20
Turn lights off as you leave a room, especially in summer. Lights add a lot of heat to the room.
Energy Tip 19
Seal air leaks around doors and windows to save energy. Use caulk and weather-stripping.
Energy Tip 18
Plant shade trees. Outside shade can reduce air conditioning costs 30%. Shade on the east and west is most important.
Energy Tip 17
When weather is mild, use fans instead of the air conditioner. Your central air conditioner will use about 100 times more energy than a fan at medium speed.
Energy Tip 16
Don’t choose a lower air conditioning temperature when you first turn it on. It won’t cool faster – whenever it’s running it’s cooling as fast as it can.
Energy Tip 15
Set the air conditioning thermostat at 78 degrees or higher. Raise it a few degrees higher when away during the day.
Energy Tip 14
Turn lights off when you leave a room. Change your light bulbs to LEDs to save money. Get instant in-store savings on LEDS at participating retailers through Energy Optimization.
Energy Tip 13
Make sure the insulation in your attic, ceilings, exterior walls, floors and crawl space meet energy-saving standards. Icicles on your roof are a sign of poor attic insulation.
Energy Tip 12
Set ceiling fans to turn clockwise in winter and counter clockwise in summer for best results.
Energy Tip 11
Open your south-facing curtains during the day in winter to allow sunlight to warm the room. Close them during the day in summer.
Energy Tip 10
Clean heat registers and make sure they’re not blocked by furniture, drapes or other items. This will allow for proper airflow.
Energy Tip 9
Maintain your heating equipment by having an annual furnace check-up. Change your air filter on a regular basis to increase efficiency.
Energy Tip 8
Seal air leaks around windows and door frames with caulk or weather stripping. This is one of the most cost-effective ways to save energy.