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10-Second Energy-Saving Tips from Consumers Energy

Through DTE and Consumers Energy customers can receive a lot of rebates. However, the changes necessary for these rebates are often large, such as purchasing a new furnace. But you and your family might not need a new heating or cooling system, or you might not be in a situation to purchase one. Even if you can’t take advantage of all of the rebates, there are still some ways to save money. Here are a few of Consumer’s Energy “10-Second Tips” that can help you save without making a huge commitment.

  • Turn on your ceiling fan during winter at a slow speed in the clockwise direction. This pushes warm air away from the ceiling and throughout the room.
  • Install a programmable thermostat.  It can adjust temperatures at odd hours or when you are not home, saving you as much as 20 percent on your heating costs.
  • Find and seal air leaks around your home. Time and weather can dry out and shrink caulking and weatherstripping, so it pays to make sure you have a good seal.
  • Clean your outdoor central air conditioning unit. Leaves and debris can block airflow and make your unit work harder, wasting energy.
  • Clean or replace your furnace’s filter more often. Furnaces use less energy if they “breathe” more easily.

If you are interested in learning more money saving ideas or about these rebates, please contact FLAME!

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