With the cold months arriving, remember the following tips & tricks to help keep your DTE bill down:
- Turn down (not off) the heat when you leave the apartment (your thermostat has programmable features that can be customized to fit your schedule).
- Turn off all your lights when you leave the apartment and unplug electronics and chargers when not in use – a task made easier by using multiple-outlet strips, which can turn everything off with the flip of a switch.
- Bundle up with warm accessories – instead of turning the heat up, put on a cozy winter sweater and warm socks. Keep throw blankets on your sofa and add an area rug to insulate the floor.
- Consider getting a humidifier to add moisture to the air. Moist air feels warmer and holds heat better, so a humidifier can help you feel comfortable when your thermostat is set at a lower temperature.
Download the DTE Energy Insight App to better understand how and when you use energy.