DTE Energy has started offering a new service, YourEnergySavings.com, to its customers in an effort to help increase their energy efficiency. And why would a utility company that makes its money from energy usage do such a thing? It's the world we live in, says Emmett Romine, the manager of DTE's energy optimization program. "The key here is that we recognize the state of the economy in Michigan and our customers' difficult state economically right now, and anything we can do to help them with their bills, their energy costs...is a good thing."
The site has how-to videos, energy savings tips, and information on energy efficiency programs and rebates available to DTE. It has two new videos, one on sealing air leaks and another on installing insulation, that were filmed in Ann Arbor and feature DTE Energy customers.
The site also offers information on compact fluorescent bulbs: how much they'll save you, how to pick the right one for particular fixtures, and where to buy them at discounted prices.
Special for spring, there's info on roof ventilation and air conditioner maintenance, furnace replacement, and landscaping. Plans are to rotate tips according to the season.Source: Emmett Romine, DTE
Writer: Kelli B. Kavanaugh