Take the seasonal ups and downs out of your energy bills and
pay the same amount each month. Contact your gas
company to enroll.
Low income households may get assistance with heating or
electric bills during extreme hardship or for emergencies that threaten
health and safety. Call 2-1-1 to learn about other low income energy
An energy bill that is subject to shut-off due to
non-payment may be postponed up to 21 days because of a medical
emergency. Additional extensions may be available. Contact your gas or
company for more information.
For the most fulfilling summer experience, you can reduce your energy
usage, keeping your wallet and your family happy. Energy efficiency
doesn't mean doing less; it means doing as much or more but using less
energy to get it done.
Just in time for summer, learn how you can reduce usage, save on your
energy bills, and relax in comfort while saving money.
Use Energy Efficiently and Save Money - Every electric
and natural gas Michigan utility offers energy
efficiency programs for customers to cut their energy bills. To learn
more about reducing your energy use visit the Energy Savers page linked
Plan Ahead - Many utility companies have Budget
Billing Plans that can spread out your peak energy bills.
Get Protection - Low-income customers and
eligible active duty military personnel may qualify for shut-off
protection through various programs. Contact your utility
for additional information.
Get Educated - MiEnergy and the MPSC issues Consumer
Tips that provide helpful advice for saving money during summer
Be Helpful - Check on vulnerable friends, family
members and neighbors during extreme weather.
Ways to Beat the
plenty of fluids
shades and curtains drawn during the day
- Unplug electronics when not in use
a wet sheet in front of an open window
off the lights
- Embrace air conditioned public spaces
your grill to cook instead of the stove or oven
- Listen to weather alerts
activities during the hottest part of the day
Low-income households can receive free caulking, weather
stripping, insulation, etc. to help conserve energy.
Families of Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel
receive emergency financial assistance to pay electric, oil, gas, oil and
other heating fuels
Review your monthly bills
to confirm actual meter reads, and contact your utility if
your bill is estimated. A high estimated bill could result in
overpayment, while a low estimate may require a large
"catch-up" bill later
Contact your utility company as soon as you know you
will be unable to pay for a bill on time. Do
not wait for a shut-off notice.