Utility offers business savings

DTE Energy is reaching out to help its natural gas business customers become more energy efficient.

It will provide free programmable thermostats — including installation — to the first 6,000 businesses that contact the company.

The thermostats are available only to the company’s natural gas customers.

“Adjusting temperature settings with a programmable thermostat for just eight hours a day can help businesses save as much as 10 percent on annual heating and cooling bills,” said John Lobbia, DTE Energy marketing program manager.

The thermostat giveaway is part of DTE Energy’s Your Energy Savings initiative, which is designed to help customers
save money and help the environment by using less energy. The program provides incentives that reduce the upfront cost of installing more efficient equipment and make it easier for businesses to invest in
energy efficiency.

Customers interested in participating in the program can call (866) 796-0512 (option 3) or e-mail YourEnergySavings@kema.com