Make living indoors comfortable!
Please take a tour of our home to see how natural gas can improve your indoor living.
When we switched to natural gas to heat our home, we considered such products as hydronic boiler systems, heat pumps and direct-vent space heating. All had attractive points. We chose a high-efficiency furnace, which warms our home quickly, is 98-percent efficient and is built to last 20 years.
Our natural gas water tank is heating our water twice as fast as our previous fuel did. And we're saving money with our ENERGY STAR model, which uses 30 percent less fuel. We also considered a tank-less model that would have saved money by heating water only when needed.
Our natural gas dryer not only saves us money, it also is gentle on our clothes. Our dryer essentially dries two loads for the price of one because drying time has been reduced by about 50 percent. And our clothes come out with fewer wrinkles and less static.
Cooking with natural gas
Now we know why so many professional chefs prefer natural gas. Our natural gas range provides even heat distribution and precise temperature controls, and saves time because we don't have to wait for burners to heat up. There are many natural gas cooking appliances to choose from - even indoor grills.
Fireplaces and logs
With its realistic-looking logs, our natural gas fireplace provides the same charm as wood - with a lot less work. We have no ashes to bag, no chimney to clean, and we get our fire instantly using a remote control. We're also considering a free-standing natural gas stove for additional heating.
When we find ourselves in the garage and the weather outside is cold, our infrared natural gas garage heater keeps us comfortable. It conveniently warms us up first before heating the surrounding air. Garage heaters operate cleanly and quietly, with no fan or blower to circulate dust.
Should we lose power, our natural gas generator is a reassuring backup. It costs 30 to 50 percent less to run than generators using other fuels, powers up automatically within a few seconds of an outage, and has a continuous fuel supply; which means we don't have to keep refueling.
Put a glow in living outdoors!
Let us show you the convenience and style of natural gas appliances for your outdoor living and entertainment.
Natural gas grills
Our natural gas grill ensures a great cook-out experience when we have family or friends over. It has a continuous fuel supply - with no tanks to replace or refill. It provides instant start-up and flame controls to make grilling precise, fast and easy. Natural gas grills are built to be used in all seasons.
We don't have to move indoors when the weather turns chilly thanks to our natural gas patio heater. It's easy to use with push-button turn-on and adjustable heat controls. And it's a convenient way to keep family and friends comfortable and warm for up to a 20-foot radius.
One of our favorite gathering places is around our outdoor natural gas fireplace. We appreciate the environmentally-friendly way it provides warmth, comfort, ambience and a touch of class to our backyard. We have no wood or ashes to fuss with, and the easy on and off controls allow us to have our fire instantly.
Almost any time of year, you will find us relaxing around our beautifully-designed natural gas fire pit. It gives us all the enjoyment of an authentic campfire in our own backyard without the inconvenience of hauling wood, feeding the fire or cleaning up ashes afterward.
Pool and spa heaters
It's inexpensive and easy to install natural gas heaters for our pool and spa. Now with the consistently comfortable water temperatures, we have more days each year to use our pool and spa. Plus, the heaters are compact, lightweight, and will last for years.
The beauty of our natural gas lights along our entranceway, also gives us a sense of security, especially during power outages. The lights around our patio provide a welcoming, warm glow without attracting unwelcomed insects. Our hardest decision was picking the style we wanted since there are so many -hanging, tabletop, pathway and pole styles- to choose from.
Natural gas convenience outlets
Installing natural gas convenience outlets around our patio allows us to arrange and add appliances to suit our needs. The outlets make it quick and easy to connect and disconnect our outdoor appliances; like grills, fire pits and patio heaters. And they ensure that we're using our natural gas appliances safely.
Natural gas snow-melting systems
Our driveway is always clear of snow in the winter because of our durable and reliable natural gas snow-melting system. Sensors detect snow on the pavement, and then automatically activate the system to melt the snow using tubing installed below the surface of our driveway. It sure beats shoveling.
If you are a DTE Energy natural gas customer, we're glad you're here. If you're looking to become a customer, we hope to serve you soon.
Choose Natural Gas
When it comes to value, comfort and convenience, natural gas is the smart choice for meeting your home's energy needs.
Natural gas costs two to three times less than other fuel sources. And you can save even more with ENERGY STAR-rated natural gas appliances.
Natural gas is the most environmentally-friendly fossil fuel. It burns cleaner than other fuel sources, with fewer pollutants and no mercury.
With a turn of a knob, natural gas powers many household appliances from hot water heaters and furnaces to clothes dryers, ranges, grills, fireplaces, patio heaters and more.
Ask for Natural Gas
We can verify that natural gas service is in your area. It's as simple as e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 800.533.6220.
Switch to natural gas
Switching to natural gas is easy. And doing so eliminates the worry, and the need to negotiate with propane or heating oil suppliers every time you are running low on fuel. Switch and Save.
Build. Remodel. Upgrade.
If you are building a new home, remodeling an existing one or upgrading from electric to natural gas appliances, check out our Natural Living magazine. Talk to your builder, contractor or local plumber/pipefitter about adding the lines for natural gas appliances.
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Why Natural Gas
For more than 160 years, DTE Energy has maintained a long history of providing Michigan residents with safe, dependable and efficient natural gas service.
Natural gas has been a safe, efficient and cost-effective technology for lighting, cooking and heating since the 19th century.
Processing, delivery and storage
Natural gas is there when you need it thanks to a vast underground network of pipes that ensure a continuous supply of natural gas to your home or business.
About 85 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S. is produced in our country, with most of the rest coming from Canada. And both countries have abundant supplies of natural gas that will last for years to come.