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Reduce spending on electricity, Electricity costs are increasing so electricity-reducing products are becoming more important.

DTE has a website for customers to purchase energy and water-saving products at a discount.  So, you can save money on products that save you money!

The offers are valid for DTE residential customers purchasing through the DTE Marketplace.  Residential customers include both renters and homeowners.  Energy-saving products are available for purchase at this site:



This Electric Essentials bundle with a retail price of $104.84 was only $15!  It included:

  • Two LED night lights that consume only 0.3 Watts
  • One Trickle Star Advanced Power strip
  • Four 9-watt LED bulbs 800 Lumens equivalent to 60W
  • Four 11-watt LED bulbs 1100 Lumens equivalent to 75W
  • 4=Four 15-watt LED bulbs 1600 Lumens equivalent to 100W

Did you know that if your TV, computer, and other appliances are plugged in, they are quietly draining electricity – all day, every day – even when they are turned off?  According to this energy.gov article, this standby power consumption can cost $100 per year.  This NRDC, National Resources Defense Council, article found that “always-on” electricity use by inactive devices represents on average nearly 23 percent of northern California household electricity consumption.  So, you can save money by using the Advanced Power strip for your:

  • TV with accessories like DVR, cable box, sound bar, Apple TV, game console, etc.
  • your computer with accessories like a monitor, printer, speakers, etc.

The DTE marketplace also has discounts on:

  • nest and ecobee thermostats
  • a ton of LED light bulbs at a huge discount
  • weather strip and pipe insulation
  • water saving shower heads and faucet aerators
  • air purifiers

In Detroit, our local DTE recently implemented “time of day” rates.  The peak hour rates are from 3 PM to 7 PM Monday to Friday.  From October through May, they upcharge 8.4% during the peak hour rates.  In the summer, from June through September, they upcharge 36%.  You could be paying 36% more for the standby power of your TV and accessories when you are not even home! Reduce spending on electricity.  Buy and install these energy saving products.

If you are not a DTE customer, check with your electricity provider, they may have a similar program.


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