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Tips to stay energy efficient

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If you're having a hard time keeping up with your energy bill, here are some tips to help lower the cost.

Both Consumers Energy and DTE Energy have budget programs.

Enrollment is free and you can do it at any time. It will give you a more consistent payment throughout the year.

A couple of simple tips for home heating. Close your attic, basement, garage and exterior doors.

If you have ceiling fans, set them at slow speed to push warm air away from the ceiling.

Even an extra blanket at night can help you keep from running the furnace too much.

If you're already too far behind and have received a shut-off notice. There are few places that can help you if you qualify.

The United Way and Salvation Army both have assistance programs. And there's a new program directly from Consumers called the Care Program that many people can sign up for by February 1.

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