What's So Great About Natural Gas



See How this Property Increased its Value by $7 Million
Residents prefer natural gas because it improves the quality of their home life in a variety of ways. Those customer-serving benefits enhance your property’s overall value by increasing revenue potential and lowering long-term maintenance costs. 

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Natural Gas Appliances Increased Property Values by $687,300
Properties with natural gas have lower operating costs, which means there can be a higher allocation of an occupant’s budget for rent. Properties with natural gas are also viewed as more premium dwellings than those without it, which can help command higher prices. 

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Lower Operating Costs
Natural gas costs $700 less per year than electricity on average for residents. Natural gas-powered appliances are more efficient and cheaper to operate. 

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Learn why 80% of Tenants Prefer Living with Natural Gas
Residents love cooking with natural gas stoves compared to electric stoves, because it allows for quicker, more precise temperatures, control and even heat. They also offer large cost savings to property owners as well. Natural gas stoves last six-years-longer than electric stoves on average. 

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Supply & Delivery
There is a clean, abundant supply of natural gas available to Michigan properties. Delivery is safe and reliable. 



Energy-efficiency Programs Reduced Emissions by 50% per household
The environmental benefits of natural gas mean a lot to residents. For example, natural gas offers reduced carbon dioxide emissions – as much as 20 MMT (million metric tons) annually nationwide, which is equivalent to driving 49,020 miles less per year for one driver. This is a big factor in attracting residents – especially younger tenants. 

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How Safe is Natural Gas?

Safety is Our Highest Priority
At DTE Energy, safety is our number one priority in everything we do. As a member of the American Gas Association (AGA), we work together with other AGA member companies to identify and share best practices to help ensure safety and reliability for all of our customers. 

New Safety Technology Options


Excess Flow Valve
Installed on the service line as near as possible to the connection at the gas main. If there is accidental damage to the service line, an Excess Flow Valve is installed an extra safety measure to reduce or stop the flow of natural gas. 

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Meter Technology
DTE Energy will implement our latest meter technology to assist with inspection and safety.

  • Meter location and access so DTE can properly read meter
  • Best options to have one meter /unit
  • Smart meter technology 
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Getting Started

Start planning your next project. Contact DTE Energy today!

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