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Day of Weatherization Prepares Homes Across the Region for Winter

Day of Weatherization

WGL’s annual Day of Weatherization brought energy efficient solutions to hundreds of local residents who might otherwise have difficulty staying warm this winter.

Throughout the day on November 3, more than 200 WGL employee volunteers, along with their families and friends, joined together to weatherize 100 homes across the region and install solar panels.

"At WGL, giving back to the communities we serve is a core value and we’re excited to help neighbors, friends and families across the region with resources to prepare their homes and lower their energy bills as we brace for colder temperatures and wintry conditions,” said Adrian Chapman, President and Chief Executive Officer of WGL and Washington Gas. “We have been proud to call the D.C.-area home for 170 years and applaud the ongoing commitment of our employees who come together as a team to improve the lives of local residents.”

What does it mean to weatherize?

During the day, volunteers assisted families by taking the simple steps of low-cost upgrades, including:

  • Replacing or installing caulking on windows and doors
  • Installing plastic film on windows
  • Replacing furnace filters
  • Installing faucet aerators that reduce the amount of hot water used
  • Providing weather stripping
For the fourth year in a row, WGL also partnered with GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic, a D.C.-based non-profit that provides solar power in underserved communities. Groups of volunteers from both companies installed roof top solar arrays at two homes in Northwest D.C. Expanding the use of solar as an energy source supports the program’s mission to help reduce energy bills and increase energy efficiency in diverse ways.

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