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An energy-efficient home requires a whole concept approach. From attic to basement and everything in between, a variety of potential upgrades and improvements can make for cooler summers, warmer winters and more cash in your wallet all year round. Take advantage of available energy efficiency programs in your area and embark on a “less is more” approach to energy. Saving for a rainy day is one saving on energy costs well into the future means you’re going to need a larger piggy bank.
Washington Gas participates in the EmPOWER Maryland initiative- helping residential and commercial customers throughout Maryland to reduce energy use and save money on utility bills.
Washington Gas offers high-efficiency equipment, appliance and tune-up incentives, limited income weatherization programs, behavioral energy programs, customer education and pilot programs. Programs are available to existing residential and business customers, along with new construction incentives for builders and developers.
Washington Gas offers an Online Home Energy Profile to educate customers on how to save energy and money in their homes. Customers can potentially receive a free Energy Conservation Kit, depending on survey responses.
Funded by Washington Gas and Pepco ratepayers, the D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) runs the energy efficiency programs. DCSEU is a helpful resource for everything from choosing money-saving energy conservation tips to scheduling a home energy audit.
For starters, take the home energy walk-through to see exactly where you stand on the energy spectrum and where you can begin saving. This easy-to-use tool addresses every aspect of a home, from windows and insulation to kitchen appliances, hot water heaters, boilers and more.
Once your wish list of improvements is complete, dcseu.com outlines valuable information on implementation. For ENERGY STAR-rated appliances, the website clearly spells out available rebates, buying guides and maintenance tips to ensure optimal performance. For the most savings possible, DCSEU offers home energy audits. Once the audit is complete, take advantage of available incentives when you complete energy efficiency improvements through a qualified “D.C. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR” contractor.