New Life for an Old Home

Thanks to the DCSEU, this Capitol Hill homeowner is living in a more comfortable home year-round.

There has been a dramatic reduction in my energy bills…a 34% reduction since February 2011.

Shirley Schwarz

When Shirley Schwarz was faced with the task of weatherizing her drafty home built in 1913, she wasn’t sure she had the funds to accomplish everything that needed to be done. When she found out about forgivable Federal Home Loan Bank loans available for DCSEU home energy upgrades, she jumped at the opportunity. Working with a DCSEU Participating Contractor, Ms. Schwarz was able to add insulation to her home’s attic, creating a much more comfortable home and reducing her energy bills for years to come.