Community Solar Can Advance Social Equity and Energy Security for All
By Mackenzie Swartz, Solar Intern for the DCSEU
I believe community solar investment has the potential to create cost savings that reduce these financial stresses and channel wealth into the …
Tips to Manage High Humidity in Your Home
07/08/2019During the summer months, DC’s high humidity can make being outside unbearable. Not only is It uncomfortable, it may cause health issues such as fatigue, muscle cramps, hyperthermia, and could even …
Tips to Prevent You from Sweating Over Your Utility Bills this Summer
06/12/2019Because the temperature is really starting to heat up in DC, you might see your utility bills go up with it. Here are some tips to help you save energy and money as you use air conditioning more …
Going on a trip this summer? Switch to a smart thermostat
06/05/2019The weather in DC is warming up and schools are almost out for the summer. You know what that means—it’s almost time for your annual family vacation or maybe that beach trip. However, before you get …
Debunking 5 Common Myths About Home Energy Efficiency
02/18/2019Myth #1: Replacing windows and doors is the best way to save energy.
If you have functional windows, it makes more financial sense to improve them than to replace them with energy-efficient windows. …
The Easier Way to Replace Your Heating Equipment
01/14/2019The DCSEU no longer requires that you work with a DCSEU Participating Contractor to be eligible for rebates on qualified heating, water heating, and air conditioning equipment. Follow the steps below …
How to Shop for the Energy Savvy This Holiday Season
11/19/2018For the gamer.
Electronics (like video game consoles) can hike up your monthly utility bill when they’re plugged in and not being used, called vampire power. Advanced power strips like this one …
Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist to Save Energy
11/12/2018There are 6 easy things you can do now to stay comfortable this winter:
Make exterior repairs. Check for signs of damage to your roof, siding, and foundation. If you spot anything that needs repair, …
7 Easy Steps to an Energy-Efficient Apartment
11/05/2018The DCSEU partnered with the Institute for Market Transformation to create this guide to simple, energy-saving solutions in your space.
Refreshing the District, One Community At A Time
10/15/2018In early October, the DCSEU kicked off its latest community-focused endeavor to create healthier, more efficient neighborhoods across the District. The DCSEU launched the Refresh the District …