Energy Tips

  • Save Money and Help the Environment this April

    04/03/2019

    Did you know that you can celebrate Earth Month and Financial Literacy Month this April by simply reducing your energy usage? By making your home more energy-efficient, you can help your wallet and …
  • Debunking 5 Common Myths About Home Energy Efficiency

    02/18/2019

    Myth #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. …

  • Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist to Save Energy

    11/12/2018

    There 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

    11/05/2018

    The DCSEU partnered with the Institute for Market Transformation to create this guide to simple, energy-saving solutions in your space. 

  • 5 Ways to Warm Up to Water Heater Savings

    09/17/2018

    Water heaters are the second highest source of energy usage in the home, typically accounting for about 18% of your utility bill after heating and cooling. These 5 tips can help you save energy - and …
  • Take A Vacation From Your Energy Bills

    07/25/2018

    Give your water heater a vacation, too.

    Water heating can account for 14-18% of your home's energy use. Set your water heater to "low" or to "vacation mode".

    Put "energy vampires" to rest. …

  • 5 Energy-Saving Tips for a Rainy Day

    07/23/2018

    Take advantage of cloudy weather.

    With less sunlight pouring through your windows, it's easier to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Set your air conditioner to an efficient 78 degrees …

  • 5 Ways to Save Energy When A/C Is A Must

    07/02/2018

    Keep your cool.

    If you're using a window or room air conditioning unit, make sure that the unit itself is properly insulated. If you are working or relaxing in one spot, close all doors and openings …

  • 7 Ways to Green Your Laundry

    06/25/2018

    Laundry may be unavoidable, but why not save energy and money while you do it? Here's how to develop a laundry routine that's better for you and better for the planet:

    1. Use the right detergent.  …

  • The Cool Choice for Room A/C

    06/18/2018

    With the weather warming up, make the cool choice of a new ENERGY STAR certified room or window air conditioner. Explore ways to optimize your room air conditioner to save energy and keep you …