Energy Tips

  • Tips to Manage High Humidity in Your Home


    During 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 …
  • Going on a trip this summer? Switch to a smart thermostat


    The 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 …
  • Save Money and Help the Environment this April


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 …