I don’t like winter. There are a lot of reasons why, but one of the big ones is that heating and electricity bills go WAY up in those short, cold days. But for all you district residents, the District Department of Energy is trying to help. If you are a low-income resident, you can apply for a discount on your Washington Gas bill, get your old appliances replaced with Energy Star ones, and get weatherization assistance.
Their site, green.dc.gov, is helpful for everyone, though. Check out their strategies for saving energy and money, get your home audited to see how much energy you’re wasting, and calculate your greenhouse gas emissions. Now is the time to jump on this stuff, before you’re freezing your buns off AND wasting money.