Energy Update - 12/06/2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Tips to Save On Your Energy Bill This Winter
Editor's Note
•  Prices Retreat on Warm Forecasts
Weather
•  Washington, D.C. Area Cooling/Heating Degree Days

 

Tips to Save On Your Energy Bill This Winter

As we enter the colder months, you can perform these effective and simple tasks around the house to stay safe and comfortable, while continuing to manage energy costs.

  1. Get a utility checkup. Energy audits/checkups are can help identify issues that can affect your energy usage, such as leaky faucets, gaps and cracks, inefficient light bulbs, and older shower heads.
  2. Turn off phantom energy users.  Unplug anything with a digital display or cluster like items (such as a scanner, printer, and paper shredder) on a power strip that you can turn off and on as needed. These items use a significant amount of energy, even when it’s not operating.
  3. Seal any gaps. Tiny cracks and gaps in a typical home can cause the same loss of energy and comfort as leaving a window open year-round. Use caulk or weatherstripping around doors and window frames. Check for gaps where pipes enter your home, and seal them with expanding foam insulation.

To learn how you can save with WGL Energy this winter season visit https://promo.wglenergy.com/gogreen/ or call 1-833-61-GREEN (1-833-614-7336) to speak with one of our energy experts.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/home/2021/11/16/tips-save-money-heating-bills/