Ask The Experts
Last month, we crowdsourced questions about reducing energy use and sent them to our resident experts. Leaders from Reduce Energy Use DC's founding organizations District Department of Energy and Environment, Pepco, and DC Sustainable Energy Utility have gotten back with all of your answers! Check out the videos below to find out more:
How can you set your thermostat to save energy in the summer?
Lolita of the District Department of Energy & Environment answers common questions about temperature control - and what to do with your thermostat to save energy and money!
What can someone who's 60 or older do to reduce their energy use and save money?
Donna of Pepco has answers about what seniors can do to reduce their energy use and save money, and also shares what discount programs are available. Thanks to AARP for some of these simple tips!
What's the best light bulb to use in order to save energy?
Ted of the DC Sustainable Energy Utility responds to questions about lighting your home efficiently and what the best type of light bulb is to use that will save energy and money!
Is there a time of day that's cheaper to run heavy appliances?
Chris of Pepco answers a common question asked by DC residents - is there a time of day that's cheaper to run heavy appliances?
Should I hand wash or use my dishwasher to reduce my monthly bill?
Lolita of the District Department of Energy & Environment answers one of the most frequent questions about the dishwasher.
Which appliances in the home use the most energy?
Ted of the DC Sustainable Energy Utility answers questions about electronics and appliances.