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Get Your Home Ready for Winter

11/1/2016

 

WGL volunteers are getting ready for the company’s fourth annual Day of Weatherization event, which will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

WGL's Day of Weatherization prepares homes of low-income and elderly residents for winter. Hundreds of employees, including company leadership, annually volunteer to weatherize scores of Washington, D.C., area homes. To date, more than 580 homes have received assistance from WGL during the annual event.

The Day of Weatherization is a company-wide event, with volunteers participating from Washington Gas, WGL Energy (WGL Energy Services and WGL Energy Systems), Hampshire Gas and WGL Midstream. It is also WGL's largest annual single-day employee volunteer event.

During the event, volunteers will perform simple home improvement tasks to help homeowners manage energy costs and to stay safe, warm and dry when winter weather arrives.

 

WGL volunteer replaces a furnace filter

 

Get your home ready for winter, reduce energy consumption and manage your home energy costs with these simple tips:

• Change furnace/air filters once per month
• Caulk around doors and windows
• Install weather strips on doors
• Cover drafty windows with heavy-duty, clear plastic
• Install foam gaskets behind outlet and switch plates

 

For updates on the day’s activities, follow the conversation on Twitter @wglenergy or @WGLanswers, under #DayofWeatherization and #EnergyAnswers.

 

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