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Drafty windows and water-wasting faucets could be costing you more money than you think. Fortunately, there are easy do-it-yourself (DIY) weatherization projects to boost your home’s energy efficiency and make it ready for all seasons. Our Maryland and Virginia Washington Gas customers may qualify for a FREE Home Energy Conservation Kit from Washington Gas. It’s a great way to start your home weatherization journey.
Your kit will help you save energy and money without sacrificing comfort. It includes:
Hot water pipe insulation
Insulating your water pipes reduces heat loss and keeps water warmer as it travels from your water heater to your faucets and showerheads. That means you won’t have to wait as long for hot water when you turn on a faucet or shower. You’ll use less water and energy for heating, which means lower utility bills.
Faucet aerators reduce the amount of water you use without sacrificing water pressure. You save energy, too, because the less water you use, the less water you need to heat. Plus, they’re easy to install.
Switch and outlet sealing gaskets
Air that escapes from behind your switches and outlets contributes to your home’s heat loss. Switch and outlet gaskets keep heat—and money—from leaking out.
Spray foam sealant
Spray insulating foam is a quick and easy way to seal cracks, gaps and holes around windows, doors, pipes, vents, outlets, foundations and crawl spaces. It keeps heat in and cold air, moisture and insects out.
Squeeze tube caulk
Give your windows and doors an extra-tight seal with premium caulk. Formulated for indoor and outdoor use, this multipurpose sealant stops drafts and increases the comfort of your home.
Weatherstripping is one of the easiest ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. The peel-and-stick adhesive backing makes it a quick fix for drafty windows, doors, air conditioners, attic hatches and more.
Single-flange door sweep
Closing a door may not be enough to keep out air, light and pests. A door sweep screws onto the bottom of exterior doors for an extra layer of protection. Our kit includes a quality aluminum door sweep with a vinyl sealing fin that’s easy to install with no caulking needed.
Optimize your water flow and reduce water consumption with a 1.5 gallon-per-minute showerhead. Three settings (gentle needle, forceful massage and combination) allow you to customize your comfort, regardless of water pressure. Durable and maintenance free, the three-spray showerhead is designed to work in any home, even those with wells or septic tanks.
Complete an online home energy assessment today
Discover your home’s energy profile with the Washington Gas online Home Energy Assessment. It takes about five minutes and you’ll:
- Receive personalized usage breakdowns for your home
- Learn how much you spend on heating, cooling, laundry and more
- Find ways to make your home more efficient and reduce energy costs
If you qualify, you’ll receive a free Home Energy Conservation Kit with the products listed above. You must be a Washington Gas customer and have not received a Washington Gas Home Energy Conservation Kit in the past three years. One kit per household while supplies last.