Saving money and lowering your utility bills is something we can all agree
on. After all having a bit more at the end of each month does add up.
Recently I was made aware of a homeowner on Capitol Hill who was ready to
make the plunge and start an energy retrofit of her home. Several
contractors came through to discuss approaches and costs involved with
taking on such a project with a â€œ1900â€³ style Capitol Hill row home. As a
Realtor I see lots of old homes across DC and I see many that leave you
wondering just how much conditioned air actually stays inside the home.
So the home owner, Marilyn, contracted with Energy Resource Management (ERM) to start a complete energy review of the home and compile a list of cost effective improvements to proceed with. The first stepÂ—tightening up the home to maintain inside air temps resulted in her Pepco bill being reduced by 40%, even before mini split heating and cooling, and energy-efficient appliances, replaced the old systems.
If youâ€™d like to see what Marilyn did, the house is open from noon to 3 this
Saturday (September 24) and again on October 8 and 22.
You can registerÂ online for a tour HERE. The tour is atÂ #9 A&B 8th St. SE (Washington DC)
p.s. Be sure to check out her new kitchen and energy gadgets while youâ€™re