Volume 18, Issue 10 | December 20, 2021

Stay Warm and Save This Winter

It can be very tempting to frequently turn on the heat in your home during the winter season. However, there are some things you can do to minimize usage. Utilizing these methods will help you save while also improving the warmth of your home.

  1. Clear heat vents, registers, and radiators. Move furniture, curtains, and other items away from these objects to ensure the heat can effectively circulate throughout your home.
  2. Do something active. Partaking in activities at home such as cleaning or exercising can help you generate body heat. Consider setting a reminder to get up and move often, so your body does not become so cold and stiff that you don’t feel like being active.
  3. Reverse the ceiling fan. Running your ceiling fan at a low speed in a clockwise direction will help to push the warm air that rises toward the ceiling back down toward floor level.

To learn how you save with WGL Energy visithttps://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.thespruce.com/ways-to-keep-warm-without-turning-up-the-heat-1388206


Editor's Note

Markets Calm Before the Holidays

Week in review for December 12 18, 2021

Thursday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that working gas in storage as of Friday December 10, 2021, was 3,417 Bcf. This was a decrease of 88 Bcf from the previous week, slightly less than market expectations. Inventories are now 326 Bcf lower than this time last year, and 64 Bcf below the 5-year average.  

For the second week in a row the market was relatively calm, for the week ending 12/16/2021, the 12-month NYMEX natural gas strip (Jan-Dec 2022) was down 1.9% and the PJM Western Hub ATC (7X24) 12-month strip was up 2.8%. Looking ahead, 2023-2025 continue to trade at a discount to 2022.


Weather

Washington, D.C. Area Cooling/Heating Degree Days

  

 

May-21

June-21

July-21

Aug-21

Sep-21

Oct-21 

Normal 

156

351

522

445

255

55

 Actual

119

348

192

492

241

92

Departure from Normal 

24%
Cooler

1%
Cooler

6%
Cooler

11%
Warmer

6%
Cooler

69%
Warmer

Cooling degree day (CDD) data is for the Washington, D.C. area and is calculated by comparing the day’s average temperature to a 65-degree baseline. If the day’s average temperature is below 65, there are no cooling degree days that day. If the day’s average temperature is greater than 65 degrees, then subtract 65 from the average temperature to find the number of cooling degree days.

*Heating degree day (HDD) data is for the Washington, D.C. area and is calculated by comparing the day’s average temperature to a 65 degree baseline. If the day’s average temperature is above 65, there are no heating degree days that day. If the day’s average temperature is less than 65 degrees, then subtract that average temperature from 65 to find the number of heating degree days.