Mayor Vincent C. Gray

Search
DC.gov   Government

 

accordian interface begins

Get Involved

  • Learn how to make a FOIA request

    Make a FOIA Request

    Learn how to make a FOIA request

  • Contact an agency director

    Talk to a Director

    Contact an agency director

  • Read about DC Statehood efforts

    DC Statehood

    Read about DC Statehood efforts

Meetings & Hearings

  • Stay current on DC Council hearings

    DC Council Hearings

    Stay current on DC Council hearings

  • View the scheduled ANC meetings

    Neighborhood Meetings (ANC)

    View the scheduled ANC meetings

  • What's happening around the District

    Citywide Calendar

    What's happening around the District

Business Hours

  • View up-to-date street closures

    DC Agency Closures

    View up-to-date street closures

  • View the upcoming school year

    DC Public School Calendar

    View the upcoming school year

  • Check out locations and hours

    DC Public Library

    Check out locations and hours

Popular Services

  • Submit requests for city services

    311: Service Requests Online

    Submit requests for city services

  • Skip the trip to the DMV

    DMV Online Services

    Skip the trip to the DMV

  • Complete the online payment process

    Pay Parking Tickets

    Complete the online payment process

Text Size: A A A Share Share  

Home Improvement


Featured Publications

Saving Starts @ Home: The Inside Story on Conserving Energy
Whether you're buying a refrigerator, thinking about ways to reduce your home heating and cooling bills, or trying to save money on gas, the FTC has important information that can save you money in every room of your home.

Facts for Consumers

EnergyGuidance: Appliance Shopping With the EnergyGuide Label
Find how consumers shopping for an appliance can use EnergyGuide labels to compare the energy use of different models. Includes a sample label.

Heating and Cooling Your Home
Discover how the EnergyGuide label on home heating and cooling equipment can help you lower energy costs by selecting the most energy-efficient equipment that meets your needs and fits your budget.

Home Sweet Home Improvement / En Español
Take these steps to find a competent and reliable contractor for your home improvement project. Lists tip-offs to potential rip-offs.

How to Buy an Energy-Efficient Home Appliance
Read the EnergyGuide label; compare the energy use of competing models; estimate their differences in energy costs; and consider both purchase price and estimated energy use when deciding which brand and model to buy.

Service Contracts
Learn questions to ask before buying a service contract on a major appliance or car.

Warranties
Federal law requires that warranties be available for you to read before you buy, even when you're shopping by catalog or on the Internet.

Warranties for Newly Built Homes: Know Your Options
Learn what these warranties often cover, including how to file a claim, and resolving disputes between the consumer and the builder or warranty company.

Consumer Alerts
After a Disaster: Repairing Your Home
/ En Español
Kitchen Gadgets Offer Food for "Thaw-t"

Buying a Home: It's a Big Deal
Thinking About a Home Improvement?

Source: Federal Trade Commission