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The District of Columbia is the capital of the United States and (as of the year 2000) has a population of 581,530. DC's coldest day on record was February 11, 1889; temperatures hit a record low of minus 15° F! As you might guess, DC residents wouldn't be caught dead without a furnace.
Washington requires heating contractors to take a state contractor's exam before the city will issue a license.
How to Resolve a Dispute with a Heating Contractor
Although the vast majority of heating and cooling installations end to the satisfaction of both parties, occasionally parties will disagree on how or whether to finish a project. If this happens to you, your first step should always be to try to work something out with the contractor. Coming to an agreement privately is generally the cheapest and quickest solution. However, if that doesn't work, there are a couple of places you can go to get help. Your first option is to file a complaint with the Washington D.C. Better Business Bureau, and a second is to file a complaint with the Washington DC Attorney General.
If you are having trouble paying your heating bill in the winter, there are a couple of programs that may be able to help. DC's Energy Affordability Branch of the Department of the Environment can point you in the right direction.