(Juno Beach, FL, Monday, November 21, 2016) - Preparing for the holiday season can certainly brighten your home, but some traditions can also lead to an increase in energy usage.
Florida Power & Light Companyâ€™s Florencia Contesse has energy efficiency tips to help you save energy and money.
NOWâ€™S THE TIME TO DECK THE HALLS WITH ENERGY SAVINGS. CONSIDER USING L-E-D LIGHT STRANDS WHICH CONSUME SEVENTY PERCENT LESS ENERGY THAN INCANDESCENT ONES, AND USE AUTOMATIC TIMERS FOR YOUR LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS SO THEY TURN OFF WHILE YOUâ€™RE ASLEEP. IF APPLIANCES OR ELECTRONICS ARE ON YOUR WISH LIST, LOOK FOR THE ENERGY STAR LOGO. THESE MODELS CAN REDUCE ENERGY USAGE UP TO FORTY PERCENT.
WHEN COOKING YOUR FESTIVE FEASTS, AVOID PEEKING AT YOUR FOOD. OVENS LOSE A LOT OF HEAT WHEN OPENED AND REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT ENERGY TO HEAT BACK UP. WHEN PREPARING SIDE DISHES OR SMALL MEALS, USE YOUR SLOW COOKER, MICROWAVE AND TOASTER OVEN.
For more ways you can save, visit fpl.com/easytosave.