Florida Power & Light Offers Easy Ways to Save During the Hottest Time of the Year

July 25, 2016

Tech-Savvy Tips Gives Floridians the Freedom to Take Control of Their Energy Use

Chris McGrath, FPL Spokesperson & Florencia Contesse, FPL Spokesperson

(Juno Beach, FL, Monday, July 25, 2016) – Hot and humid temperatures are in the forecast this summer, creating a greater reliance on air conditioning – which can account for more than half of the typical electric bill in Florida.  Florida Power & Light (FPL) offers customers tech-savvy tips to give them freedom to take control of their energy use.

While FPL’s typical 1,000-kWh customer bills are lower than they were a decade ago and among the lowest in the nation, technology is making it easier for customers to make their bills even lower – even as they step outside to fire up the grill.

Ways to save by using smart technology:

  • Use a smart thermostat: When you’re outside with family and friends, control the temperature inside your home from a smart device using a smart thermostat.
  • Use smart plugs: Flipping burgers on the grill and notice someone left a lamp on? No problem! With a smart plug, you can turn the lamp off with a smart device without skipping a beat on the grill.
  • Switch outdoor lights to LEDs: LED lights use 90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and can last up to ten times longer.
  • Track your energy use: FPL’s Online Energy Dashboard allows you to track how much energy you’re using by the month, day or even down to the hour.
  • Click and save up to $250: FPL’s Online Home Energy Survey can help you create a smart energy savings plan to help make your home more energy efficient.

Quick and easy ways to save on energy:

  • Cool your home at 78° F or warmer with the thermostat fan switch on “auto.”
  • Use a fan to keep cool so you can raise your thermostat even higher.
  • Close the shades, blinds and drapes to keep sunlight out.
  • Maintain proper airflow by keeping interior doors and vents open to help air circulate.
  • Clean or replace your A/C filter regularly to help your unit run more efficiently. 
  • Consider buying a new high-efficiency air conditioner if yours is more than 10 years old, needs frequent repairs and doesn’t keep your home cool.

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