(Juno Beach, FL, Friday, January 18, 2019) – While extreme cold weather is rare in Florida, it can happen. As temperatures drop, experts say heating your home can actually cost two to three times more than cooling it. This winter, use energy wisely when the temperature drops.

Tyler Mauldin with Florida Power and Light, shares helpful tips on how to save energy and money while keeping warm.

SOUNDBITE #1:

IF YOU NEED TO HEAT YOUR HOME, SET YOUR THERMOSTAT TO SIXTY-EIGHT DEGREES AND KEEP YOUR FAN SET ON “AUTO”. EVERY DEGREE BELOW SIXTY-EIGHT SAVES YOU FIVE PERCENT ON HEATING COSTS. YOU CAN ALSO HEAT YOUR HOME WITH THE SUN BY KEEPING YOUR SOUTH-FACING WINDOWS CLEAN AND OPEN THE CURTAINS ON SOUTH-FACING WINDOWS DURING THE DAY AND CLOSE ALL CURTAINS AT NIGHT.

SOUNDBITE #2:

CLEAN OR REPLACE YOUR AIR CONDITIONER FILTER REGULARLY – USUALLY ONCE A MONTH – TO HELP YOUR UNIT OPERATE MORE EFFICIENTLY. ALWAYS BE SURE TO STAY SAFE WHEN USING SPACE HEATERS. KEEP FLAMMABLE ITEMS AND FURNITURE AT LEAST THREE FEET AWAY, AND WATCH CHILDREN AND PETS CLOSELY.

Learn more at FPL.com/WinterTips for more ways to lower your energy bill as it gets cooler.

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