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10 Ways to Have an Energy Fit Holiday

10 Ways to Have an Energy Fit Holiday

The holidays can be an expensive time of year with plenty of gift giving, house guests and festive décor, making an impact on the wallet. While FPL customers already have the lowest energy bills in the state, the company is helping its customers make their bills even lower with 10 Ways to Have an Energy Fit Holiday.

FPL’s Summer Savings Tips: Keep Tech Usage High and Energy Bill Low

FPL shares electronic devices guide to help customers save energy, money

Summer is here and so are soaring Florida temperatures forcing some customers to spend more time relaxing indoors. Florida Power & Light Company reminds customers that weather is the No. 1 cause of higher electric bills because air conditioners run more often and longer to cool homes.  

FPL’s Summer Savings Tips: Save $250 per year with simple ‘do-it-yourself’ home energy fixes

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The first day of summer is June 20, marking the beginning of potentially sweltering Florida temperatures that can reach into the triple digits. Summer is also the time when Floridians’ air conditioners run more often and longer to cool homes, a major factor than can drive up energy bills. FPL offers customers a few simple ideas to reduce energy costs in the summer months without compromising comfort.

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

The beginning of hurricane season is a good time for homeowners to review their insurance needs.  Homeowners should meet with their insurance agent to review and adjust their polices as appropriate for adequate coverage. Families should keep in mind the 3 Ps during hurricane season:  plan, prepare and protect. 

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June 12, 2012 – The beginning of hurricane season is a good time for homeowners to review their insurance policies for adequate coverage for their home and property.  Homeowners are encouraged to consult with their agent and develop a complete understanding of the insurance coverage they have purchased.  In addition to reviewing insurance policies, there are three things families should keep in mind during hurricane season - plan, prepare and protect:

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FPL’s Summer Savings Tips: Keep Your Cool and Make the Most of Your A/C

With the official start of summer just one week away, FPL reminds customers that weather is the number one cause of higher electric bills, especially as air conditioning usage increases along with rising outdoor temperatures.

“Air conditioning can account for half or more of electric bills, with outside temperatures directly affecting how often and how long systems must run to cool homes and businesses,” said FPL’s energy efficiency blogger Danielle Mousseau.  “While FPL customers already have the lowest bills out of all 55 utilities in the state, we’re committed to helping Floridians manage energy use throughout the warm summer months and make their bills even lower.”

Mousseau offers simple tips customers can implement to keep excess light and heat out of their homes, helping air conditioners work more efficiently and saving money in the process.

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FPL offers 10 ways to beat the winter chill and manage your electric bill

 

While extreme cold weather is rare in Florida, it can happen. And when it does, Florida Power & Light (FPL) wants to help you beat the chill and manage your electric bill.

Before you reach for your heater’s “on” button, FPL’s energy efficiency expert, Craig Muccio, says you may want to consider how it will impact your energy bill.  “Heating systems in many Florida homes are inefficient to operate,” he says. “In fact, strip or electric resistance-based heating can cost two to three times more energy than air conditioning.”

Ten Tips From Tallahassee For Safely Decorating for Christmas

Ten Tips From Tallahassee For Safely Decorating for Christmas

The holiday season is in full swing, the leftover turkey is a gone, the gift shopping madness has begun and family's are preparing for the Christmas Holiday. With all the festive decorations and traditional Christmas trees going up in homes across the nation, the The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Tallahassee has released a list of 10 simple tips to help keep the holiday decorating safe for everyone. With drought conditions across much of Florida the risk of fires are much higher and extra caution should be taking while hanging your lights and decorating this year.