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FPL tips on how to reduce energy use

For reducing energy use in your South Florida residence, Florida Power & Light Co. offers free online resources.

Using less electricity helps homeowners reduce utilities fees.

FPL Tips

  • Switch to energy-efficient LED lightbulbs.
  • Turn off your overhead fan when you leave a room for potential savings of up to $85 per year, per fan.
  • Ensure a tight seal is around your refrigerator door.
  • Limit pool pump use to six hours a day or less in summer.
  • Reduce temperature on your water heater. Lowering by 10 degrees potentially saves 3 percent to 5 percent on water heating.
  • Raise your thermostat to 78 degrees in summer. You'll save 5 percent on cooling costs for each degree upward.
  • Replace old worn-out cookware. Flat-bottomed cookware offers better contact with heating
    elements, and likely uses less energy.

FPL free online resources include

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