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FPL rebates & easy ideas for using less energy

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

Using less electricity helps save money on utilities fees.

FPL Rebates

Air-conditioning rebate of $150 for energy efficient units and following the program requirements

Ceiling insulation rebate of $220 for eligible projects

FPL Tips

  • 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 fewer in summer and four hours or fewer in winter.  A variable-speed pool pump saves about
    $300 a year. Consider an energy efficient pool heater or a pool blanket. 
  • Reduce temperature on your water heater. Lowering by 10 degrees potentially saves 3 percent to 5 percent on water heating expenses.
  • 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 requires less energy.

FPL free online resources include

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About Patti Roth

Patti Roth, the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, scouts out state and national deals, discounts and coupons for our readers, finding the real deals and presenting them in an easy-to-read format. A veteran newspaper and magazine writer and a longtime South Florida resident, she has written for The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Travel and Life, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Send your cheap tips to her at

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