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Energy Sense
10 Ways To Save

You can do at least ONE thing every day to save money and the environment.

There are many easy and simple ways to reduce your energy consumption at home. Using good conservation practices will reduce your monthly energy bill.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  1. ​​Change a light bulb - switch out your regular lightbulbs for LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) which use 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer. LEDs pay for themselves in the first four months. 
  2. Cool your home at 78 degrees F of warmer with the thermostat fan switched to auto. For additional savings, raise your thermostat to 80 degrees F while you're away. Savings can be $200- $300 per year.
  3. Adjust your water settings. Turn the hot water heater down to 120 degrees F. Don't use hot water to wash your clothes, take shorter showers and install WaterSense® showerheads. Combined savings of $30- $475 a year. 
  4. Clean or replace the AC filter monthly and get an annual maintenance check up. A properly functioning AC system can save between 10- 30% on related energy costs. 
  5. Turn off your ceiling fan when you leave the room. Fans cool people, not rooms, and a fan that runs all the time costs up to $7 a month per fan. 
  6. Do a Home Energy Audit. Implementing recommendations from FPL's H​ome Energy Audit can save you up to $570 a year. 
  7. Use power strips for home computers, laptops, monitors and TVs. When electronic devices are turned off but​ still plugged in, they continue to draw energy - they are know as "Energy Vampires."  Unplug your devices or use a power strip and switch off multiple devices at once to save $100 per year. 
  8. Keep your refrigerator running efficiently. Refrigerators use 1/6 of home energy. Cleaning your refrigerator coils and pulling the refrigerator away from the wall will reduce energy use. If you are buying a new refrigerator or appliance, look for the EnergySTAR® label.
  9. Buy a fuel-efficient car. Compared to a 20 mpg car, a 30 mpg car will save the average driver about $1,000 per year in fuel costs. 
  10. Tint your windows. Solar control window film (tinting) reduces heat gain by 80% which helps lower energy consumption. Average annual cooling cost savings can be $100- $300. 
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