Saving tips from FPL
Cool and heat your home efficiently
Cool your home at 78 degrees or warmer, with the thermostat fan switched to auto. For additional savings, raise your thermostat to 82 degrees or warmer when you’re away.
Heat your home at 68 degrees or cooler, with the thermostat fan switched to auto. To save even more, lower your thermostat to 65 degrees or cooler at bedtime, or when you’re away.
Reduce your water-heater temperature from 140 degrees to 120 (the recommended temperature setting, according to the U.S. Department of Energy) to save about $7 a month.
Clean or replace your air conditioner’s filter/s regularly to help your unit run more efficiently and trim cooling costs.
Turn off your ceiling fan when you leave the room. A fan that runs all the time costs up to $7 a month.
Control water use
Use your dishwasher to conserve energy. Avoid pre-rinsing dishes to save up to $70 a year. ■ Limit the time you run your pool pump: Summer – six hours a day/ Winter – four hours a day