Sav­ing tips from FPL

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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 pre­rins­ing dishes to save up to $70 a year.

Limit the time you run your pool pump:

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