Energy saving tips with the FPL energy manager
With the free FPL energy manager, you can monitor, analyze and simulate your energy consumption in order to reduce your bill.
As part of Energy Manager, you also have access to the Energy Analyzer, Energy Dashboard, Appliance Calculators and Simulator tools. Together, they can help you identify changes to help lower your bill.
Here are some simple tips to save on your electricity bill:
· Raise your thermostat: in summer, bills are higher due to rising outside temperatures, causing your air conditioning to run longer to keep you cooler. Keep in mind that for every degree you increase your thermostat, you can save 2% on your monthly cooling costs.
· Keep your air conditioning in good working order: maintenance is essential, change or clean your filter regularly, usually about once a month.
· Keep the doors open: keeping the bedroom and other doors open allows seamless air circulation. Closed doors can block the flow of air and cause your air conditioning to pump more air to keep the house cool.
· Use the fans wisely: turn on ceiling fans when people are in a room and remember to turn them off when they leave. Fans cool people, not bedrooms. Turning off the fans can save up to $ 7 per month on your bill.
· Pool owners: summer is the perfect time to splash around in the pool. Limit the running time of your pool pump to six hours or less per day to save money.
· Seal it: the third biggest consumer of energy in the house is the fridge / freezer. Make sure the two have a tight seal and try to reduce the amount of cold air escaping by opening the door once to get all of your items.
· Cook smart: use smaller appliances such as the toaster oven and microwave to cook your meals as they use less energy than the oven and add less heat to the kitchen, so your air conditioning will not run as hard to cool your house. Use the oven? Plan your meals so that you can cook several dishes at the same time in the oven.
· Make the change: Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs last three times longer than compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) and use a fraction of the energy. Make the switch to save.
· Load size: Adjust the water level of your washing machine according to the size of the load and use a cold rinse if possible.
· Effective shower heads: replace old high flow shower heads with water efficient shower heads. This can save you up to $ 50 per year.
· Standby: After you’ve finished a long day of work filled with virtual meetings, put your computer to sleep. Using the sleep mode function reduces your energy consumption.
· New electronics: When purchasing new entertainment and computing devices, look for equipment that has the EPA Energy Star rating, as it uses half the energy.
· Turn on the grill: using an outdoor grill instead of the oven can help keep your kitchen cool. Nothing says summer like delicious barbecue meals.
FPL energy management tool
· Statewide, Floridians are looking for ways to continue to save – and your energy bill is the perfect place to start. Take control using the FPL Energy Manager, an all-in-one tool that lets customers see when, where and how their home’s energy is being used.
o The Energy Dashboard allows customers to know when they are consuming energy during a given period.
o The energy analyzer highlights where your home is consuming energy.
o The energy simulator and calculator allow customers to see how small changes can save them a lot over time.
· The tool also offers personalized ways to save based on your energy consumption.
· We encourage customers to use the FPL Energy Manager tool and incorporate all or part of the energy saving tips in order to save both energy and money. To learn more, visit FPL.com/TakeControl.
FPL is launching its Savings to Sing About Trivia game where customers can test their energy saving skills, earn points and win prizes like music streaming gift cards and smart thermostats.
· From August 24, customers can enter and win big, saving them money for singing. The game is available on FPLSingYourSavings.com.
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