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Heat your home but not your energy bill

Does it cost more to heat our home in the winter than cooling it in the summer? What is the best temperature to heat our home? Asked by: Vivian S., Port Saint Lucie Have your own question?   Ask The Expert  › As we head into the cooler months and have to switch from having the air conditioner on all day to turning on the heat, there are some things to consider. The heating systems in most Florida homes are not energy-efficient and can cost a lot to operate. In fact, it can take two to three times more energy to...

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Hot Weather Means Higher Bills

Hi Bernice, this is the age-old question, and is asked time and time again during the summer months as temperatures continue to rise. It’s plain and simple – your A/C is one of the largest energy users in your home and can account for more than half of your energy bill. So when your A/C runs longer, your energy bill is going to be higher.

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Record Heat Means Higher Bills

Hi Roy. This is a very common question that we get asked every year around this time. And, I feel the same way, as I’m a customer, too. The answer is actually pretty simple – your bill increases when outdoor temperatures rise because you’re consuming more energy due to your A/C running longer to keep your home cool. There is a direct connection between outdoor temperatures and your energy usage.

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Using Tomorrow’s Technology Today

We have never been more connected than we are today. Everyone has a smart device, whether it be a smart phone, watch or tablet, and quite frankly, it’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t have the world at our fingertips. How did we ever function without Google searches, or knowing what that childhood friend we haven’t spoken to in 20 years had for dinner? Technology, simply put, has changed the way we live and function as a society and will continue to do so. Staying on top of the latest technological advancements is key for every industry....

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Ask the Expert: What you need to know about lighting

Can LED lights save more money than just turning lights on and off when needed? Asked by: Daygaro G, Naples, FL Have your own question?   Ask The Expert  › We often hear from our customers asking about lighting and LEDs, so I will try to address your question along with the most common ones we receive — from how LEDs save you energy to cost-saving tips regarding lighting, in general. Let’s start by discussing the difference between light bulbs and which will save you the most: Incandescent light bulbs are cheap to produce but very inefficient, converting only 5% of the...

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