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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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FPL has a storm plan – do you?

It’s hard to believe, but the 2018 hurricane season is here. The six-month season runs from June 1 to November 30. Having dealt with more than 120 hurricane landfalls since the mid-19th century, Florida is no rookie to the fury Mother Nature can bring. Neither is FPL because we have a storm plan heading into every season. Our rigid plan calls for constant training on our storm response, implementing lessons learned from each storm and continuing to build a more storm resilient energy grid. They say practice makes perfect, which is why our annual weeklong storm drill is included...

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Ask the Expert: Operating your generator

Do I need a special plug to hook up a generator after a storm? If so, where would I get one? Asked by: Angela P., Port Charlotte Have your own question?   Ask The Expert  › Thanks for your question, Angela. Fortunately for FPL customers, rarely do you have to use a generator. The company has invested more than $3 billion to build a stronger, smarter energy grid since the 2004-2005 hurricane seasons, which has markedly improved day-to-day reliability across our 35-county service territory. Reliability has actually improved by more than 30 percent in the last seven years alone. With that being...

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