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Author: Tiffany Spence

Tiffany Spence
Tiffany Spence is an energy expert at Florida Power & Light Company. She's conducted thousands of energy audits at homes and businesses, helping customers find new ways to make their bills even lower.

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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Smart technology to power your 2018

I’ve got a running list of things I want to accomplish on a daily basis, and as a mom of three, I know how hectic everyone gets especially around the holidays. Making the most of smart technology for energy savings may not be at the top of your to-do list, but small changes can make a real difference in your lifestyle and your wallet – now and in the coming year. One of the things I love most about coming to work every day at FPL is being able to come up with new ways to help my friends and neighbors use smart technology to save energy and make their lives a little easier. It’s been an exciting year. We’ve introduced several new technologies that are convenient, easy to use and put savings at your fingertips. This year we launched the FPL Mobile App, helping you see how much energy you’re using, view your projected bill before it’s due and manage your account no matter where you are. You can even check your balance and pay your bill.   Everyone and everything is getting smarter these days. The smart home uses smart tools that can manage your home settings, even when you’re not there. One of the tools I use is the new ecobee4 Smart Thermostat with built-in Amazon Alexa.  Alexa can change thermostat settings, as well as get updates on...

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Energy use of home office equipment

Shutting a device down when not in use is the best way to save energy. Letting it sleep instead will increase overall electricity consumption and cost more, but only a few cents annually. Desktop computers tend to consume the most energy, so they have the largest potential for energy savings, followed by laptops, tablets, and smart phones.

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Saving Money on Air Conditioning

Hi Rolando, that’s a great question that we get asked by many customers. First of all, it’s important to understand that the on/auto fan switch on your A/C thermostat will affect the price you pay to cool your home. That’s because the A/C fan circulates the cool or warm air throughout your home.

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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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