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Author: Tiffany Spence

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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Get the most out of your A/C this summer

Thanks for asking this question. Air conditioning (A/C) is a necessity when you live in Florida, especially this time of year as temperatures are on the rise. Did you know the average A/C unit lasts about 15 years in Florida? Over time your A/C will lose efficiency, however yearly service and maintenance can help extend its life. If your current air conditioning system is more than 10 years old, has needed frequent repairs, or if you have noticed that it is running longer to keep your home comfortable, it may be time to consider buying a new one.

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Dive into savings – how to save on your pool costs

Hey Adam, did you know that your pool is your home’s second largest energy user? Yup, right behind your air conditioner. On average, the monthly cost of operating a pool can range from $15 to $57. However, your costs could up by more than $150 depending on whether you have a pool heater and/or extra pool lighting, and how frequently you use them. When determining the costs of maintaining a pool, there are a number of things to consider. For example: the size of your pool, what type of pool pump you have, how long you run your pump, if you use a heater, and if so, what type?

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