Have you ever wondered what it costs to power your television or refrigerator? The answer is simple: one degree.
By making simple changes like turning your A/C’s thermostat up by one degree, it gives you enough savings in one month to be able to power your: home for one day, your refrigerator for 29 days, or your 50-inch TV for 40 days. This simple change is just one of the ways you can save with the improved Online Home Energy Survey.
When it comes to energy efficiency, I’ve learned that a little goes a long way – whether you prefer to think of energy savings in daily or yearly savings.
There are several no-cost or low-cost measures that can add up to big savings. (As someone who recently got married, I could use any dollar saved!)
These year-round tips can help you get energy fit:
- Cut down on hot water usage by replacing old showerheads with water-efficient models.
- This swap could save up to $80 a year on energy costs.
- Try reducing the water heater temperature by 20 degrees.
- Lowering from 140 degrees to 120 degrees can save about $60 a year.
- Be sure to turn off the fan when leaving a room.
- Stopping one ceiling fan from running all the time could save about $85 annually on energy costs.
- When using the washing machine, use cold water instead of hot.
- It could save about $40 a year.
- Upgrade to an Energy Star-rated computer and monitor.
- This energy saver can help save approximately $20 a year.
- Enroll in the FPL On Call Program.
- Save up to $137 a year by enrolling and in return participants agree to let FPL occasionally turn off pre-selected equipment, for short periods of time, only when absolutely necessary.
Want more personalized tips for your home? Visit www.FPL.com/energyfit to get energy fit and make your bill even lower.