About "Ask the Energy Expert"
Craig Muccio runs FPL's Conservation Research & Development Program and crunches the numbers to figure out how you can save by managing your energy use.
Your questions on energy-related topics can be submitted anytime to our Ask the Energy Expert blog. Just click here to submit your question, and if chosen, it will be answered here
Asked on: March 3, 2011 by Bob T., Port Orange
- Install a more energy-efficient air conditioner to save the most.
- Make sure you have at least six inches of insulation in your attic.
- Schedule an A/C ductwork test to check for leaks. Nearly half of all homes have leaky ducts, which can cause your electric bill to increase.
- If your home is more than 20 years old, replace high-flow showerheads with new low-flow ones. This inexpensive improvement saves water and the electricity to heat it.
- Upgrade any ordinary light bulbs you replace frequently with compact fluorescent light bulbs. CFLs last up to 10 times longer and save about $50 in electricity over the life of each bulb.
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