Posted on June 21, 2017 - 05:40 PM
by Harriet Martin
As summer approaches, we’re already seeing temperatures rise which means we're all using more energy to keep our homes cool. Because A/C units run twice as long in the summer than during cooler months and account for more than half of your energy bill, you likely will notice your bills are higher than normal. In addition, the number of days in your billing cycle each month can vary, which can also result in a higher bill than expected. Take control of your energy use and beat the heat this summer with FPL's tips and helpful ways to save.
You can save energy and money by increasing the temperature in your home. We recommend setting your thermostat to 78 degrees when you’re home and 82 degrees when you leave.
Saving is up to you. With every degree you raise your thermostat, you can save about 5% on your monthly cooling costs.
View your Online Energy Dashboard to see how much energy you use each day and a projection of your next bill, so you can make changes to help lower your bill before you receive it.
Our free Online Home Energy Survey shows you how much energy you use, gives a breakdown of how much you are spending on appliances and cooling, and provides an energy-savings plan with expert tips and recommendations.
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