Safer Homes, Fewer Burns
Launched in 2012, this program was created based on the fact that some of the most frequent injuries for seniors and young children are burns caused by hot water heaters set too high in the home. FPL therefore decided to expand its longstanding Home Energy Makeover program to focus on making customer homes safe in addition to more energy efficient.
Teams of professionals, including FPL and local municipal, electrical, fire, hospital and energy-efficiency experts, visit 50 homes in one day to investigate potential hazards inside and outside those homes, and in many cases, make repairs and/or schedule follow-up repairs to make a dangerous condition, safe.
The program also incorporates several simple energy efficiency checkpoints to provide additional value to the customer and to fully leverage this community service event. These tips and upgrades can help homeowners save up to 25 percent annually on their utility bills. Learn how you can also save energy and money by taking our Online Home Energy Survey.
FPL joins forces with the City of Hialeah, Hialeah Fire Department and the American Red Cross to sweep the neighborhood with burn prevention teams doing home safety makeovers to help residents avoid fires and burns. More than 70 volunteers went from home to home installing smoke alarms, adjusting water heater temperatures and more, all to help FPL customers be safer in their homes.
Nonprofit Energy Makeovers
FPL is committed to being a good neighbor in the communities it serves. This commitment is clearly demonstrated through its Nonprofit Energy Makeovers. Through this program, a team of FPL energy experts team up with contractors to help a nonprofit save money by making its building more energy efficient. In 2014, FPL performed energy upgrades for Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County, Bridges of Brevard County and EPIC Behavioral Health Care of St. Johns County.
Through the Nonprofit Energy Makeover program, FPL is helping nonprofits across its service territory save energy and money. Most importantly, these savings will allow the organization to re-channel those savings into programs that will serve their mission. Every dollar a community partner can save on its energy bill is a dollar it can use to continue to grow their mission.