Energy use can increase during certain times of the year for many common reasons. Simple factors – like those below – can contribute to more energy use which can mean a higher bill, even if you never changed the thermostat. View the videos below to see how these factors and others can impact your bill and the actions you can take to save energy and money.

Hot Weather

There are many different factors that can affect your energy bill and hotter weather is one. Watch and learn how rising temperatures can cause your bill to be higher than normal, resulting in bill fluctuations. You can also learn how to make changes to save energy and money now.

Billing Cycle Days

Billing cycle days is another key factor that can cause an increase in your energy bill. Learn more about bill cycle days and how your meter read date varies from month-to-month ranging between 28 - 35 days.

Other Factors

Additional factors can increase your energy bill too. Things like older appliances can be less efficient and use more energy; house guests, kids on break and working from home can all increase A/C, hot water and oven use; and even purchasing additional electronics. Watch the video to learn more about this.

Malfunctioning Appliance

Are you having any issues with your A/C, water heater, pool pump or refrigerator? Follow these easy steps to check them now:

Step 1

Turn off each major appliance individually for two or three hours

Step 2

Check your dashboard’s hourly graph the following day

Step 3

Observe differences – the appliance with the biggest peak may have issues

Step 4

Consider contacting an expert technician to troubleshoot further

Ways to Save

  • Review Your Energy Costs

    With the FPL Energy Analyzer, you can instantly see an itemized breakdown of your energy costs and take control.


  • Track Energy Usage

    Keep track of your energy usage with the FPL Mobile App. With features like projected bill, you can change your energy use before your payment is due.