For additional savings, raise the thermostat to 82° F while you’re away. Consider installing a smart thermostat, which could save you up to 3% of your total energy costs.
Close your blinds and curtains during the day to block harsh rays that make it hotter inside.
Reduce your pool pump's run time by two hours or more per day to save up to $100 annually. In the summer, limit your use to six hours or less per day.
Make sure your refrigerator has a tight seal. If you don't have one all the way around the door, it’s almost the same as leaving the door open.
Grill outside instead of using the oven or stove to help keep your kitchen cool.
Consider replacing your old cookware. Flat-bottomed cookware allows for more contact with heating elements. A pot that’s worn out can take 50% more energy.
Sometimes, your computer needs sleep too. Use sleep mode on your computer to reduce your energy usage by up to 4%.
Use a smart plug so you don’t have to keep unplugging your devices. Smart plugs and switches can reduce energy loss when devices and appliances are not in use.
LED bulbs last three times as long as CFL bulbs, and use a fraction of the energy.
Drying at a lower temperature may take more time, but will use less energy than drying at a higher temperature.
The average household spends about $15-20 per month to heat water. Lowering the temperature by 10° could save from 3 to 5% of your water heating costs.
For more personalized tips based on your actual energy usage, activate your free FPL Energy Manager at www.FPL.com/TakeControl, and check back at any time to see how changes can help lower your bill.