Tips for Cooling Your Home

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    Set A/C to 78° F or more

    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.

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    Keep the sun's heat away

    Close your blinds and curtains during the day to block harsh rays that make it hotter inside.

Tips for Summer Entertaining

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    Swim in the savings

    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.

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    Seal it up

    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.

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    Keep it breezy

    Grill outside instead of using the oven or stove to help keep your kitchen cool.

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    Time for an upgrade

    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.

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Tips for Staying "Always On"

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    Let it sleep

    Sometimes, your computer needs sleep too. Use sleep mode on your computer to reduce your energy usage by up to 4%.

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    Smart plug it

    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.

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    Switch to LED

    LED bulbs last three times as long as CFL bulbs, and use a fraction of the energy.

Tips for Washing and Drying

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    Try drying clothes longer and lower

    Drying at a lower temperature may take more time, but will use less energy than drying at a higher temperature.

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    Lower your water heater 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.

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For more personalized tips based on your actual energy usage, activate your free FPL Energy Analyzer at, and check back at any time to see how changes can help lower your bill.