JUNO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mild Florida winters normally bring an opportunity to don a favorite sweater or open windows to enjoy the crisp air. When a cold snap hits, what comes as a surprise to many is that heating your home costs more than cooling it.
With cooler weather expected to enter our state, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) encourages customers to take control of their energy usage this winter and save money with these helpful tips.
"Because extreme cold weather is so rare in Florida, many heating systems aren't built to work efficiently – they require more energy to operate, which translates to higher costs," said FPL Energy Expert Tiffany Spence. "We know that every dollar customers can save helps. By taking small steps to use energy wisely this winter, they can make their bills even lower."
Small steps for big savings
Here are simple tips customers can use to save energy and money this winter:
Customers can actively monitor their energy usage by the month, day or hour using FPL's Online Energy Dashboard – a tool that can drive smarter, energy-saving choices in every season to make bills even lower.
Be safe when using space heaters
Remember these tips to stay safe while keeping warm:
For more information, visit FPL.com/wintertips.
About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving more than 4.8 million customer accounts or more than 10 million people across nearly half of the state of Florida. FPL's typical 1,000-kWh residential customer bill is approximately 30 percent lower than the latest national average and, in 2015, was the lowest in Florida among reporting utilities for the sixth year in a row. FPL's service reliability is better than 99.98 percent, and its highly fuel-efficient power plant fleet is one of the cleanest among all utilities nationwide. The company received the top ranking in the southern U.S. among large electric providers, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM, and was recognized in 2016 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Market Strategies International. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,800 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, ethics and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune's 2016 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
SOURCE Florida Power & Light Company