Save money and energy with FPL's guide to heating & cooling
Start with Quick, Easy Tips for Savings on Heating & Cooling
Adjust your thermostat
- Set your A/C to 78° F or higher in the summer with your fan set to auto. Save 5% on monthly cooling costs for each degree you turn it up.
- Set your heat to 68° F or lower in the winter with your fan set to auto. Save 5% on monthly heating costs for each degree you turn it down.
Consider purchasing and installing a smart thermostat
- Average savings could add up to 3 percent of your total energy costs.
Use ceiling fans to feel cooler
- Consider adding more ceiling fans – so you can feel cooler with your thermostat set higher.
- When leaving a room, turn off your ceiling fan. A fan that runs all the time costs up to $7 a month.
Keep your A/C unit clean and clear
- Check your filter regularly for excess buildup of dirt, dust and pet hair. How often you change the filter depends on the type of filter you have, how often you run your A/C and the number of pets in your home.
- Keep leaves, shrubbery and debris at least 18 inches away from your outdoor unit.
Turn off kitchen-exhaust and bath fans immediately when you’re finished using them
Limit your use of portable heaters
- A heater that runs all the time can cost $100 per month.
Keep sunlight out during summer months
- Close your blinds, drapes and shades during the hottest time of day.
Install or upgrade your ceiling insulation
- Install or upgrade ceiling insulation in your home to reduce your heating and cooling costs and make your home more comfortable.
Seal your home for savings to control airflow and reduce leaks
- Close exterior windows and doors tightly when your heater or A/C is running.
- Caulk around windows, weather strip around doors if you feel a draft, and add door sweeps to the bottom of exterior doors.
- Keep interior doors and A/C vents open to help air circulate.
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