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Intertwining Energy and Society

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jan 30, 2017 2:32:45 PM

 

It really is quite remarkable how closely society is tied to energy.

Every aspect of society is heavily dependent upon energy. Everything Floridians do, including simply getting from Point A to Point B, to the meals we eat and the space conditioning required for the buildings we spend most of our lives in, are all completely reliant on energy. With such a strong correlation between energy and society, it’s not a stretch to conclude that improving how energy consumption in our buildings actually improves our society at large.

In following this logic, those who consume larger amounts energy, such as commercial and industrial enterprises, essentially have a greater potential to positively impact society by improving how they consume energy. Business owners and commercial building operators have many options for increasing efficiency in the way in which their buildings consume energy.  

 

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Topics: Natural Gas, Commercial, Rebates, Businesses

What’s your Company’s 2017 New Year’s Energy Resolution?

Posted by Joe Eysie on Dec 19, 2016 12:02:05 PM

Our state's beautiful weather throughout the year can make it difficult to recognize seasonal changes. Fortunately, events like Daylight Savings and Thanksgiving serve to remind us of autumn giving way to winter.  As our bodies adjust to the early evenings and we eventually recover from our tryptophan hangovers, we collectively brace for how fast time will fly during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Florida Public Utilities Company (FPUC) is urging its commercial customers to use this hectic time of the year to start thinking about improving how their commercial buildings consume energy in 2017. 

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, Commercial, Rebates

Discover How Natural Gas Can Make Your Business More Hurricane-Resilient

Posted by Joe Eysie on Nov 2, 2016 12:18:17 PM

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Topics: Commercial, Rebates, Combined Heat and Power, natural gas appliances, hurricane

Is There Really A Natural Gas Moon?

Posted by Joe Eysie on Aug 19, 2016 1:05:38 PM

Here on Earth, we tend to visually associate the sources of energy that fuel our lives and businesses with a particular image that we project in our minds.

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, Commercial, Rebates

Local FL Businesses Compete to Increase Energy Efficiency and Earn Commercial Rebates

Posted by Joe Eysie on May 5, 2016 3:12:26 PM

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, Commercial, Rebates, natural gas appliances

How Hot Water Can Raise Utility Bills

Posted by Scott Ranck on Apr 27, 2016 4:17:11 PM

Many times over the past several years while investigating high utility bills, I’ve discovered a hidden culprit to escalated energy costs! This thief has been found in both residential and commercial situations but especially in restaurants.

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, Commercial, propane

Top 2 Things You Should Know About Pool Heaters in the Summer Season

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jul 1, 2015 3:14:27 PM

 
I recently investigated a high natural gas bill at a large condominium association in South Florida. There are two major lessons I have learned over the years concerning pool heaters in the summertime. This will be a short but helpful article.
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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, Commercial, natural gas appliances, Pool Heaters, summer

Farm Irrigation Systems | The Case for Propane

Posted by Mark Thompson on Jan 12, 2015 9:22:00 AM

Selecting the optimal farm irrigation system is often a big and important decision—one that can greatly impact a farm’s bottom line. Many questions may be considered depending on your individual situation. What is your water source (water quality and quantity)? Do you own or lease your farmland? How much will you spend initially for your preferred irrigation system, and what costs can you expect down the road? The type, size and shape of your crops will also help you determine the irrigation methods you put to use.
 
Read on to find out how to save up to up to 60% in per gallon fuel costs with a propane irrigation system, and learn why farmers are saying it performs better, and that they’re likely to purchase one again.
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Topics: Commercial, propane, incentives, Rebates, Irrigation

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