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Why You Should Have An Energy Check-Up This Year

Posted by Scott Ranck on Dec 29, 2017 9:23:32 AM

Florida Public Utilities offers Free Energy Check-Ups to all our natural gas and electric customers. Also referred to as energy audits, Free Energy Check-Ups allow us to generate a personalized analysis of your home’s or business’s energy usage. Here are four reasons why you should sign up for a Free Energy Check-Up this year! 

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Rebates, Free Energy Check-Ups, FPU Energy Experts, Energy savings

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

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

Discover the Top 3 High Performance Home Upgrades That Could Lower Your Utility Costs

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jul 19, 2016 3:31:44 PM

I had an interesting experience this past week; I would like to share with you. I had an appointment to go to a customer’s home and perform an energy audit. An energy audit is where a trained professional comes in and looks at all your home’s energy uses. I examine everything about the home, insulation levels, window quality, and examine all the equipment in the home.

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, natural gas appliances, home remodel, tankless water heaters, Upgrades, Natural Gas Water Heaters, How To's

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

3 Tips to Help Reduce Your AC Costs This Summer

Posted by Scott Ranck on Mar 29, 2016 11:32:02 AM

Here in Florida our highest energy cost is air conditioning our homes. Central air conditioning systems are highly complex with many various parts. In most situations you have the unit outside the home which is the compressor and cooling fan. Somewhere inside the home, often in the garage or attic is the second part referred to as the air handler. Within this unit is an inverted V shaped piping system known as the cooling coils. There also is a fan and blower motor inside this unit.

 

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, summer, How To's, air conditioning

How to Calculate Monthly Pool Pump Costs For Your Home

Posted by Scott Ranck on Mar 4, 2016 11:55:58 AM

You can see a one minute video discussing the cost of pool pump operation from Florida Public Utilities Facebook page at the end of this article. This article will give you the tools to figure out the cost of your pool pumps operation. Many pools in Florida have two pumps, one to filter and one to power the vacuum. So, both pumps must be calculated to get your monthly cost.
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Topics: Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Pool Heaters, How To's

Routine Appliance Maintenance For Energy-Efficiency

Posted by Scott Ranck on Sep 29, 2015 4:23:40 PM

Whether it’s cleaning the stovetop after dinner, or removing lint from the dryer’s filter, most people know how to care for their appliances after each use. However, there are also periodical maintenance guidelines you should take in order to keep your home appliances running smoothly and safely as well to increase energy efficiency. The right weekly, monthly and yearly upkeep can even help your appliances last longer. Here are some important reminders to include on your home maintenance checklist.

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Topics: Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency

3 Things That Greatly Impact Your Utility Bill

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jul 23, 2015 10:47:42 AM

I have the privilege of helping our customers solve the riddles when they feel their utility costs are too high. It is often a challenge to really get to the bottom of a high bill, especially when on first look there is nothing out of the ordinary. I will tell you about three common areas that will cause your utility bills to rise. In each case, you will have some options to counter the impact with a conservation tip.

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, natural gas appliances

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