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3 Tips You Should Know When Buying a New Air Conditioner in Florida

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jul 21, 2015 12:07:35 PM

We are already into the season of day time high temperatures in the 90° range. Air conditioning is pretty much a necessity in Florida. So, what do you do when your air conditioner needs replaced? Often, we are more worried about our immediate comfort desiring just to get a new one quickly. It would be better to sweat a couple days and do your due diligence for long term comfort and efficiency. Air conditioning is your number one energy cost so it pays to do it right! I’ve got 3 tips for you when it comes time to replace your unit.

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Topics: Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency, summer

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

Beware of Energy/Utility Scam Advertisements in Florida

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jun 19, 2015 9:29:00 AM

 
You may have received an advertisement like this or similar. There are others who use our state government rather than the federal government to hide behind. There is no U.S. Solar Department that is related to the government. Some companies’ use these practices to give their business a look of being connected to the government hoping to earn credibility. This particular ad may be a total energy/utility scam. Some like this are fronts for a real business that uses questionable marketing practices.
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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Natural Gas, Energy Efficiency

8 Ways to Reduce Your Summer Utility Bill

Posted by Mason Brock on Jun 8, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Well folks, it’s that time of year again! Temperature’s rising, kids are out of school and electric meters are spinning like a crazy. For most Floridians, this is the costliest time of year. So, let’s discover 8 major ways you can save money on your monthly utility bill and still have a fun summer with the familiy!

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Topics: Energy Conservation, Residential, Energy Efficiency, electric

FPU | 5 Reasons To Become An Energy Skeptic

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jan 6, 2015 3:08:32 PM

I regularly get to observe the consequences when consumers fail to become energy skeptics. The sad reality is what many peddle as “Going Green,” only results in green going from your pocket to theirs. So, I offer you these five suggestions on how you can become savvier in your energy upgrades!

 

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

Floridians: Is Natural Gas Available In FL?

Posted by Scott Ranck on Dec 11, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Natural gas comes out of the ground through drilling. It is odorless and tasteless in its natural form. Natural gas is flammable when mixed with just the right quantity of air and when there is a means of ignition. Natural gas travels by pipeline from the well head, through processing and finally to our homes and businesses.

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

3 Ways to Maximize Natural Gas Over The Holidays

Posted by Scott Ranck on Dec 4, 2014 12:58:00 PM

When I think about the holiday season, my mind goes to smells of fresh baked cookies, and the delight of watching the flames dance in the fireplace in a nice warm home. It actually is nice to have a little cold weather in late December, especially for all of us who moved here from the northern climates.

Here are three great ways to maximize natural gas in your home for the holidays:

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

4 Energy-Saving Tools to Help Reduce Your Monthly Utility Bill

Posted by Scott Ranck on Nov 10, 2014 1:05:24 PM

At Florida Public Utilities Company we want to be generous with energy information and expertise. In fact, we want to be the first place you think to check for reliable, truthful energy information.

Here are 4 online energy tools you can use to help reduce your monthly utility bill :

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

5 Steps To Maintaining Winter Appliances In Florida

Posted by Lyn Cacella on Oct 29, 2014 4:44:36 PM

 

 

As you were soaking up the sun over summer, or out frolicking in the early fall, your furnace filter was most likely hard at work catching dust, dander, bacteria and other deposits. And if you’re like the estimated four-out-of-five homeowners who neglect to perform the proper pre-season appliance maintenance, when that first chilly day hits and the temperature drops low enough to constitute turning on your furnace, you may have more than a clogged filter to deal with. In fact, you may discover that your heater has stopped working altogether.

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

Renters: 6 Tips to Saving Money on Your Monthly Utility Bill

Posted by Scott Ranck on Oct 21, 2014 10:27:37 AM

One of the big energy problems throughout the state is rental property. In most rent or lease situations the tenant is responsible for the utility bills. The person owning the property has no vested interest in paying for energy upgrades because he doesn’t have to pay the utility bills.

It is a difficult situation and one of the larger reasons for major energy waste. Short of legislative action that would require some mandatory energy upgrades here are some suggestions to help lower utility costs for the renter. Take charge of what you can control and apply some pressure on the landlord to do some upgrades.

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

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