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.
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:
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 :
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.
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.
Building a new home is exciting! However, there are so many choices and decisions to be made. I would like to offer ways for energy improvements that I would take advantage of if I were building a new home for my family.
3 Tips Every Floridian Should Know About Gas Heat
The last thing people think about when moving to Florida is how they will heat their home. Heating Degree Days is a measurement for how much heating is required in an area. Heating Degree Days are the average daily temperature subtracted from 65°.
For example, we have a 70° high temperature and a 44° low on January 2. The average temperature is 57°. Doing the math we subtract 65°-57°= 8 heating degree days for that date. Key West, FL has only 100 heating degree days annually, Orlando comes in at 766 and Tallahassee at 1485. Heat is still needed in central and northern Florida. So, here are three things you should know about gas space heating.
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