Energy Efficiency

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What’s hot this summer? Florida. Florida is hot. It’s also hot in the fall, winter, spring…

So, how do you keep your cool without breaking the bank (or the planet)? We’ve compiled a few tips

Set your fan switch to “auto.”
Choose the right temperature for your house rather than having your fan run nonstop (AKA “Set it and forget it.”)

Don’t cool an empty house.
If you’re leaving for a good chunk of time, consider raising the temperature while you’re away. A little trial and error should help you find the most efficient temperature for you.

Keep sunlight out.
Got blinds or curtains? Use ‘em! Keeping the sun out will help keep your home cool. Maybe once we get to that breezy fall weather, you can enjoy some natural light again…

Go shopping.
If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it might be time for a new one. It may feel like a lot of money up front, but the savings will present themselves in no time at all.

Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance.
Clean or replace your air conditioning filter regularly to help your unit run more efficiently. (This may also keep you from having to do the previous tip any time soon.)

There’s no way around it. It’s hot outside. Period. But it’s still important that we all do our part to keep the planet happy and healthy for future generations. That’s why we’re working hard to find new ways to improve the world around us, like Lights Out SRQ.

Lights Out SRQ is a quarterly campaign right now, but its future is still being written. Stay tuned as we roll out this new initiative and bring energy efficiency to the forefront.

And, in the meantime, join us for the next one on Sunday, September 10th! Simply shut off your lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, snap a selfie in the dark, and post it with #LightsOutSRQ to join the party.

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