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    Tips for Conserving Energy in the Workplace

    Last updated 8 months ago

    The success of your business starts and ends with your bottom line. Essentially, the more you can reduce your expenses, the better off financially your company will be. One of the easiest ways to cut back on work-related expenses is to reduce energy consumption in the office. In addition to partnering with an energy provider that offers commercial rebates for energy-efficient appliances and fixtures, these workplace adjustments could save your company hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year.

    Install LED Lights

    You can reduce the energy and maintenance costs of running electric light bulbs by replacing incandescent and fluorescent fixtures with LED lamps. Compared to incandescent bulbs, LED lighting components require 80 percent less energy to produce the same lumen output. Some LED lamps are also good for up to 30 years, or five times the life of a fluorescent light bulb.

    Shut Down Electronics

    Some of the biggest “energy vampires” are office electronics that are left on overnight or during the weekend. To start conserving energy and saving money, institute an office-wide policy regarding electronics. Make sure that your employees turn off computers, printers, scanners, and any other non-essential electronics at the end of the work day.

    For even more long-term savings, contact Florida Public Utilities Company to learn how we can help you reduce your energy and operating costs via appliance rebates, free energy check-ups, and more! Visit our website to learn more about our energy services in Florida, or call us at (888) 471-0413 to speak with one of our representatives.

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    Essential Rules to Teach Your Kids about Electrical Safety

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Between 2007 and 2011, fire departments in the United States responded to approximately 47,820 reported home structure fires per year involving electrical failure or malfunction. The fires resulted in $1.5 billion in direct property damage and an estimated 1,518 civilian injuries. The saddest statistics of all, however, is that these fires also resulted in 455 civilian deaths. Regardless of how old your children are, it’s never too early (and it’s certainly never too late) to teach them about electrical safety. To prevent a disaster, share these electrical safety rules with your children, especially if they are old enough to be left at home alone.

    Do Not Overload Outlets

    Adding multiple extension cords may seem like a great way to plug in all of your electronics, but it can be a recipe for disaster. In addition to damaging the electrical system in the house, overloading outlets can start an electrical fire. If you have a lot of electronics, only plug in what you are currently using.

    Water and Electricity Do Not Mix

    When it comes to electrical safety, perhaps no rule is more important than this: keep electrical devices far away from water. Most electrical accidents happen when people use electricity near water. If any electronics or electrical outlets get wet, tell an adult and wait for a qualified adult to perform a safety inspection.

    Gently Pull Out Electrical Cords

    When unplugging electrical devices, don’t yank cords from the wall. Pulling on a cord can damage the appliance, the plug, the outlet, or even the electrical components inside the wall. If any of these are damaged, it could result in an electrical fire.

    Florida Public Utilities Company offers emergency response services 24 hours a day/7 days a week. We also provide free energy check-ups to make sure that your electrical system is in good shape. Visit our website to learn more about our electrical services in Florida, or call us at (888) 471-0413 if you have any questions. 

    The Benefits of Using Natural Gas in Your Home

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Natural gas is abundant, clean and inexpensive. There are many benefits to using natural gas in your home. Whether you are building a new home, shopping for a new or existing home, or thinking about converting your home to run on this incredible energy source, you will enjoy numerous benefits if you decide to go with natural gas. Here is an overview of some of the many benefits of using natural gas in your home.

    Financial Savings

    Compared to other alternative energy sources, natural gas is one of the least expensive. In fact, homes with at least four major natural gas appliances save an estimated 25% on energy costs every month. While there are initial costs to converting to natural gas and buying new appliances, you can expect to recoup your investment in just a few years. 

    Reliable Energy Source

    Your local distribution company will provide natural gas to your home in a safe and reliable manner. Natural gas comes to your home via an underground pipeline. In Florida when the lights go out because of a storm, your natural has range and water heater will still be operational.

    Eco-Friendly

    If you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint, converting to natural gas is one of the best places to start. Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel. The carbon reduction in the USA is largely due to the expanded use of natural gas to generate electricity. At the individual home level, according to studies, simply replacing a non-gas water heater with a natural gas water heater will prevent approximately 3,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere every year.

    Florida Public Utilities Company is a natural gas and local distribution company in Florida. We also provide propane and electric service for homes and businesses in many areas of Florida. . Visit our website to learn more about our energy services, or call us at (888) 471-0413 to see if natural gas service is available in your area.

    Steps to Take During a Hurricane Warning

    Last updated 8 months ago

    If you’ve lived in Florida for some time, you’re probably very familiar with the steps to take during a hurricane warning. However, if you are new to the state or have recently moved to the coast, you may not know what to do during a hurricane.

    First, listen to the radio or watch the news for updated information and official instructions. Hurricanes can change direction, intensity, and speed very suddenly, so be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors and keep away from windows, skylights, and glass doors. Have plenty of clean drinking water on hand, and keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy in case the power goes out and you need to ride out the storm overnight.

     

    If the power does go out and you are a FPUC customer, you can bet that our skilled technicians will try to get the lights back on as soon as it is safe to do so. To learn why Florida Public Utilities Company has been one of the leading energy providers in the state for nearly 90 years, visit our website or call us today at (888) 471-0413. 

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