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    Last updated 10 months ago

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    • Your installer was very professional, pleasant and knowledgeable. He is an asset for your company! What a joy life would be if all employees were as great as this gentleman. 


    FPU Co-Sponsors Battle of Okeechobee Reenactment- Feb. 21-23

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Be sure to save the date for Friday, Feb. 21- Sunday, Feb. 23! In addition to battle reenactments, the Okeechobee event will feature Irish folk music, children’s horse rides, an alligator demonstration and much more. All with a special appearance by Historical Artist, Guy LaBree!

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    FPU supports Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce as a major entertainment sponsor for the "Battle of Bowlegs Creek Heritage Festival"

    Last updated 10 months ago

    The 150th Anniversary of The Battle of Bowlegs Creek "Raid up the Peace River" was a HUGE success with over 100 reenactment participants from the Fort Meade community!

    In addition to battle reenactments, this event featured “The father of Florida Folk Music” and recent Florida Artists Hall of Fame inductee, Frank Thomas as well as other awesome entertainers!  Local vendors offered various foods and crafts from the Civil War Era!

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    Ask The Energy Expert- "The Fastest Growing Area Of Home Energy Use"

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Your grandmother was more “Green” than you! As Americans we pride ourselves on being environmentally conscious when in reality our grandparents used far less energy than we do, even with all our conservation efforts. In Central Florida our energy pie has a couple big slices and several smaller ones. The biggest slice of the pie is air conditioning and heating coming in for approximately 41% of our energy costs. Water heating is our next biggest energy use at between 15-18%. Lighting and washing and drying clothes uses about 10% while refrigeration uses approximately 8%.

    When I consider all these uses, I realized many of our grandparents didn’t have air conditioning, no TV or maybe one small one and often used a wood burner to supplement their heat. Light fixtures were few and were used sparingly and bed time came early. As for electronics, they may have had a plug in radio.

    The single fastest growing segment of energy use is the ever growing electronics and “plug count.”  My wife and I are empty nesters and live in a couple thousand square foot home. We have three TVs, DVR, DVD, Cell Phones and electronic tablets. Many with children at home have four and five TVs, multiple computers and game stations. I just did a quick walk through and have no less than thirty-five light fixtures! I submit, even the most energy conscious among us would be energy hogs compared to our grandparents.

    All this equipment uses energy and it has one other downside, it generates heat. All the equipment can cause us to need a slightly larger air conditioner to combat the internal heat load. Plug in electronics are the fastest growing area of home energy use. What conservation measures can your family take to compete with grandma’s energy practices?

    FPUC Review

    Last updated 10 months ago

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    • Tim Love came to my home much earlier than expected (1st thing in the AM). He was very, very pleasant and went out of his way to make sure I had hot water. He also explained what he was doing and even showed me in my water heater manual. He was very courteous and should be told by supervisors that he is an exceptional employee!

      Linda C.

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