JUNO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help customers think about energy savings in a new way, Florida Power & Light Company has launched the "Energy Fit" campaign, which shows the benefits of applying simple energy-saving tips by comparing how those savings could power popular household appliances. As part of the campaign, residential customers who complete the redesigned Online Home Energy Survey by Sept. 30 will be entered to win a $5,000 Energy Fit makeover for their home.
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The Online Home Energy Survey was recently enhanced to make it easier than ever for customers to get personalized, expert advice on how to save energy and money. The new features on the site include a welcome screen to show customers the simple steps they will take to complete the survey, a progress bar to show the steps that have been taken and those that need to be completed, and streamlined navigation to allow participants to easily view and print the completed report.
"We're helping customers get 'energy fit' by changing the way they look at being more energy efficient. For example, by making simple changes like turning the thermostat up by one degree, it can provide enough savings in one month to be able to power: your home for one day, your refrigerator for 29 days or your 50-inch TV for 40 days," said Sondra Houhoulis, an FPL energy expert featured in the campaign. "This simple change is just one of the ways you can save with the improved FPL Online Home Energy Survey."
The Energy Fit makeover winner will receive an Energy Fit kit worth $200, to be installed by an FPL expert, and $4,800 to be used towards the purchase of energy-efficient home appliances of the customer's choice.
To take the improved FPL Online Home Energy Survey, visit www.FPL.com/energyfit.
Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida and serves the third largest number of customers of any electric utility in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees as of year-end 2011. During the five year period ended December 31, 2011, the company delivered the best service reliability among Florida investor-owned utilities, while its typical residential customer bills, based on data available in December 2011, are about 25 percent below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.FPL.com.
Raising your thermostat by one degree disclaimer: Based on raising the thermostat setting by 1 degree, which can reduce cooling energy consumption by 5 percent. Each summer month energy use could drop by 37 kWh.
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