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FPL gives thanks to 50 Sanford families with free home energy makeovers

FPL experts help residents gobble up savings with energy efficient upgrades

Sanford residents have something extra to be thankful for, just in time for Thanksgiving. In partnership with the City of Sanford, Florida Power & Light Company provided 50 local families with free Home Energy Makeovers. FPL experts installed energy-efficient upgrades to help residents save money on their electric bill.

Approximately 60 energy experts from FPL and employee volunteers from the City of Sanford traveled through neighborhoods to deliver the gift of energy-efficiency upgrades to residents, saving these FPL customers up to 25 percent monthly on their electric bills.

Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett, Commissioner Velma Williams and the Goldsboro Front Porch Council of Sanford joined the FPL volunteers and helped out with energy-efficient upgrades as part of the Home Energy Makeover team. “Our partnership with FPL gives residents of Sanford access to the tools and information they need to learn to conserve energy and to save money,” Mayor Jeff Triplett said. “The Home Energy Makeover is a great way for Sanford residents to kick-off the holiday season with savings.” 

Upgrades performed included: installing lifetime air conditioning filters, compact fluorescent lights, weather stripping, and water-saving showerheads and faucets, as well as inserting refrigerator and freezer thermometers. 

“FPL is proud to partner with the City of Sanford to educate residents on how to reduce their energy use and save on their monthly expenses,” said Larry Volenec, FPL’s external affairs manager. “Our energy-makeover team shared tips and advice on easy, low-cost improvements that can benefit all families throughout the service territory. FPL customers have the lowest electric bills in the state, and these tips will help them continue to save.”

Most of these energy-efficiency upgrades can be adopted by any FPL customer looking to make smarter, cleaner energy choices. Customers can learn about the improvements installed during Home Energy Makeovers by visiting the Energy Savings Toolkit section at www.FPL.com/ohes and taking a free, online Home Energy Survey.

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