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Florida Power & Light shares energy-saving tips for the holidays

The company shares energy-saving tips to help people save on high energy costs

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, holiday celebrations cause a yearly increase in energy consumption and waste production. A number of things contribute to this, including the drop in temperature and the increased demand for electricity for indoor lighting, heating, and other devices. Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) suggests several easy, practical ways to save energy costs during the holiday season. Read on to learn more about the energy-saving tips they recommend.

Energy-saving tips and efficient holiday prep

FPL recommends switching to LEDs, especially during the holidays. LEDs consume 85% less energy than fluorescent bulbs and can save around $70 in energy bills over their useful life. People should also ensure all the lights and fans in unoccupied spaces are switched off.

To save time and energy during holiday dinner preparation, FPL suggests using a microwave or toaster oven. These ovens use half the energy as traditional models and won't heat your kitchen up too much. Another tip for preparing to cook is to get everything you need from the fridge and freezer in not more than two trips. This way, the fridge door isn't being opened multiple times, saving energy and the life of the fridge.

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Saving energy while cooking and cleaning

FPL advises covering pots and pans while cooking on the stove. A tight-fitting lid on a pot or pan will help retain heat, reducing the need for high heat on the stove and cutting down on cooking time and energy use. In addition, they suggest using a washing machine that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Since hand washing consumes more water and energy, using a dishwasher is the more eco-conscious and cost-friendly option.

If you found these energy-saving tips helpful, check out their website for more information.

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