How to Reduce Energy Costs in your Home

The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) signed into law in 2007 was established to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and to make the United States less dependent on foreign energy sources. The EISA was designed to transition to more energy efficient lighting lamps over the course of 3 years and created minimum standards for efficiency by 2014. Currently, lighting accounts for approximately 12% of residential energy costs. Benefits of moving to LED bulbs LED replacement bulbs are available from many top manufacturers such as Eaton/Cooper Lighting, CREE and GE. The LED lamps can reduce energy costs by up to 80% and have a life cycle of 25,000-50,000 […]

Upcoming Solar Programs for Customers of FPL

FPL’s Office of Clean Energy is providing an opportunity to receive rebates on Solar Power usage. They are offering up to $9 million in rebates for residential and commercial customers who switch to solar water heaters and solar PV (photo-voltaic) systems. Besides rebates they are also planning on contributing to Educational facilities and non-profit organizations by installing solar panels and water heaters. Although Solar investments may have a larger upfront cost, these systems can pay for themselves in savings while providing us with clean energy. The funding begins at 8:30 AM on October 15th, 2013. They are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.  Those who are interested may apply at www.FPL.com/solarrebates. For more […]