Filtered by Energy Saving Tips

May 2017 Energy Saving Tip: Buying Energy Efficient Appli...

Since March 2014, the Sustainability department has shared easy-to-incorporate, useful energy saving tips with the intent to save you money each month — and hopefully debunk some myths about energy saving along the way. For example, contrary to popular belief, you can purchase a household appliance, such as a stove, dishwasher or dryer, that is […]

March 2017 Energy Saving Tip: Keep Cool and Save Money

You may enjoy seeing your monthly electricity bill lower as a result of this cooler weather, but soon you’ll long to spend your days lounging near or in a pool — possibly with a cool drink in your hand. And with pool-side afternoons comes the cost of operating a pool, particularly your pool pump — […]

February 2017 Energy Saving Tip: How Exhaust Fan Timers...

With much-desired home furnishings and features like spacious islands, double vanity sinks and smart lights drawing most of our attention, we often forget about small, but essential items like the bathroom exhaust fan. But, as the fans are designed to both remove odors and reduce humidity, they’re crucial components of our homes — and they […]

January 2017 Energy Saving Tip: Save Energy and Gain...

“There’s an app for that.” This phrase is nearing celebrity status. Almost everything created comes with a downloadable remote control — from water heater timers to lights. Perhaps you already wield control over some of these devices with an app or a remote. But can you change the temperature in your house while you are sitting at […]

December 2016 Energy Saving Tip: Surge Protection...

There are plenty of things you know not to do during a thunderstorm: don’t take a shower, don’t use your landline phone (if you still have one) and don’t leave devices plugged into the wall, especially your prized electronics. All of this is meant to protect you and your material objects. Lightning is electricity that […]

October 2016 Energy Saving Tip: Save for the Holiday...

An Energy Tip from Brad Maston, Maintenance Technician and Electronics Engineering Student The holiday season is almost upon us once again. It’s a time for celebration, family and lots of shopping. For most, this will cost a little extra coin. (OK, a lot of coin.) But there are ways to save! You have two choices […]

September 2016 Energy Saving Tip: Keeping the Roof Over...

Each month, we share a tip to help with energy savings that you can implement in your household. However, in this, we have failed to acknowledge a crucially important part of Florida life — the roof. As we (slowly) transition from warmer months to cooler months, you should evaluate the condition of your roof. Are […]

August 2016 Energy Saving Tip: Want to Save a Few Bucks...

By Christopher Jackson, Energy Specialist In the average home, almost half of the energy costs are allocated to heating and/or cooling. The good news is there are simple ways to lower energy costs to keep more money in your wallet. As a home inspector, I find things that home owners may overlook — and these things can […]

July 2016 Energy Saving Tip: Save Money with a Water...

A Message from Patti Riva, Operations Manager, Energy Education We are constantly searching for ways to save money, especially during the summer when the cost of electric bills seem to climb just as fast as the temperature rises. That is why I want to share as many energy saving tips with you as possible. In […]

June 2016 Energy Saving Tip: Summer Savings … on...

Summer time is the time for savings (After all, “summer savings” is a catchy alliteration.). And there are opportunities to save all around us — from home décor to clothing, and even on cars. Without doubt, you are going to be looking for the best deals anytime you leave the house. But even with all these savings […]