Today was Power Down Thursday! Using less electricity means less fossil fuel burned to make that electricity, which results in less pollution and greenhouse gasses. Powering down and unplugging is a great way for families to spend quality time together, and for people to become more mindful of their daily lives. Americans spend an average of 7.4 hours a day looking at screens – phones, tablets, computers, and televisions. Imagine if we spent 7.4 hours a day talking with our loved ones, taking a walk, or reading a book? Can’t possibly spend 24 hours without electricity? Don’t worry - even turning off one extra light or appliance is a great way to start conserving electricity. If you do something as simple as making sure your dryer’s lint trap is cleaned between each use, you can see the difference in your energy bills. Make sure lights are turned off when you leave a room, and set your thermostat so you’re not wasting energy cooling or heating your home while you aren’t there. While you may not notice much of an impact on your day-to-day life when you make these types of changes, the environmental impact of your actions will be much larger.
Check out FPL’s website for more tips on how to save energy.