ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 9, 2011) – If a summer vacation is in your plans, be sure to include energy-saving measures in your pre-trip checklist to help lower your typical summer electric bill. Progress Energy Florida recommends that customers take a few simple steps before hitting the road to reduce their homes’ energy use while they are away.
“With hot weather, it’s easy to run up a higher-than-average electric bill in the summer months if you’re not careful about how you’re using energy,” said Malcolm Barnes, energy efficiency manger for Progress Energy Florida. “Customers who make a point of limiting their homes’ electric use while they’re on vacation can return home to energy-cost savings.”
Customers can save energy a number of ways while they’re out of town.
These are just a few of the many ways customers can save energy and money this summer. For more energy-saving advice, turn to the energy experts at Progress Energy. Customers who sign up for a no-cost Home Energy Check – which can be performed online, over the phone or in person – will receive a customized assessment of their home’s energy-saving potential from one of our highly trained Energy Advisors. To sign up for a Home Energy Check, call 888-302-8348 or visit progress-energy.com.
Progress Energy is an industry leader in the development and implementation of programs to help customers save energy and money. Through the company’s energy-efficiency programs, Progress Energy Florida’s customers have collectively saved more than $1 billion in energy costs since 1981, reducing the need for enough electricity to power more than 900,000 homes for a year. In all, Progress Energy Florida currently offers its customers 14 programs and more than 100 energy-efficiency upgrades to reduce their energy bills and carbon footprints.
For more information on Progress Energy’s programs, visit www.progress-energy.com.
Progress Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), provides electricity and related services to more than 1.6 million customers in Florida. The company is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., and serves a territory encompassing more than 20,000 square miles, including the cities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as the Central Florida area surrounding Orlando. Progress Energy Florida is pursuing a balanced approach to meeting the future energy needs of the region. That balance includes increased energy-efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art electricity system. For more information about Progress Energy, visit www.progress-energy.com.
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