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Tips for saving energy on Thanksgiving

Tips for saving energy on Thanksgiving

November 18, 2021 – It’s time to gobble until you wobble! LCEC energy experts remind customers to do the following to save moola as you munch: 

  • Plan out your oven use. Cook multiple things at once. Consider cooking your appetizers, dinner and dessert items at once to cut down on your electric usage. Every time you open your oven, the temperature drops by 25 to 30 degrees in addition to raising the temperature in your kitchen, so resist the urge to continually peek at your dishes!
  • Utilize your microwave for side dishes. Microwaves use half as much electricity as conventional ovens, and cook items in a shorter time.
  • Make sure you match up pots and pans to your burners. Using a small pot on a big burner wastes electricity.
  • Consider using a cooler for things like drinks rather than continually opening your fridge.
  • Avoid wasting time, water and energy by letting your dishwasher clean your Thanksgiving mess. Fill it up as much as possible to make each load count.

Happy Thanksgiving from the LCEC!

Fall into good energy habits

November 11, 2021 – Fall is the perfect time to make sure your energy usage efforts aren’t falling by the wayside. (Pun intended). Consider the following tips to help you save on your energy bill during fall and beyond.

Let the sun do its thing

Let the sun shine in to light and warm your home on chilly days. Just be sure to close curtains at night to keep any chilly weather out.

Check all seals

Before winter comes, inspect your windows and doors for any gaps that could allow heat and/or AC to enter or escape. If need be, use weather strips and caulking to help keep your home at the perfect temp for you and your family!

Reverse ceiling fans

Although it isn’t really necessary in Florida, you can change the direction of your ceiling fan to turn clockwise. This simple change pushes warm air that has risen back down into the room. This also aids in redistributing air so the air coming out of the vents it is evenly moved through the room.

For more ways to save, visit lcec.net.

November is National Child Safety and Protection Month

November 3, 2021 – November is National Child Safety and Protection Month. This month is dedicated to identifying potential dangers to children and taking steps to protect our children against those dangers. Now is the perfect time to educate children on the importance of electrical safety. It is also a great time to remind ourselves of the electrical hazards that surround us on a daily basis. LCEC reminds people of all ages to:

  • Never climb trees near power lines.
  • Kites and model airplanes should be flown only during good weather conditions in large open areas. Kites should never be flown near overhead power lines or other electrical equipment, such as substations. Never climb a tree near power lines to retrieve a kite.
  • Never climb a utility pole or tower.
  • Don’t play on or around pad-mounted electrical equipment (a.k.a. the big green metal boxes often found in neighborhoods).
  • Avoid going near an electric substation.
  • If thunder roars (or lightening is present), go indoors immediately.
  • Stay away from downed power lines. If you see a downed line, call your electric provider immediately. LCEC customers should call 239-656-2300.

For more ways to stay safe around electricity, visit lcec.net.

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