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Keeping cool while keeping energy costs low

Keeping cool while keeping energy costs low

March 31, 2022 – SWFL is hot year-round which means that air conditioning is a not really an option, but rather a necessity. When it comes to cooling your home, LCEC recommends installing a smart thermostat that will automatically raise and lower the temperature at certain times of the day. Programmable thermostats not only save you time during the day, they can save you up to $100 every year in your electric costs.

Air conditioning accounts for approximately half of most average monthly utility bills. Along with installing a programable thermostat, LCEC recommends the following when it comes to A/C and your electric bill:

  • Set your thermostat at 83 degrees if you are away from your home more than two hours and at 78 degrees while you are home.
  • While away from home for more than two hours, set the thermostat at 83 degrees Fahrenheit. If there is a pet in the home, leave thermostat at 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Be sure your thermostat fan switch is set on the “auto” setting. This is more economical for temperature and humidity control.
  • Do not close A/C vents or interior doors when A/C is running.
  • Service your air conditioning system annually.
  • Check air conditioner filters monthly and change as needed.

Visit lcec.net for more information and tips on cooling your home without breaking the bank. 

LCEC provides Environmental Funding Awards to five local organizations

March 23, 2022 – LCEC announced that it will provide Environmental Funding Awards to Calusa Land Trust and Preserve of Pine Island, Inc., Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Friends of Cape Coral Environment, Inc., Friends of Fakahatchee, and the Sanibel Sea School. Collectively, these five award winners are receiving nearly $18,000. Since the inception of the LCEC Environmental Funding Award program in 2013, LCEC has bestowed nearly $205,000 to local organizations to help aid them in their endeavors to protect and sustain the environment.

This funding is awarded twice a year with deadlines happening on March 15 and September 1. To apply for an environmental funding award, organizations should visit www.lcec.net/about-lcec/community-and-education/environment to download the application. Interested organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award including that the funding must be utilized for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry and have a demonstrated need for funds. This Environmental Funding Award Program is just one of the many ways that LCEC positively impacts and supports wildlife and the environment. To learn more, visit the Environment page at www.lcec.net or contact pr@lcec.net.

Deadline approaching for LCEC Environmental Funding Award applications

March 10, 2022 – March 15 is the first of two deadlines in 2022 to apply for an LCEC Environmental Funding Award. To apply for an environmental funding award, organizations should visit www.lcec.net/about-lcec/community-and-education/environment to download the application. Interested organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award including that the funding must be utilized for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry and have a demonstrated need for funds. Funding is awarded twice a year with deadlines happening on March 15 and September 1. More than $186,000 has been awarded since the program’s inception in 2013. LCEC’s Environmental Funding Award Program is just one of the many ways that LCEC positively impacts and supports wildlife and the environment. To learn more, visit the Environment page at www.lcec.net or contact pr@lcec.net.

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