Safer Homes, Fewer Burns
Launched in 2012, this program was created because some of the most frequent injuries for seniors and young children are burns caused by water heaters set too high in the home. We decided to expand our longstanding Home Energy makeover program to include making customer homes safer in addition to more energy efficient.
Teams of professionals, including FPL energy experts, American Red Cross staff and volunteers, electrical and fire personnel visit 50 homes in one day to evaluate potential hazards inside and outside the homes. When necessary, we make repairs and/or schedule follow-up repairs to make any dangerous conditions safe.
The program also incorporates simple energy efficiency tips and upgrades to provide additional value to the customer. These tips and upgrades can help homeowners save up to 25 percent annually on their utility bills. Learn how you can also save energy and money by taking our Online Home Energy Survey.
Nonprofit Energy Makeovers
FPL is working with the communities it serves to make Florida an even better place to work and raise a family. One way we do this is through our Nonprofit Energy Makeovers. A team of FPL energy experts and local contractors help a nonprofit save money by making its building more energy efficient. In the past two years, we have performed energy upgrades for the NFL Youth Education Town (YET) Lester H. White Boys & Girls Club in Fort Lauderdale, the Halifax Humane Society of Daytona Beach, Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County, Bridges of Brevard County and Epic Behavioral Health Care of St. Johns County.
Through this program, we’re helping nonprofits across our service area save energy and money. These organizations re-channel those savings into their valuable programs. Every dollar a community partner can save on its energy bill is a dollar it can use to extend its services to the community.