JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As an industry leader in innovation, energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, Florida Power & Light Company celebrates Earth Day 2011 with the launch of a new online virtual energy-efficiency tour.
The interactive tool enables FPL.com visitors to explore a typical Florida home room-by-room to learn interesting facts and helpful tips about how to save energy around the house.
"For customers looking for a practical way to make a difference on Earth Day, this innovative new online tool can be a great starting point," said Tim Fitzpatrick, vice president of marketing and corporate communication for FPL. "By taking an interactive virtual tour of a typical Florida home, FPL customers can get a fresh look at the energy they use everyday and find new ways to save energy and money along the way."
FPL's online virtual energy-efficiency tour also includes information about best practices for using new technology, such as flat-screen televisions, video game consoles and Energy Star appliances as efficiently as possible. Examples of energy-saving tips and facts include:
Front-loading washing machines use 50 percent less energy than traditional washers
Every time you open the door to your oven, the temperature inside drops by 25 to 50 degrees
One leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water per day
Compact-fluorescent light bulbs use 75 percent less energy and last about 10 times longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs
Using your microwave draws less than half the power of a conventional oven and cooks for a much shorter amount of time
For more information, tips, videos and FPL's Online Home Energy Survey, please visit www.FPL.com.
Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.FPL.com.