JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company, with the help of local contractors, provided an energy makeover to the Sunshine Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3233 in Sarasota today. As part of the company's non-profit energy efficiency program, the VFW free efficiency upgrades are expected to save the organization up to $1,400 annually.
The FPL team, working with Cortez Heating and Cooling, JAM Lighting Distributors, and Manson Roofing, applied a reflective coating on the roof to help keep the VFW facility cool during warm weather, repaired faulty air conditioning duct work, cleaned air conditioning coils to help the unit run more effectively and installed energy-efficient lighting to reduce the Post's energy bills.
As part of FPL's Earth Day preparations, the energy experts were also available to provide veterans with free one-on-one consultations on energy-efficiency improvements they could make.
The Post Commander Gary Williams expressed his thanks to the team of volunteers for their efforts. "We are so thankful to FPL and their partners for their generosity and hard work in making our post more energy efficient. We're looking forward to seeing the immediate savings in our electric bill each month."
"Every dollar the VFW Post can save on their electric bill is a dollar they can use to aid veterans and their families," said Rae Dowling, FPL's external affairs manager. "It is an honor to give back and help those who have done so much for our country."
In addition to the energy improvements, FPL donated $750 to the Sunshine VFW Post's general fund, which helps provide essential services to our country's veterans and their families.
"This generous gift couldn't come at a better time as the economy has taken its toll on this community," added Commander Williams. "FPL has enabled us to continue to provide necessary services to our nation's heroes."
To qualify for the energy improvements, the Sunshine VFW Post underwent FPL's free Business Energy Evaluation which can help all businesses and organizations understand the tools to manage their energy use and save on their monthly bills.
Florida Power & Light Company Florida Power & Light Company is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in Florida and serves the third largest number of customers of any electric utility in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees as of year-end 2011. During the five year period ended December 31, 2011, the company delivered the best service reliability among Florida investor-owned utilities, while its typical residential customer bills, based on data available in December 2011, are about 25 percent 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