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Home-ing in on something beautiful in the community, thanks to Women Build

Directions to a bright new future: Make a turn at Habitat for Humanity. Yield to hardworking people in need. Look for the TECO team members just ahead. And here we are, at the new home of Tangerla Burton and her four children. She put in the hard work to participate in the physical construction of the house with help from a safe, reliable source: the women of TECO. Women Build is the name of the…

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Tips to teach your children about electrical safety

Electricity is something we’re around 24 hours a day, so protecting our children against its potential dangers is critically important. While we’ve recently participated in large-scale efforts to bring electrical safety guidance into our community’s public schools (with kits you can see in the image above), we realize there’s never too much one can say about safety to help keep children out of harm’s way around electricity. With that in mind,…

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Budget your energy with Energy Planner

“Most people don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.” You’ve probably heard this famous quote before because it applies to all aspects of life. It can also apply to lowering your utility bills and decreasing your energy consumption. By participating in our free Energy Planner program, you can have more control over how much money you spend – as well as how much energy you’re using, when you’re using…

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How home insulation can save you on your energy bill

ENERGY STAR New Construction program

Insulating your home is one of the best ways to become more energy-efficient – which can save you money on your electric bill. If you have an older home, you may find you’re more likely to lose heat and cool air. At the end of the day, however (and throughout it), bolstering energy-saving efforts is good for anyone. This blog post features some quick steps you can take to improve…

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Something to go with your July 4th festivities: The author of the Pledge of Allegiance was a former Tampa Electric team member

Did you ever wonder about who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance? This Independence Day, we thought we’d share a bit of local trivia with national impact. Francis Bellamy joined Tampa Electric late in life, hired in 1925 as the director of advertising. Born in 1855, he had been a Baptist minister, a writer and an advertising executive in New York City. Bellamy composed the pledge in 1892 in celebration of…

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