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Tampa Electric’s ENERGY STAR program helps build energy efficiency into new homes

ENERGY STAR New Construction program

Thanks to Tampa Electric’s ENERGY STAR® New Construction program, more than 600 Tampa Electric customers moved into an ENERGY STAR certified home in 2017. As a result, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Certified Homes team awarded Tampa Electric with its “ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award” in recognition of the company’s continued commitment to providing homebuyers with ENERGY STAR certified homes. The award recognizes Tampa Electric’s work…

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Hot weather tips can help you stay cool and save money too

When summer temperatures soar, Tampa Electric urges you to take precautions when going out in the heat and to limit outdoor activities. If you must go outdoors, heed these hot weather tips and wear light-colored clothing and drink plenty of fluids. Summer temperatures can also make air conditioners work overtime. This results in increased energy use and higher electric bills. Here are some hot weather tips to help you keep…

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Cold weather tips can help you stay warm and save money too

When temperatures drop, home heating can have the biggest impact on your electric bill. Here are some simple tips that can help you stay warm and save money on your electric bill. Lower your thermostat to 68 degrees or the lowest comfortable setting, and keep the settings constant. With a heat pump, limit the activation of the supplemental heat strip by making minor, periodic adjustments to the thermostat. Keep the…

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Light your home safely and efficiently this holiday season

As you deck the halls in coming weeks, we have a few handy tips for a safer, more energy-efficient holiday season. Consider investing in energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lights. LED lights continue to drop in price and are available in many colors and styles. LEDs produce very little heat, so they reduce the risk of a fire and are safer than incandescent lights. They are also more durable. And, since…

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Celebrate National Energy Awareness Month with TECO’s many efficiency programs

October brings cooler weather, pumpkins, Halloween…and something else that can bring value to your life all year round: National Energy Awareness Month. Introduced by President George H.W. Bush in 1991, the purpose of National Energy Awareness Month is to raise awareness among everyone about the importance of energy sustainability and protecting our world’s resources. This is a big deal for you, for Tampa Electric and for everyone in the communities…

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