New Website Offers Ways To Make Homes Energy Efficient

By  //  July 11, 2013


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Site Provides Steps To Save Money, Energy

The “My Florida Home Energy” tool was built to provide Florida homeowners with a user-friendly application to analyze their current energy use and identify energy-efficient products and services that will potentially reduce their energy use, along with their utility bills. (myfloridahomeenergy.com image)

The “My Florida Home Energy” tool was built to provide Florida homeowners with a user-friendly application to analyze their current energy use and identify energy-efficient products and services that will potentially reduce their energy use, along with their utility bills. (myfloridahomeenergy.com image)

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services launched a new interactive website today at MyFloridaHomeEnergy.com that will walk homeowners through steps to conserve energy in their homes.

The “My Florida Home Energy” tool was built to provide Florida homeowners with a user-friendly application to analyze their current energy use and identify energy-efficient products and services that will potentially reduce their energy use, along with their utility bills.

Geothermal energy systems, use the natural warmth of the earth to heat or cool your home. Nearly half of the solar energy that reaches the earth, remain stored in the ground at a constant temperature of about fifty degrees. (Image courtesy alternative-energies.net)

Geothermal energy systems, use the natural warmth of the earth to heat or cool your home. Nearly half of the solar energy that reaches the earth, remain stored in the ground at a constant temperature of about fifty degrees. (Image courtesy alternative-energies.net)

“This tool will help Floridians across the state by evaluating their energy use and giving them a variety of options to save energy in their homes,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.

“The site is easy to navigate and will help many Florida consumers put those energy savings right back into their own pockets.”

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

The interactive application takes information provided by the homeowner as well as publicly accessible data to determine potential energy-efficient products, improvements or modifications that may be beneficial to consumers in their specific regions.

The results are then ranked by cost and anticipated energy savings. The tool was developed through a contract with the University of Florida as required by legislation passed in 2012.

IDENTIFIES RESOURCES TO ASSIST HOME OWNERS

• Home energy-efficient products, improvements or modifications,
fdacs-seal-180• On-site, third-party home energy audits, free utility company audits and fee-based professional audits,
• Best practices for hiring licensed contractors in their area,
• Applicable local, state and federal financial incentives related to the upgrades recommended for their home.

Project financing options that may impact the feasibility and monetary payback for recommended upgrades.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT FreshFromFlorida.com.


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