High energy costs are impacting everyone, including utilities, and are creating many challenges. We understand our customers may struggle to pay more for electricity, so we strive to keep costs affordable. While energy costs are expected to remain high for the foreseeable future, you can reduce your costs by making smart decisions about energy use in your home or business. Because we live in Florida, the driving factor for energy use is the air conditioner. The best way to manage your energy use is to maintain your thermostat temperature at 78°F during the warm months and 68°F in mild weather. Additionally, setting the thermostat to a higher temperature while the house is empty – especially during the hot summer months – can help you save up to 17% each month on your bill.