Three Simple But Effective Hot Weather Tips From FPL

If Sunday’s record-breaking temperatures were any indication, South Florida is about to endure another sweltering summer.

But before you put your air conditioning unit on full blast, Florida Power & Light has some sage advice on how you can save energy and money during the heat and humidity.

  • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher
  • Replace or clean your air conditioning filter once a month
  • Turn off your ceiling fan when you’re not in the room

The tips might sound basic, but bear them in mind: They can help ensure your AC system is working as efficiently as possible and save you some cash. For FPL’s full list of tips, click here.

Miami hit 98 degrees on the eve of Memorial Day, making it the hottest May day on record for the city, according to the National Weather Service. It was also the highest temperature ever recorded in Miami outside of the traditional summer months of June, July and August.

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