The company provided a list of pointers.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
This just in from officials at Tampa Electric Company: As folks deck the halls in coming weeks, Tampa Electric would like to offer a few handy tips for a safer, more energy-efficient holiday season. Consider investing in energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lights. LED lights have dropped in price in recent years and are now available in more colors and styles. LEDs do not produce heat, so they reduce the risk of a fire and are safer than incandescent lights. They are also more durable. At Tampa Electric, where safety is a top priority, we offer these additional tips for your home during the holidays: · Make sure your holiday lights and cords are in good condition (no broken lights or frayed cords). · Never string …
The votes are in, and seven Florida homes were named town winners in Patch's Deck The House contest.
We asked, and Patch readers answered: Seven Florida homes have been honored as town winners in Patch's Deck The House holiday lights contest. The winning entries came from Patch readers in Seminole Heights, Temple Terrace, Carrollwood, Bradenton, Dunedin, Gulfport and Palm Harbor. (See photos of the winning homes above.) Of those seven homes, John Banacki's home in Palm Harbor has been chosen as one of 24 national finalists in the contest. The Banackis have won $500 toward their December electric bill, and they're in the running for the national grand prize, a $100,000 donation from Patch to the public school district where the winner lives. You can vote for the Banackis and Pinellas County Schools, and see the other 23 winning light …