Hi here is one that caught me by surprise. Some of you may recall the “Beware A/C Duct Cleaning Scam” post from a few months ago. Well the end result of that was the need to hire a couple of different A/C repair guys to come out and get the A/C working properly again. The most recent A/C guys were great and they fixed us up so that we are nice and cool inside. They also mentioned that we could call FPL and they would put insulation into the attic for “FREE”. Immediately my ears perked up but I did not believe it at first. And even if it was free I figured it would require the purchase of something else to offset the cost.
Well I am happy to report that I am once again…wrong. I called FPL and they were happy to schedule an appointment for a FREE Home Energy Survey. When the guy arrived he took a look in my attic and told me that I needed at least another 10 inches of insulation and that the 2-3 inches that I had up there was weak at best and a giant waste of money at worst. So after he measured the square footage of the house he gave me a voucher worth $300 and a list of FPL approved insulation installers. He said that they may charge a little more than $300 but that it probably would not be much. Then of course the idea is that because as he stated approximately 70-80% of a home’s energy goes to the A/C unit, if the house is better insulated then it will run more efficiently and save you $$$!
So I just called to schedule the appointment for the insulation installer and I will keep you posted as to what happens.
I was going to link you to the website on the FREE Home Energy Survey from FPL but they don’t appear to have one, aren’t you glad you read The Coral Gables Blog? Here is a link to FPL you can call them and they will put you in touch with the secret department that handles this.
Thanks for checking out The Coral Gables Blog, have a great weekend!
Joshua T. Reich, P.A.
“Knowledge, Professionalism, Diligence”
RE/Max Advance Realty