Let’s walk through your day. You start by switching off the alarm, turning on the lights, starting the coffeemaker and opening the refrigerator for breakfast. You pop bread in the toaster and turn on
the TV to catch the weather report. You jump into a hot shower then blow dry your hair. Before heading out the door, you grab your fully charged cell phone. 34277001
You arrive at work or school and fire up your computer. At lunch, you grab a hot meal at the local restaurant and run your debit card through the scanner. That night, you adjust your thermostat, turn on the TV (if you can find where you left the remote), start a load of laundry, pull food out of the freezer, prepare a meal in
the oven and maybe vacuum the floor. And before turning off lights for the night, you set your home’s alarm and plug in your cell phone to recharge.
The common thread throughout the day’s activities? Electricity.
Many of us take electricity for granted. We expect the lights to turn on, our devices to charge and appliances to work. The mission of improving your quality of life is why West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC) first started in 1937. Residents in our area at that time were not as fortunate as those in more populated areas where electricity was not available to many rural homes and farms. Rooms were lit
by candlelight, meals cooked over wood-burning stoves, clothes washed by hand and farms manned by manual laborers. Believe it or not, that was just a few decades ago.
The drive to better the lives of our members continues today and every day to come. WFEC strives to deliver electricity in an affordable, clean, safe and reliable manner. Electricity is essential for your home, your workplace, and the local businesses and industries that drive economic development and improve our community.
Energy Efficiency Tip
Choose wisely when replacing incandescent bulbs from recessed light fixtures. Heat buildup can shorten the life of spiral CFLs.