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Customers Can Receive Free CFL For Completing Energy Check-Up

Energy Check-Up is an EarthCents program designed to help Gulf Power’s customers find low-cost and no-cost ways to reduce energy usage through energy efficiency.
Wednesday September 30th, 2009

As part of ENERGY STAR’s 2009 “Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR” campaign, Gulf Power will give customers a free compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) when they complete a free online Energy Check-Up for their home during the month of October.

To participate, customers can visit, and on the home page mouse over and click the large icon named “Energy Check-Up.” Customers will receive specific recommendations about energy efficiency, home improvements and steps to improve energy efficiency that can help them cut electricity bills by as much as 50 percent. When customers complete the online inspection they’ll be mailed a voucher for a free CFL that can be picked up at most Gulf Power offices.


If every American home replaced just one light bulb with CFL bulb, it would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars. CFL bulbs use 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last as much as 10 times longer.

For more information about EarthCents programs, customers can visit

Gulf Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility with all of its common stock owned by Atlanta-based Southern Company. Gulf Power serves more than 400,000 customers in 10 counties throughout Northwest Florida. The company’s mission is to safely deliver affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible energy to very satisfied customers in strong communities.