Congressman Darren Soto, Florida

Florida is one of the hottest states in the Union year round, so AC bills can run sky-high. It’s also among the most vulnerable to climate change, due to rising sea levels and increasingly powerful storms.

Many Florida residents are tackling both problems at once by making their homes more energy-efficient, including Rep. Darren Soto of Florida. Simple steps are saving him energy and money, including improving insulation.

Now, thanks to new clean energy tax credits, he has big plans to make his home a clean energy home.

Next up we’re going to be upgrading our windows to make sure that we can better keep in cool air. . .

A heat pump is definitely on the way for the Soto residence, and we hope to, over the next few years, also add rooftop solar to our home.

Why a heat pump in Florida? They provide highly efficient air conditioning, in addition to heat. Learn more about heat pumps.

Electric vehicles are in the Soto family’s future too, once their car and truck reach the end of their life.

His advice:

What an exciting time for families across Central Florida and across the nation to make key purchases to save our planet thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act.

I encourage all of you, when the time is right, to save money and save the environment at the same time.