FPL gives free energy efficiency makeovers to 50 West Palm homes

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FPL energy experts will “swarm” a West Palm Beach neighborhood Wednesday, providing free energy efficiency makeovers to more than 50 homes and offering products and tools for each home valued at $500.

The company also will host a neighborhood event and barbecue where customers can get tips and sign up for free programs to save energy and money.

Joining the energy upgrade teams will be West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and officials of the Urban League of Palm Beach County and the Northwest Community Consortium of West Palm Beach.

The event takes place at 9:45 a.m., at Gaines Park, 1501 N. Australian Ave.

FPL experts will conduct a home energy check-up including A/C and duct inspection and system repair; water heater pipe-wrap installation; faucet aerator installation; and caulking and weather-stripping installation.