Bubba’s 33 restaurant makes customers feel at home, providing great food and a family setting to enjoy everything from sports to classic music. To further enhance customers’ comfort, Bubba’s 33 installed new energy-efficient equipment that also decreased its overall energy expenses. This smart endeavor earned Bubba’s 33 the Florida Public Service Commission’s quarterly Triple E Award for Energy Efficiency Efforts.
Located in Pensacola, Bubba’s 33 participated in Florida Power & Light Company’s Business Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning program to keep customers cool at a lower cost. The restaurant installed four Direct Expansion (DX) units, a high-efficiency air conditioning system that uses refrigerant gases to transfer thermal energy from one point to another to cool the air.
“We installed the new units last October and have already noticed positive results,” said T.J. Goodman, managing partner, Bubba’s 33. “Our annual energy usage is expected to drop by more than 20,000 kWh, saving about $2,000. This will help us continue our mission to provide a comfortable, family-friendly customer experience.”
“Air conditioning costs are typically the largest part of a business’s electric bill. The DX upgrades installed by Bubba’s 33 qualified for a rebate through FPL’s Business HVAC program, reducing the upfront cost for an investment that will deliver significant savings over time,” said Bianca Soriano, FPL communications manager.”
About Bubba’s 33
Bubba’s 33 is a 5,700 square foot franchise restaurant in Pensacola where “sports, classic music, and family fun intersect.” Bubba’s mission is to make its customers feel like they are hanging out in their old family garage. For more information, visit www.bubbas33.com/locations/florida/pensacola.
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