Hot summer temperatures continued in August 2021 as the highest daily temperature recorded was 99 degrees. The lowest recorded temperature for the month was 73 degrees. Rainfall decreased from last month to measure 4.8 and is below August’s average of 7.76 inches.
During August’s 31 days, 24 of those reached a high temp of over 90 degrees. Because of the increased temperatures, members will likely notice an increase in their August electric usage.
For August 2021 the average temperature was 85 degrees, which is one degree higher than the average temperature in August 2020. The average high temperature in August 2021 was 93 degrees, and the average low temperature was 77.
Both the average monthly temperature and average low and high temperatures have increased from July 2021. Again, members will likely see an increase in their energy usage for August 2021. Hotter temperatures and increased humidity mean HVACs will run for longer periods of time and more frequently to keep the temperatures cool inside. Daily temperature fluctuations also increase HVAC usage.
September is the peak of hurricane season. The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a tropical storm threat September 8 – 12. Daily highs will reach into the 90s with lows in the 70s with the chance of scattered thunderstorms that bring rain, lightning and wind during the middle of the month.
Take the bite out of damaging surges and spikes with SECO Energy’s Surge MitiGator surge protection. Our meter-based surge arrester protects large appliances by reducing surges BEFORE they enter the meter. Learn more about the Surge MitiGator. In September, members enrolled in surge protection are entered in a drawing to win a portable generator each month. Enroll today for the chance to win!
To check historical usage, log into SmartHub to view past bills and consumption charts. If your usage is high, SECO offers several energy-efficiency tools to help you identify energy wasters. Take the Home Energy Assessment to receive a detailed email tailored to your home’s features and lifestyle. The energy-saving advice will provide low-cost ways to decrease your usage – and your electric bill.
To easily calculate how much energy your appliances, lighting, electronic devices, and other energy-using items in your home consume, use the Energy Estimator.