Are you interested in saving energy and money on your electric bill? SECO Energy’s Home Energy Assessment is an online home energy audit. Complete the assessment for specialized energy-efficiency advice that is tailored to your home and lifestyle. The Home Energy Assessment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. After completion, you will receive an emailed list of tips and ideas customized to your home and lifestyle to boost energy efficiency.

Do you want to see the math associated with your energy usage? The Energy Estimator estimates the energy usage and related costs for the appliances and electronics in your home. Explore the Energy Estimator and provide your email address to receive energy-savings suggestions via email. Calculations are based on the current residential rate based on 1,000 kWh usage with Power Cost Adjustment credit applied.

STEP 1:

Weather plays a significant role in your energy usage. Read over the last few months Sunshine State Stats to determine if temperatures align with your energy consumption. This step is required.

STEP 2:

SmartHub allows you to explore and interactively graph past usage to compare current to past years. Log in or establish an account today.

STEP 3:

SECO Energy offers a High Usage Investigation to verify the meter reading and calculate the load. No need for an appointment, and at this time of Coronavirus concerns, SECO employees cannot enter the home and will call/email their followup. Actual investigation results will be emailed.

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Homeowners investing in energy efficiency home improvement projects would benefit from a free in-home energy audit with a qualified SECO Energy Services Specialist. The technician will inspect your windows, doors, appliances and heating/cooling unit to provide guidance on upgrading or replacing items to help you reduce your energy consumption. The Specialist will provide you with a report that details our recommendations. An appointment is required and you must be available onsite for this service.

Sunshine State Stats April 2020

Sunshine State Stats April 2020

April was another warm month for Central Florida. The average temperature was 75.1 degrees which is 1.6 degrees warmer than the average April temperature. The lows dipped down to 55 degrees early in the month, and later the high peaked at 92 degrees three straight days and again on the 19th.

 

Sunshine State Stats April 2020 breakdown

 

The average high temperature was 84.77 degrees in April 2020 compared to 82.8 degrees in 2019, while the average low temperature was 65.5 degrees in 2020 versus 62.13 degrees during April 2019.

 

It was a warmer April than normal, but we received nearly the same amount of rain as last April. April typically produces a little over 2.8 inches of precipitation, and 2020 provided just above that at 2.92 inches.

 

April weather was warmer than last year while most of the executive orders that we saw take effect in March were still in place due to the COVID-19 situation. The Coronavirus continues to be on the forefront and influences the day-to-day activity for many Floridians. This will continue to have an impact on electric use due to families being home more throughout the day.

 

Did you know that increased heat from the sun does not necessarily equate to more solar production? Solar performs optimally at ≤77 degrees ambient air temperature. For every 3 degree rise above 77 degree you can see as much as a 1% decrease in production.

 

May temperatures normally average 78.8 degrees with precipitation averaging just over four inches for the month. The trend so far this year has been on the warmer side. SECO Energy is wishing you a healthy and blessed month of May.

 

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.