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.
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.
SmartHub allows you to explore and interactively graph past usage to compare current to past years. Log in or establish an account today.
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.
Mother Nature increased both the daily temperatures and precipitation in July 2021. The highest daily temperature measured in at 98 degrees, and the lowest temperature came in at 72 degrees. Tropical Storm Elsa brought heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings and watches to our area on July 6th and 7th for our first test of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.
July was seasonably hot with afternoon thunderstorms occurring almost daily. During July’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 July electric usage.
For July 2021 the average temperature was 83 degrees, which was the same as the average temperature in July 2020. The average high temperature in July 2021 was 91 degrees, and the average low temperature was 75. Total precipitation this month measured 8.4 inches compared to 4.6 inches in July last year.
Both the average monthly temperature and average low and high temperatures have increased from June 2021. Again, members will likely see an increase in their energy usage for July 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.
The threat of tropical storms and hurricanes increases as we enter August, and the threat peaks in September. Expect rain – our rainy season continues through September with daily thunderstorms that bring rain, lightning and wind. Daily highs will reach 90 degrees and above with lows in the 70s.
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 August and 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.