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 July 2020

Sunshine State Stats July 2020

July was a scorcher! Twenty-six out of thirty-one days reached a high of 90 degrees or above. The average low temperature for July 2020 was 75 degrees with an average low of 69. The average high temperature was 92 degrees with a daily high of 96. The average temperature was 1 degree warmer this year than in July of 2019 at 84 degrees.

 

Sunshine State Stats blog breakdown July 2020

 

July precipitation was below normal at 4.58 inches for the month compared to last year’s monthly total of 6.24 inches. Hurricane season is well under way. Thankfully, Hurricane Isaias was nothing more than a rain event for most of SECO Energy’s service territory.

 

On average, July is the warmest month in the Northern Hemisphere. It is often referred to as the dog days of summer. Seven states on the east coast broke records for high daily temperatures. According to NOAA, in the 126 years of collected weather data, Florida’s July temperatures ranked fourth hottest since 1895.

 

August 2020 forecast:

 

Hurricanes and heat continue to be front and center for the month of August. The average temperature forecast for August is 83.8 degrees with highs reaching in the 90s on a regular basis and lows in the 70s. As the heat continues to run its summer course, it is a good idea to check the weatherstripping around your exterior doors. Any daylight that can be seen between the door and the door casing is heat entering you home. A ¼ inch gap around your door is equivalent to a basketball size hole in the wall.

 

To view historical usage, log into SmartHub for 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 consume, check out our Energy Estimator.