October 2021 Sunshine State Stats

October 2021 Sunshine State Stats

Fall-like temperatures arrived in Central Florida in October 2021. Cooler morning and nighttime temperatures dipped into the 60s and 70s, while daily highs continued to peak at over 90 degrees. The average temperature for the month was a balmy 78 degrees which is 5 degrees lower than the previous month.


October 2021 Sunshine State Stats temps


In October 2021, the highest daily temperature recorded was 95 degrees, which is the same as the highest recorded temp in September 2021. The lowest recorded temperature this month was 57 degrees, which 10 degrees lower than the lowest temp recorded in September 2021. Rainfall decreased this month to measure 2.74 inches and is only slightly above October’s average of 2.54 inches.


The average high temperature in October 2021 was 88 degrees, and the average low temperature was 69.


As a reminder, the Atlantic hurricane season runs through November 30. It is best to remain vigilant and prepared in the event a late-season tropical storm or hurricane turns our way before the end of the season.


Although the average monthly temperature and average low and high temperatures have decreased from September 2021, daily temperatures are still warm. Members may notice their energy usage for October 2021 will be slightly less than their usage from September 2021 – unless you’re already running the heat on chilly mornings/evenings. Warm daily temperatures and Florida’s 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.


November forecast:


The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts November temperatures will average 66 degrees for the month, which is 5 degrees below average. This means your heating may be operating more frequently than it did last year at this time. Precipitation is forecast to be 1 inch above average. Look for daily highs in the low 80s to high 70s with lows in the low 60s and high 50s.


Before winter temperatures arrive, consider scheduling an HVAC tune-up. Regular maintenance helps your unit run more efficiently and can diagnose small issues before they become bigger problems.


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.


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.


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