August 2017 was slightly warmer than the previous August. The average temperature came in at 84°, while August of 2016 had an average temperature of 83°. Rainfall came in at 7.91 inches compared to last August at a mere 0.69 inches.
There were 595 cooling degree days and 0 heating degree days for August 2017, while last year there were 568 cooling degree days with 0 heating degree days. The Degree Days are based on how much warmer or cooler the average temperature is at a particular location is than 65°. In other words, if the average temperature is 70° degrees outside on a particular day, there are 5 Cooling Degree Days for that day in that location.
September is forecast to be slightly warmer with precipitation higher than normal compared to last year. Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the area as well, so it will be interesting to see how the natural disaster affects the overall Sunshine State Stats at the end of the month. Fall is around the corner bringing cooler temperatures and allowing your air conditioners a much needed break. If you want to check historical usage, log into SmartHub to view past bills and 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. If you want a member of our Energy Services team to come to your home to perform a free energy audit, contact us today to book an appointment.