September 2017’s Sunshine State Stats and the local weather was about the same as the previous September – with the exception of Cat 2/3 Hurricane Irma that barreled through the center of the state on Sunday, September 9. The average temperature came in at 82°, while September of 2016 was a degree higher with an average temperature of 83°. Rainfall came in at 9.68 inches compared to last September at 6.14 inches. This was mainly due to Hurricane Irma.
There were 514 cooling degree days and 0 heating degree days for September 2017, while last year there were 502 cooling degree days with 0 heating degree days. The Degree Days are based on how much warmer or cooler the average temperature at a particular location is than 65°F. 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.
October is forecast to be slightly warmer than normal with precipitation being higher than normal compared to last year. The hot and humid days of 2017 are almost behind us – bringing lower energy bills. 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.