SECO News, July 2019

SECO News, July 2019

DUNCAN’S DIGEST   The dog days of summer have arrived. With warmer temperatures and increased humidity, your home’s HVAC works overtime to keep you cool. Pool pumps run for extended hours to prevent algae growth. These factors add up to increased kilowatt-hour use and higher electric bills. SECO is your local not-for-profit electric cooperative committed […]

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Sunshine State Stats, June 2018

Sunshine State Stats, June 2018

The weather in June 2018 was similar on average to June 2017. The average temperature this June and last June was 81°. Rainfall, however, for June of 2018 was 5.30 inches compared to last June at 14.63 inches.     There were 460 cooling degree days and 0 heating degree days for June 2018. Similarly, […]

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SECO News, July 2018

SECO News, July 2018

Duncan’s Digest   Did you know SECO Energy serves over 200,000 homes and businesses in seven Central Florida Counties? Our 2,100-square mile territory houses 48 substations, over 12,000 miles of overhead line and more than 138,000 poles. SECO provides service to over 53,000 area lights that brighten roadways, sidewalks and members’ yards.     The […]

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Sunshine State Stats, May 2018

Sunshine State Stats, May 2018

May 2018 was slightly cooler on average than May 2017. The average temperature was 77°, while May of 2017 had an average temperature of 79°. Rainfall for May of 2018 was 8.28 inches compared to last May at 2.71 inches.     There were 363 cooling degree days and 0 heating degree days for May […]

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Sunshine State Stats, April 2018

Sunshine State Stats, April 2018

April 2018 was slightly cooler on average than April 2017. The average temperature was 72°, while April of 2017 had an average temperature of 74°. Rainfall for April of 2018 was 3.46 inches compared to last April at 2.33 inches.     There were 208 cooling degree days and 6 heating degree days for April […]

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Sunshine State Stats, March 2018

Sunshine State Stats, March 2018

March 2018 was slightly cooler on average than March 2017. The average temperature was 65°, while March of 2017 had an average temperature of 67°. Rainfall for March of 2018 was 2.03 inches compared to last March at 0.80 inches.     There were 84 cooling degree days and 67 heating degree days for March […]

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SECO Members Use 30% More Energy in January

SECO Members Use 30% More Energy in January

To help members understand increasing energy bills this winter, SECO Energy has published its Central Florida January weather blog   January 2018 was much colder than January 2017. The average low in January was a chilly 46 degrees – last year at the same time the average low was a warmer 54 degrees. Central Florida […]

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Sunshine State Stats, November 2017

Sunshine State Stats, November 2017

November 2017 was slightly warmer than the previous November, so members may have been running their HVAC units more frequently than last year at this time. Thus, your November bill this year may be higher than last year’s November bill. The average temperature came in at 69°, while November of 2016 had an average temperature […]

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SECO News, September 2017

SECO News, September 2017

  Duncan’s Digest MEGAWATTS & MILLIONS   On November 12, 1938, the first employees of Sumter Electric Cooperative electrified 400 homes at the crossroads of Sumter, Lake and Marion Counties. Sumter Electric has since evolved from a small, rural electric cooperative into our d/b/a name of SECO Energy, and has grown into a regional, not-for-profit […]

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Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter

Energy Insider – 2nd Quarter

Avoid Taking the Bait When Hackers Phish   Online phishing emails are a very real and dangerous trend. According to Wikipedia, the annual worldwide impact of phishing was as high as five billion dollars as of 2015. Today, this number is substantially more.   Being aware of what phishing emails look like and how to […]

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