TempTracker 365 System
See how extreme cold or hot weather affects your energy usage – and your monthly bill. NC Public Power’s TempTracker 365 gathers, tracks and stores daily high and low temperatures in your area. With a click of a button, you can produce a monthly calendar showing temperatures for the last three years. It’s a great way to see which days, weeks or months were extremely hot or cold, causing your heating or cooling system to run longer.
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Here is an example. Compare the December 2015 and January 2016 highs and lows that are pictured to the right. Notice there are more medium and dark blue days, which represent the coldest days, in January than December. The average low temperature in January was 32 degrees, while December’s average low was 49 degrees. That’s a fairly significant temperature difference from one month to the next. So while you can control what you do to lower your energy use, you cannot control mother nature and how she affects your usage.