Energy Use Facts


The annual US nationwide average home energy use, based on an 1800 square foot home:


How We Use Energy in Our Homes

Heating accounts for the biggest chunk of a typical utility bill.
Source: 2005 Building Energy Data Book.

Space Heating: 34%
Appliances and Lighting: 34%
Electric AC: 11%
Refrigerator: 8%
Water Heating: 13%


Home energy use varies greatly throughout the US based on geographical location, lifestyle, and home design.

The chart below is furnished courtesy of the Florida Solar Energy Center.
It depicts the average energy usage in a typical Florida home.