Saturday, June 09, 2012

The Energy Pit

How much energy does the average house require to stay warm (or cool), well-lit, and functioning? According to the Energy Information Administration, the average home consumes 89.6 million BTUs per year. The average household spends $2,024 for this energy--$787 per household member, or $1.03 per square foot of house.

Source: Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Survey

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