Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Household Energy Spending

The average American household spends $2,000 a year on energy for their home, including heating, cooling, and lighting. This is where the money goes...

Space heating: $593
Water heating: $280
Air conditioning: $237
Refrigeration: $153
Other uses: $827

Note: Other uses include cooking, clothes washing and drying, dishwashing, televisions, computers, lighting, small electrical appliances, hot tubs, pools, etc.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey

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