Energy Guide: How Much Electricity Does a House Use

light socket So how much electricity does a house use? Well according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average home in 2010 used 11,496 kWh per year, that’s 958 kWh per month. Tennessee was ranked the highest users of energy at 16,715 kWh per year and Maine had the lowest at 6,252 kWh.

So that’s how much energy an average house uses, but here is what a lot of it is used for. Anything that needs heating or cooling uses up a lot of energy – which means that the top 2 areas of a home that use up the most electricity are central heating or air conditioning, and water heating.

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