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, thatâ€™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 thatâ€™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 â€“ 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.