Electricity consumption in U.S. homes
Varies by region and type of home
The average U.S. household consumes about 11,000 kilowatthours (kWh) per year.1 However, electricity use in homes varies across regions of the United States and across housing types. On average, apartments in the Northeast consume the least amount of electricity annually, while single-family detached homes in the South consume the most. Homes in the South are more likely to have electric heating and use more air conditioning.
An energy saving and monitoring initiative has been developed by government officials.
This initiative will aim to reduce energy usage across the state as much as possible during the four days over Easter. This will allow a baseline to be established, which will help plan future energy saving measures, leading to a reduction in the carbon emissions, and saving money.