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What Uses the Most Energy in Your Home?

What Uses the Most Energy in Your Home?

Modern comfort comes at a price, and keeping all those air conditioners, refrigerators, chargers, and water heaters going makes household energy the third-largest use of energy in the United States. 

Almost everything in our homes is powered by electricity. One of the biggest strains on our wallets is our monthly electric bill! 

In practically every house in America, money is being wasted on energy consumption. That’s because the average electricity spend per year is $1,368.36, and 35% of the power used is actually wasted.

This is neither good for your bank account or the environment.

So what exactly uses the most energy in your home?

In this infographic from Connect4Climate shows the breakdown in the energy use of a typical home.

It highlights the average cost per year of different appliances, while also showing what uses the most energy over the course of the year.

Energy usage in home

Here’s what uses the most energy in your home:

  1. Cooling and heating: 47% of energy use
  2. Water heater: 14% of energy use
  3. Washer and dryer: 13% of energy use
  4. Lighting: 12% of energy use
  5. Refrigerator: 4% of energy use
  6. Electric oven: 3-4% of energy use
  7. TV, DVD, cable box: 3% of energy use
  8. Dishwasher: 2% of energy use
  9. Computer: 1% of energy use

There are a lot of energy and money wasters in your home. The best way to save money and own your power is to go solar! 

Solar Solutions of America Inc offers free home assessments and turn-key solutions that can reduce our eliminate your electric bill.

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