Wednesday, August 21st 2013

CaptureThe US Energy Information Agency (EIA) just released the latest results of their Residential Energy Consumption Survey. Detailed information on the fact sheets cover many areas of interest:

  • Main heating fuel
  • Use of cooling equipment
  • Housing types and year of construction
  • Numbers of TVs and refrigerators
  • Overall energy use, electricity use, and expenditures
  • Residential consumption by end use (air conditioning, heating, appliances)

Key findings from Pennsylvania include:

  • Pennsylvania households consume an average of 96million Btu per year, 8% more than the U.S. average. Pennsylvania residents also spend 16% more than the average U.S. households for energy consumed in their homes.
  • Average electricity consumption in Pennsylvania homesis 10,402 kWh per year,which is lower than the national average, but 58% more than New York households and 17% more than New Jersey residents.
  • Pennsylvania has a lower percentage of apartment units and homes are typically newer than homes in the other Middle Atlantic states.

Read about the program here, and download the PA Fact Sheet by clicking here (PDF).