Where Does the Energy Go?
A single home may use all kinds of energy sources for different functions. For example, electricity provides energy for light and appliances while natural gas can provide energy for heating. A typical North American home uses p 47% of the total energy used just on space heating alone. Water heating comes in second at 21% while lighting typically takes up 8%. A typical North American home is defined as 1,600 square feet, has 2 baths and three bedrooms.
Comparing your home’s energy usage to the average can give you a better idea of whether or not your home is energy efficient. Following house energy codes makes homes more efficient.Your energy costs may vary widely as well. Learning more about home energy use can help you save costs and become more energy efficient.