U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS)
State fact sheets
2009 RECS Features
Where does RECS square footage data come from?
July 11, 2012
The impact of increasing home size on energy demand
April 19, 2012
Most homes have central thermostats on heating and cooling equipment
January 28, 2014
Other End Use Surveys
State fact sheets on household energy use
RECS 2009 — Release date: August 13, 2013 (Correction)
The RECS gathers information through personal interviews with a nationwide sample of homes and energy suppliers. The 2009 survey was the largest RECS to date and the larger sample size allowed for the release of data for 16 individual states, in addition to national, regional, and division-level estimates.
See a closer look at residential energy consumption in a two-page format with graphs and text for these 16 states:
Detailed information on the fact sheets cover many areas of interest:
- Overall energy use, electricity use, and expenditures
- Residential consumption by end use (air conditioning, heating, appliances)
- Main heating fuel
- Use of cooling equipment
- Housing types and year of construction
- Numbers of TVs and refrigerators
See part of sample fact sheet below...