U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How much electricity is used for cooling in the United States?
In 20121, EIA estimates that about 412 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity were used for cooling by the residential and commercial sectors, or about 11% of total U.S. electricity consumption.
EIA does not have an estimate of electricity consumption for cooling in manufacturing facilities.
|Total U.S. electricity use||3,826|
|Total residential sector electricity use||1,375|
|Total commercial sector electricity use||1,324|
|Total residential & commercial electricity use for cooling||412|
|Share of total U.S. electricity use||11%|
|Share of total residential & commericial electricity use||15%|
|Total residential electricity use for cooling||250|
|Share of total U.S. electricity use||7%|
|Share of total residential electricity use||18%|
|Total commercial electricity use for cooling||162|
|Share of total U.S. electricity use||4%|
|Share of total commercial electricity use||12%|
Total U.S. electricity consumption includes electricity for the industrial and transportation sectors.
Last updated: June 4, 2014
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