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Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS)

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:

Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Massachusetts
Michigan
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Wisconsin

States that are highlighted have fact sheets.

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...

Arizona energy consumption background