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Posted May 22, 2017Today in Energy

Air conditioning and other appliances increase residential electricity use in the summer ›

Residential electricity consumption rises and falls seasonally substantially more than commercial or industrial consumption, largely because of air conditioning use in the summer. According to the most recent data from EIA’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), nearly 9 out of 10 U.S. homes are air conditioned by central units, individual (window, wall, or portable) units, or both. More


Source: EIA, 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey

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