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RECS (Residential Energy Consumption Survey)

August 7, 2023

Midwest homes, notably older homes, consume more natural gas than most other U.S. homes

May 30, 2023

U.S. energy insecure households were billed more for energy than other households

May 4, 2023

U.S. households in warmer states consume less site energy than households in colder states

April 12, 2023

U.S. natural gas consumption reached multiyear lows this past January and February

March 23, 2023

The majority of U.S. households used natural gas in 2020

March 9, 2023

Nearly 5% of U.S. households did not use space heating in 2020, especially in warm regions

October 25, 2022

Homes and buildings in the West and Northeast have the largest share of small-scale solar

August 15, 2022

In 2020, most U.S. households prepared at least one hot meal a day at home

July 12, 2022

Over one-quarter of U.S. households use electricity as the only source of energy

May 31, 2022

Nearly 90% of U.S. households used air conditioning in 2020

May 3, 2022

More than half of U.S. homes used a streaming device with their TVs in 2020

April 11, 2022

In 2020, 27% of U.S. households had difficulty meeting their energy needs

March 31, 2022

Nearly half of U.S. households use LED bulbs for all or most of their indoor lighting

October 1, 2020

EIA’s upcoming Residential Energy Consumption Survey will collect data from all 50 states

September 4, 2019

North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming consume the most residential energy per capita

May 1, 2019

One in four U.S. homes is all electric

April 11, 2019

One in ten U.S. households pays an energy bill indirectly as part of rent or condo fees

February 25, 2019

Regional variations in household lighting consumption driven by bulb choice and bulb count

December 18, 2018

EIA’s residential energy survey now includes estimates for more than 20 new end uses

November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving week: EIA data highlight how energy is used in the kitchen

November 7, 2018

Space heating and water heating account for nearly two thirds of U.S. home energy use

September 19, 2018

One in three U.S. households faces a challenge in meeting energy needs

September 6, 2018

In 2015, peripheral devices consumed nearly as much electricity as televisions

July 23, 2018

Air conditioning accounts for about 12% of U.S. home energy expenditures

June 5, 2018

EIA’s residential energy survey now includes estimates for more than 20 new end uses

July 19, 2017

One in eight U.S. homes uses a programmed thermostat with a central air conditioning unit

June 19, 2017

Dishwashers are among the least-used appliances in American homes

May 22, 2017

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

May 8, 2017

American households use a variety of lightbulbs as CFL and LED adoption increases

April 6, 2017

U.S. households’ heating equipment choices are diverse and vary by climate region

February 28, 2017

Average number of televisions in U.S. homes declining

February 7, 2017

EIA’s residential and commercial studies require significant data collection and analysis

February 18, 2015

Energy efficiency improvements have largely offset effect of more, larger homes

September 25, 2014

Everywhere but Northeast, fewer homes choose natural gas as heating fuel

January 28, 2014

Most homes have central thermostats on heating and cooling equipment

December 5, 2013

Gas furnace efficiency has large implications for residential natural gas use

August 19, 2013

EIA publishes state fact sheets on residential energy consumption and characteristics

August 15, 2013

The South anchors growth in use of electricity for air conditioning since 1993

June 22, 2012

Significant potential for plug-in vehicles exists in U.S. housing stock

June 6, 2012

Residential Energy Consumption Survey data show decreased energy consumption per household

November 28, 2011

Beyond natural gas and electricity; more than 10% of U.S. homes use heating oil or propane

May 6, 2011

U.S. households increase use of consumer electronics

April 19, 2011

Residential energy survey provides greater detail on many more States