The electric industry is changing for the consumer. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas is exploring various ways this is happening.
Here’s one aspect of electric consumption. Wonder what uses up the most household electricity? Knowing home usage can help consumers conserve and save money. Here is the “U.S. residential sector electricity consumption by major end uses in 2017, as projected in the Annual Energy Outlook 2018.”
|End Use||Billion kWh||Share|
|Televisions and related equipment1||81||6%|
|Furnace fans and boiler circulation pumps||32||2%|
|Computers and related equipment2||31||2%|
1 Includes televisions, set-top boxes, home theater systems, DVD players, and video game consoles.
2 Includes desktop and laptop computers, monitors, and networking equipment.
3 Does not include water heating.
4 Includes small electric devices, heating elements, exterior lights, outdoor grills, pool and spa heaters, backup electricity generators, and motors not listed above. Does not include electric vehicle charging.