Do you know how much energy your house uses? You probably don’t. Unfortunately, most people focus on the exterior of their home and ignore everything else. This is a mistake! Your home consumes energy just like any other appliance or fixture.
A house’s annual energy consumption depends on many different factors. For example, what kind of construction materials are used in your home? What size is it? How old is it? Who lives there? And so on…
What’s The Average Home Power Usage Per Day?
The average home power usage in the U.S. is about 30 kWh per day, so it’s likely that your home consumes about as much energy as well.
How much electricity is in a kWh?
A kilowatt-hour is a unit of energy used to measure electricity. The term “kWh” was coined by German engineer Georg Simon Ohm who, in 1832, established the basic unit of electric power.
One kWh is a unit of energy measurement. It takes approximately 1000 watts to power a microwaved for one hour.
What Uses Watts in Your Home
In your home, anything that uses electricity—including TVs and computers—consumes energy. Here’s a quick overview of the different categories of appliances you may have:
● Clothes dryers (5-35 watts)
● Dishwashers (6-32 watts)
● Microwaves (1-25 watts)
● Ovens/stoves (12-110 watts)
● Refrigerators (10-20 watts)
● Swimming pool pumps & filters (4-40 watts)
● Washers or driers for washing machine & clothesline (0.5-8.7 watts)
● Water Heaters (2.3-16.7 kW)
What Are The Factors That Affect The Home’s Energy Usage?
The amount of energy consumed by a home depends on a variety of factors, including construction materials (e.g., what type of roof is used), the size of the home, the age of the home, and who lives there.
For example, if you live in an older house that’s primarily made out of wood, your annual energy consumption is likely to be higher than someone who lives in a more modern house with more steel and concrete.
Which Appliances Contribute The Most To Your Average Home Power Usage?
Here’s a list of some of the appliances that contribute the most to your average home power usage.
Air conditioners: Outdoor temperature and humidity determine how much energy your air conditioner uses. If ambient outdoor humidity is high, it will use more energy.
Refrigerators: The amount of energy used by a refrigerator depends on if it’s an icemaking, ice-making, or water-filling model and its size.
Lights: Incandescent bulbs are less expensive than other types of bulbs, but they consume more energy. LEDs use less battery power than incandescent bulbs and last longer. To save on electricity bills, consider using light-emitting diodes as opposed to incandescent lightbulbs in your house.
TVs: A TV uses about 68 watts when it is turned on and 30 watts when it is in standby mode. You can reduce your monthly TV bill by unplugging the TV when you aren’t using it for hours at a time.
Washing machine: The amount of energy each washing machine consumes depends on what kind of washer you purchase and how often you use it. These machines also have different water efficiency ratings that range from A+++ to D-.