12 Apr '11, 12am

According to Energy Star, the annual energy bill for a typical single home is approximately $2,200 - #EcoChat ^N

According to Energy Star, the annual energy bill for a typical single home is approximately $2,200 - #EcoChat ^N

The annual energy bill for a typical single home is approximately $2,200. Expense Percentage Heating 29% Cooling 17% Water Heating 14% Appliances 13% Lighting 12% Electronics 4% Other 11% Heating Cooling Water Heating Appliances (includes refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer) Lighting Electronics (includes computer and monitor and TV and DVD player) Other* (includes external power adapters, telephony, set-top boxes, ceiling fans, vent fans and home audio) Source: Typical House Memo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009 and Typical house_2009_Reference.xls spreadsheet. Average price of electricity is 11.3 cents per kilo-watt hour. Average price of natural gas is $13.29 per million Btu. * "Other" represents an array of household products, including stoves, ovens, microwaves, and small appliances like coffee makers and dehumidifiers.

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