The United States consumes about 26% of the 55.6 billion kwh of electric energy the world uses energy, meaning America is one of the three biggest consumers of energy in the world, next to China and Russia. We rely heavily on gas and electric providers to help us maintain the quality of life that comes with an adequate supply of energy.
But do you know as much as you think you do about how America consumes its energy?
Here are four shocking facts about how Americans consume their energy:
1. The demand for cheap electric providers is growing: Over the last few years, the cost of energy has skyrocketed. The EIA reports that the average energy bill for an American household is $95.66 each month. That’s almost $1,200 every year! As a result, about 30% of Americans have begun to switch t
Are you struggling to pay your electric bills? The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that the average monthly utility bill is as high as $95.66. Moreover, a staggering 58% of U.S. energy — energy residents pay for — is wasted, according to phys.org. How are Americans wasting energy?
More than half of residential energy is seeping through poorly insulated doors and windows and inefficient appliances and light bulbs. Here are some simple ways to save money on electricity:
Half of the battle is knowing exactly where you are losing and wasting energy in your home. Ask a professional to assess your home for problem areas and likely causes of skyrocketing energy bills. Professional services can help you pinpoint whether inefficient appliances, l