Space heating and water heating were the top two energy-consuming uses in U.S. homes in 2015, according to EIA’s latest Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS).

Space heating consumption can vary considerably by climate and building characteristics, while variation in water heating consumption is driven primarily by the number of occupants in a home—and who’s taking a shower today and who isn’t.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Survey 2015
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