Home Economics: U.S. study says energy consumption steady as costs rise

(PHILLY.COM) How hot is it?

The corollary is: How much is this hot weather costing us? To tackle the  question of energy consumption, we turn to the latest residential survey by the  U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The results of the survey, conducted in 2009,were made available this  week.

"...increased efficiency has offset growth in the number and average size of housing units..." (picture credit Markcarrie)

The agency’s survey of more than 12,000 residences representing every  geographic region and climate in the country showed that the average U.S.  household had $2,024 in energy expenditures, up 11.8 percent from $1,810 in  2005.

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