How much Electricity does an average home use (Listed by State)
The following is a list of average energy consumption per home (averaged for each state).
I went looking for this data while considering a basis or average kWh (kilowatt hours) consumption. Why? Because someone I know is considering an off-grid energy comparison. They are building a rural home and the electric utility company wants a lot of money to bring power up their new road to the house.
It’s good to know the average electricity usage per home for a given state when beginning to design an off-grid solar power system. The number I was trying to get at was the kWh (kilowatt hours) per day. It all relates to the size of a battery bank (and the cost thereof) to store enough energy.
That said, there are lots of additional variables beyond just the average home energy consumption. For example this home will use appliances with LP (propane) gas (e.g. stove, hot water, clothes dryer). This will reduce electricity requirements. They will be heating with a wood stove. (A pellet stove doesn’t use much electricity and is also an option). Other factors too…
National Average Energy Consumption Per Home
It might be interesting to know that the average home (among all states) consume 916 kWh per month, or 30 kWh per day.
The state with the least energy consumption per home is Hawaii (515 kWh/mo.) ( 17 kWh/day).
The state with the most average energy consumption per home is Louisiana (1273 kWh/mo.) ( 42 kWh/day).
It might also be interesting to pull out your electric utility bill and see how your own home electricity consumption compares with your states’ average.
I sourced this data from a site named electricchoice who apparently sourced their data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.