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Share of Energy Used by Appliances and Consumer Electronics Increases in U.S. Homes

Over the past three decades, the share of residential electricity used by appliances and electronics in U.S. homes has nearly doubled from 17 percent to 31 percent, growing from 1.77 quadrillion Btu (quads) to 3.25 quads. This rise has occurred while Federal energy efficiency standards were enacted on every major appliance, overall household energy consumption actually decreased from 10.58 quads to 10.55 quads, and energy use per household fell 31 percent.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/consumption/residential/reports/electronics.cfm

Total Energy Use in Homes

Number of electronic devices by household