Energy Averages

What is the typical monthly energy usage?

For use with the MyFutureplanet Personal Carbon Footprint Calculator:

It is better to look at your utility bills to determine your specific energy usage as it will be dependent on a number of different factors. ย These factors will include insulation in your home, the light fitments you use, your preferred ambient temperature, whether you have double-glazing on your windows, if you leave the lights on, and whether you’re disciplined enough to switch off all those unused electronic devices every night before you go to sleep.

To determine your personal carbon footprint you will need your own specific data (it’s on your bill). ย But in the meantime, here is some average data that you might want to use – that is, if you consider yourself to be average ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some monthly averages kWh for Electricity and Gas usage in Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช, United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง,ย  and United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ for small, medium and large houses.

Small House ๐Ÿก
Average monthly

Electricity
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 220kWh
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 175kWh
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 520kWh
Gas
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 612kWh
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 750kWh
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 1475kWh

Mediumย House ๐Ÿ 
Average monthly

Electricity
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 350kWh
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 275kWh
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 877kWh
Gas
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 920kWh
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 1125kWh
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 2213kWh

Large House ๐Ÿ˜
Average monthly


Electricity
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 530kWh
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 419kWh
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 1340kWh

Gas
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 1292kWh
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 1585kWh
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 3118kWh

 

Data sources (SEAI, www.eia.gov, ovoenergy)
Approximations / extrapolations used to provide a guideline for house sizes where specific detail was not available.

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