From taking a hot shower in the morning to preparing your evening meal, you probably use more heat and energy than you realize. Energy consumption in the United States has been climbing, but in 2018, it reached an all-time high. Nearly 12% of that expenditure was a result of residential consumption: things like cooking, drying clothes, and heating your home and water.
Most homes in the U.S. either use natural gas or electricity as an energy source, and the split is almost even. As environmental concerns rise, more homeowners and builders are looking to make eco-friendly modifications to reduce their carbon footprint.
One trend is the “electrify everything” movement, in which people make the switch from natural gas to electricity as their primary energy source. Electric power has already made a name for itself in the auto industry with electric vehicles, so what does the future of home energy look like? Jump to the infographic to learn more.