Most homes have a variety of appliances with a wide range of operating costs. Typical costs of operation of basic household appliances are shown in the graph below.
Household appliances, cooking, and lighting consume 33% of the energy at home as shown in the pie chart below. Water heating (not included in the appliances) is the second largest energy expense after home heating and cooling. It typically accounts for about 14% of the utility bill.
|Heating and cooling||44%|
|Lighting, cooking, and other appliances||33%|