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2007 Survey of Household Energy Use (SHEU-2007) – Summary Report

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction

Analytical summary
General characteristics of dwellings
Year of construction
Heated area
Dwelling type
Energy consumption per household
Regional energy consumption
Period of construction
Heated area
Dwelling type
Energy intensity
Heated area
Regional energy consumption
Year of construction
Dwelling type
Insulation of the thermal envelope
Attics
Basements
Garages
Windows
Energy efficiency improvements
Main heating systems
Energy source for heating
Supplementary heating
Energy-conserving heating equipment
Programmable thermostats
High-efficiency furnaces
Air-conditioning systems – Regional analysis
Types of air-conditioning systems
Window/room air conditioner
Other cooling methods
Refrigerators
Freezers
Dishwashers
Clothes washers
Clothes dryers
Televisions
Devices that operate with televisions
Computers
Water heating
Hot water conservation devices
Lighting choices
Penetration by bulb type
Number of light bulbs
ENERGY STAR qualified heating and air-conditioning systems
ENERGY STAR qualified major appliances
ENERGY STAR qualified home electronics
ENERGY STAR appliances – regional analysis
Changing characteristics of households
Heated area
Basements
Attic / crawl space
Changing characteristics of residential heating
Fireplaces
Changing characteristics of the air conditioning of households
Changing characteristics of appliances
Selected appliances
Lighting choices


List of charts and tables

Charts

Chart 1.   Location of households by region, 2007
Chart 2.   Year of construction of dwellings, 2007
Chart 3.   Heated area of dwellings, 2007
Chart 4.   Heated area of dwellings by region, 2007 ( [sq. ft.])
Chart 5.   Average size of dwelling by year of construction, 2007
Chart 6.   Type of dwelling by year of construction, 2007
Chart 7.   Heated area by dwelling type, 2007 ( [sq. ft.])
Chart 8.   Energy consumption by region, 2007 (GJ per household)
Chart 9.   Energy consumption by year of construction, 2007 (GJ per household)
Chart 10.  Energy consumption by heated area, 2007 (GJ per household)
Chart 11.  Energy consumption by type of dwelling, 2007 (GJ per household)
Chart 12.  Energy intensity by heated area, 2007 (GJ/)
Chart 13.  Energy intensity by region, 2007 (GJ/)
Chart 14.  Energy intensity by year of construction, 2007 (GJ/)
Chart 15.  Energy intensity by dwelling type, 2007 (GJ/)
Chart 16.  Proportion of attics that were insulated, by year of construction, 2007
Chart 17.  Penetration rate of insulation in basement / crawl space, by year of
construction, 2007
Chart 18.  Percentage of basement / crawl space walls that were insulated, by year of
construction, 2007
Chart 19.  Type of garage among dwellings with a garage, by year of construction, 2007
Chart 20.  Age of windows, by year of construction, 2007
Chart 21.  Percentage of dwellings with drafts or leaks around the windows, by year of
construction, 2007
Chart 22.  Percentage of dwellings with drafts or leaks around the windows, by age of
window, 2007
Chart 23.  Percentage of dwellings with condensation on the inside of windows, by year
of construction, 2007
Chart 24.  Percentage of dwellings with condensation on the inside of windows, by age
of window, 2007
Chart 25.  Percentage of households who made an energy efficiency window improvement,
by type of improvement, 2007
Chart 26.  Reason for not making any energy efficiency improvements to the dwelling,
2007
Chart 27.  Percentage of households making energy efficiency improvements in the last
five years, by dwelling income, 2007
Chart 28.  Penetration rate of main heating system of households, 2007
Chart 29.  Main energy source for household heating, 2007
Chart 30.  Penetration rate of supplementary heating systems, by dwelling type, 2007
Chart 31.  Penetration rate of supplementary heating systems, by dwelling size, 2007
Chart 32.  Penetration rate of supplementary heating systems, by year of construction,
2007
Chart 33.  Penetration rate of programmable thermostats among households with
temperature control, by year of construction, 2007
Chart 34.  Proportion of programmable thermostats that were programmed, 2007
Chart 35.  Penetration rate of high-, medium- and low-efficiency furnaces among
households with a furnace, by year of construction, 2007
Chart 36.  Penetration rate of high-, medium- and low-efficiency furnaces among
households with a furnace, by reported household income, 2007
Chart 37.  Penetration rate of air conditioning systems, by region, 2007
Chart 38.  Penetration rate of central and window/room air conditioning systems, by
dwelling type, 2007
Chart 39.  Penetration rate of central and window/room air conditioning systems, by year
of construction, 2007
Chart 40.  Type of room air conditioner most used by dwelling, 2007
Chart 41.  Penetration rates of house fans and the use of blinds/drapes during the hottest
part of the day, by region, 2007
Chart 42.  Percentage of households who used more than one refrigerator, by region, 2007
Chart 43.  Age of main and secondary refrigerators, 2007
Chart 44.  Penetration rate of freezers, by region, 2007
Chart 45.  Age of freezers, 2007
Chart 46.  Penetration rate of dishwashers, by region, 2007
Chart 47.  Penetration rate of clothes washers, by region, 2007
Chart 48.  Penetration rate of clothes washers, by washer type, 2007
Chart 49.  Penetration rate of respondents with a clothes washer who used cold water for
rinsing, by region, 2007
Chart 50.  Percentage of respondents with a clothes dryer that had a moisture detector,
by region, 2007
Chart 51.  Percentage of households using a clothes dyer who dried one load or less during
an average week in the summer, by region, 2007
Chart 52.  Penetration rates of selected electronics devices, 2007
Chart 53.  Penetration rate of number of televisions used by households, by number of
household members, 2007
Chart 54.  Penetration rate of the two most popular energy sources for heating water, by
region, 2007
Chart 55.  Penetration rate of water-saving showerheads, by region, 2007
Chart 56.  Penetration rate of halogen light bulbs, by region, 2007
Chart 57.  Penetration rate of fluorescent tubes, by region, 2007
Chart 58.  Penetration rate of CFLs, by region, 2007
Chart 59.  Type of light bulbs used by the average household, 2007
Chart 60.  Number of light bulbs used among households with at least one of that specific
bulb, by bulb type, 2007
Chart 61.  Average number of light bulbs, by bulb type and region, 2007
Chart 62.  Average number of light bulbs, by bulb type, by dwelling type, 2007
Chart 63.  Penetration rate of ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling equipment, 2007
Chart 64.  Penetration rate of ENEGY STAR qualified major appliances, among households
who used major appliances, 2007
Chart 65.  Penetration rate of ENERGY STAR qualified home electronics, among households
who used home electronics, 2007
Chart 66.  Highest and lowest penetration rates of ENERGY STAR qualified appliances,
among household with appliances, by region, 2007
Chart 67.  Average heated area of dwellings, SHEU-1993 to SHEU-2007 ( [sq. ft.])
Chart 68.  Percentage of basements / crawl spaces with full, partial and no insulation on
inside walls, SHEU-1993 to SHEU-2007
Chart 69.  Percentage of attics / crawl spaces with insulation, SHEU-1993 to SHEU-2007
Chart 70.  Penetration rate of fireplaces, by type of fireplace, SHEU-1993 to SHEU-2007
Chart 71.  Penetration rate of air conditioning systems, by type of system, SHEU-1993 to
SHEU-2007
Chart 72.  Penetration rate of selected appliances, SHEU-1993 to SHEU-2007
Chart 73.  Percentage of each light bulb type in average household, SHEU-1993 to
SHEU-2007

Tables

Table 1.   Percentage of attached garages that were insulated, by year of construction,
2007
Table 2.   Percentage of households making energy efficiency improvements in the last
five years by type of improvement, 2007
Table 3.   Principal heating system, by region, 2007
Table 4.   Principal energy source for heating, by region, 2007
Table 5.   Types of primary supplementary heating systems, by year of construction, 2007

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