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How is electricity used in U.S. homes?

Electricity is used in many ways in homes in the United States. Some common examples include powering appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, and washing machines, as well as lighting, heating, and cooling systems.
Electricity is also used to power many smaller devices and electronics, such as computers, TVs, and phone chargers. In most cases, electricity is delivered to homes through a network of power lines and transformer stations, which distribute the electricity from power plants to individual homes.

The breakdown of energy usage in a home in the United States can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the size of the home, the climate, and the habits of the occupants. However, some common patterns do emerge. For example, it is common for heating and cooling to be the largest source of energy use in a home, followed by water heating and appliances. Lighting and electronics are typically smaller sources of energy use. However, the exact breakdown can vary greatly from one home to another.