Energy Insights: Natural Gas Appliance Types Used by Households
- Based on the 2020 EIA Residential Energy Consumption Survey, over 75 million households use natural gas for at least one appliance. 85 percent use natural gas for space heating, the most energy-efficient and energy-intensive end-use for natural gas. 72 percent use natural gas for both space and water heating.
- Over 80 percent of all households with natural gas have two or more gas appliances in the home, and 50% have three or more appliances. One in five households has all four types of natural gas end-use appliances.
- Total number of natural gas end-uses in households was 194 million in 2020, a 17.9 million unit increase from 2015. Compared to the 6.9 million new customers added since 2015, the average number of end-uses being added to homes has increased from 2.58 per home to 2.67.
- Space heating and cooking grew the most since 2015 with 5 million new households using natural gas for heating and 8 million more using it for cooking. Water heating and drying also grew by 3.2 million and 1.7 million since 2015.
Natural Gas Market Shares Based on Appliances Configuration
Source: Based on data from DOE Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Survey 2015 and 2020.
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