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Published on December 14th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

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How Energy Gets Used – and Wasted – in Your Home [Infographic]

Now that the cold season is here, you’re probably dreading the arrival of upcoming utility bills. Heating and cooling do represent the biggest chunk of our home energy use, but, of course, there are lots of other ways that we use energy in our homes… and not all of them are particularly efficient. Our friends at Green Home Gnome put together this fairly simple infographic that shows how we use energy at home… and helps us identify those points at which we can create some savings by using electricity and other utilities more efficiently.

Got your own home energy saving secrets? Spill ‘em… we want to know! If you’d like to see a larger version of this infographic, just click on it.

home energy use infographic



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Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is the founder and editor of sustainablog. You can keep up with all of his writing at Facebook, and at



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