A selection of factors determine the quantity of energy used in individual households. Some reflect changing personal preferences–like the growth in house entertainment and technology products–while some relate to the climate and the sort of housing where you reside.
The main variables affecting your energy usage include:
- that the total size of your home and if it is a townhouse, flat or freestanding house
- the design of your home including its orientation and if passive heating and cooling opportunities are utilized, such as allowing natural sunlight to enter the home
- appliances and features –the size, amount and energy efficiency