2.1 : Residential Sector Energy Consumption




2.1.17 Operating Characteristics of Natural Gas Appliances in the Residential Sector
Average Capacity Annual Consumption Annual Cost
(thousand Btu/hr) Appliance Usage (million Btu/year) ($) (1)
Range 10 4 48
Clothes Dryer 359 (2) 4 49
Water Heating
Water Heater-Family of 4 40 64 (3) 26 294
Water Heater-Family of 2 40 32 (3) 12 140
Note(s): 1) $1.139/therm. 2) Cycles/year. 3) Gallons/day.









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Sources:

A.D. Little, EIA-Technology Forecast Updates - Residential and Commercial Building Technologies - Reference Case, Sept. 2, 1998, p. 30 for range and clothes dryer


GAMA, Consumers' Directory of Certified Efficiency Ratings for Heating and Water Heating Equipment, Apr. 2002, for water heater capacity

American Gas Association, Gas Facts 1998, December 1999, www.aga.org for range and clothes dryer consumption