Summary Consumption and Expenditures data from the 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS)
EIA released new benchmark estimates for home energy consumption and expenditures. This release is the first in a series of tables and articles containing comprehensive data on residential energy consumption and household energy costs. Future releases will include detailed fuel and energy end-use estimates, as well as a complete public-use micro data file.
Explore the data: http://www.eia.gov/consumption/residential/data/2009/
Data show decreased energy consumption per household. Total U.S. energy consumption in homes has remained relatively stable for many years as increased energy efficiency has offset the increase in the number and average size of housing units, according to the latest data. This continues the downward trend in average per-household energy consumption of the last 30 years.