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What is domestic energy?


Domestic energy consumption is the total amount of energy used within a household.

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There is never a set amount of energy usage as it can depend many factors:

  • Season/Weather (likely to use more energy in the winter)
  • Building properties (insulation, doubling glazing etc.)
  • The age of residence


In 2003, the University of Cambridge studied the total consumption of the UK’s domestic energy, these are the results:

  • Space heating – 23, 061 kToe
  • Water 11,329 –  kToe
  • Lighting and applicances – 6,317 kToe
  • Cooking – 1,317 kToe


Energy usage within a household can be reduced down as you become more efficient.