Residential energy use, also called home energy use, is part of what makes a home where the heart is. It's also where refrigerators, and other appliances are, which makes home a useful place to do personal things. Energy use around the house varies greatly by household, both in quantity (how much energy is used in total) and specific use (percentages used for different energy services).
The visualization below shows what fuels or primary energy flows are used for all home energy needs. These go towards heating of rooms and water, cooking of food, lighting, and other household uses. In general, developed countries use more natural gas and electricity for their needs, whereas developing countries use more biofuels. Click on a country or type in a country name to view their residential energy use! To see how residential energy use compares to other sectors, or as part of a total please see energy use by sector.