So the actual average household usage of electricity is 914 kWhr/month. Divide by 30 days and you get 30.46 kWhr/day. Not the 10kwhr figure touted (erroneously) earlier. We live in Florida and don't have access to natural gas where we live, use no coal or fuel oil as some of our nation does. We make generally 35-40 kWhr of electricity per day. So our house MAKES more electricity than the average American household CONSUMES. We do consume more than the average (including what we make with what we purchase) but are probably below the average for detached houses in Florida and certainly below for the size of our house. We had quite a few guests today! When you have the actual facts, things are a lot easier to sort out.