Miscellaneous appliances are home appliances that are not categorized under other end uses. Examples include electric toothbrushes, vacuum cleaners, and electric foot massagers.
Miscellaneous equipment is the equipment used in the commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors that is not categorized under other end uses. Examples include floor polishing equipment used in offices, X-ray machines used in a doctor’s office, and film projectors used in theaters.
Motor-driven machinery is machinery used in manufacturing processes that is driven by motors. Drills used to make holes in metal and saws used to cut wood in a lumber mill are examples.
Process heating is heating used in manufacturing and other industrial processes. Heating iron ore in a blast furnace to make steel is an example.
Insulation and air infiltration-drafts and air leakage through windows, doors and other cracks-in homes and buildings are not listed in the table because they are not considered to be end uses. However, they directly influence the effectiveness with which energy is used for space heating in homes and other buildings and are therefore important.
One way to find out more about energy end uses is to complete a General End Use Survey. In doing so, you will be able to find out what the predominant end uses are.