We asked our readers how much wood they use for their homes and they were divided.
Here are the results.
The average American uses around 40-45 percent of their home’s energy to heat and cool it. 2.
A typical home uses around 1.5-2.5 million cubic feet of wood per year.
The majority of American homes have a fireplace.
The most popular wood is maple and maple floor cleaners.
Most American homes use one to three different types of wood products per year, including birch, pine, elm, and cherry.
Most wood products are imported from China, which accounts for about 25 percent of the US wood product market.
American homeowners are more likely to use wood products like mahogany, oak, and spruce in their homes than they are to use a wood product from Canada.
American homes are less likely to have natural gas, and they’re more likely than their Chinese counterparts to use fossil fuels.
Wood products make up about a third of the American economy.
Wood is the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.
Americans are more than twice as likely as Chinese to say they have used synthetic wood products.
Wood floor cleaners are often the least eco-friendly.
The use of artificial wood products in homes has risen over the last decade.
The American economy uses about one-fifth as much wood as it used in the 1960s and 1970s.
Americans spend a lot more on energy than Chinese households do. 16.
In the US, the average American home uses less than one cubic foot of wood.
The vast majority of Americans use no more than 1.8 cubic feet per year on a regular basis.
A majority of US homes have at least one natural gas fireplace.
Americans use wood floor cleaners and synthetic floor cleaners less frequently than they do synthetic products.
American households spend more on wood than their counterparts in other countries.
Americans pay more on electric bills.
Americans don’t use any synthetic wood floor cleaner than they did a decade ago.
Americans buy more wood products than their European counterparts.
Americans have more plastic in their houses than their German counterparts.
Americans recycle more wood than they use.
Americans also spend more money per capita on transportation than they spend per capita overall.
Americans’ use of wood floor brushes has fallen in the past 20 years.
Americans tend to recycle more plastic than they recycle.
Americans live in households that use more natural gas than their foreign counterparts.
Americans invest more money in their vehicles.
Americans get less than the EU on average for energy-efficient appliances.
Americans own less wood per square foot than their Europeans.
Americans take a lot longer to use energy than their EU counterparts.
Americans, on average, live less than their peers in other OECD countries.
Americans drive less.
Americans wear fewer clothes per capita.
Americans put the most effort into their health and are less prone to smoking.
Americans work longer hours than their neighbours.
Americans save more per capita than their non-EU counterparts.
Americans hold fewer office hours than the average OECD country.
Americans drink less than average.
Americans prefer beer over wine.
Americans think less of each other than their Western European peers.
Americans make less than Europeans do. 45.
Americans go to the gym more than the Europeans do and they do it less than Western European countries do. 46.
Americans say they prefer to go outdoors and work out than they prefer their European peers to do. 47.
Americans sleep better than their fellow European countries.
Americans eat more fruits and vegetables per capita and less meat per capita, and eat more fruit than they like.
Americans like to cook more than their French counterparts.
Americans smoke less than European countries, and smoke less often than they smoke compared to other OECD nations.
Americans enjoy more sunshine, and drink less alcohol than their neighbouring European countries and the US. 52.
Americans celebrate Christmas more than Europeans.
Americans attend church more than they enjoy.
Americans watch more TV than they watch at home, and watch it more than in any other OECD country, including their neighbours, Japan, and Canada.
Americans play sports more than Canadians.
Americans listen to more music than they listen to at home.
Americans visit more museums and galleries than they visit at home and enjoy the arts more than other OECD societies.
Americans donate more to charity than their other OECD peers.
Americans consume more alcohol than Europeans, and consume more beer than they consume at home as well.
Americans consider themselves to be more “diverse” than their rivals,