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Adoption of innovative heating systems. Needs and attitudes of Swedish homeowners

Abstract

Questionnaire surveys of Swedish homeowners of detached houses were carried out in 2004 and 2007 to understand their needs and attitudes towards attributes of innovative heating systems (IHSs) comprised of a bedrock heat pump, district heating, or a wood pellet boiler. In each occasion 1,500 homeowners were randomly selected. The response rate was 42% in 2004 and 48% in 2007. Results showed that the majority of the respondents were satisfied with their existing heating system and did not intend to install new systems. Economic factors and functional reliability were the most important factors in the respondents' choices of heating system, while environmental factors were of lower importance. Among the IHSs, respondents had the most favorable attitude towards bedrock heat pumps followed by district heating and pellet boilers. But the attitude was more favorable towards electric boilers than for pellet boilers. The least favorable attitude was towards oil boilers. Between 2004 and 2007, there was a positive change in respondents' attitude towards IHSs and electric boilers, and a negative change in attitude towards resistance heaters and oil boilers.
Authors:
Mahapatra, K; Gustavsson, L [1] 
  1. Ecotechnology, Mid Sweden University, 831 25 Oestersund (Sweden)
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 2009
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Energy Efficiency; Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12053-009-9057-7
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HEATING SYSTEMS; HOUSEHOLDS; SWEDEN; PUBLIC OPINION; ATTITUDES; HEAT PUMPS; DISTRICT HEATING; WATER HEATERS; PELLETS; WOOD FUELS
OSTI ID:
21330806
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1570-646X; TRN: NL10E0812
Submitting Site:
ECN
Size:
page(s) 1-18
Announcement Date:
Sep 03, 2010

Citation Formats

Mahapatra, K, and Gustavsson, L. Adoption of innovative heating systems. Needs and attitudes of Swedish homeowners. Netherlands: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1007/S12053-009-9057-7.
Mahapatra, K, & Gustavsson, L. Adoption of innovative heating systems. Needs and attitudes of Swedish homeowners. Netherlands. doi:10.1007/S12053-009-9057-7.
Mahapatra, K, and Gustavsson, L. 2009. "Adoption of innovative heating systems. Needs and attitudes of Swedish homeowners." Netherlands. doi:10.1007/S12053-009-9057-7. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1007/S12053-009-9057-7.
@misc{etde_21330806,
title = {Adoption of innovative heating systems. Needs and attitudes of Swedish homeowners}
author = {Mahapatra, K, and Gustavsson, L}
abstractNote = {Questionnaire surveys of Swedish homeowners of detached houses were carried out in 2004 and 2007 to understand their needs and attitudes towards attributes of innovative heating systems (IHSs) comprised of a bedrock heat pump, district heating, or a wood pellet boiler. In each occasion 1,500 homeowners were randomly selected. The response rate was 42% in 2004 and 48% in 2007. Results showed that the majority of the respondents were satisfied with their existing heating system and did not intend to install new systems. Economic factors and functional reliability were the most important factors in the respondents' choices of heating system, while environmental factors were of lower importance. Among the IHSs, respondents had the most favorable attitude towards bedrock heat pumps followed by district heating and pellet boilers. But the attitude was more favorable towards electric boilers than for pellet boilers. The least favorable attitude was towards oil boilers. Between 2004 and 2007, there was a positive change in respondents' attitude towards IHSs and electric boilers, and a negative change in attitude towards resistance heaters and oil boilers.}
doi = {10.1007/S12053-009-9057-7}
journal = {Energy Efficiency}
issue = {4}
volume = {2}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {2009}
month = {Nov}
}