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Adoption of innovative heating systems – needs and attitudes of Swedish homeowners
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
2010 (English)In: Energy Efficiency, ISSN 1570-6478, Vol. 3, no 1, 1-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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 favourable attitude towards bedrock heat pumps followed by district heating and pellet boilers. But, the attitude was more favourable towards electric boilers than for pellet boilers. The least favourable 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.

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2010. Vol. 3, no 1, 1-18 p.
Keyword [en]
Attitude, heating system, survey, Sweden
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Other Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-7173DOI: 10.1007/s12053-009-9057-7ISI: 000293065800001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77949269061OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-7173DiVA: diva2:126870
Available from: 2008-12-10 Created: 2008-11-25 Last updated: 2012-09-26Bibliographically approved

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