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Swedish house owners perception of pellet heating systems
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
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2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the Second World Conference on Pellets (Pellets 2006), 30 May-1 June, Jönköping, Sweden, Swedish Bioenergy Association , 2006Conference paper, (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In response to the problems of global warming and security issues associated with the supply of fossil fuel use, bioenergy systems such as small-scale pellet heating systems (SSPHS) have been developed in Europe and elsewhere. In Sweden, SSPHS for the residential sector have been available on the market for about ten years, but the diffusion rate is rather slow. Research to analyse the diffusion of innovation is important, as this aspect determines the success of a technology. In this context, we recently carried out a questionnaire survey on Swedish house owners� perception of different heating systems. The sample consisted of about 1500 Swedish house owners selected through stratified random sampling. The results of the survey regarding pellet heating systems revealed that the annual cost of heating with the new heating system, functional reliability, investment cost, and in-door air quality are the four most important factors, in decreasing order of importance, in heating system choice. Environmental friendliness and low greenhouse gas emission are considered to be less important. Respondents consider SSPHS to be second to bedrock heat pumps in every aspect except for investment cost and therefore, such systems diffuse slowly in Sweden.

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Swedish Bioenergy Association , 2006.
Keyword [en]
Pellet heating, survey, Sweden
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Other Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-3338Local ID: 3344ISBN: 91-631-8961-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-3338DiVA: diva2:28370
Available from: 2008-11-25 Created: 2008-11-18 Last updated: 2009-03-19Bibliographically approved

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