Determinants of supplementary heating system choices and adoption consideration in Finland

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Jouni Räihä, Enni Ruokamo. Determinants of supplementary heating system choices and adoption consideration in Finland. Energy and Buildings 251 (2021), 111366, ISSN 0378-7788. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.111366

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Title: Determinants of supplementary heating system choices and adoption consideration in Finland
Author: Räihä, Jouni; Ruokamo, Enni
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 2021
Language: en
Belongs to series: Energy and Buildings 251 (2021), 111366
ISSN: 0378-7788
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.111366
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334588
Abstract: Detached house owners can improve energy efficiency in heating by adding a supplementary heating system alongside the primary mode. Whereas research on primary heating mode adoption is wide, studies focusing solely on the determinants of supplementary heating system adoption is limited. This study examines the determinants of supplementary heating system adoption and consideration in Finland with a survey data collected from a sample of newly built detached house owners. We employ discrete choice modeling to investigate the homeowners’ supplementary heating system choices and interpret the results vis-à-vis the diffusion of innovations literature. The supplementary heating systems under study are solar panel, solar thermal heater, air-source heat pump and water-circulating fireplace. Overall, the findings indicate that homeowners are generally receptive to supplementary heating in Finland. The analyses show that several factors such as age, education, primary heating mode, heating system attributes, location, environmental attitudes and information channels impact the supplementary heating system adoption decision.
Description: Highlights • We study the determinants of supplementary heating system adoption choices. • Households have positive views of hybrid generation. • House characteristics, information and location impact hybrid heating adoption. • The lack of unbiased supplementary heating systems information should be addressed.
Subject: diffusion of innovations
discrete choice
space heating
heating system
detached houses
heat pumps
heating
single-family houses
solar panels
decision making
choice
heating systems
free-standing detached houses
solar heating
fireplaces
Finland
Subject (ysa): omakotitalot
lämpöpumput
lämmitys
pientalot
aurinkopaneelit
päätöksenteko
valinta
lämmitysjärjestelmät
erillistalot
aurinkolämmitys
takat
diffuusio
innovaatiot
Suomi
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