An analysis of the impact of residential retrofits on indoor temperature choice [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1987.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Physical Description:
- Pages: 77 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The objective of this study is to determine whether or not households choose higher winter indoor temperature levels after their houses have been made more energy efficient. A theoretical model for explaining household temperature choice is developed using a household production function approach. A means model, fixed effects model, and random effects model are used to sort out the observed variation in the pooled cross-section/time-series data set of monitored indoor temperature levels. This analysis reveals that the HRCP residential retrofits resulted in a statistically significant increase in indoor temperature levels. Assuming the average level of increase in efficiency among the sample homes, these results imply a .6/sup 0/F average increase among the sample homes. The average level of takeback among low income households is .9/sup 0/F, as opposed to the .6/sup 0/F increase observed in the sample as a whole. Homes that used electricity as their sole heating fuel had significantly lower levels of takeback, averaging .3/sup 0/F.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:ornl/con-236
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