What kind of heating system does your home use? (Q13)





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Contributed date

December 17, 2020 - 9:01am

Critical Commentary

This chart shows the results from Question #13 on the Spring 2020 survey, which asked, “What kind of heating system does your home use?” The structured responses prepared by the research group were as follow:

  1. Forced air heat (central heat/furnace)

  2. Forced air with cooling compressor

  3. Space heaters

  4. Radiators (boiler)

  5. Electric heater (typically baseboard)

  6. I don’t know. 

  7. Other, please explain:

From the 84 responses collected, the following were types of heating systems used in our sample:

  • 26 people mentioned forced air heat as their heating system;

  • 22 respondents mentioned radiators; 

  • 12 respondents reported having a forced air heat/cooling compressor; 

  • 7 respondents mentioned electric heaters; 

  • 3 respondents used space heaters; 

  • 15 did not know.

  • One (1) respondent noted they didn't control the heating in their home;

  • 2 respondents said their heating systems are gas fueled; 

  • 1 respondent reported having a wall unit; 

  • 1 respondent said they had a water heater; 

  • 1 respondent said their heating system was a reverse cycle;

  • 1 respondent had PTAC unit; and 

  • 1 respondent used a fireplace.  

The data was produced by the Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 Survey - Overview, which was administered to 86 people over a six week period in May-June 2020. Visit the Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 - Survey Results page to view more data from our survey. The project is approved by Drexel’s IRB.




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Briana Leone, "What kind of heating system does your home use? (Q13)", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 16 August 2022, accessed 19 April 2024. https://energyrights.info/content/what-kind-heating-system-does-your-home-use-q13