User Habits Impact on Winter Energy Consumption in Iraqi Houses
Kerbala Journal for Engineering Science,
2022, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 129-144
AbstractIn this research, heating systems in Iraqi houses were discussed and analyzed to study their effect on energy consumption during winter. The study area was regionalized into three regions depending on prevailing climates: north, central, and south. An online survey was conducted to collect usage patterns and observe occupancy behavior related to heating systems in Iraq. Heating systems were classified into three major categories: electrical, fuel, and augmented. Detailed questions were included in the survey to collect as much data as possible for crosschecking and future research.
Consequently, the heating systems usage collected from the survey was classified into three main categories according to the type of energy utilized. Subsequently, a descriptive statistical analysis was carried out and followed by a Chi-square analysis to investigate the mutual relationships among different variables involved in the study. Results show that electrical systems dominate others due to the safety and cleanness characteristics compared to other fuel systems such as kerosene or natural gas. Education level and culture play essential roles since intellectual people pay more attention to safety and environmental health.
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