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Twin Cities Household Ecosystem Project - Experiment 267


Survey results. Energy consumption for heating and cooling, including fuel choices and use of programmable thermostats.

Years Available: 2008

Principle Investigators

Baker, Larry
Hobbie, Sarah
Nelson, Kristen
McFadden, Joe
King, Jennifer

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ATTRIBUTES

FieldNameDefinitionUnitCode
1HH_IDThis field contains the Household ID. Each household that responded to the survey has a unique household ID. The ID is stored as a number that is up to 5 digits and is in the range of 1-15000. This ID allows survey response data in different tables to be related to each other.
2Heating_Type2This field contains the response to survey question 05, What type of heating system do you have Check all that apply. Fields, Heating_Type1 and Heating_Type2 should be used in conjunction with each other because if a respondent selected two responses, these fields together will provide those two responses. If only one of the fields contains a value, then only one heating system was selected.1=Gas, 2=Electric, 3=Oil, 4=Propane, 5=Wood, 6=Other, 7=Don?t know
3Heating_Type1This field contains the response to survey question 05, What type of heating system do you have Check all that apply. Fields, Heating_Type1 and Heating_Type2 should be used in conjunction with each other because if a respondent selected two responses, these fields together will provide those two responses. If only one of the fields contains a value, then only one heating system was selected.1=Gas, 2=Electric, 3=Oil, 4=Propane, 5=Wood, 6=Other, 7=Don?t know
4Other_HeatThis field contains information provided as part of the response to survey question 05. If the respondent selected Other, this field will contain the text the respondent wrote in the space provided. The response to this question should be used in conjunction with the fields, Heating_Type1 and Heating_Type2 that have the value of 6 which indicates other was selected. If this field is blank, it means that no text was written by the respondent.
5Oil_BillThis field contains information on heating oil provided as part of the response to survey question 05. If the respondent selected oil, this field will contain the text the respondent wrote in the space provided. The response to this question should be used in conjunction with the fields, Heating_Type1 and Heating_Type2 that have the value of 3 which indicates Oil was selected. If this field is blank, it means that no text was written by the respondent. The value written in this field indicates the Dollar amount for the total heating bill in 2007.Dollar
6Propane_BillThis field contains information on propane provided as part of the response to survey question 05. If the respondent selected Propane, this field will contain the text the respondent wrote in the space provided. The response to this question should be used in conjunction with the fields, Heating_Type1 and Heating_Type2 that have the value of 4 which indicates Propane was selected. If this field is blank, it means that no text was written by the respondent. The value written in this field indicates the Dollar amount for the total heating bill in 2007.Dollar
7Wood_CordsThis field contains information on wood cords burned provided as part of the response to survey question 05. If the respondent selected Wood, this field will contain the text the respondent wrote in the space provided. The response to this question should be used in conjunction with the fields, Heating_Type1 and Heating_Type2 that have the value of 5 which indicates Wood was selected. If this field is blank, it means that no text was written by the respondent. This field contains the number of wood cords burned per year. The number given is provided as written in the survey, even if the number does not seem plausible.wood cords
8Air_ConThis field contains the reponse to Question 06, Is your home air conditioned? If the record is blank, neither box was checked in the survey.1=Yes, 2=No
9Air_Type2This field contains the reponse to the first part of Question 06A, Do you have central air conditioning or window units? If the record is blank, neither box was checked in the survey.1=Yes, 2=No
10Air_Type1This field contains the reponse to the second part of Question 06A, If window units, how many do you have? Please check all that apply. If the record is blank, none of the boxes was checked in the survey.1=central air conditioning, 2=window units, 3=Other
11Other_AirThis field contains the reponse to the third part of Question 06A where the respondent was asked to write in the number of "Other" units they have. This field contains the number of "Other" units as it was written on the survey. If the value is blank, then nothing was written by Other.
12Wind_UnitsThis field contains the reponse to the third part of Question 06A where the respondent was asked to write in the number of "Window Units" they have. This field contains the number of "Window Units" as it was written on the survey. If the value is blank, then nothing was written by Window Units.number
13Progr_ThermoThis field contains the reponse to Question 08, "Do you have a programmable thermostat?" If the record is blank, neither box was checked in the survey.1=Yes, 2=No
14TempS_AwakeThis field contains the answer to one part of Question 7: The temperature when awake in the house during summer. The value in this field is in degrees Fahrenheit, except where there is a value of 888 which indicates that the heating/cooling system is turned off. Question 7 provided the following questions and table to fill in the responses: At what temperature do you normally set your thermostat when you are [table provided that lists options to specify the temperature for Winter and Summer in Degrees Fahrenheit for 3 times: awake in the house, asleep in the house, not at home].fahrenheit
15TempS_AsleepThis field contains the answer to one part of Question 7: The temperature when asleep in the house during summer. The value in this field is in degrees Fahrenheit, except where there is a value of 888 which indicates that the heating/cooling system is turned off. Question 7 provided the following questions and table to fill in the responses: At what temperature do you normally set your thermostat when you are [table provided that lists options to specify the temperature for Winter and Summer in Degrees Fahrenheit for 3 times: awake in the house, asleep in the house, not at home].fahrenheit
16TempS_OutThis field contains the answer to one part of Question 7: The temperature when not at home during summer. The value in this field is in degrees Fahrenheit, except where there is a value of 888 which indicates that the heating/cooling system is turned off. Question 7 provided the following questions and table to fill in the responses: At what temperature do you normally set your thermostat when you are [table provided that lists options to specify the temperature for Winter and Summer in Degrees Fahrenheit for 3 times: awake in the house, asleep in the house, not at home].fahrenheit
17TempW_AsleepThis field contains the answer to one part of Question 7: The temperature when asleep in the house in Winter. The value in this field is in degrees Fahrenheit, except where there is a value of 888 which indicates that the heating/cooling system is turned off. Question 7 provided the following questions and table to fill in the responses: At what temperature do you normally set your thermostat when you are [table provided that lists options to specify the temperature for Winter and Summer in Degrees Fahrenheit for 3 times: awake in the house, asleep in the house, not at home].fahrenheit
18TempW_AwakeThis field contains the answer to one part of Question 7: The temperature when awake in the house in Winter. The value in this field is in degrees Fahrenheit, except where there is a value of 888 which indicates that the heating/cooling system is turned off. Question 7 provided the following questions and table to fill in the responses: At what temperature do you normally set your thermostat when you are [table provided that lists options to specify the temperature for Winter and Summer in Degrees Fahrenheit for 3 times: awake in the house, asleep in the house, not at home].fahrenheit
19TempW_OutThis field contains the answer to one part of Question 7: The temperature when not at home in Winter. The value in this field is in degrees Fahrenheit, except where there is a value of 888 which indicates that the heating/cooling system is turned off. Question 7 provided the following questions and table to fill in the responses: At what temperature do you normally set your thermostat when you are [table provided that lists options to specify the temperature for Winter and Summer in Degrees Fahrenheit for 3 times: awake in the house, asleep in the house, not at home].fahrenheit
 

SAMPLE DATASET

HH_IDHeating_Type2Heating_Type1Other_HeatOil_BillPropane_BillWood_CordsAir_ConAir_Type2Air_Type1Other_AirWind_UnitsProgr_ThermoTempS_AwakeTempS_AsleepTempS_OutTempW_AsleepTempW_AwakeTempW_Out
11111727272686868
91111757282627162
121112747474696965
161112757575707270
21121626762
39111275756868
551111727474666866
601111727272656865
8251CORN STONE4111787885727660
8341794600112787876767676
97511111686870687068
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