Most consumers don’t invest in energy efficiency


February 8, 2016





February 8, 2016




Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company with operations in energy efficiency technology sector, said many homeowners in Turkey fail to implement technologies which cut heating bills and simplify the process, domestic media said. Results of a survey in Izmir, Istanbul and Ankara revealed 53% of respondents do not invest in reducing heating costs. A quarter heats the living space under the comfortable temperature level in wintertime and 63% in the category say they decide to do so in order to save, the company said in a press release.

Only 15% of homeowners use a thermostat to automatically set a suitable temperature and 70% of users in the given segment say the technology lowers bills, by an average of 19%, Hurriyet Daily News reported. Heating accounts for 16% of costs in Turkish households on average, Honeywell said. Heating bills average TRY 268 (EUR 82.7) per month – over a fifth of the national minimum wage, which the government raised last month by 30% to EUR 400. The majority of respondents, 52%, place gas costs in the winter in the categories of high and very high.


Related Articles

Solar power generation to increase ten times in Montenegro energy balance

Solar power generation to increase tenfold in Montenegro next year

25 November 2022 - According to the estimate in the Energy Balance of Montenegro for 2023, electricity production will drop 12.63% this year

Austria can reach 1,2 GW with additional solar in 2022

Austria set to add over 1 GW in solar power in 2022

25 November 2022 - Austria is on track to install more than 1 GW in photovoltaics this year and as much as 1.5 GW every year

Four times more installed power plants in North Macedonia in 2022

North Macedonia’s regulator issues 200 licenses for renewable electricity plants in 2022

25 November 2022 - The Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission issued 200 licenses this year for electricity production from renewable sources

Albania applications solar power 151 MW

Albania receives applications for solar power projects of 151 MW in total

25 November 2022 - Applications for solar power projects sent to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania include one of the largest ones so far, for 93 MW