Do-It-Yourself and Energy Conservation

Mayer, Peter C (1996). Do-it-yourself and energy conservation. Contemporary Economic Policy , 14, 116-118.

A study was conducted to investigate whether buyer-installation of household equipment reduces the inclination to buy energy-saving equipment. The results reveal the need for special promotional effort to sell energy-saving equipment to the do-it-yourself market. Furthermore, the findings may provide a new explanation for the inverse relationship that exists between purchase of energy-saving equipment and family income.

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