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Ichijo Construction Co., Ltd. Announcing the results of the “Household Electricity Bill Awareness Survey 2024” – 70% of people save electricity on a daily basis – more than 80% of them plan to save more in response to the rise in electricity prices

Ichijo Construction Co., Ltd.
Announcing the results of the 2024 Household Electricity Bill Awareness Survey: 70% of people save electricity on a daily basis.More than 80% of them said they started to save more in response to the rise in electricity prices.
More than 70% of people who save electricity on a daily basis feel tired from doing so.
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Ichijo Construction Co., Ltd. (President: Naoki Iwata) conducted a survey of 897 men and women nationwide to find out about the impact on household finances, concerns, and ways to save electricity in response to the recent rise in electricity rates. We conducted the 2024 Awareness Survey on Electricity Charges. The survey summary is as follows.
Summary of “Household electricity bill awareness survey 2024” ■Electricity bills are the most affected household budget by rising prices, with more than 40% of respondents responding. More than 98% of them are worried about rising electricity rates.
■More than 60% of people refrain from using air conditioning or heating to save electricity.
■70% of people answered that they save electricity on a daily basis. More than 80% of them answered that they have started to save more electricity in response to the rise in electricity prices starting in 2021.
■Since electricity rates have skyrocketed, the number one new trick I’ve started to reduce my electricity bill at home is “turning off the lights frequently.”
■More than 70% of people who save electricity on a daily basis feel tired from doing so.
■The number one reason people don’t save electricity is because they value comfort.
■More than half of the people feel that they are able to save more than 70% of their electricity at home.
■More than 70% of respondents said they were not aware that the reduction in electricity rates under the government’s “Electricity and Gas Price Drastic Change Mitigation Project” would end at the end of May 2024.
■More than 90% of people feel worried about their household finances after June 2024, when electricity rates will no longer be reduced. ■More than 90% of people are interested in “energy-saving homes,” “solar power generation,” and “storage batteries,” which can keep electricity bills low.
More than 40% of respondents answered that electricity bills are the most affected household budget by rising prices. More than 98% of them are worried about rising electricity rates.
When asked, “What is the most affected household budget by rising prices?”, the most common answer was “electricity bill”, with over 40% of respondents answering. (Figure 1)
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-f24977c22aef4c3bbd6b-0.jpg&s3=62185-57-d5f210edeed3411b7ceaf16970ffb791-2099×752.jpg] In addition, when we asked the 379 people who answered “electricity bill”, “Do you feel anxious about the rise in electricity bills?”, more than 70% answered “very much”, and “somewhat worried”. ” (23.7%), it turns out that more than 98% of people feel anxious. (Figure 2)
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-5c40d45172a247d2e1e4-1.jpg&s3=62185-57-9e4bf30a4358aa46a7ee2ad68b18330e-2083×630.jpg] More than 60% of people put off cooling and heating to save electricity. When asked, “During the hot summer months and cold winter months, do you put off turning on the air conditioner or heating to save electricity?”, the majority of people answered “somewhat,” and about half answered “very much.” When combined with those who answered “I do” (10.9%), it turns out that more than 60% of people refrain from using air conditioning or heating to save electricity. (Figure 3)
[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-bb266a4675059c19d492-2.jpg&s3=62185-57-ad9fc04cf0d05db06411e02776caec4e-2076×689.jpg] 70% of respondents said they save electricity on a daily basis. More than 80% of them answered that they have started to save more electricity in response to the rise in electricity prices starting in 2021.
When asked, “Are you currently saving electricity on a daily basis?”, it was found that 70% (628 people) were doing so. (Figure 4) In addition, when we asked 628 people who said they were saving electricity on a daily basis, “Have you started to save more electricity in response to the rise in electricity prices from 2021?” More than 80% of them answered I answered “Yes”. (Figure 5)
[Image 4: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-f7079980b104eb8041ad-3.jpg&s3=62185-57-f878312ad852e96fab1c16d449fc8d4c-2113×865.jpg] The number one new trick I’ve started to reduce my electricity bill after electricity prices skyrocketed is “turn off the lights frequently.”
We asked the 524 people who answered that they had started to save more electricity in response to the rise in electricity prices starting in 2021, “What new measures have you taken to reduce your electricity bill at home?” The most common answer, 71.6% of people, said, “Turn off the lights frequently,” followed by “Adjust the temperature with your clothes” (51.1%), and “Adjust the temperature and angle of the air conditioner” (50.4%). (Figure 6)
[Image 5: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-e6c95457a48272991b6a-4.jpg&s3=62185-57-b2ccd6df3184b1215cb633e8208eff32-2095×1018.jpg] More than 70% of people who save electricity on a daily basis feel tired from doing so.
When we asked 628 people who said they were saving electricity on a daily basis, “Do you ever feel tired while saving electricity?”, the responses were “I feel a lot” (26.8%) and “I feel it somewhat” (48.6%). It was found that more than 70% of the people who answered this question felt tired from trying to save electricity. (Figure 7)
[Image 6: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-231e97fe1ea15dc08d73-5.jpg&s3=62185-57-0a4261b2fb244648f4cfdc9e2a8063be-2098×640.jpg] The number one reason people say they don’t save electricity is because they value comfort.
When we asked the 269 people who answered that they do not save electricity on a daily basis about their reasons for doing so, the most common answer, more than half, was “because I value comfort.” (Figure 8)
[Image 7: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-73314ba6178411c99055-6.jpg&s3=62185-57-1da848eb4c2e176972c4039b01d6ee80-2075×778.jpg] More than half of people feel that they are able to save more than 70% of their electricity at home.
When asked, “If “I can’t save electricity anymore” is 100%, how much do you think you are currently doing to save electricity in your home?” Half of the people answered that they were doing more than 70%. There were more than that. (Figure 9)
[Image 8: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-7d2f79b0cf9a32d2e57c-7.jpg&s3=62185-57-2c10717541d775dadf62b7690fe8d146-2098×1049.jpg] More than 70% of respondents said they were not aware that the reduction in electricity rates under the government’s “Electricity and Gas Price Drastic Change Mitigation Project” would end at the end of May 2024.
When asked, “Are you aware that the reduction in electricity rates due to the government’s “Electricity and Gas Price Drastic Change Mitigation Project” will end after usage in May 2024?” over 70% of respondents answered. answered “I don’t know.” (Figure 10)
[Image 9: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-452e156ee34ba32b3409-8.jpg&s3=62185-57-337fb3ae6b11e2570a0e7c48d0e0b398-1208×907.jpg] More than 90% of people feel worried about their household finances after June 2024, when electricity rates will no longer be reduced. When asked, “Are you feeling anxious about your household finances after June 2024, when electricity rates will no longer be reduced?”, approximately 60% of respondents answered “I feel very concerned” and “I feel somewhat anxious” (34.3%). %), it turns out that more than 90% of people feel anxious. (Figure 11)
[Image 10: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-83b08db15bcb5744a365-9.jpg&s3=62185-57-43684c7b44b4432b170ef93902bd8c15-2100×643.jpg] More than 90% of respondents were interested in “energy-saving homes,” “solar power generation,” and “storage batteries,” which help keep electricity bills low.
When asked if they were interested in “energy-saving homes,” “solar power generation,” and “storage batteries,” which can help keep electricity bills low, 3 respondents answered “very interested” and “somewhat interested.” We found that more than 90% of people were interested in all of these products as a product that could help keep their electricity bills low. (Figure 12)
[Image 11: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-44fef0e2918b9ac4c7d1-10.jpg&s3=62185-57-4a7829d2b634facd49ef1a96d7cc3c74-2082×801.jpg] ■Survey overview
Research method: Online questionnaire
Survey period: March 16, 2024 (Sat) to March 24, 2024 (Sun)
Survey target: Men and women nationwide
Number of valid answers: 897 samples
Respondents: 362 men, 535 women
77 people in their 20s, 303 people in their 30s, 220 people in their 40s, 190 people in their 50s, 92 people in their 60s, 15 people in their 70s and above
*The composition ratio is rounded to the second decimal place, so the total may not add up to 100.
≪Reference≫
This survey revealed that there are many people who save electricity on a daily basis, but have become even more conscious in response to the rise in electricity prices from 2021. However, more than 70% of people feel tired of saving electricity, and from June 2024 onwards, the government’s “Electricity and Gas Price Drastic Fluctuation Mitigation Project” will be implemented to reduce the burden of electricity and gas bills. We found that many people are worried about their household finances due to the end of the period.
At Ichijo Construction, in order to reduce electricity bills that have been rising in recent years, we have developed products such as “Insulation King,” which achieves a comfortable and energy-saving lifestyle with industry-leading insulation properties, and “Taiyo,” which is produced by our own group and has achieved high performance and reasonable prices. We offer photovoltaic power generation and storage batteries.
◆New specification “Insulation King” that achieves overwhelming insulation properties
[Image 12: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-2849ae7bd6508351133a-11.jpg&s3=62185-57-5a25285a575996d1ad5f0e3eea08bff0-1175×660.jpg] Insulation performance has a major impact on the energy efficiency of your home. Ichijo Construction’s “Insulation King” can meet the highest level of insulation standards that will be established in 2022, “Insulation Grade 7”, by upgrading the insulation entrance door etc. Our main products, “Grand Smart” and “I Smart”, will be compliant with “insulation grade 7” from May 2023. (*1) “Insulation grade 7” is said to be the insulation performance that allows you to stay comfortably in the middle of winter without the sensible temperature dropping below 15℃ even without heating.
DANNJU, a super-insulated entrance door that enables early response to insulation grade 7, received the Energy Conservation Center Chairman’s Award at the 2023 Energy Conservation Awards (Product/Business Model Category).
*1: This may not be possible depending on the building site, plan, and specifications adopted.
◆“Original solar panel” with high output and large capacity
Ichijo Construction is equipped with high-capacity solar panels that are the highest in the industry, achieving approximately 1.2 times the output in the same area. It also supports power generation in the morning and evening when there is less sunlight. Additionally, since we manufacture our solar panels at our own group factory, we are able to match the area of ​​the solar panels to the building standard dimensions. As a result, it is possible to install a larger capacity than a typical retrofit type solar panel. Ichijo Construction has been certified by the Guinness World Records (TM) (*2) for four consecutive years as “the company that built the most houses equipped with solar power in the latest year.”
*2: Target years 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
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◆Long life (*3) “original storage battery”
The lifespan of a storage battery is determined by the number of cycles it can last, with one cycle from charging to discharging. While a typical storage battery has a lifespan of approximately 6,000 cycles, Ichijo Construction’s original battery boasts a lifespan of approximately 12,000 cycles (*4), which is approximately double that. One of its features is that it not only lasts a long time, reducing the cost of reinstalling equipment in the future, but also has high efficiency specifications. While typical storage batteries can only be used up to 80% of their capacity, our storage batteries can be used up to approximately 95% (*5). By combining it with original solar panels, you can store the electricity generated during the day and become self-sufficient in electricity at night, reducing your electricity bill.
*3: Expected lifespan of the battery itself. It does not indicate the lifespan of the energy storage system itself.
*4: Manufacturer’s actual measurement value.
*5: Values ​​vary depending on usage.
◆“Original power conditioner” that supplies power throughout the house even during power outages
During a power outage, most power conditioners can only use 1.5kVA from a single emergency outlet while the solar panels are generating power. However, Ichijo Construction’s original power conditioner can use up to 5.5kVA day and night by supplying electricity generated by solar panels and charged to a storage battery throughout the house. This allows you to maintain your normal life (*6) even during a power outage.
*6: Varies depending on season, weather, appliance model, and usage conditions.
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[Image 15: https://prtimes.jp/i/62185/57/resize/d62185-57-3899339053061b659623-14.jpg&s3=62185-57-b04b82b5744ff655bab67b235b1a72ac-73×74.jpg] Data from past lifestyle surveys can be viewed on the website below. “Investigation of good things to live in”
URL: https://ichijo.jp/research
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