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Table 2 Types of households, the number of household types in both types of houses, schedules of higher temperature setting, and hot water demands

From: Linear programming control of a group of heat pumps

Type of household Young couple Young family Elderly people
Number of persons in a household 2 4 2
Number of houses semi-detached 27 54 9
  detached 12 27 6
Higher setpoint weekdays 17–22 8–22 10–23
  weekend 9–23 9–23 10–23
Hot water on weekdays morning 15 MJ 8 MJ 4 MJ
  afternoon 0 MJ 4 MJ 4 MJ
  evening 20 MJ 24 MJ 20 MJ
Hot water on weekend morning 8 MJ 4 MJ 4 MJ
  afternoon 4 MJ 4 MJ 4 MJ
  evening 24 MJ 32 MJ 24 MJ