Italian families are increasingly environmentally aware, at least in their homes. Although only one in ten homes can be considered truly efficient (12%) and only one in three have done at least something in the direction of energy transition (insulating fittings or some high-efficiency appliances or LED lamps) (34%), the good news is that the trend observed in mid-2023 compared to the same period in 2022 is still growing (the stop of the super bonus was in February and had not yet fully taken effect).

In fact, just one year ago (mid-2022), the number of truly efficient houses was 10% and the total number of at least partially efficient houses was 28%. These are the findings of the latest edition (the seventh) of the Eumetra “Smart Home-Green Home Observatory”, based on a sample of 2,000 Italian households.

A trend destined to die out with the end of the super bonus? Certainly, the suspension has and will have an impact, but the energy transition will continue.

In particular, the suspension of the credit will have a greater impact on demanding works such as external thermal insulation (coatings), which require a high initial investment, complex bureaucracy, inconvenience caused by the building site, etc.; In fact, 27% of those who are not inclined to invest in these works say that the end of the credit transfer affects their decision, which is still 14% of households in terms of the population.

However, the impact may be less for other investments. For example, if the cost of the energy component continues to rise, the propensity to install a photovoltaic system – which would pay for itself in a shorter time – could remain interesting; in fact, 22% of those who are not inclined to buy in the future (who, after deducting those who already own one, those who are inclined at least in general and those who are uncertain, represent 5% of the population) say that the end of the credit transfer will influence their decision to invest in this way.

In addition, there are other factors, such as climate change and prolonged high temperatures, which induce people to buy an air conditioner anyway (first purchase or replacement), and therefore new technologies that consume less energy and are more comfortable: stopping the credit transfer would stop the 15% of people who are not inclined to buy in the future, which, after deducting recent buyers, inclined and uncertain, represent 6.5% of the population.

Another powerful driver is the ‘fashion’ factor, which encourages people to equip themselves with innovative appliances such as the induction hob, which is replacing the traditional gas cooker.

Other fiscal incentives such as tax deductions are still available, but above all a ‘cultural’ path towards efficiency and the search for greater comfort seems to have been set in motion.

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