To stay warm at home, the first reflex must be thermal insulation. Many spaces can be arranged in this way to be better insulated and certain equipment also makes it possible to provide heat. The state also strongly encourages the most modest households to equip themselves better and there are now many solutions to obtain more comfort at a lower cost, even for only € 1.
Insulate the cold areas of a home free of charge
Since the so-called POPE law of 2005, and the Energy Solidarity plan, the State has set up a Polluter / Payer system which allows polluting companies and energy suppliers to limit the amount of their financial contributions by recovering EECs ( Energy Saving Certificates). These are obtained by helping individuals install insulating materials in the cold areas of their homes.
Thanks to the Law for energy transition and green growth of August 7, 2015, aid is even higher for households in a situation of "energy poverty". Households with a benchmark tax income below the thresholds set by the state may see some insulation work paid for in full.
Among these spaces that have often not been isolated during the construction of a single house are garages, cellars and basements, but also attics.
These are often unused spaces. Placed directly under the roof and not visible from the lower level, we forget their existence when they could be converted and become a living space in their own right. As part of the aforementioned arrangements, different from a tax credit, many households with modest incomes can now consider the insulation of the attic at 1 €.
Faced with the complexity and scale of the task, the energy suppliers decided to call on companies specializing in the implementation of the Energy Saving Certificates system. So just call on one of them to be guided step by step in the process. It’s really very simple then.
Insulation through windows, doors and the use of better heaters
As for the conversion of the attic at 1 €, the State has implemented various tax advantages allowing households to deduct from their taxable income or directly from their taxes part of the work implemented to insulate their homes or better heat themselves.
These advantages apply, for example, to the installation of new insulating windows, doors (including garage doors) or even exterior facades.
On the heating side, the emphasis is on slow combustion boilers with low-polluting combustible materials and the installation of heat pumps that use geothermal energy (heat from the ground and the basement) or aerothermal energy (collection of heat particles in the air)
The devices are numerous and it is therefore recommended to call on real professionals. The state also requires the use of qualified RGE (Recognized Guarantor of the Environment) companies in order to benefit from the various tax advantages put in place.