Heating with wood pellets: the question to ask before choosing this method of heating?
What local grants that I can have more of the national tax credit?
Pellets central heating systems are unfortunately expensive (in 10 15.000 €). Compared to an oil or gas boiler, the difference is quite large although some high performance put oil boiler may have a similar price.
Nevertheless, it is "funny" to note that the prices of these equipments in Germany or Switzerland are about the same as in France… minus the subsidies.
Can we conclude that the entire subsidy (that is to say our taxes) goes into the pocket of the importer or the manufacturer or is this due to the extra costs of transport?
Either way, you pay the same price as a German who doesn't get help.
The principle of the grant can be a trap prompting sellers to overcharge the hardware. We will write a full article on the subject shortly. Anyway now see the possible local aid.
It is necessary to inquire if the general council of your department and / or the regional council do not offer subsidies for this kind of installation.
Isere, for example, the department provides assistance of € 2500 and 2000 region € (this was even before 4000 2006 € which allowed me to have a facility for the same price as a gas boiler).
The tax credit of 50% applies only on the hardware, and not necessarily after deduction of aid that depends on the style of destination of the aid. Sometimes it takes the proportion of the workforce.
You have to get all this explained in detail by the energy info space in your region. See the information on the websiteADEME.
Also find out about the installers in your department. Call them in and have quotes drawn up. You will see that there are serious people and others much less… like all new markets, this attracts opportunists who are not necessarily competent.
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