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  • 2. Optimize the use of household appliances
  • 3. Choose low-energy lighting
  • 4. Switch to green energy to reduce your electricity bill
  • There are several solutions to heat without spending too much. Thus, reducing the heating bill and greenhouse gas emissions depends on our practices, our equipment and the insulation of our homes.

    Tips and small equipment to heat yourself in too much spending

    It is recommended to maintain a temperature of 19° C in each room. We note that a simple increase of this temperature by one degree increases the energy bill by 7%.

    A few clever equipment and inexpensive:

    • thermostatic valves and the room thermostat, to regulate the heating (saving of 10 to 25% on its invoice)
    • the air destratificator, installed under ceiling to circulate the heat in the house (up to 30% extra saving)
    • the wood stove to heat (wood being the most economical of fuels)

    Avoid the heat loss:

    • install thick curtains
    • caulking the door sills
    • place a heat-shrinkable film on glazing
    • purge the radiators and disembowel the heating circuit

    Tips that cost nothing:

    • to lower the heating in the absence of the inhabitants
    • do not obstruct radiators
    • close shutters and curtains at dusk

    Insulation work, an investment for economic heating

    The losses resulting from bad insulation increase the energy expenditure necessary for the warming of one's dwelling.

    The figures produced by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME):

    • poorly insulated attics lead to heat loss up to 30%
    • the heat loss by the walls can reach 25%
    • the heat lost by glazing can be up to 15%
    • up to 10% of the heat produced escapes from the ground

    Conducting insulation work is an investment, but they allow a real saving on its heating bill (up to 80%). There is aid to reduce the cost of thermal renovation of a home:

    • Eco-loan at zero rate
    • Tax credit
    • Grants from ANAH, local authorities, DDEs, etc.

    The small insulation work less expensive:

    • Walls: installation of polystyrene plates and strips
    • Floors: carpet or floating floor installed over a multilayer insulation
    • Window: installation of double glazing


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