Still referred to as eco-renovation, energy renovation brings together all the works that contribute to improving the energy performance of a building. The advantages of such an operation are very numerous. They extend both personally and environmentally. Here are 8 reasons to perform an energy renovation in your home or apartment.
In all the works that fall within the framework of an eco-renovation we distinguish:
- The change of a boiler;
- Installation of ventilation systems;
- Outer and inner insulation;
- The installation of renewable energies;
- Installation of control systems ??
This work can greatly reduce the energy consumption in your premises. When one associates the fall of the heating bill with good gestures to reduce the consumption of water, it follows from this that the energy renovation allows realizing huge savings on the bills.
Improving the comfort of everyday life
The insulation of attics, roof, internal and external walls are all activities that are carried out during an energy renovation. These works allow you to live in a more comfortable atmosphere. Specifically, you benefit from the work of thermal comfort and unparalleled acoustic comfort. It is obvious that a well-insulated house with good heating equipment is a better place to live. You will not feel a cold wall or humidity. Similarly, the need to warm up in the winter will decrease. When the right materials are used for insulation, you do not even need air conditioning to overcome the sweltering heat of summer. In addition, you get better ventilation and the air circulating in your home is no longer polluted by organic compounds such as carbon monoxide and other allergens. In addition to the comfort you enjoy every day, energy renovation also contributes to your well-being in every way.
The possibility of benefiting from aid for energy renovation works
Most often, energy renovation work is expensive. Thus, many individuals who do not have the financial means to undertake the work. Since this is a gesture that contributes to the preservation of the environment and the well-being of the population, the State and several private organizations have put in place aids that make it easy for everyone to finance eco-jobs. Here is an overview of these devices.
The C2E energy bonus
The C2E energy bonus is financial assistance from the State to any natural or legal person who wishes to carry out eco-work in a home. Here is a list of some eligible works by C2E or CEE (Energy Saving Certificate):
- Installation of a heat pump;
- Interior and exterior insulation;
- Installation of solar panels;
- The change of windows ??
The amount of the premium awarded depends mainly on the nature and extent of the work carried out. Distributed by the Ministry of Energy, this premium is financed by energy suppliers in France.
The Tax Credit for Energy Transition (ISCED)
CITE is a tax system that encourages individuals to carry out energy renovation work. It actually allows households to deduct from their income tax some of the expenses related to eco-work carried out in their main home. The value of the deduction can reach 30% or even 50% of the total cost of the work undertaken. All taxpayers can benefit from this credit. Sometimes the tax due is lower than the tax credit granted. In this case, the administration reimburses the household surplus. Originally scheduled to disappear in 2019, it is finally renewed for this year. This does not preclude the fact that it is planned to replace it in 2020 with a premium. One of the eligibility conditions for this credit is that the dwelling, apartment or single-family house must be a principal residence of at least 2 years old. In addition, the tax credit is capped at 8,000 euros for a person living alone and 16,000 euros for a couple.
VAT at a reduced rate
For the renovation of a house, some works are eligible for a reduced rate of VAT of 5.5%. All eligible works for CITE are also eligible for the reduced rate VAT. More generally, all works that improve energy quality are concerned. This assistance is intended for owners’ unions, homeowners, landlords, tenants, and real estate companies. Nevertheless, to benefit from it, the dwelling which is the subject of the works, whether occupied as a primary or secondary residence, must have been completed for at least 2 years.
Eco-Ready Zero Rate (eco-PTZ)
As its name indicates, the Zero Rate Eco-loan is an interest-free loan that the State grants to anyone who expresses the desire to carry out energy renovation work in their habitat. Initially scheduled to end on 31 December 2018, this aid is now extended until 2021. Capped at 30,000 euros, the sum of money can be repaid over a period of 15 years. It is also planned to generalize the eco-PTZ in 2019 in order to encourage several households to contract to carry out eco-work in their home. In addition, if it was previously necessary to carry out a set of works to benefit from this aid, it is now accessible on the basis of a single project such as:
- Roof insulation;
- Insulation of at least half of the walls of the house;
- The insolation of at least half of the openings;
- Floor insulation;
- The installation of a heating system powered by renewable energy.
As part of the national program “Living Better” of the National Housing Agency (Anah), you can receive financial aid to significantly reduce energy loss in your home. This assistance is intended for homeowners and condominium unions who are in difficulty. Incompatible with other state funding such as the current eco-PTZ or less than 5 years, the aid of Anah concern housing over 15 years.
The aesthetic renewal
When carrying out eco-work in a dwelling, you can associate other aesthetic works. It is possible to take advantage of the external insulation to clad the facades of your house. As part of the energy renovation inside the home, you can choose pretty stoves or radiators or aluminum or wood carpentry according to your tastes.
The fight against pollution
The combination of energy renovation with the previously mentioned aesthetic renovation can also incorporate an ecological dimension. In concrete terms, the higher the annual number of renovated houses, the lower the carbon dioxide emissions in the air. More generally, it is all greenhouse gases emitted by homes that are reduced through eco-work.
Realization of an added value when renting or reselling
After the rehabilitation of a dwelling, the latter takes on value when it includes good energy performance. Today, we are talking more and more about green value. This is the change in the value of a home after improving its energy performance. Each year, this value becomes increasingly significant in the real estate market. Owners are required to provide an Energy Performance Diagnosis (EPD) when selling or renting their property. According to the statistics, goods with low energy performance are cheaper and less expensive than goods with good energy performance. Hence the interest of carrying out eco-work in your habitat.
Contribution to job creation
There is evidence that energy retrofits in homes generate new jobs in the construction industry. When you undertake such work in your home, you participate in the creation of employment in the country.
Compliance with energy transition standards in force
There is nothing better than a house in which the installations comply with the energy transition standards in force. On the one hand, you are actively contributing to the fight against climate change. Rebalancing the various sources of supply in the home is the driving factor. On the other hand, you strengthen the security of your home.
What about this article on the benefits of energy renovation in a home? Improving the energy performance of a house is beneficial both personally and environmentally. In reality, this operation is both good for your wallet and for your comfort and well-being in everyday life.