TESTIMONIAL With temperatures plummeting, French homes are gradually turning on their heating. But in times of skyrocketing gas and electricity prices, how do those who don't have control over this expense item do?
(Photo illustration) Energy prices are soaring and turning on your heating today is more and more expensive. — ROMAIN DOUCELIN/SIPA
Sobriety OK, but what can you do when collective heating is still the norm in many buildings? Even if today in each condominium, individualized heating costs have been compulsory since August 2015 and the law on green growth, which transposed a European directive, in fact, the Exemptions are still numerous and collective heating legion. This is mostly the case in public housing buildings, where it is the most common mode of heating.
At the last congress of the Social Union for housing in Lyon, the figures presented were clear: among the 84% of the stock in collective housing, 63% of them still use collective heating, which represents 53% of the population. totality housing. How then can we consider making energy savings, when we know that approximately 62% of energy consumption in the home is invested in heating, when it is collective and therefore outside the occupant control?
You live in low-rental housing where you live collective heating is the norm, how do you save money on your energy bill? Has your landlord decided? last spring to turn off the heating system earlier or turn it on later this fall? Is it passed on? on your charges and how? Even if you don’t live in an HLM housing but your co-ownership; did not apply individualized heating costs, tell us your tips for saving energy and reducing your expenses on this specific item.