Heating is essential equipment to ensure thermal comfort in homes. It comes in different categories running on fossil fuels or renewable energies. Some models are particularly expensive and others much less expensive. However, the purchase cost is not a determining criterion for choosing a good heater. There are certain parameters to consider in order to make the best choice. There is nothing like the expert advice of a heating contractor to help you find the right equipment.
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Ask a heating engineer to choose your heating
The choice of this equipment of the house should not be made lightly. However, it is not always easy to recognize the right heaters or those that are suited to the needs of their home. On the other hand, thanks to a heating engineer near you, you will find the device that suits you best.
With his expert gaze, he will recognize equipment that is both efficient and economical in order to optimize comfort in your home and limit your energy costs. You can go through networking platforms to find a heating engineer near you to reduce travel costs. To avoid unpleasant surprises, opt for those that have transparency policies with rating systems for example, in order to choose a professional appreciated by their clients. The ideal would also be to choose a platform allowing to pay after the validation of the order.
Choose your heating according to the size of your home
The area of your home is a criterion to consider when choosing the appropriate heating method and offering optimal comfort in the different rooms. A small apartment does not require the same type of heating as a larger apartment. Simple electric heaters are more than enough to heat small spaces well, but are unsuitable for large areas. These require much more powerful equipment such as a boiler or a heat pump.
Your choice may also vary depending on where your accommodation is located. If, for example, the amount of sunshine in your area is insufficient, you should not opt for solar heating. If, on the other hand, you are tempted by a gas heater, make sure that you can easily connect to natural gas.
Heating location: an important criterion for choosing this equipment
Before making any purchase, ask yourself where you want to install your equipment. The location intended to accommodate it is decisive in knowing what type of heating to choose. If you want to install it in an unheated room such as the garage or a living room (bathroom, kitchen, etc.), then the boiler will be your best ally. If, on the other hand, you want to place it outdoors, opt for an air-water heat pump for example. You can also opt for solutions such as wood heating if you want to install your equipment in a living room without forgetting to set up a dry space to accommodate fuels.
Choose a heater according to its performance
Electric convectors are sold at an affordable price, but they are energy intensive and are therefore less economical in the long term. The purchase price of a heater should therefore not be used as a criterion for choosing it. It does not necessarily reveal its quality or its performance. However, it is important to favor equipment that is profitable in the medium or long term. This is why you must imperatively exceed the price and rather bet on the effectiveness of this equipment. Even if its purchase cost is relatively high, it is better that you choose it if it allows:
Most efficient heaters also allow take advantage of certain state aid, including the Prime Effy, VAT reduced to 5.5%, the zero-rate eco-loan and MaPrimeRénov ‘. These include heat pumps, solar-powered systems, wood-fired heaters and condensing boilers. However, to benefit from these aids, you must imperatively seek the services of an RGE craftsman (Recognized Guarantor of the Environment). It helps you choose equipment that meets new energy efficiency standards and performs quality work in accordance with current regulations.
The heaters to avoid to heat your home in an ecological and economical way
In general, we recommend that our customers avoid heaters that run on electricity, as they are energy intensive. Electrical back-up devices as well as older models of electric heaters are also affected. However, the inertia radiators are much more economical. Today there is heating equipment to better control energy consumption. These are mainly solutions such as auxiliary wood heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces. These are particularly suitable for homes that do not have a water circuit.
In addition, avoid old models of oil-fired boilers in favor of oil condensing boilers. Note, however, that they will all be banned from installation in both old and new homes as of July 1, 2022. These different types of heaters are indeed deemed to be bad for the environment. They are also less economical. We recommend leaving equipment running on fossil fuels, as they emit a significant amount of greenhouse gases. These are heaters using energies such as petroleum, fuel oil, gas and coal. They pollute the environment, particularly oil-fired boilers.
Although gas is considered a fossil fuel, the latest generation gas boilers such as condensing models remain efficient and are a good choice. These heaters are among the most used by households in France, because gas remains more affordable. In addition, their ecological footprint remains relatively low at 134gCO2 / kWh. However, from January 2022, their installation will be prohibited in new constructions in accordance with the 2020 Environment Regulation.
Preferred heaters to lower your environmental footprint
Renewable energies have become very popular in recent years. Unlike fossil fuels, they do not present no danger for the environment. These green energies come from inexhaustible natural sources such as the sun, wind and geothermal energy. The cost of acquiring and installing renewable energy equipment can be relatively high. However, the latter offer the advantage of operating in complete independence, of using a free and ecological source for lasting economic use.
It is for this reason that we advise you to favor the green energy heaters. They allow you to heat your home optimally while saving on your electricity bills. But above all, this ecological equipment allows you to significantly reduce your negative environmental footprint.
Among them, we distinguish the thermodynamic balloon, thermal collectors, solar water heaters and air-to-air or air-to-water heat pumps. In some cases it is possible tocombine energies to optimize yields. For example, you can combine a solar solution with an air / water heat pump. The latter would take care of the heating while the former would take care of producing domestic hot water.
As the main heating, you can choose economical solutions such as wood-fired boilers fed with platelets, pellets or logs. As additional heating, prefer the pellet stove. Now you can use these valuable tips to choose the economical and ecological equipment that best suits your needs, your home and your place of residence.