Compulsory Boiler Service & Thermostat CheckHere's some fresh property news just in concerning all owners of property in France and future buyers. There are new rules coming into place to improve boiler efficiency, this is part of the winters energy saving campaign from the French gouvernement, as announced at the assembly in October this year.
The compulsory annual boiler service will now include verification of thermostat in full working order. This order was issued in the Official Journal of 25 November 2022 and is part of the Government’s energy-sobriety plan. This new measure applies to all boilers; for an individual property/dwelling, a group or a business, regardless of the energy type used. Heat pumps, ventilation heaters and air conditioning are also included.
It is acknowledged that poorly adjusted boilers and heating equipment causes significant energy overconsumption (8% to 12% according to the Ministry of Ecological Transition). In addition, boilers that are not serviced regularly produce more greenhouse gases and pollutants.
The professional/artisan/chauffagiste who looks after your boiler will need check whether your device is equipped with an automatic temperature control system (thermostat) and if it is set correctly along with the insulation of the whole system.
Take a look at the article in full on the service public website, and take action if you havent already. Likewise for your electricity set-up that could cost you extra in 2023 if you don't have Linky meter system set up in your property.
And to save more money on your property in France, make sure you check the renewal date for your house insurance, as it's usual automatic and you can save serious cash on currency too when buying euros for a property of for business compared to your bank.