Previously, we have seen that the energy classification of property , ECD, and the year of construction, work and insulation made the housing situation in the building were elements to observe carefully before buy.The way housing is heated is also information that should not be overlooked before buying.Indeed, domestic heating, hot water production represents a very important part of the energy bill in the housing.
If the heating is individual, you set the thermostat yourself. With a setting to a medium temperature (19 ° C or less) and brief ventilation housing once or twice a day, spending on heating should remain subdued. But if the behavior of people is not efficient, the bill could soar.
Furthermore, consumption of energy plus the cost of subscriptions individual.
And finally, it will be for the occupant to pay the costs of annual review and possible remedies for the individual boiler.
If the heating is collective, it is however not possible to adjust the temperature of its housing. The occupant is not further heated maker dates. It happens that some apartments end up too warm to prevent others are too small: it can mean wasted energy because it can even be forced to open windows to lower the temperature of the housing ! In contrast, the positive point is that the costs of revisions, repairs and purchase of energy are shared among people, and energy prices often negotiated.
The nature of energy should also be considered.
The price of gas has been increasing recently. The price of oil is very volatile. Electricity is an energy that proves costly to use, especially if the insulation is poor. It also supplies electricity to heat pumps, sufficient for houses. Solar energy is the cleanest energy, but the initial installation is fairly expensive, and in most regions in France, auxiliary heating may be necessary. The wood is a bit expensive, but the number of homes equipped with wood boilers (manual or automatic) remains low.