Heating is at the heart of French concerns, more and more each year with the rise in the cost of energy. So how can you reduce your consumption and your bills? How to choose the most economical heating? Maisons SIC, house builder for 50 years, presents some technological innovations that could help you save money.
Choosing economical heating: a question of budget and eco-responsibility
Heating is an increasingly important expense for households. And technological innovations can then offer new possibilities for reducing these costs.
The increasingly high cost of heating in France
The financial impact of heating on the budget of French households is a worrying subject, and recent figures shed precise light on this subject.
On average, a family in France spends €1 per year on heating, but this amount varies significantly depending on the type of heating used.
According to a study conducted by Effy, wood heating is the least expensive, with an average of €759 per year. Gas comes next, with an average expense of €1.
For those using electric heating, the annual cost is €1, while oil heating is the most expensive, averaging €802 per year.
However, these figures not only reflect the cost of energy, but also the size of housing. For example, houses heated with oil have an average surface area of 148 m², which is larger than those heated with electricity, with an average surface area of 113 m².
Choosing your heating: an ecological and sustainable implication
Choosing your heating is an important decision, which has consequences on the environment and in the long term.
Indeed, according to ADEME, heating represents around 60% of the energy consumption of French households, and is responsible for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions.
One of the big “culprits” of heating that “pollutes too much” is the poor energy performance of homes. 53,6% of homes in France have a climate label between D and E. The climate label quantifies the level of greenhouse gas emissions from housing.
By choosing to have your house built with a professional (as SIC Houses), you ensure perfect insulation and an effective choice of economical heating
It is therefore essential to choose an efficient heating system, which allows you to reduce your energy bill and ecological impact.
How to choose the right innovations in economical heating?
There are many criteria to take into account when choosing an economical heating system. Here are a few :
- The type of accommodation : adapt the heating system to the surface area, insulation, orientation and configuration of the home. For example, an apartment in the city will not have the same needs as a house in the countryside.
- The budget : take into account the cost of purchasing, installing, maintaining and operating the heating system. You should also find out about the financial aid available, such as the tax credit, the energy bonus, or the energy check.
- Heating needs : evaluate the desired comfort temperature, the number of occupants, lifestyle habits, hours of presence, etc. It is also necessary to take into account the domestic hot water needs, which can influence the choice of the heating system.
- The ecological impact : favor heating systems that consume little energy, emit few greenhouse gases, and use renewable or clean energy sources. It is also necessary to ensure compliance with current thermal regulations, which impose energy performance standards.
- Utilisation facility : choose a heating system that offers optimal comfort, which is easy to adjust, program and control, and which adapts to variations in exterior and interior temperatures. You must also opt for a heating system that is silent, discreet and aesthetic.
Innovations: advantages and disadvantages of new economical heating technologies
If we now know well heating systems like the wood stove, the heat pump ou solar energy heating, there are other economical heating innovations: infrared, the ionic boiler, aerothermal energy and many others.
SIC houses introduces you to some of these new technologies.
Infrared radiation: keeping electricity, with more natural and healthy heat
For electric fans, a heating innovation is on the rise: infrared! A technology that allows you to save up to 60% on your electric energy bill.
Infrared heating uses electricity to emit heat similar to the sun's rays. This technology directly heats objects and people, not the ambient air. Thus, it offers an immediate feeling of warmth, without unnecessary dispersion.
Compared to traditional systems, infrared radiation is more energy efficient. Il reduces heat loss and eliminates the need to preheat the room. This contrasts with traditional radiators which take longer to warm an area.
The health benefits are notable, because it does not dry out the air and limits the circulation of allergens. It is an environmentally friendly choice, limiting CO2 emissions. However, it can be expensive to install and is less effective in large, open spaces.
Ionic, condensing and cogeneration boiler: progress in thermal performance
Boilers have had a major facelift in recent years and it is in this area that heating innovations are perhaps the most impressive.
The ionic boiler, using electrical conductivity to heat water, stands out for its low energy consumption. It converts almost all electrical energy into heat, with minimal losses, providing high efficiency and low costs.
The condensing boiler, for its part, reuses the water vapor resulting from combustion to heat, thus increasing its energy efficiency. This energy recovery allows a significant reduction in gas consumption and CO2 emissions.
Cogeneration simultaneously produces heat and electricity from a single energy source. In domestic heating, it allows optimal use of energy resources, which improves thermal efficiency and reduces environmental impact.
These advanced technologies offer better performance than traditional systems, although their initial cost and the complexity of the installation can be obstacles. However, they represent a favorable choice for the environment thanks to their superior energy efficiency.
Aerothermy: the hidden power of air
Aerothermal energy captures calories present in the outside air to heat homes. It works even in cold weather, thanks to an efficient heat pump. This technology transforms aerothermal energy into usable heat, providing a renewable heating solution.
Unlike traditional methods, aerothermal energy does not burn fossil fuels. It is therefore more ecological, reducing the carbon footprint of households. In addition, it displays excellent energy performance, generating more energy than it consumes.
This system also stands out for its versatility, providing heating in winter and air conditioning in summer. Its efficiency greatly surpasses conventional boilers and electric convectors, positioning aerothermal energy as a sustainable and economical option for domestic heating.
Canadian Wood Stove: Tradition and Innovation in Harmony
The Canadian wood stove combines tradition and modernity, with a robust design and advanced technology for efficient and sustainable heating. It is designed for maximize wood combustion efficiency, thanks to a combustion chamber designed to extend the duration of the fire and optimize heat diffusion. The principle here is to produce hot air by natural convection and not by radiation.
In terms of sustainability, this type of stove is made from resistant materials that guarantee a long lifespan. The use of wood, a renewable resource, contributes to an ecological approach while allowing substantial savings on long-term heating costs.
The innovations integrated into the Canadian wood stove ensure better heat retention and a reduction in polluting emissions. This makes it both an economical and environmentally friendly heating option, suited to contemporary needs.
Connected Heating: Artificial Intelligence for Comfort
Connected heating represents a revolution in the management of domestic comfort thanks to the integration of artificial intelligence. This technology allows precise analysis of occupants’ lifestyle habits to optimize home heating.
Smart systems automatically adjust temperature, improving energy efficiency and reducing costs.
One of the main advantages of these systems is the ability to control heating remotely via a mobile application. This allows users to modulate the temperature of their home from anywhere, providing unprecedented convenience and significant energy savings.
By analyzing data, artificial intelligence can predict heating needs and adapt to climate variations, guaranteeing optimal comfort while minimizing energy consumption.
Want advice on choosing your economical heating innovation? Call the professionals at Maisons SIC!