A boiler replacement should be done every 10 to 15 years when your equipment begins to show signs of fatigue. Today, you can opt for high-performance models.
Why have your gas boiler replaced?
In many homes, gas boilers are obsolete and consume a lot of energy with low efficiency. After about 12 to 15 years of use, most boilers begin to show signs of fatigue and, despite regular maintenance; it becomes necessary to change equipment.
The replacement of a gas boiler must be carried out by a professional if you wish to benefit from financial aid for its installation. Specialised companies have RGE certification, the only state-recognised label for boiler installation that guarantees compliance with environmental standards and sufficient thermal performance.
Installing a gas boiler requires special skills that only a professional can provide. Thanks to the change of equipment, you will be able to make about 10 to 15% energy savings compared to your old model.
Financial assistance for installation
Because it allows significant energy savings, the boiler replacement is part of the work covered by the public aid for the Energy Transition Law. Depending on your financial situation, you can benefit from several grants that can be cumulated.
Whatever your situation, you are entitled to the CITE (tax credit) and reduced VAT for the purchase of equipment and labour. For the tax credit, 30% of the invoice for the work can be deducted from your income tax. The energy allowance can also be claimed by all households, regardless of their tax situation.
Other subsidies are subject to an income ceiling. The ANAH grants can finance 50% of your work, but it is advisable to apply for them as part of an overall renovation as you will have to meet certain conditions, even after the work has been completed. If you have difficulty in raising enough money for your work, you can also apply for an eco-loan at zero interest rate for a gas boiler installation.
Opt for the maintenance contract
After the installation of a gas boiler, you will be able to make big savings, but you are not exempt from your annual boiler maintenance obligation. This obligation is incumbent on all residents of a dwelling, whether you are an owner or tenant, in order to avoid receiving less compensation from your insurance company in the event of a claim.
To make sure you have no problems and to always respect this rule, it is in your best interest to take out a maintenance contract after the boiler installation. A worker comes to do the maintenance once a year and if you have taken out a contract, the trip is free of charge.
Some of the more comprehensive offers are more suitable for older boilers. For example, you can take advantage of a contract that offers you travel and labour or that changes parts of the boiler free of charge in the event of a problem. It’s up to you to find the right formula.