How can energy firms help with home renovations?

Solar heating systems are one kind of work that can benefit from money off linked to the CEE scheme

I read that there is a scheme for money off home renovations, called energy economy certificates – can you explain what they are?

Along with other schemes such as an interest-free eco-loan or green tax credits, the Certificats d’Economie d’Energie (CEE) are one of the schemes aimed at encouraging people to make their homes more energy-efficient.

This can allow you to obtain money from one of the energy companies (EDF, Direct Energie etc) known as une prime énergie. However, if also taking advantage of the crédit d’impôt for the same work you should deduct the value of the prime from the expenses declared on your tax return.

Energy suppliers are obliged by the government to obtain a set number of CEE, which prove they are encouraging people to be energy-efficient in their homes. They are fined if they do not.

This can help homeowners because having work of an approved ...

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