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What type of heating to choose to consume less?


Heating accounts for 60% of the energy used in every home in France. It is therefore a very substantial expense. With the rise

Being warm at home, especially in winter, is very pleasant, but it can have a significant cost and weigh on the purchasing power of households.

In recent months, the price of fuel has increased significantly and the French are trying to save on this source of expenditure.

To do this, nothing beats heating that consumes as little as possible.

To help you make the right choice, we offer a comparison of the different options available on the market.

Electricity, gas, fuel oil, pellets or even wood, we will explain to you what will be the most interesting and the most suitable for each situation.

You will also find a selection of the most efficient heaters available on the market.

Our selection :

  • Corner stove R2 Four Plus, Juan Panadero

  • Horizontal ceramic inertia radiator, Carrera

  • Sibayak dry inertia electric heater, Sauter

  • Log stove 9.5 lux, Aduro

  • Corner stove R2 Four Plus, Juan Panadero

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      1015,00 €


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    To heat up, use this corner stove R2 Four Plus from Juan Panadero.

    It offers an efficiency of 82% and can heat rooms with a volume of 290 square meters.

    With energy class A+, it is low in pollution.

    By installing it in your home, you will be eligible for financial aid from the State.

    This appliance has a clean glass system.

    • 82% yield

    • Energy class A+

    • Large volumes

    • Possible aid

    • Clean glass system

    Horizontal ceramic inertia radiator, Carrera

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    • Darty



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    With this Carrera horizontal ceramic inertia radiator, you can make your settings easily thanks to the digital display.

    This model detects if a window is open to adapt its operation.

    You have the choice between 7 modes and 9 weekly programs according to your preferences and needs at any time.

    If it is aesthetic, it tends to mark quickly with its shiny surface.

    • Digital display

    • Open window detection

    • 7 modes

    • 9 weekly programs

    • Mark quickly

    Sibayak dry inertia electric heater, Sauter

    • Leroy Merlin

      269.00 €


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    Bet on this Sibayak horizontal dry inertia electric radiator signed Sauter to equip your home.

    It offers 7 free programs and 2 pre-recorded programs.

    It also has automatic window opening and closing detection.

    This device diffuses a homogeneous heat and has a USB socket on the side.

    Too bad it makes noise when it heats up.

    • Powerful

    • USB socket on the side

    • Homogeneous heat

    • Automatic window opening and closing detection

    • 7 free programs

    • 2 pre-recorded programs

    • Noise

    Log stove 9.5 lux, Aduro

    • Leroy Merlin

      1890,00 €


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    Choose a heating system that will cost you little money to use with this 9.5 lux log stove from Aduro.

    It is very aesthetic and displays an energy class A.

    It is capable of heating large volumes, up to 350 square meters.

    This device is very design and will be a real decorative element in your home.

    On the other hand, the windows get dirty quickly.

    • Possible aid

    • Energy class A

    • Large volumes

    • Design

    • Easy operation

    • Glass soiling

    Which heating method is the most economical?

    Because of the energy crisis we are currently going through, many French people fear for their heating bill.

    It is true that this is a big expense for households, so it is better to opt for the most economical type of heating possible.

    Let's see what varieties are available and compare their costs:

    • Electricity: it is 0.150 euros / kWh;

    • Natural gas: it is at 0.082 euros / kWh;

    • Domestic fuel oil: it is at 0.089 euros / kWh;

    • Wood in logs: it is at 0.043 euros / kWh or between 55 euros and 110 euros per cubic meter of wood (500 kg of wood);

    • Wood pellets: they are at 0.075 euros: kWh or 294 euros per ton.

    As you can see, wood pellets and logs are the cheapest for heating, while electricity and gas are much more expensive.

    Focus on wood heating

    Let's now look at the different heating methods you can use with these fuels:

    The wood or pellet stove

    : it will be ideal for “small” areas, up to around 100 square meters.

    As seen above, the fuels are among the cheapest on the market, and the yield is excellent;

    The wood or pellet boiler:

    this type of heating will be more suitable for heating large spaces, especially those in rural areas.

    A wood-fired boiler can easily heat an entire home and, depending on the model, it can even be used to produce domestic hot water.

    There are also references to condensation, operating with pellets, and which have a yield of 105% thanks to the calories recovered via the vapor of the smoke.

    The criteria apart from the price to choose your heating mode

    In addition to the price of the raw material used by your heating system, other criteria must be taken into account to make the best choice for your home.

    First, your heating needs.

    Do you want a uniform temperature throughout your home?

    Or do you prefer to concentrate the heating in the living area and then operate with auxiliary heaters for occasional use?

    The various models will have different functions, better ask yourself the question beforehand.

    Another essential point is the insulation of your home.

    Even if you have the most economical and efficient type of heating, if your home is a thermal sieve, the bill will be steep.

    Before installation, remember to check your windows.

    Double glazing is very effective,

    but the frames must also be well chosen and installed.

    It is possible to have an energy diagnosis made in order to be fixed and to know if work must be carried out.

    Of course, the price of installing your heating system is one of the decision criteria.

    It is true that wood and pellet stoves or boilers are more expensive than electric convectors or gas heaters.

    It will therefore be a big expense when setting it up, but it will quickly pay for itself in use.

    Note also that natural gas and fuel oil are now prohibited in new homes, as they are too polluting.

    Do not hesitate to ask for several quotes in order to compare them to find the wood or pellet heating system that will fit your budget.

    For information, the government supports households wishing to equip themselves through financial aid.

    These are accessible via the MaPrimeRénov system and depend on household income.

    Source: leparis

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