From April 1, assistance to install wood heating has fallen by 30%

Deemed too expensive, the government is refocusing the system towards the most efficient function. And as expected, some aid is beginning to be cut.

In the interest of efficiency, MaPrimerRénov’s system is gradually being refocused. And in fact, some aid has been reduced. Thus, from April 1, e.g. Ana was warned In a press release dated December 7, families who want to carry out renovation work noted “a 30% reduction in Maprimrenov packages for the installation of wood-burning heating devices.”

RMC is committed to you: Evolution Maprimarenov', beneficiaries defrauded?  - 03/29
RMC is committed to you: Evolution Maprimarenov’, beneficiaries defrauded? – 03/29

as a reminderFrom January 1, assistance for the installation of wood heating may amount to:

  • For pellet boilers: 10,000 euros for very ordinary families, 8,000 euros for normal families and 4,000 euros for intermediate families.
  • For log boilers: 8,000 euros for very modest income families, 6,500 euros for low income families and 3,000 euros for intermediate income families.
  • For pellet stove: 2,500 euros for very modest families, 2,000 euros for normal families and 1,500 euros for very modest families.
  • For log stove: 2,500 euros for very ordinary families, 2,000 euros for normal families and 1,000 euros for intermediate families.
  • For closed fireplaces, inserts: 2,500 euros for very ordinary families, 1,500 euros for normal families and 800 euros for intermediate families.

Revision of these scales was confirmed A decree of December 29, 2023 who modified Appendix 2 to the Decree of January 14, 2020 Related to Energy Transition Bonus.

From April 1st, we therefore have:

  • For pellet boilers: 7,000 euros for very ordinary families, 5,500 euros for normal families and 3,000 euros for intermediate families.
  • For log boilers: 5,500 euros for very modest income families, 4,500 euros for low income families and 2,000 euros for intermediate income families.
  • For pellet stove: 1,800 euros for very modest families, 1,500 euros for normal families and 1,000 euros for very modest families.
  • For log stove: 1,800 euros for very ordinary families, 1,500 euros for normal families and 700 euros for intermediate families.
  • For closed fireplaces, inserts: 1,800 euros for very ordinary families, 1,000 euros for normal families and 600 euros for intermediate families.

Temporary return of “mono-gesture”

This equipment is considered expensive because, according to Effie, they can vary, excluding brakes, between 4,000 and 20,000 euros for a boiler and between 5,000 and 8,000 euros for a stove.

Thomas Parisin, president of the French association of biomass boiler manufacturers, condemned this in a column on 15 December: “Given the advantages of wood energy and the commitment of the entire sector to support the exit from fossil fuels in heating, this decision is incomprehensible. Is”.

On January 31, 2024, the Minister of Ecological Transition, Christophe Bechu, justified himself during questions to the government of the National Assembly: “There is a debate on the fact that if we promote the wood heating sector too much, it “Can undermine our work.” In case of biomass, it can be done elsewhere also.

Until January 1, 2024, MaPrimeRénov’ was subject to more conditions, aimed at allocating it to a “large-scale” renovation, heavier and more efficient, and less to “mono-gestures” (change of boiler or windows). , roof insulation only…). But ultimately, facing outrage and an apparent slowdown in the number of renewals, the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Housing announced Postpone to January 1, 2025 Most of these changes. A change that has brought relief to renovation professionals and individuals. However, this “rollback” only applies from May 15, 2024, to December 31, 2024. From 2025, MaPrimeRénov’ will be thoroughly refocused.

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