Ecological renovation: wood stove and tax credit

Ecological renovation: wood stove and tax credit

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Alternatives to traditional fireplaces, wood stoves are now widely acclaimed by French households. The reasons for their success? They combine traditional technique and contemporary design, avoid masonry work, bring a nice decorative touch to the room and increased comfort in housing. As a bonus, some models even allow you to benefit from a tax reduction via the energy transition tax credit (CITE). Explanation!

Wood stove: ecological equipment

If wood and wood pellets are the last most used energies in the domestic environment, they are nevertheless arousing more and more interest. Indeed, we have seen their ratings go up for several years, placing themselves just behind gas, electricity and fuel oil.
Ecological and economical, the wood stove emits six times less CO2 than gas. In addition, compared to other energy sources, the price of wood has remained relatively stable in recent years compared to other sources and its production cost is considered to be lower than natural gas or fuel oil.
In addition, it has a high energy performance ranging between 60% and 80% depending on the model. It thus enables energy savings and benefits from the energy transition tax credit (ISCED).

What are the stove's eligibility criteria for the tax credit?

To be able to claim the tax credit set up for several years by the government, your wood stove will have to offer an energy efficiency of at least 70% and a carbon monoxide concentration not exceeding 0.6%. In addition, it must comply with standards NF 14785, NF D 35 376, NF EN 13 240 or EN 15 250, European standards for stoves.
If you want to buy a wood stove, know that it is advisable to opt for equipment labeled Green Flame, with 4 or 5 stars, which will guarantee the best performance. To benefit from the energy transition tax credit (CITE), be sure to buy your stove from a company holding the RGE label and have it installed by one of their professionals. So do not hesitate to turn to these specialists. They will provide you with the necessary information depending on your situation.
Extended until December 31, 2016, the tax credit is 30% of the purchase price of the log stove, excluding labor. Finally, note that to allow you to finance the acquisition and installation of a wood stove, you can accumulate an eco-loan at zero rate (Eco-PTZ), subject to resources.