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The diagnosis of energy performance and energy audit are needed for the realization of the projects of the owners and donors. In what event should it be used? For what cost?

Vous en avez assez du froid et des courants d'air ? Avant de vous lancer dans des travaux, commencez par faire le point sur les performances énergétiques de votre logement. © iStock / City press You have enough cold and drafts? Before you start in work, start by taking stock of the energy performance of your home. House - The diagnosis of energy performance and energy audit are needed for the realization of the projects of the owners and donors. In what event should it be used? For what cost?

Need for comfort, energy bills that explode, stricter legislation on energivorous housing ... The energy performance is more than ever present in mind. Whether to improve its living conditions or in the perspective of a sales or rental project, it is essential to take stock of the energy consumption of its home . Two complementary tools are planned for.

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The climb of the DPE

the energetic performance diagnosis, the DPE , is the best known. This analysis of your housing by a certified diagnostics makes it possible to obtain the famous energy label that categorizes your levels of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the form of a letter from A to G. Although required By law for any purpose on sale or rent, this document was not much worth much, both the method of calculation was random. Reformed on July 1, 2021, then corrected in the fall after the revelation of anomalies, the new formula has gained precision, in quality and in legal value (opposable to third party).

This analysis is now based on the physical characteristics of the housing that are the frame, the heating system, the insulation and the frames, but also on the consumption stations, including the lighting and the ventilation system, of same as on the climate zone and the altitude of the dwelling.

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If this diagnosis responds mainly to legal obligations, it constitutes a first indicator for evaluating the faults of your home. Especially since the diagnosis must now make recommendations to improve its energy performance, as well as an assessment of the costs of the work to be expected. Budget side, the ecological transition agency (ADEME) believes that it takes between 100 and 250 euros for a new Formula DPE, knowing that it is valid for ten years.

The energy audit pushes the analysis

already imposed by law to benefit from certain public aid at the renovation and rendering obligatory from 1 September 2022 for the sale of a lodging F or G, The energy audit goes much further in the analysis. Directed by a qualified professional, a thermal design office or an architect, it allows to draw up an inventory of your consumption from the quality of the thermal insulation of the housing, the energy performance of your installations (heating, heating, Ventilation, air conditioner ...), but also your lifestyle habits, an element not taken into account by the DPE.

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This assessment will detect possible sources of waste and evaluate the magnitude of improvements to be made. Finally, where the diagnosticker is content to make recommendations, the auditor will establish specific work scenarios to perform at once or spread over several years, by defining a relevant priority order according to your expectations. This calendar will then be accompanied by a cost quantification to be expected, expected savings, as well as possible public aid to finance the site.

Obviously, this detailed analysis is more expensive: count between 800 and 1,200 euros for a detached house. Nevertheless, you can get between 300 and 500 euros (depending on your level of resources) for Mainénov to finance this energy audit.

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