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the end of new oil-fired boilers from Friday July 1


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M.-C. Delouvrié, D. Breysse, F. Reboul – France 2

France Televisions

To From Friday 1 July, it is now forbidden to install new oil-fired boilers. We can always maintain those we already have and make small repairs, but in the event of a major breakdown, everything will have to be changed.

A private individual has just acquired a 155 square meter house in Portet-sur-Garonne (Haute-Garonne), heated until now thanks to an oil-fired boiler. 40 years old, he decided to get rid of it. To change it, he no longer has a choice. From Friday 1st July, any sale of new traditional oil-fired boilers is prohibited, to limit CO2 emissions. A boon for heating engineers. “There are contracts, there is also the need to implement solutions that are more economical for the customer, but also more ecological”says Yannick Matharon, heating engineer for Peruzzo.

The heating specialist recommends in particular to the individual of Haute-Garonne the installation of a heat pump. If you have a working oil boiler, however, you can continue to use it and repair it if necessary. Three and a half million homes in France are affected, especially in rural areas. The oil-fired boiler may still be installed on a completely exceptional basis, “when it is not possible, for example, to connect to the gas network”explains Florence Clément, head of consumer communication at Ademe.

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