In case you hadn't noticed (I hadn't) the tax credit you get when you improve the energy efficiency of your home is now 30 pct.
The new rate came in on September 1 following Ségolene Royal's proposal for a new law on sustainable development and energy efficiency presented to the July 30 cabinet meeting in Paris. You can read the full communique here.
The new rate applies to any single renovation project which improves energy efficiency including a new, energy-efficient heating system among other projects. Previously, the highest rebate you could get was 25 per cent, but you had to undertake at least two energy-saving projects like better insulation and a new heating system to qualify.
According to my central heating experts the new rebate is available to everyone whatever their income and there is only one rate, so it's simpler. Previously there was a 15 pct rebate for people with lower incomes.