Aid for geothermal heat pump
Aid for the installation of a geothermal heat pump increases
From March 2023, aid for the installation of a heat pump increases to €5,000, regardless of income level. Intended to encourage the French to use geothermal energy, this measure comes within the framework of the plan to accelerate renewable energies presented by the Ministry of Energy.
Geothermal energy consists of drawing renewable heat from the subsoil linked to the geological functioning of the Earth. The geothermal heat pump replaces the traditional oil or gas boiler and constitutes an economic and ecological heating system.
The development of heat from renewable energies is one of the levers for reducing CO2 emissions and achieving carbon neutrality. Heat represents 50% of energy consumption in France, it is mainly produced by fossil fuels and imported fuels.
Geothermal solutions offer an inexhaustible source of natural heat linked to the geological functioning of the Earth. However today they represent just 1% of this consumption.
The aim of this deployment plan is to double the number of geothermal heat pump installations in homes by 2025.
Doubling geothermal heat pumps in private homes
From March 1, 2023, all households wishing to switch to geothermal energy, regardless of their income level, will be able to benefit from aid of €5,000 for the installation of a geothermal heat pump. Previously the aid was €4,000 for modest households and €2,500 for households with intermediate and higher incomes. The installation of a geothermal heat pump represents a significant investment. It costs between 18,000 and 20,000 € depending on the depth of the installation.
Useful note: According to the French Ministry of Ecological Transition, a geothermal heat pump saves €500 per year compared to gas heating and €800 compared to oil heating.
How do I get help with installing a heat pump?
To install a geothermal heat pump, you must first choose an energy supplier that has signed the “heating boost” charter. Once the company’s proposal has been accepted, your work must be carried out by a professional RGE (Recognised guarantor of the environment).
Once installed, the invoices and other supporting documents will be sent to the energy supplier who signed the charter. The premium will then be paid to you by check, bank transfer, in vouchers or will be deducted from the invoice.
Learn more about this geothermal heat pump installation incentive on the Service-Public.fr website.