Spring weather: watch out for heating bills! – EconomyMorning


As the end of the month approaches, I wanted to draw your attention to the unprecedented consequences of the bad weather that befell France throughout the months of April and May. Not only long days of rain or late frosts, but also and above all temperatures generally below normal temperatures for this season, especially at night.

Heating: a few tens to a few hundred euros more in 2021

Where I had turned off the heating at home in early April last year, during confinement, it was still on this weekend. He’ll probably be on hiatus this week, and hopefully I can put him on hold for good at the end of the month.

Only here it is: it has indeed toured longer than last year and previous years. And the same must have happened to you too. Depending on the size of your home, and your heating system, the rotten spring of 2021 will cost you between a few tens and a few hundred euros more compared to a standard year.

Gas and electricity bills: do not hesitate to ask to spread the payment

If you are heated with oil or gas in the tank, the expense has already been made, and your reserves for the start of the school year, or for domestic hot water, will have been cut. On the other hand, if you are heated with town gas or electricity, it is on the next regularization bill that you will see the overconsumption for this spring.

But you can always take the lead. If you are paid monthly, ask that the monthly payments be revised upwards slightly. This will reduce the shock of the regularization bill accordingly. Otherwise, upon receipt, do not hesitate to request a payment spread over time. There is no reason why you should be denied this.