The current wave of inflation, tightly conditioned by the price of energy, and the arrival of the cold will undoubtedly affect our bills. In this context, interest in providing our homes with greater energy efficiency is growing. According to the study Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), The highest energy expenditure in homes is concentrated in home air conditioning. Specifically, in heating and not in cooling. Which can be up to 71% of your electric bill. From the OCU, they estimated that only with improved window insulation, can it be accessed Reduce electricity bills by 20%. With the thermal insulation system, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 60% in some cases.
The assistance created, within the recovery plan, by Royal Decree-Law 19/2021 to improve the energy efficiency of housing in Spain, has become an important attraction. Spain has 25 million inhabited homes built without energy efficiency standardswarned the general manager of Profine Iberia Kömmerling Javier Bermejo who verified that in the old parquet conditioning of homes in Spain “there is a big bag of energy savings”.
How do I get help
What are the requirements? Is it direct or is it tax deductions? From manufacturers like Kömmerling, Bermejo insisted “Making it so simple is a very important help” They noted that the main doubt raised by their clients revolves around the documents they have to prepare.
First of all, assistance is limited to replacing windows in the usual place of residence or in those intended for renting the usual place of residence. There are two types of models: direct grant and the tax cuts. Both are compatible and depending on factors such as budget and scope of work, assistance can account for up to half of the investment.
on me direct grantWith a good window system that exceeds the Building Code Technical (CTE) requirement of 1.8 W/m2 K, you have access to non-refundable help that can represent Up to 40% of the investment and Maximum 3000 EUR. The minimum investment that can be made must be greater than 1,000 euros per home and is not subject to tax in personal income tax. The responsibility for this support lies with the Autonomous Communities and requires the submission of the following documents:
Application form (each has autonomy),
A document proving ownership of the house or rental contract
Representation AgreementIf you choose to ask the power manager for help
Energy Efficiency Certificate Before and after performance
Description of windows and rationale for compliance with the Building Technical Code (CTE)
Detailed budget (VAT, measurements, materials, labor…)
Pictures of the facades In color before and after repair
Invoices and proofs of payment for completed work
Requests will be processed By order until the expected funds are exhaustedalthough if it is not depleted (remember that it is European money) in places like the Community of Madrid, it expires on June 30, 2023, in Castilla-La Mancha on December 31, 2023, in Galicia it expires on December 31 in Navarra and in the region of Murcia, It can be ordered until July 31, 2024.
Tax cuts and energy gestures
Regarding tax cuts, the Royal Decree – Law 19/2021 Requires a reduction in demand for heating and cooling energy by at least 7%. At this point, changing windows is usually sufficient to meet this requirement, although a corresponding energy efficiency certificate is required to prove this. If so, income tax can be deducted Up to 20% of the investment with a maximum of 5,000 euros. That is, the reduction will be 1,000 euros. Advertising: Direct assistance is not taxable in personal income tax, But the amount of investment that can be deducted is reduced.
This was mentioned by Javier Bermejo (Provin Iberia Cummerling) “The management cost is qualified and facilitates the whole process”. In the case of this manufacturer, they have this number, for example. As an example of the scope of assistance, the representative of Kömmerling provides a practical example: a central residence of 80 or 90 square meters with 5 or 6 windows whose replacement can cost between 4000 and 5000 euros. He noted that “the aid can reach 52% of what is being invested.”