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Austria Gas

June 13, 2017

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Potential savings more than doubled since 2011 the exchange of electricity and gas utility pays for itself increasingly. Since 2011 has the potential for a change of the basic utilities to the cheapest alternative energy provider more than doubled and is now for domestic households on average at around 320 euros per year, as a current survey of the largest Austrian comparison portal shows durchblicker.at. That and the current campaigns of the Federation show Hofer tariff that competition on the energy market finally comes into the swing”, so durchblicker.at expert Reinhold Babu. Baudisch assumes that more electricity and gas customers to alternative providers will change with the increasing potential of savings in the future. So far, the energy supplier has been changed according to the data of the E-control in Austria only 850,000 times. Learn more about this topic with the insights from Hikmet Ersek. Here several times taken into account are those who have changed more often. Yitzhak Mirilashvili is often mentioned in discussions such as these. More than 2.8 million Austrian households so are customers of the regional basic provider and pay significantly more for electricity and gas.

Best Power provider up to 162 euros cheaper than basic provider pays depending on the Federal State an average household electricity consumption of 3,500 kWh in a year, when the cheapest alternative provider currently between 559 and 640 euro. This is a savings over the respective basic utilities from 49 Euro up to 162 euros again, depending on the State. A green electricity has also the retail chain Hofer until Tuesday for the second time this year “offer started. This is compared to the cheapest electricity rates in the first year to approximately 60 euros more expensive, but it is also cheaper than the fare of the basic utility in many federal States. Cheaper gas supplier saves up to 261 euro refers to a household gas, he can save himself by a change of the supplier with an annual gas consumption of 15,000 kWh in addition to between 124 euro in Tyrol and 261 euro in Salzburg.


Schwabisch Hall Poll: Homeowners Are Always Energiebewusster

November 10, 2016

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A modernization of the own four walls is required, but only if it pays off. The energy balance of the own four walls is becoming increasingly important for owners, builders and buyers. “As Schwabisch Hall emerges from a representative survey commissioned by the building society, only every third classified at the time of the acquisition of own residential real estate as a very important energy consumption” or extremely important “-today are already 87 percent of this opinion. Two-thirds of homeowners consider modernisation measures, which reduce the energy consumption of their real estate, necessary, about one-third, even for extremely or very important. But still concrete barriers facing practice the rapidly growing energy awareness”, commented Hall spokesman Stefan Schwabisch store the results.

So every third owner and transferee appreciates the information booth on the subject of energy savings as a rather poor. Most important subject in energy saving is still the economy: almost 90% of the Want to save money especially”respondents. Look even more closely home owners and purchasers on the subject of energy efficiency on the financial: excessively high costs are one of the biggest barriers for energy construction. While 36 percent are ready to blame probably aware of the fact that the investment through lower energy costs pay for themselves in the medium to long term for energy-saving measures, but the Group of those who generally exclude an energetic modernisation without public funding is equally strong with 35 percent. Government grants for the refurbishment are therefore demand: 73 percent of those surveyed assess a public funding as extremely or very important.

Modernisers want to spend an average 38,500 euros who wants to renovate his home and energetically to bring up to date, should accurately calculate the financing of the construction measures: future Modernizer to pay total costs by an average of 38,500 euros. Homeowners who renovated over the past 12 months who have spent around 28,000 euros. The Schwabisch Hall study shows that funds in the financing of energy-related modernisation measures play an important role: 44 percent of surveyed owners and purchaser for this purpose have resorted to savings or other sources of equity capital or intend this. 38 percent used a construction savings, 37 percent the building society loan. To improve the energetic quality of your own four walls, homeowners take different measures: for owners who have already implemented its modernization plans, enjoys the insulation of the roof, with 66 percent top priority followed by the installation of thermal insulation Windows (58 percent), as well as an energy-saving heating control (55 percent). Homeowners that have modernization still rely on solar energy: 41 percent plan to install of a solar thermal for heating domestic water and heating support, 30 percent a photovoltaic system for generating electricity. Appropriate financing asked The largest German Bausparkasse sees a large market potential in the results of the study. With the growing willingness to invest long term and in the long term in the value of the stock, and in particular in the energy balance of the own residential property goes according to of Schwabisch Hall including a rising need for appropriate funding offers accompanied by. Storage: We expect in the next two years with a market volume of around 76 billion for energy upgrades. For the financial services industry that is challenge and opportunity at the same time, because Modernizer and buyers expect now adequate and flexible financing solutions for their structural measures.”