Electricity

Domestic electricity in France and what you need to know about it

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Electricity
Domestic electricity in France and what you need to know about it

If you’re from the UK, the US or Australia or a whole raft of places where electricity is just something that comes into your house and you use – then the French system may surprise you… Domestic Electricity in France is restricted When you buy a home in France – it’s likely to have an electricity […]

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French Property Diagnostic Surveys

Written by on February 6, 2014 in Electricity
French Property Diagnostic Surveys

When selling a property in France it is a requirement to have a variety of compulsory and advisory diagnostics reports available to the buyer (acheteur) – paid for by the seller of the property (vendeur).  One of these reports focuses on electrical safety inspection called: ‘État de l’installation intérieure d’électricité’.  If your home is over […]

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Installing electricity in France

Written by on January 13, 2014 in Electricity
Installing electricity in France

Expats seem to be inextricably drawn to older properties in France – the history and the beauty of age are a great lure. Many of us tend not to think about the electrical system that might be installed, and that’s fine, issues with electricity can be resolved. Paul Wilkins, expert electrician in France explains why […]

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French Hot Water Tanks and Tarrifs

Written by on December 14, 2013 in Electricity
French Hot Water Tanks and Tarrifs

There is a high chance that as a home owner in France, you’ll be using an electric water tank to heat your water as this is one of the most common methods for hot water needs. Paul Wilkins, English electrician in France talks about ways in which you might be able to use your French […]

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3 Phase electricity France

Written by on November 14, 2013 in Electricity
3 Phase electricity France

You buy your dream home in France, everything goes well and then you discover you have a 3 phase electricity supply. What does it mean? Is there a problem? English electrician in France Paul Wilkins says “don’t be phased” as he explains what it’s all about… It is not unusual to find that you have […]

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Tariffs for electricity in France

Written by on August 26, 2013 in Electricity
Tariffs for electricity in France

EDF, Electricité de france are the main supplier for electricity in France. EDF Bleu Ciel advises that they can offer two types of tariffs: Tarif Bleu whose prices are set by the authorities Mon Contrat Electricité whose prices are freely set by EDF For the Tarif Bleu offer, you have 3 options: Option Base (flat […]

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Electricity in France

Written by on November 20, 2011 in Electricity
Electricity in France

Electricity in France uses approximately 220 volts/50hz like most of the world outside of North America. If you come from a country where appliances are designed for 110 volts/60hz, you will need a voltage converter or a transformer depending on the type of appliances or equipment you plan to use in France. As the wall […]

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