A tense winter. While the approaching season promises to be tumultuous and above all very costly for the wallets of French men and women, 65% of them fear that they will “suffer” a very harsh winter. According to a Rothelec study*, nearly one in three respondents have set aside a “cold” budget to deal with rising energy prices.

“23% of French people are thinking of buying a back-up heater to supplement their existing system, in the event of a cold snap. As a second solution, 21% prefer to opt for warmer clothes and 17% will opt for a new heating system. heating”, notes the specialist in economical electric heating and inventor of the inertia radiator. Other purchases are planned in this direction, including hot meals (15%) and fuel such as wood and pellets (11%).

The study also identified certain habits to put in place to warm up without spending money. Here are the priorities of those surveyed:

In addition, preparing your home for the cold is essential to prevent the onset of winter. In our slideshow below, discover 10 tips from belairdirect, home and auto insurance quote site.

*Survey carried out among 1,004 people representative of the French national population aged 18 and over. Survey conducted online from the panel of BuzzPress respondents (27,000 people in France). Between November 21 and 25, 2022, an electronic survey was sent by email and posted online on Facebook and LinkedIn social networks. The responses were then compiled and weighted according to pre-established quotas aimed at ensuring the representativeness of the sample and in order to obtain a representativeness of the target population.