If you are selling or renting a domestic property in the UK you will by law require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
What is an EPC
An EPC gives information on how energy efficient your home is and suggests ways in which you can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
EPCs also provide a detailed recommendation report showing what you could do to help reduce the amount of energy you use and your carbon dioxide emissions. The report lists:
- Suggested improvements like installing loft insulation
- Possible cost savings per year, if the improvements are made and
- How the recommendations would change the energy and carbon emission rating of the property
Unlike most Estate Agents we have our our very own qualified in-house Domestic Energy Assessors who can guide you through the entire process.
How we assess your energy
Our Domestic Energy Assessor will analyse how your home is constructed, insulated, heated and ventilated and the type of fuel being used. They will then compose a report which shows the properties energy ratings and compare the current energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions would be if energy saving measures were put in place.
The rating measures the energy and carbon emission efficiency of your home using a grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the most efficient, while ‘G’ is the least efficient. The average efficiency grade to date is ‘E’. All homes are measured using the same calculations, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties.
For more information or to book an EPC appointment with one of our Domestic Energy Assessor’s, contact your local office or call 01229 588111 and one of the Domestic Energy Assessors would be pleased to assist further.