What Is An Energy Performance Certificate?
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) rate properties on their energy efficiency, informing prospective buyers how energy efficient the property is. You may have come across energy efficiency labels on household products, EPCs work in a similar way rating your house between A-G. The higher the rating, the more energy efficient your home is.
Home Information Packs (HIP's) are no longer required for properties on the market in England and Wales.
Energy efficiency is rated on the performance of the property itself (for example heating and lighting) rather than the appliances and items within it (for example your washing machine). By taking in to account location, size, age and building condition an accurate energy rating is established with any suggestions on areas for improvements.
The certificate is prepared by an accredited Energy Assessor who visits the property to collect the relevant data. It must be shown to potential buyers or renters when they visit the property. The energy efficiency rating must be included on property particulars when advertised.
EPC Rating and Feed-in Tariff Rates From 1st April
To qualify for the highest Feed-in Tariff payments for Solar PV installations, all households need to qualify for an EPC rating of 'D' or above.
Solar PV installations can contribute towards your Energy Performance Certificate rating but Contact Us today to book your EPC assessment.
Why Is An EPC Rating Important?
Over 40% of carbon emissions in the UK come from energy we use every single day at home and through travelling. Due to the direct impact on climate change this has, improving the energy efficiency of our homes may result in our national CO2 emissions reducing.
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