A requirement of renting out or selling a property is to get an Energy Performance Certificate. This is a document which gives the property a rating of 1-100 in two categories: Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact.
Where the EPC is particularly useful to a homeowner is in its recommendations for improving the efficiency. There are suggestions on the form, and also an online calculator which allows you to input potential improvements and see predicted cost and predicted savings that you would make, as well as the effect on the score.
For a potential tenant this can also be very useful information, as the Green Deal allows any householder or landlord to claim cash back on some improvements, such as draught proofing, solid wall insulation and floor insulation. The installation is handled by Green Deal approved contractors and the remaining payment is paid in installments to your energy providers.
Finally, as a potential tenant or purchaser, the EPC will give a ballpark figure as to the heating and energy costs of a property – while this is by no means an accurate figure it can give an idea. The key is to viagra pills remember however that everybody’s bills will be different – a single person with a lot of jumpers uses less energy than a family of five!
If you have an EPC on your property and would like advice on what you can do to improve your efficiency then please either come and ask us (01732 866492 or 01233 812606), or speak to the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234. To book an EPC, call us and we are happy to arrange it with one of our contractors.