Energy Performance Certificates – Why are they so important?

An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is a vital document which will help you save money on heating and lighting your home, whilst at the same time making a home more energy efficient. It will also provide advice on how to reduce your Carbon Dioxide emissions (Carbon Footprint). All homes bought, sold or rented are legally required to hold an Official EPC, which may only be produced by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) or Home Inspector.

Our accredited Assessors carry out a thorough and comprehensive energy survey and provide a legal and fully compliant EPC, which not only gives you information on your homes Energy use and Carbon Dioxide Emissions, it also explains how these can be reduced. In addition each property is scored out of 100 and graded between A. (most energy efficient) and G. (least energy efficient), with the average home being rated as a D. The report does not just tell you your rating, it goes onto explaining how the rating has been arrived at and how much it would cost to make the various improvements, which maybe suggested, it also provides information on how much you would save if the recommendations were  implemented.

Typical recommendations might include loft insulation or cavity wall insulation, but the EPC could also include advice on whether solar or wind power would be cost effective in your particular home. The idea is to reduce the Carbon Footprint of the whole Country by raising awareness of energy saving measures, little wonder as it is estimated that 27% of all carbon dioxide omissions come from domestic homes. We are registered members of the Elmhurst Energy Assessors Scheme and we can usually provide the completed EPC within 48hours of instruction. Please contact our Survey & Valuation Office to arrange Energy Performance Certificates.

Rhyl 01745 357890.