Assess Energy has been providing Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), floor plans and photography since EPCs were first required in 2007. Since then we have completed about 6,000 EPCs for a wide variety of properties, from mansions to 1 bed flats, for home owners, County Councils, Estate Agents, Landlords, Green Deal applicants and PV installers.
An EPC is required whenever a property is marketed. This applies to all sellers hoping to sell their property and to landlords offering a property for rent. The EPC is valid for 10 years.
An EPC provides two key pieces of information:
- The energy efficiency of a property
- The environmental impact of a property
The EPC provides a rating of a property’s energy efficiency and displays this as a graph, similar to those found on kitchen appliances.
Ratings come on a scale of A-G, with A being the best rating. This means that home owners and occupiers can compare the energy efficiency of different properties in a similar way to comparing the energy performance of fridges or freezers.
The EPC also includes a Recommendation Report which lists the potential improvements that can be made to a property in order to:
- Cut fuel bills
- Improve energy efficiency
- Help cut carbon emissions
- Energy Efficiency rating and potential savings
- A summary of energy performance features
- The recommendations for improving the energy efficiency
- Details of the properties environmental impact
Check if your house already has an EPC: https://www.epcregister.com