Energy Performance Certificates

A massive amount of energy goes into lighting, heating and powering our buildings, private as well as commercial, and any change in consumption however slight can bring about significant reductions in spent energy, and lower carbon emissions.

With this mind the government made Energy Performance Certificates a compulsory part of the Home Information Pack that homeowners must produce if they are going to sell their property.

The Energy Performance Certificates provide details to prospective buyers on the energy efficiency of the respective property. Based on it’s energy efficiency, the home will be rated on a scale from A to G - the lower the fuel bills are, the better the rating on the Energy Performance Certificates.

The Energy Performance Certificates also offer recommendations and ways to enhance the energy efficiency of the property, thus helping to establish its value. The top five recommendations to house owners wanting to improve their homes’ energy efficiency are:

1. Cavity wall insulation
2. Loft insulation
3. Low energy lighting
4. Thermostatic valves on radiators
5. Double glazing to windows

Energy Performance Certificates are commissioned by sellers or their agents and are conducted by certified Energy Assessors. These Energy Assessors visit the property site to inspect all aspects of the home’s energy efficiency before awarding the certificate.

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