If you are a residential home owner, a commercial property owner or landlord, you are required to provide a valid energy performance certificate (EPC) should you wish to sell, rent or lease it out. They will gather some information verbally from you before arranging a suitable day for them to inspect your property, encompassing assessments of key energy items at your property. The Energy Performance Certificate provides a summary of a property’s thermal qualities, allowing property hunters to find out the estimated energy usage of your home as well as its CO2 emissions and overall environmental impact.
The energy efficiency rating is a measure of the overall efficiency of a home. The higher the rating the more energy efficient the home is and the lower the fuel bills will be. A typical inspection takes around one to two hours to carry out, depending on the size and layout of the property. After we have inspected your property, the energy inspector will use software to calculate the energy rating for the property. The summary will assess the key individual elements that have an impact on your home’s performance rating. Each element is assessed against the following scale: Very Poor/Poor/Average/Good/Very Good. The key elements that are considered are walls, roof, floor, windows, main heating, main heating controls, secondary heating, hot water, lighting.