EPC Braintree

Do you know what an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is? In simple terms, they show how energy efficient your home is. At Building Compliance Testing, we fill you in on the EPC in Braintree.

What Is An EPC?

Whether buying or selling a home, an EPC provides valuable information. Valid for 10 years, it indicates such factors as Carbon Emissions. As well as this, it also offers an insight into the Energy Bills. Houses and Listed Buildings require EPC before selling.

Introduced in 2007, EPCs are a legal requirement. More specifically, they determine whether buildings should be built, let or sold. Furthermore, your EPC Braintree will measure progress using a ‘band’ system. The most energy efficient homes are in band ‘A’ while most average UK residences sit between D-E.

Sellers and Landlords must provide an EPC rating. This is a legal requirement. It is paramount that you know as much as possible about your new property. Monitoring your EPC also may reduce costs, by making the property more energy efficient.

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Factors

Like many things in life, your EPC can and should be improved. How? Improve your home’s energy efficiency. In turn, this reduces bills. Furthermore, your home becomes warmer and more comfortable as a result.

Generally speaking, the factors that measure your EPC are the amount of energy used per m² as well as the level of Carbon Dioxide levels.

As already mentioned, the EPC results range from ‘A’ to ‘G’ – with A being the most energy efficient and G being the least.

Consequently, having access to this data can be very useful.

Before making any major plans regarding buildings, it helps to have an EPC.

That way, you can accurately assess whether your building meets standards.

Some methods of improving your EPC include:

  • Double Glazed Windows
  • Replacing your boiler
  • Wall Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Solar Panels

To find out more about the EPC Braintree, contact 01621 493594.