Have you heard of an Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC? In simple terms, this refers to how energy efficient your home is. At Building Compliance Testing, we offer EPC Clacton among our other specialist services.
Although based in Maldon, we cover a wide variety of areas around Essex. For instance, this includes Colchester, Braintree, Chelmsford, Harlow and Harwich, to name a few. Contact us to find out if we cover your local area.
What Does An EPC Do?
So, let’s boil it down. Why do buildings need an EPC? First and foremost, they provide valuable information for homeowners. This includes Carbon Emissions and Energy Bills.
By having your EPC in Clacton, you can save money and help out the environment. Your home also becomes warmer and more comfortable as a result.
EPCs were first introduced in 2007 across England and Wales. As a legal requirement, they apply to buildings being sold, let or constructed. Once you have an EPC, they remain valid for 10 years.
Meanwhile, EPCs measure progress using a ‘band’ system running from A-G. So, the most energy efficient homes would be ‘A’ while the least would be ‘G’. As a matter of fact, most UK homes place around D-E.
Landlords and Sellers are legally required to provide an EPC rating. It is crucial to know as much as possible about your new property.
Some methods of improving your EPC rating include:
- Double Glazed Windows
- Boiler Replacement
- Wall Insulation
- Loft Insulation
- Solar Panels
How do we measure your EPC? Generally speaking, this comes down to the amount of energy used per m². However, the results also incorporate the level of Carbon Dioxide emissions.
To find out more about EPC Clacton, get in touch! You can reach our expert team on 01621 493594. Or, send an email to Building Compliance Testing at firstname.lastname@example.org.