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 provide the quality EPC Tiptree deserves.
Although based in Maldon, we cover many areas around Essex. For instance, this includes Colchester, Braintree, Clacton, Chelmsford, Harwich and Harlow, to name a few.
What Is An EPC?
Let’s boil it down. What is an Energy Performance Certificate and why do you need it?
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.
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.
Factors – EPC Tiptree
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.
The EPC results range from ‘A’ to ‘G’ – with A being the most energy efficient and G being the least.
Consequently, this creates a more accurate result to work with.
Some methods of improving your EPC include:
- Double Glazed Windows
- Replacing your boiler
- Wall Insulation
- Loft Insulation
- Solar Panels
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.
Want to learn more head about our EPC Tiptree? Head over to our domestic energy assessment service page by clicking here or give us a call on 01621 493594.