We wanted to take the opportunity to shed some light on what an EPC actually is, why you would need one and how simple they are to arrange and book with us!
What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legally valid document which provides an energy efficiency rating for your home. The ratings run from A-G and will outline the current and potential energy rating of your home.
Why do I need an EPC?
A valid EPC is required when selling or renting a property in the U.K. New rules (MEES) were introduced in 2020 that a property could not be let with a rating of at least an E or above. An EPC is required even if the property is currently let and the rating rules apply in the same way. EPC’s are valid for 10 years once produced.
How do I improve my rating?
An EPC provides recommendations on how to improve your rating and your EPC assessor can also provide you with further guidance and advice if required.
By improving your rating, you may find that you have lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint!
How long does an EPC survey take?
This does depend on a few things however an average sized property can generally take between 20 to 40 minutes to survey.
How much does an EPC cost and why choose GES?
We like to keep things simple here at GES, our domestic EPC price is £55 + VAT. If you require a commercial EPC, we quote on an individual basis.
GES have been providing EPC’s since 2008 when they were first introduced and have a team of fully accredited and audited Assessors.
We are also a profit for purpose company and gift aid all of our profits to PECT who are an amazing environmental charity with a mission of making the U.K a greener place for us all to live!
When can I expect my survey back?
At Green Energy Switch we always aim to provide you with your survey as close to the survey date as possible. This can take a little longer with commercial.
How can I book my EPC with Green Energy Switch?
There are a few ways to book your EPC with us, you can chat with us on our live chat feature here on our website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give one of our friendly advisors a call on 01733 646253 option 5.
We cannot wait to hear from you!