Hey everyone! Let’s talk about Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) – an essential aspect of understanding the energy efficiency of your homes!
What is an EPC?
An EPC is a document that rates the energy efficiency of a building on a scale from A to G, with A being the most energy-efficient and G being the least. It provides valuable information about the building’s energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Why are EPCs important?
EPCs not only help homeowners, landlords and tenants make informed decisions about their property’s energy performance but also play a crucial role in tackling climate change. By identifying areas of improvement, you can reduce your carbon footprint and save money on energy bills!
Whether you’re selling, buying, or renting a property, an EPC is a legal requirement. It’s a win-win situation as it benefits the environment and can save you money!
How can you improve EPC ratings?
From simple changes like using energy-efficient lighting and insulation, to larger investments in renewable energy sources, there are various ways to boost your EPC rating and create a greener, more sustainable home. It must be higher than an E rating for you to be able to sell/ re-let the property!
EPCs themselves will contain recommended measures which can help to reduce carbon and increase energy efficiency and given indicate, estimated costs of measures and potential savings.
How long is an EPC valid for?
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) last for 10 years so it is always useful to check if your property already has an EPC or not by checking the Government website – https://www.gov.uk/find-energy-certificate.
Need an EPC?
Look no further! Here at Green Energy Switch, we offer some of the best rates to ensure you are legal and compliant!
We offer both Domestic and Commercial EPCs!
Contact us today on 01733 646253 option 5 or drop us an email at EPC@greenenergyswitch.co.uk or alternatively
Knowledge is power! By understanding your EPCs and taking steps to improve your energy efficiency, you contribute to a more sustainable future for ourselves and the planet. Let’s make a difference together, and make your property more sustainable and contribute to a brighter, cleaner future!