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What Is An EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a report compiled by a qualified assessor that measures the energy efficiency of a property. The report includes recommendations on how to make the property more energy efficient and its current rating on a scale from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). The report also includes estimated costs and savings associated with making improvements to the property.
Why Do Homeowners and Landlords in Astley Need One?
Recently, there has been a growing emphasis on improving energy efficiency in homes and buildings in Astley and throughout the UK. As such, it is now legally required to have an up-to-date EPC before selling or renting out any property in the country. This applies to both homeowners and landlords in Astley who are looking to sell or rent out their properties. Not only does this ensure buyers and renters know what kind of energy efficiency rating their potential new home has; but it also helps people save money through lower utility bills due to increased energy efficiency. Furthermore, having an up-to-date EPC helps landlords comply with government regulations regarding energy efficiency standards when renting out their properties.
Benefits of an EPC
In addition to meeting the legal requirements, there are additional benefits to having an up-to-date EPC. It helps you make informed decisions about how best to invest in energy efficiency measures such as insulation or double glazing. An up-to-date certificate also makes it easier to compare your property with similar properties in Astley and see if there are any improvements you could make in order to increase its value. Finally, having an up-to-date EPC can give prospective buyers and tenants peace of mind that your property meets modern standards of energy efficiency and sustainability.
Why Access to the Whole Property is Necessary
During an EPC assessment, a DEA examines various aspects of your property to determine its overall energy efficiency. This includes inspecting the building’s construction, insulation, heating systems, and other energy-efficiency measures that may be in place. To gain an accurate understanding of these factors, the assessor must access and scrutinize the entire property, both inside and outside. If they cannot fully inspect a specific area, it may result in an incomplete or inaccurate assessment.
Examining the Exterior of the Property
The exterior of your property can reveal important information about its energy performance. The DEA will inspect the age, construction type, roof type, and number of extensions and detachment levels. They will also examine brickwork to detect any signs of insulation, which can significantly impact energy efficiency. Ensuring the DEA can access all external areas is vital for a comprehensive evaluation.
Inspecting the Interior of the Property
Inside your property, the DEA will check the condition and efficiency of your heating and cooling systems, ventilation, lighting, and insulation. They will also look for any energy-saving measures, such as double-glazed windows or energy-efficient appliances. By accessing each room, they can gain a complete understanding of your property’s overall energy usage and efficiency.
Preparing Your Property for the Assessment
To ensure the DEA can easily access all areas of your property, make sure there are no obstructions or blockages. For empty properties, ensure keys to exterior doors are available and ensure pathways are clear. If you have pets, ensure they are secured in a separate area during the assessment. By taking these simple steps, you can facilitate a smooth and efficient EPC assessment.