Hi, I’m Saty, your EPC Near Me assessor in Bilston.
My role is to provide balanced Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) that accurately illustrate a particular building’s energy efficiency and environmental impacts. If you’re concerned about how much energy you’re using, or the level of carbon emissions your property produces, I’m here to help!
What is an EPC?
An EPC, or Energy Performance Certificate, is a document that contains information about the energy efficiency of a property. The certificate is prepared by a qualified assessor and gives the property a rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). The certificate also contains recommendations on how to improve the energy efficiency of the property. The certificate is valid for 10 years and must be renewed if any major changes are made to the property during that time, such as installing new windows or insulation.
The certificate is issued by a qualified assessor and contains two parts:
– An asset rating, which gives the property a score from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient) based on its energy usage
– Recommendations for improving the property’s energy efficiency rating.
Why You Need an EPC in Bilston
As a homeowner or landlord, you are required by law to have an EPC for your property. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to £5,000. However, there are other good reasons to get an EPC even if you’re not planning on selling or renting your property in Bilston. An EPC can help you understand how energy efficient your home is and identify ways to make it more energy efficient. This can save you money on your energy bills and help reduce your carbon footprint.
Getting an EPC is also a good way to show potential buyers or tenants that you’re committed to making your property as energy efficient as possible. This can make your property more attractive to potential buyers or tenants and help you get a higher price for it.
If you’re planning on making improvements to the energy efficiency of your property, an EPC can also be used to show potential lenders how these improvements will impact the energy efficiency of your property. This can help you secure funding for these improvements.
In Bilston, all residential properties must have an EPC rating of at least an E on their certificate before they can be sold or rented out.
Preparing for Your Assessment
The assessor will need to evidence the existence of the Gas and Electricity meters, so it’s important to make sure they can be easily accessed. Here are some tips on how to prepare your home for an EPC assessment.
Meter Boxes Situated Outside
If your meter box is located outside, make sure there is a clear path to it that is free from obstacles like bins or recycling boxes. The assessor should be able to easily access the meter box without having to move any objects out of the way.
Meters Located Inside Cupboards
If your meter is located inside a cupboard, make sure the cupboard is clear enough that the DEA is able to clearly inspect it. Remove any items that may be blocking their view of the meter.
Meters Located High Up
If your meter is located high up and requires the use of a ladder, make sure the wall around it is clear of hung coats or anything else that could hinder access. The assessor should be able to safely and easily reach the meter without any obstructions in their way.