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Hi, I’m Mailk, your EPC Near Me assessor in Cardiff.

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to improve your property’s energy efficiency, a landlord working to comply with EPC requirements for rental properties, or someone planning to buy a new home and wanting to understand its energy performance, I’m here to help.


What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that must be provided whenever a property is put up for sale or rent. The certificate provides potential buyers or renters with information about the property’s energy efficiency, allowing them to make comparisons between different properties. An EPC is required by law whenever a property is marketed for sale or rent in Cardiff. The certificate must be ordered before marketing the property. I will provide you with an accurate and reliable EPC, helping you to make your property more energy efficient and saving you money in the long run.


How Much Does an EPC for a Property in Cardiff Cost?

The cost of an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in Cardiff can vary depending on a number of factors. The size and complexity of the property are one of the main considerations, as larger properties will take longer to assess. The location of the property is also important, as travel time and fuel costs can add to the overall price.


What Does an EPC Survey Involve?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that gives information about the energy efficiency of a property. The EPC assesses the energy efficiency of a property on a scale from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). The certificate must be provided by the seller or landlord when a property is built, sold, or rented. The purpose of the certificate is to encourage people to improve the energy efficiency of their property. An EPC is valid for 10 years.


What Specific Things Does an EPC Assessor Look For During an Assessment?

An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) assessor is responsible for assessing the energy efficiency of a property in the UK. During a visit to a property, an EPC assessor will typically look for the following:

  1. The age and construction of the property – this includes the type of materials used, insulation levels, and the age of the building.
  2. The heating and cooling systems – the assessor will check the type of heating and cooling systems used in the property, including the efficiency of the boiler or furnace, and the presence of air conditioning.
  3. The lighting the assessor will check the type of lighting used in the property, including the efficiency of bulbs and fixtures.
  4. The windows and doors – the assessor will check the type of windows and doors used in the property, including their insulation and efficiency.
  5. The energy use of appliances the assessor will check the energy efficiency of any appliances on the property, such as the refrigerator, dishwasher, and washing machine.
  6. The overall layout of the property the assessor will check the layout of the property, including the number of rooms and the square footage, to determine its energy efficiency.
  7. The presence of renewable energy sources the assessor will check for the presence of renewable energy sources, such as solar panels or wind turbines, which can contribute to a property’s energy efficiency.

After assessing these factors, the EPC assessor will provide a rating on the energy efficiency of the property, ranging from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). They will also provide recommendations for improving the property’s energy efficiency, which can help to reduce energy bills and lower carbon emissions.


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EPC assessments are designed to provide a reliable estimate of a property’s energy efficiency. However, they are based on standard assumptions about energy usage, which may not reflect the specific circumstances of individual occupants. While the assessment provides a good indication of a property’s inherent energy performance, actual energy use can vary based on occupant behaviour, the number of occupants, and lifestyle.

No, an EPC is solely focused on the energy performance of a property. It does not assess the safety of electrical or gas installations. For safety assessments, separate inspections, such as an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) or a Gas Safety Certificate, are necessary.

The age of a property can significantly influence its EPC rating, as building regulations and construction methods have evolved. Older properties may have less effective insulation, older heating systems, and single-glazed windows, which can lead to lower EPC ratings. However, this does not mean that older properties cannot achieve high ratings; significant improvements and renovations can enhance their energy efficiency.

Yes, there are differences in how EPCs are conducted for commercial and residential properties. Commercial EPCs, often referred to as non-domestic EPCs, are more complex due to the variety of building types and uses in the commercial sector. The assessment methods and the resulting recommendations can therefore differ from those used in residential EPCs.

For new constructions, an EPC is required upon completion of the building. The EPC for a new building is based on the construction details and the predicted energy efficiency derived from the building plans, rather than on an on-site assessment. This ensures that new constructions comply with current energy efficiency standards.

EPC regulations are likely to evolve as part of the broader push towards reducing carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency in buildings. This could mean more stringent requirements for higher EPC ratings in the future, especially as technology advances and the focus on environmental sustainability intensifies. Keeping abreast of these changes is important for property owners, especially those in the rental market.

What to expect when a Domestic Energy Assessor comes to your property

Every Domestic Energy Assessor / DEA will have their own order and format of carrying out the EPC depending on the software that they use and their personal preference to efficiency.

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