Hi, I am Richard, the EPC Near Me assessor for Chesterfield.
I operate within Chesterfield producing domestic property EPCs, commercial property EPCs and DECS. As an extra service, I can provide floor plans, legionella and risk assessments. I am qualified as a Retrofit assessor with experience in Green Deal and I am also qualified as an OCDEA.
An EPC is a document that provides information on the energy efficiency of a property. The certificate is valid for 10 years and is required by law if you’re selling or renting your property in Chesterfield. An EPC can help you save money by identifying ways to make your property more energy efficient. To get an EPC for your property, simply contact me via this website and I can carry out an assessment of your property and produce the certificate. The cost of getting an EPC depends on the size and type of your property.
Any questions or if you want to make an appointment, please give me a call.
What Does an EPC Do?
An EPC helps to determine the energy efficiency of a property. It contains information about a property’s energy use and estimated costs for heating, hot water, lighting etc. The certificate also provides recommendations on how to improve the overall energy efficiency of the building by offering cost-effective measures such as installing more insulation or double glazing.
In Chesterfield, it is now mandatory for all homes listed on estate agents’ websites to have an up-to-date Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This applies even if the property has not yet been sold or rented out; prospective buyers or tenants will still be able to view the document online before they make their decision. This regulation was introduced in 2016 as part of the government’s push towards making buildings more energy efficient in order to reduce carbon emissions from residential buildings.
Benefits of an EPC
Having an up-to-date EPC can be beneficial for both homeowners and landlords in Chesterfield alike. For owners selling their properties, having an up-to-date certificate can add value to their property as it shows that they are taking steps towards being environmentally friendly by making their home more energy efficient. In addition, having this document when renting out a property can help landlords attract tenants who are looking for homes with lower running costs due to its improved energy efficiency rating. Finally, having an up-to-date EPC can help reduce household bills by reducing wastage caused by inefficient appliances or poor insulation levels within a property which can be rectified with simple DIY tasks or professional installation services depending on the severity of the problem identified in the report itself.
Meter Boxes Located Outside
If your meter box is located outside, it is important to make sure there is a clear path leading up to it. Make sure that there are no obstacles like bins or recycling boxes blocking the way. This will make it easier for assessors to access the box without having to move any items out of their path.
Meters Located Inside
If your meter box is located inside, make sure that cupboards or closets are clear enough so that assessors can easily inspect them without having to remove items from shelves or drawers.
Meters Located High Up
In cases where meters are located high up and require a ladder, it is important to make sure that walls or hallways they may need to use in order to get closer to the meter are free from any items hanging on them or otherwise blocking their way. This could include coats, jackets, hats, bags and other items.