Hi, I’m Amanda, your EPC Near Me assessor in Coalville.
As a certified and accredited professional, I understand how crucial it is to have a comprehensive and accurate assessment of your energy usage. My services aim to help you identify areas where you can make improvements to enhance your property’s energy efficiency, reduce bills, and lower your carbon footprint. Whether you’re a homeowner or a property investor, I take pride in delivering reliable, impartial advice and helpful tips that are tailored to your specific requirements.
What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a certificate that provides an energy rating for a property. It contains information about a property’s energy use and CO2 emissions, and it suggests ways to improve the energy efficiency of the property. A qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) carries out an inspection of the property and produces the EPC.
Why is it Necessary?
Homeowners and landlords in Coalville need an EPC for several reasons. First, it is a legal requirement. The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (EPBR) 2012 stipulate that all properties must have an EPC before they can be put on the market. Second, it helps homeowners and landlords to understand how efficient their property is in terms of energy-saving. This enables them to make informed decisions about ways to improve the energy efficiency of their property. Third, it helps tenants to check and compare the energy efficiency of different properties before renting. Lastly, homeowners and landlords who fail to provide an EPC when required face hefty fines.
Benefits of Having an EPC
Having an EPC has many benefits for homeowners and landlords in Coalville. First, it helps to reduce energy bills by detecting energy wastage and suggesting ways to save energy. Second, it boosts the property’s value by improving its energy efficiency, which is attractive to potential buyers or tenants. Third, it helps to reduce CO2 emissions, making it more environmentally friendly.
How to Get an EPC
To obtain an EPC, homeowners and landlords in Coalville can contact me via my profile. I am registered with Elmhurst and I will inspect the property, gather relevant information, and produce the EPC, which is valid for ten years. The cost of obtaining an EPC varies, but it is usually affordable and starts from £49.
The UK government is committed to reducing the CO2 emissions of buildings by 80% by 2050, which has led to implementing regulations to fuel this plan. The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (EPBR) 2012 requires all buildings to have an EPC before being put on the market. Additionally, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) require that from April 2018, landlords must have an EPC rating of at least E to let a privately rented property.
What is the Process of Producing an EPC?
To produce an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) must be involved. The DEA must be accredited by one of several Accreditation Schemes, including ecmk, to ensure that they are competent, professional, and adequately insured.
The DEA visits the dwelling and collects specific data, which is outlined in more detail in this manual. They then use a Government-approved software tool, which follows the RdSAP methodology, to generate the EPC. Once the EPC is completed, it is sent electronically to the DEA’s Accreditation Scheme. The Accreditation Scheme lodges the EPC with the Central Register of Domestic EPCs, which is currently managed by Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities. (DLUHC). The Central Register then issues a unique Report Reference Number (RRN) that the Accreditation Scheme forwards to the DEA. Once the RRN is added to the EPC, the document is considered valid under the Regulations and can be provided to the homeowner or their representative.
What Happens After the Assessment
After the assessment, the assessor will provide you with a copy of the EPC which will rank the property’s energy efficiency from A to G. You will also receive recommendations on how to improve the energy efficiency of the property, which can help reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint. If your property ranks low in terms of energy efficiency rating, you may want to consider implementing some of the recommendations, such as installing insulation, upgrading the boiler or heating unit or using renewable energy systems, to save money.