Hi, I’m Brian, your EPC Near Me assessor in Cross Hands.
I provide a fast and efficient assessment of your property and a speedy turnaround in lodging your Energy Performance Certificate to the central register
. I pride myself on honesty, friendliness and reliability.
EPCs in Cross Hands From £50
My price for a domestic EPC starts at £50 and increases with the size and complexity of the building. Please call, text or email for a no-obligation quote. We also provide information on how to access FREE Funding for energy-saving measures to be installed at your property.
I also provide Retrofit Assessments and would be happy to provide a quote.
What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate
(EPC) is a document that assesses the energy efficiency of a property. It rates the overall performance of a building on a scale from A-G, with A being the most energy efficient and G the least efficient. The report also shows estimated energy usage costs for the property as well as recommendations on how to improve its efficiency
. It is important to note that these ratings are based on national averages—so if you live in an area with colder weather or higher than average electricity prices, your actual energy costs may be higher than what’s stated in your EPC report.
Why Do Homeowners and Landlords Need One?
The Welsh Government requires all homeowners and landlords in Cross Hands to have an up-to-date EPC before they can rent out their properties. This requirement is designed to help reduce carbon emissions by encouraging people to make their homes more energy efficient. An up-to-date EPC can also help landlords improve their properties’ marketability by highlighting potential issues that could affect a tenant’s comfort or safety, such as poor insulation or inadequate ventilation systems. It can also alert potential buyers to any existing problems with a property so they know exactly what they are getting into when making a purchase decision.
Benefits of Having an EPC
There are many benefits to having an EPC, including:
• It can help identify potential problems in your home such as poor insulation or inefficient lighting;
• It provides valuable advice on how to save money on energy bills;
• It helps meet government regulations when renting out or selling a property;
• It increases awareness of environmental issues;
• It helps boost the value of your home;
• It can help landlords attract tenants who are looking for a more energy-efficient home;
• It promotes energy conservation in the community at large.
Prepare Your Home
When preparing your home for an EPC, you should start by ensuring all lights are working properly and that there are no broken windows or doors which might cause drafts. You should also check that any insulation measures have been installed correctly, such as cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and double glazing where possible. Additionally, if you have any renewable sources of energy, such as solar panels or heat pumps, make sure they are in good working order and producing the expected level of energy savings. Finally, make sure all appliances in the home meet current regulations and safety standards.
The Day Of The Assessment
On the day of the assessment, ensure access to all parts of the property is available so that the assessor can inspect them thoroughly without any disruption. Make sure all heating systems are operating normally so that their performance can be tested accurately during the inspection process. Additionally, if there are any issues with appliances or equipment related to energy consumption (e.g., boilers), these should be addressed prior to the assessment day so they don’t affect its results negatively. Finally, provide relevant documents such as gas safety certificates and electrical test certificates if applicable. These will help demonstrate compliance with relevant regulations and contribute towards a better rating on the final report.