Hi, I am Mark, the EPC Near Me assessor for Lincoln.
I am a qualified assessor for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and provide my services in Lincoln and the surrounding area. I pride myself on being honest, friendly and reliable, and I offer a fast and efficient assessment of your property. I will provide you with a quote for the EPC based on the size and complexity of the building.
Once you have accepted the quote, I will arrange a convenient time to carry out the assessment and will then lodge the EPC on the central register. As an extra service, I can provide floor plans and Legionella risk assessments and I am also qualified as a Retrofit assessor.
What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate assesses how energy efficient a property is. The certificate will provide information about the energy use of the building, as well as recommendations on ways to improve energy efficiency. It also includes an A-G rating system which shows how efficient the building is compared to similar properties; with A being the most efficient and G being the least efficient. The certificate must be carried out by an accredited assessor who has been approved by the government.
Why Do You Need an EPC?
There are several benefits to getting an EPC for your property in Lincoln. Firstly, it can help reduce your energy bills by highlighting areas where you can make improvements that will increase the energy efficiency of your property. Secondly, if you are selling or renting out your property then it may be legally required to have an EPC before doing so; this depends on local council regulations, so it’s worth checking with them first before proceeding with any sales or rentals. Lastly, having an up-to-date EPC can help potential buyers or tenants understand more clearly how much they can expect to pay in terms of their energy bills each month.
The government has set some minimum standards for all buildings in terms of their energy efficiency, known as minimum level requirements (MLR). To comply with these regulations all properties must meet certain criteria regarding their insulation levels and draught-proofing measures; if they fail to do so then they may not be able to be rented or sold until improvements have been made. An Energy Performance Certificate will tell you whether or not your property meets these requirements and what improvements need to be made if it doesn’t meet them yet.
What Access Does an Epc Assessor Need When Inspecting a Property?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assessor typically requires access to all the areas of the property that need to be assessed for energy efficiency. This includes:
- The loft or attic space: The assessor will need to access the loft or attic space to check the insulation levels and ventilation.
- The walls: The assessor will need to check the type of construction and insulation in the walls, and whether any cavity wall insulation has been installed.
- The windows and doors: The assessor will need to check the type of glazing, frame material, and whether there are any draughts.
- The heating system: The assessor will need to check the type of heating system, controls, and the efficiency of the boiler.
- The hot water system: The assessor will need to check the type of hot water system and its efficiency.
- Lighting: The assessor may also check the type of lighting and whether there are any energy-efficient bulbs installed.
In order to carry out the assessment, the assessor will need to access all the rooms and areas in the property, including any outbuildings or annexes that are part of the property. It’s important for the property owner to provide clear access to all these areas to ensure an accurate assessment can be carried out.