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Hi, I’m Alan, your EPC assessor in Stevenage.

My role involves visiting your property to assess its energy efficiency and provide suggestions for improving home efficiency where necessary. I’m here to make sure that you’re up-to-date on your energy consumption, so you can make the best decisions for your property and save on bills over time.

 

What is an EPC?

In short, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that provides information about the energy efficiency of a property. This document is required by law for all properties that are built, sold, or rented in the UK.

An EPC assesses the energy efficiency of a property on a scale of A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). The assessment is based on several factors, including the type of property, its age, insulation, heating and hot water systems, double glazing, and more. The certificate also includes recommendations for improving the energy efficiency of the property.

 

Why Do I Need an EPC?

There are two main reasons why you might need an EPC for your property in Stevenage. The first is that it’s required by law. If you’re planning to sell or rent your property, you must have an up-to-date EPC available for potential buyers or tenants to see.

The second reason to get an EPC is that it can help you save money on your energy bills. The certificate will provide you with recommendations on how to make your property more energy-efficient. Implementing these recommendations can help reduce your energy consumption and lower your bills. In some cases, you may even be eligible for government grants or other financial incentives to help offset the cost of making these improvements.

 

What Are the Benefits of Getting an EPC?

There are many benefits to getting an EPC for your property in Stevenage, both for you as the owner/landlord and for potential buyers or tenants. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  1. You’ll comply with the law: As we mentioned above, one of the main reasons to get an EPC is because it’s required by law if you’re planning to sell or rent your property.
  2. You could save money on energy bills: As we also mentioned above, another key benefit of getting an EPC is that it can help you save money on your energy bills by making your property more energy-efficient.
  3. It’s good for the environment: Making your property more energy-efficient also has environmental benefits. Reducing your energy consumption can help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.
  4. It could make your property more attractive to potential buyers or tenants: If you’re planning to sell or rent your property in Stevenage, having an up-to-date EPC can make it more attractive to potential buyers or tenants. This is because they’ll know that the property is compliant with the law and that they could potentially save money on their energy bills by living there.
  5. It could add value to your property: In some cases, implementing the recommendations from your EPC can add value to your property. This makes sense when you consider all of the benefits we’ve listed above – compliance with the law, lower energy bills, environmental friendliness, etc. All of these factors can make your property more appealing to potential buyers or tenants and therefore increase its value.

For additional details about Energy Performance Certificates, visit our dedicated EPC Register page.

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An EPC can offer insights into a property’s suitability for heat pump installation by evaluating its current heating system and insulation. Although the EPC does not provide a specific assessment for heat pump installation, it can indicate whether energy efficiency improvements are needed to maximise the benefits of such a system.

EPC ratings are based on the energy efficiency of the property itself and are generally not influenced by local energy supply types, such as electricity vs. gas. However, the type of heating system in the property and its efficiency does impact the rating.

EPC assessors typically evaluate properties based on standard occupancy assumptions. Intermittent occupancy, such as in holiday homes, does not usually alter the assessment method, as the EPC provides a general indication of energy efficiency under normal living conditions.

Modifying a property after receiving an EPC, especially if the changes affect energy efficiency, may render the current EPC outdated. Significant modifications like adding an extension, changing windows, or upgrading heating systems might necessitate a new EPC assessment.

While a property’s EPC rating itself typically does not directly influence future development permissions, local planning authorities may consider energy efficiency as part of broader sustainability criteria in development plans. A higher EPC rating might favorably reflect on the property’s compliance with these criteria.

If outbuildings are heated and part of the property transaction (sale or rental), they may be included in the EPC assessment. The energy efficiency of these structures can contribute to the overall EPC rating of the property.

Both new constructions and existing buildings require an EPC, but the process can differ. New constructions often use predicted energy assessments based on the building plans, while existing buildings are assessed based on their current condition and features.

Technological advances in energy efficiency are periodically incorporated into EPC assessments as the methodology and software used for EPC calculations are updated. These updates ensure that EPCs remain relevant and accurately reflect the latest in energy-efficient technology and standards.

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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