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:
– You’ll be in compliance 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– It could add value to your property: In some cases, implementing the recommendations from your EPC can actually 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.
What Can I Do To Prepare For My Assessment?
In order to make sure that the DEA can accurately assess your property’s wall thickness, there are a few things you can do to prepare:
– Make sure that all windows and doors are unlocked so that the DEA can easily access them
– Move any furniture or Ornaments That May Be in The Way
– Reposition any furniture that may restrict access
By taking these simple steps, you can help to make sure that your EPC assessment goes smoothly and that you get an accurate reading of your property’s energy efficiency rating.