Hi, I’m Mark the EPC Near Me assessor for Winchester.
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.
My price for a domestic EPC starts at £50 and increases with the size and complexity of the building.
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What is an EPC and What Does it Assess?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assesses the overall energy efficiency of a property by looking at various factors such as insulation levels, lighting, heating systems and ventilation. The assessor evaluates the current condition of these features and then assigns a grade based on their findings. An EPC report will also include information on how to improve the energy efficiency of your home or rental property. This includes suggestions such as updating old appliances, installing double-glazed windows or adding more insulation in walls or attic spaces.
Benefits of an EPC
Having an up-to-date EPC can help homeowners and landlords save money in several ways. First, if you are selling your property, potential buyers may be more interested in purchasing your home if they know that it has been assessed with an up-to-date Energy Performance Certificate. Additionally, having better energy efficiency can reduce your utility bills over time because you won’t be using as much energy to heat or cool your property. Finally, if you are renting out a property, tenants will appreciate the fact that they don’t need to pay as much on their utility bills each month because they know their rental space has been evaluated for its energy efficiency rating.
In addition to providing financial benefits for homeowners and landlords in Winchester, having an up-to-date EPC also helps them meet government regulations regarding energy efficiency assessments for buildings listed for sale or rent. The UK government requires that all homes listed for sale must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate before they can be sold. Similarly, all residential properties rented out must also have this certificate before being let to tenants. Failure to comply with these government regulations can result in hefty fines for landlords who do not provide their tenants with this document when renting out their properties.
What Specific Things Does an Epc Assessor Look for When They Visit a Property?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) assessor in the UK evaluates the energy efficiency of a property by assessing various aspects of the property’s construction, insulation, heating systems, lighting, and other factors that contribute to its energy efficiency. Here are some specific things that an EPC assessor looks for when they visit a UK property:
- Insulation: The assessor checks the insulation in the walls, roof, and floor of the property to see if it meets the current standards.
- Heating systems: The assessor evaluates the heating system of the property to see if it’s efficient and suitable for the size and type of the property.
- Lighting: The assessor looks at the lighting in the property to see if it’s energy-efficient and suitable for the property’s needs.
- Ventilation: The assessor checks the ventilation of the property to ensure that it meets the current standards and that it’s not creating any unnecessary heat loss.
- Windows and doors: The assessor looks at the windows and doors of the property to see if they are double-glazed or have any draught-proofing.
- Energy-efficient appliances: The assessor looks at the appliances in the property, such as boilers and fridges, to see if they are energy-efficient and meet the current standards.
- Renewable energy sources: The assessor evaluates if the property has any renewable energy sources, such as solar panels or wind turbines, to generate its energy.
Overall, an EPC assessor checks the property’s energy efficiency and produces a report that rates the property’s energy efficiency on a scale from A to G, with A being the most efficient and G being the least efficient.