Energy Performance Certificates (otherwise known as EPCs) are an indicator of the efficiency and energy performance of your property, usually rated from A down to G.
EPCs have been popular in certain sectors for years, however they are becoming more and more in demand, especially following the news that EPC rating could eventually be linked to how much stamp duty you pay when buying a house. Having an EPC showing that your property is highly efficient can also help boost the value of your property.
So, How Do I get an EPC?
To get a new energy certificate for your home, business property or public building, you need to have it assessed by an approved EPC assessor. The assessor will visit your property, and examine a range of energy efficiency measures to see whether your property performs well.
The Government provides a list of approved EPC assessors to choose from which you can see here – Get a new energy certificate – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
You can also get an EPC for your property following energy efficiency work. Here at Westville, we provide an EPC to all of our external wall insulation customers who come to us via the Green Home Grant funding. Alongside this, we also provide other documentation on how you can further reduce energy bill spending.
Can I Improve EPC Rating?
Yes, if you receive your EPC and aren’t happy with the rating then you can definitely take measures to improve it.
Insulation is one of the best ways to do this, with loft & cavity wall insulation together offering an improvement of 25 to 30 points, with similar great results from external wall insulation.
For more information regarding EPCs, home insulation, and how they tie together, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today who will be happy to help.