An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required by law in the UK if you are building, selling, or renting a property.
They are also very useful as they will allow you to learn about how energy efficient your property is and ways to save money by reducing your energy bills. You can save time and money by investing in an EPC.
What is an EPC survey?
Before an EPC can be completed an EPC survey of the property must be carried out by a qualified energy efficiency surveyor. They are then able to produce the certificate which includes a grade for the energy efficiency of the property. The grades run on a scale from A to G, with Grade A being the most energy efficient.
The EPC also provides information about CO2 emmisions along with recommendations of measures that can be taken to improve the property’s energy efficiency.
How can an EPC save you money?
The main way in which an EPC helps you to save money is the indication of ways to make your property more energy efficient. A highly energy efficient property uses less energy and therefore the bills are cheaper.
Whether you can managing a business or a domestic budget, these kinds of savings are important.
How can an EPC save you time?
An EPC will highlight the need for measures such as improving insulation, and by addressing this you can avoid having to deal with issues that poor insulation can cause, such as a build up of damp. If these issues are prevented you won’t need to spend time fixing them, and you’ll also avoid the repair costs.
Having a recent EPC makes it easier to sell your property. As an EPC is valid for 10 years, a 9 year old EPC is not as appealing to potential buyers as a recent one that allows them to see that the information is up to date. This increase in buyer interest speeds up the whole process of selling your house and will save a lot of wasted time, and excellent benefit when you consider the general stress involved in selling property.
In conclusion, it’s safe to say that getting an EPC survey completed has many benefits and can lead to significant savings of both time and money.