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Epc’S Explained…

February 6th 2014
By: Melanie

Every property, whether you rent, sell or build it will need an Energy Performance Certificate, an EPC. An EPC will provide you with the details of your home’s energy performance, and will list ways in which you can improve it.
 
Before marketing your property for sale or rent you must commission an EPC, so that potential buyers and tenants can review its energy performance.
 
An EPC consists of:
 
• Information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs
• Recommendations about reducing energy and saving money
 
An Energy Performance Certificate gives a property an energy rating from A to G, with A being the most efficient, this is then valid for 10 years.
 
The recommendations within an EPC usually includes ways on how you can improve your home’s energy performance, such as changing single glazed windows for double glazing, to improving loft and wall insulation.
 
The higher the rating the more attractive your home will be to a potential tenant or vendor. Rising fuel costs have meant that people are becoming very sensitive to energy efficiency.
 
If you have any questions about EPC then please contact Intercounty on 0844 8111090