Energy Performance Certificates - EPCs
What is an Energy Performance Certificate?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a report on the energy efficiency of your home. The report contains graphs, as shown in the sample below, which give a current and potential energy rating.
The efficiency rating is determined by criteria which the Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) is trained to analyse. Some of the things they look at are listed here:
The approximate year of construction
Size of property
Heating system - boiler, thermostats, controls etc
As well as the energy efficiency graphs the report also makes suggestions on how to improve the property's energy performance, which will lead to reduced carbon emissions, lower energy bills and make the house more attractive to prospective buyers or tenants.