How to get an EPC

What you need to know

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on your current energy usage and how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy costs.

Energy Performance Certificates – what they contain

-information on your home’s energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions
-a report recommending measures to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions

EPC certificates carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency of your home with potential figures that your home could achieve should you implement the recommended energy saving measures.

The EPC measures the energy and carbon emission efficiency of your home using grades from ‘A’ to ‘G’ With an ‘A’ rating being the most efficient down to a ‘G’ being the least efficient.

The Recommendation Report

EPCs also provide you with a useful recommendation report showing you the potential reduction in the energy you use, your carbon dioxide emissions and how much this will save you financially. The report also shows you what rating you could achieve if the energy saving measures are implemented.

 

How to obtain your Certificate

Should you decide to proceed, and you have completed and returned your Contract of Sale along with your deposit, we will organise a survey for you using an independent Domestic Energy Advisor (DEA). You will receive a call from your appointed DEA within 2-3 days to arrange a mutually convenient time to survey your property. The cost of the EPC is including in your installation. We can organise the whole thing for you from start to finish. The EPC certificate must be obtained and achieve a level of ‘D’ or above before the installation takes place. A new survey is not required if you have had a survey in the last 10 years which achieved a ‘D’ or above; however we would require a copy of this for our records.

 

How to qualify

To qualify for the Smart Export Guarantee Payments your home requires a current Energy Performance Certificate and achieve a rating of D or above.

Cost

An EPC Certificate will cost around £65.00 for domestic & £210.00 for commercial