An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is the final product that results from the inspection by the domestic energy assessor (DEA) and will have an A to G rating (rather like white kitchen goods) on the graphic display below.
Energy Performance Certificates tell you how energy efficient a home is on a scale of A-G. The most efficient homes - which should have the lowest fuel bills - are in band A.
The Certificate also tells you, on a scale of A-G, about the impact the home has on the environment. Better-rated homes should have less impact through carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
The average property in the UK is in bands D-E for both ratings. The Certificate includes recommendations on ways to improve the home's energy efficiency to save you money and help the environment.
Energy Performance Certificates and your home
An Energy Performance Certificate is part of the legal documentation required when selling or renting a Domestic property. The certificates are commissioned by the vendor, or Landlord (or their agent) from a Domestic Energy Assessor, who visits the property to collect the relevant data and creates the certificate. This data includes the date, construction and location of the house and relevant fittings (heating systems, insulation or double glazing, for example).
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