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When a home is sold or rented in the UK, it must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). EPC’s are a rating scheme to assess the energy efficiency of a property. The property is given a rating between A (most efficient) – G (least efficient), the EPC will include suggestions on methods to improve your homes energy rating.
To calculate a property’s energy efficiency rating, a qualified assessor will visit the property and look at a range of factors to determine how energy is used in a home. This involves looking at any potential for heat or energy loss; such as checking for insulation through the walls or the roof of the property, inspecting the efficiency of the heating and water system, examining whether you have double-glazing and energy efficient light bulbs and many more factors.
Each energy factor will be allocated a score depending on how efficient it is – SAP points. The assessor will then calculate how energy efficient the property is and will provide an EPC rating for your property.
There are numerous benefits which come with improving a property’s energy efficiency, not only environmentally but also financially. Many Benefits include reduced monthly bills, increase in property value, monthly rental yield increases, reduced tenant turnovers, an increase in the property’s lifespan and many more.
Read more on the Scottish Government Website:
Below you will find an example of an Energy Performance Certificate with cost effective recommendations on how to improve your properties energy rating: