Energy Efficiency Certificate
An energy efficiency certificate is a document which many people should have some familiarity with already. If you have bought, sold, rented or let a property in the last decade or so, you will have either had to commission, or will have been supplied with, an energy efficiency certificate (EPC). This is because energy efficiency certificates are legal requirements for any property which is listed for let or sale in the United Kingdom in an effort to drive down the levels of wasted energy in our homes and businesses. Due to their prominence, it only makes sense to keep yourself familiarised with their contents, details about the energy efficiency certificate and how they can be used to help you.
The Details About The Energy Efficiency Certificate
Energy efficiency certificates were designed, and have recently been redesigned, to make life easier for those who want to make their property an energy efficient place to own and/or live in. They contain an energy efficiency rating which is displayed clearly and prominently in the form of a bar chart; a list of recommendations for improvements to your property; information regarding how much money you are currently spending on your energy bills; and a comparison with the amount of money you could be saving on your energy bills if your property is brought up to its highest energy efficiency rating. The Details About The Energy Efficiency Certificate with suggestions after the rating will help you to both save money and the environment by spelling out clearly, in the ways outlined above, how energy is used in your property, where it could be improved and how you can go about implementing them.
What is the link between energy efficiency certificates and the Green Deal?
The Details About The Energy Efficiency Certificate now feature an extra column in the recommended improvements section which will let you know if they are eligible for the newly implemented Green Deal Scheme. The Green Deal Scheme has been designed to remove all up-front costs for improvements, spreading the payments out over the already reduced energy bills which have been gained from the improvements themselves. The idea is that you will barely notice the costs involved in improving the property as they are stretched out over a vast number of years and are kept to a minimum as a result. In a period of economic trouble, such a scheme might be the incentive needed to help conserve the remaining fuel supplies we have.
How do I get an energy efficiency certificate?
You can get an energy efficiency certificate by filling in our online form requesting an EPC for your property. My London Tradesmen will then contact companies on your behalf, returning to you with up to 3 quotes and details about the energy efficiency certificate will be sent within 48 hours. From these quotes you will be able to reach an informed decision regarding which tradesman you would like to employ to complete your energy efficiency certificate.
All of the tradesmen we provide quotes from have received up to date training and are registered with all the necessary bodies. We only supply quotes from trustworthy and reputable tradesmen.