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Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificates – what they tell you

EPCs contain:

  • information on your home's energy use and typical energy costs  
  • a recommendation report with suggestions to reduce energy use and save money 
  • details of the person who carried out the EPC assessment
  • who to contact if you want to make a complaint

Energy use and potential savings

EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and estimated costs of energy use with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and energy costs could be if energy saving measures were put in place.

The rating measures the energy efficiency of your home using a grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the most efficient, while ‘G’ is the least efficient. The average efficiency grade to date is 'D'. All homes are measured using the same calculations, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties.

The recommendation report

EPCs also provide a detailed recommendation report showing how you could reduce the amount of energy you use and your carbon dioxide emissions. The report lists:

  • suggested improvements, like fitting loft insulation
  • possible cost savings per year, if the improvements are made
  • how the recommendations would change the energy efficiency rating of the property
  • which improvements may be eligible for funding through the Green Deal
  • You don’t have to act on the recommendations in the recommendation report. However, if you decide to do so, it could make your property more attractive for sale or rent by making it more energy efficient.

Call us on 01274 484834 for more details or email us on sales@blackhorseproperty.com

Unlike the nationwide internet companies, we are a local business directly employing energy assessors in order to give you an unrivalled service with quick production!We don't take months to get the EPC to you, in fact we aim to get the finished certificate to you within 48Hours!

Current government legislation states that all properties in the UK require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs) before they can be marketed for sale or rent.

Blackhorse Property Group can produce this legal document for you. This service is available to both the public and our own clients.

With our competitive rates and quick production,  we have become one of the areas leading providers.

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