What is EPC?
EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is a much talked issues now a day. As a home owner you must have to have it in order to measure the energy efficiency of the house or property. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) contains details information about the way making your home more energy efficient and reduce harmful carbon dioxide emissions. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC. New home buyers or tenants should inquire about EPC certificate for ensuring better investment of your money.
While you are looking for EPC make sure that your domestic energy assessors are accredited, professional, friendly and insured. For your greater conveniences here some details are provided regarding EPC certificate.
How to get an EPC?
As a home owner you would meet with an accredited (domestic) energy assessor. After executing necessary works they would provide you EPC certificate. But one thing is important; always hire a energy assessor, who holds an accreditation scheme. If you find difficulties, finding an energy assessor, search various website by keyword like EPC certificate or energy assessor. But landlord and commercial users should remember, an EPC certificate must be less than three years old before placing for rent or sell.
Validity periods of your EPC
Generally an EPC certificate is provided for ten years. But of you are belong to home information pack, an EPC should be less than three years old when the building is first put on the market.
EPC costs and time
An accredited organization set the cost of EPC. Price would vary according to home size. In all cases it may not charge more than few hundred dollars.
EPC takes time like a valuation of a house. But it may vary according to property size and location.
What you should do, if you are not satisfied with EPC?
You can lodge complain to energy assessor department, if you feel unhappy with your EPC. They ought to solve your problem. If they fail to do so, go for accreditation scheme to solve the issues.