The EPC provides homeowners, tenants and buyers with information on the energy efficiency of their property. It gives the building a standard energy efficiency rating from ‘A’ to ‘G’, where ‘A’ is the most efficient. EPCs are rated using the same calculations for all homes, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties. Part of the EPC is a report, which will list the potential rating that your home could achieve if you made the recommended changes. The report shows:
Suggested improvements (such as fitting loft insulation) and the approximate cost.
Possible cost savings if the improvements are made.
How this may change the energy rating of the property.
You can use this information to:
Lower your fuel bills by improving energy performance in your home.
Help cut carbon emissions.
Help you choose a more energy efficient home to buy or rent.
You do not have to act on the recommendations contained in the report. However, if you do implement the suggestions it could make your property more attractive for sale or rent by making it more energy efficient.