Energy Performance Certificates – Debunking The Myths

August 28th, 2014 admin Environment and Energy 0

If you live in the UK, you know that the EPC Certificate or the Energy Performance Certificate is a legal requirement for that anyone involved with the selling, renting or building of property – commercial or domestic – must comply with, even if you only require a ISBEM calculation. People do not know if they need to have an EPC Certificate for their house, and if they do, how they ought to go about getting it or what the pre-requisites or the costs involved are.

If you are a homeowner in England, the former is more vital to ensure that you have a roof over your head for a long period of time. The factor that confuses many is the need for an Energy Performance Certificate. Almost 50% of the UK’s carbon emissions are emitted by private and commercial buildings – that’s far more than planes and cars produce.

The EPC certificate was introduced as part of the Home Information Packet (HIP). However, in 2010, the requirement for the HIM was removed. Many people assumed that this transitively affected the need for the EPC certificate as well. However, this is another myth. You DO need to get an EPC done even now, as that regulation remains unchanged and is mandatory.

Finally the cost of having an EPC certificate made and its validity is one that haunts many a homeowner. The Energy Performance Certificate is generally made for a fee in the range of fifity to sixty pounds, unlike some astronomical figures that scare many people, and its validity extends for a period of a decade. Thus, you need not have to worry about constantly re-applying for the certification. We at EPCarlson can provide a Commercial EPC from as little as £89 and Domestic EPC from £35

Edward P Carlson Ltd are an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Specialists for the UK. As an independent company with a team of qualified energy assessors within the UK we can deliver a prompt professional certificate. At EPCarlson, we are proud of the quality of our EPC assessment services. We offer a qualified, experienced team of domestic and commercial EPC Assessors.