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What is a Residential EPC and why do I need one?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC. EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions would be if energy saving measures were put in place.

What does this mean?

One of our assessors will visit the property and gather site notes that will then enable him to work out the energy efficiency of the building. This is very complex and requires a number of tasks to be carried out.

The assessor will need to know everything regarding the property including: The age, how it is heated, how it is cooled, what it is made of, which way it faces, the area and use of each part of the building and other such data. He will also draw a floor plan whilst there and take numerous photos.

What do I get?

After this data has been calculated a report is produced. The first part of the document is the EPC itself which will grade the property.

The second part of the document that again is legally required is the primary recommendations report. This is a list of recommendations that after the calculations of the building have been completed the assessor feels could/should be made at some point to reduce the running costs and the CO2 output of that property.

In addition to this we also include an explanation of what the recommendations are and how they are beneficial. Please remember that some of the recommendations may save you thousands of pounds every year and so the EPC can actually help you more than just complying with the law.

Why use Bluestone Assessors?

Bluestone are an energy analysis specialised company and have surveyed thousands of properties for numerous clients including housing associations, solicitors, estate agents, facility managers and even other energy companies! We aim to provide the most efficient service at the most competitive rate, with no hidden costs and free additional reports advice and access to government documents.

We aim to help you reduce your CO2 output, reduce your running costs and keep things as simple as possible. Prices start from only 45.00.

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