Energy Performance Certificate
To sell a home you will need an Energy Performance Certificate. These are the brightly colour coded charts you will see in home sales particulars provided by estate agencies and on property search portals. Although the aim of this section of the website is to provide home improvement options it is also worth remembering that it is in your interests to provide the best performing home that you can.
1 Light-bulbs are a big issue. Down-lighters are in vogue for kitchens and bathrooms, and it is suggested that an LED bulb will save as much as £70 over the life of the bulb in relation to the halogen equivalent. It is therefore worthwhile to see that your bulbs are considered as efficient as possible. Try LED Hut for more information.
2 Kitchen appliances are generally considered by the public by name rather than quality or efficiency. A Miele appliance may appeal to a buyer more than a lesser known make, but when it comes to sales particulars the issue is the rating code. Grade A Energy Rated appliances should be considered a necessity.
3 Gas central heating boilers are a major area of concern for the EPC. Again the Ratings system is used and a new A Rated boiler will provide energy efficiency, cost savings, and will invariably be a better performing product for the home.
4 If your property has a hot water tank, it goes without saying that it should be lagged and well insulated. Lofts should also be insulated.