Of course, if you are looking to sell your home these days, you’ll find it is a legal requirement to have an EPC in place.
If you own property which you let, you also need to have an EPC in place. This is because you are legally obliged to provide your tenant with the EPC. Also, your property must comply with EPC regulations, and if it doesn’t, you aren’t allowed to rent the property. This is an important issue for landlords in South West London, and you must ensure your rental accommodation has a rating of an E or higher.
Therefore, no matter how you use your home or what you intend to do with the property, it is vital you take steps to improve your EPC rating. We have helped many homeowners and landlords improve their EPC, and no matter what budget you have, we are sure there are ways we can help you improve your EPC.
Double glazing plays a big role in your EPC rating
The better insulated your property is, the higher your EPC rating is likely to be. The condition of doors and window frames impact security at the property, but they also ensure heat remains in the building.
When your property is better insulated, you lower energy usage and bills, and you also block noise from outside the property.
Loft insulation has a big impact on EPC ratings
Heat rises, and a lot of heat energy escapes through your roof via your loft. If you have a loft area and you don’t have loft insulation in place, you are missing a great opportunity to significantly improve the insulation of your home, and its EPC rating.
You’ll be glad to know loft insulation is affordable, and it is easy to install. Therefore, there are no barriers to you making this improvement of your home. Ideally, you should install loft insulation that is at least 270mm thick.
Wall insulation is another factor to consider
It makes no difference if your property has solid walls or cavity walls, it is possible to improve the EPC rating of the property with wall insulation. Again, like loft insulation, this is an affordable and straightforward change that can be made, so it should have a notable impact on the EPC rating of the property.
Check your boiler
If you have time and money, consider replacing or repairing your boiler, if required. An inefficient boiler wastes energy, and money, and will be a drain on your property. Therefore, upgrading the boiler is a massive investment, but it is one which offers a lot of benefit.
If you are in South West London, and you want to improve your EPC, contact Holmes Estates and we’ll be happy to assist you.