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How Energy Efficient is my Home?

Last Updated 03/03/2016

The Energy Efficiency Rating (EER)

The EER shows the energy efficiency of your home – the higher the rating, the lower the running costs.

The Environmental Impact Rating (EIR)

The EIR is a measure of the home’s effect on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, one of the biggest contributors to global warming. The higher the rating the less impact it has on the environment.

The average property in the UK is currently in Band D for both the Energy Efficiency Rating and the Energy Impact Rating.

By law an EPC must be carried out within 28 days of marketing your property by an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor. As EPCs are valid for a duration of 10 years it may be that your property already has one, you can check this on the EPC register online.

Scrivins & Co are happy to arrange an EPC at your property

As of 1st April 2018 all properties with a new lease starting after this date must have a minimum EPC rating of ‘E.’

So How can I improve my EPC Rating?

Your EPC will suggest ways in which you can improve the efficiency of your home. Here are some common suggestions:

Switch to low energy lighting for all fixed outlets

Replace single glazed windows with Low-E double glazed windows

Increase loft insulation

Replace boiler with a new condensing boiler

Internal or external wall insulation

Solar Water heating