Energy Performance

In 2008, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced.

It is legislation that a property being sold needs to have a valid EPC (valid for 10 years).

Our recommended provider is Ronan Dowdall of Droneshot Property Marketing.

EPC certificate

About Ronan:

As a Building Surveyor and Energy Assessor – Ronan has extensive experience in both the building and energy sectors and is fully qualified, accredited and insured to carry out energy assessments.

Depending on the size or complexity of the property, a typical energy assessment will take approximately 1 hour to complete. Access to all rooms will be required – as measurements and photos must be taken to support the assessment. Property data/information will be collected such as room dimensions, insulation levels, heating systems and amount of glazing.

Upon request, Ronan is happy to provide full details on the approved methodology for the delivery of EPC’s and their subsequent lodgement of the Governments national database. He can also advise the most cost effective measures that can be taken to improve the rating of an EPC.
Once instructed, Ronan will arrange a date and time to complete the survey which suits the homeowner.

Phone: 078 4206 4070
Email: [email protected]

What is an EPC?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) show potential home buyers or tenants how energy efficient the building is. The EPC contains information on potential energy costs and carbon dioxide emissions. A coloured chart, similar to those used on household electrical appliances, shows how energy efficient the building is or could be.

Energy Ratings

Buildings are rated from ‘A’ to ‘G’.

‘A’ means the building is very efficient and is coloured green on the chart. ‘G’ means it is inefficient and is coloured red on the chart.

Properties with a higher rating are likely to have lower fuel bills.

For properties in Northern Ireland:

  • the average energy rating id ‘D’
  • the average energy score is 60

Tips for Energy Saving and possibly a better rating

Replace bulbs with energy efficient bulbs

Using energy efficient bulbs can help reduce energy costs and will be noted on your EPC

Install and use heating controls

In a typical household, over have your fuel bills are spent on heating and hot water. Having an efficient heating system and using it well can have a considerable impact on your annual bills.

If you only have one thermostat for the whole house, each degree you turn it up can increase your heating bill by around 10%, according to the Energy Saving Trust. Having thermostatic radiator vales that can be adjusted in each room can provide large savings and give you much tighter control.

Consider adding insulation

Loft insulation can reduce the heat that leaks from your property and will be noted on your EPC.

Energy Efficient Boiler