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 Mr Ronnie Watson of EASS, who will be happy to provide any information you require

EPC certificate

About EASS:

All services offered by EASS are undertaken by Ronnie Watson who has over 40 years experience in the property market as a quantity surveyor and house builder/developer.

With his extensive and current knowledge of the housing market, Ronnie will carry out the services of EASS with integrity and will always put the needs of each individual Estate Agent first.

Contact: [email protected]

079 2522 6876

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