Energy Performace Certification

What is an EPC?

At First Gas Services we provide EPC to private landlords, estate agents and home owners throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The qualified energy assessor will check the property’s energy efficiency and the insulation. This information will allow the assessor to generate an EPC. The certificate will establish the energy consumption efficiency of your entire property.

The assessor will create an SAP rating value. This is done using a computer system that uses the Reduced Data Standard Assessment Procedure, (RDSAP).

The assessor will inspect the following:

  • Construction Type and Energy Impact
  • Doors and Windows
  • Heating and Ventilation
  • Air Tightness
  • Amount of Insulation

Current energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions are compared per EPC ratings. The comparison will show you what your home can achieve. The potential numbers are based on estimates of what your home’s energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions could be with the implementation of energy saving measures.

The efficiency is rated per a grade system. The grades range from A to G. A being the best, or most energy efficient, and G being the worst. Right now, the average grade is D in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. The same calculations are used to grade all homes, so different properties can be compared for energy efficiency.

It is worth bearing in mind legal requirement to have a valid EPC before advertising your property for rental.

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