Whether you’re preparing to sell your home, or looking for a way to make your property more appealing to new tenants, a good EPC rating will prove to those browsing your property that it is energy efficient, saving them money on their bills over time.
If your current EPC rating has room for improvement, here are a few changes you can make to boost your rating.
If your property currently has single glazed windows, upgrading to double glazing is a great way to keep the heat within your home. Single glazed windows let out heat much easier, meaning you or your tenants will need to put the heating on higher for longer.
Double glazing retains heat and, in the long run, are likely to lower your energy bills.
Loft and Wall Insulation
This is perhaps one of the most cost-effective changes you can make. If your EPC rating is rather low, topping up your loft insulation is quick, easy and relatively cheap, and can make a real difference.
Similarly, be sure to check that your walls are insulated which, like double glazing, will retain heat for longer, meaning you and your tenants won’t have to use as much energy to warm the house.
Replace Your Boiler
If your boiler is old, and not working to its full capacity, it is most likely costing more to run, with little output.
Upgrading your boiler/heating system is a larger-scale change you can make to improve your EPC rating, but worth it in the long run, whether you aim to make your property more appealing, or you’re hoping to save yourself money on your own energy bill.
Seal Open Chimneys
Sealing open chimneys and draft proofing is a way similar to replacing your single glazed windows, to reduce the amount of heat escaping from your property.
This will lessen the need for having your heating on for longer, meaning you or your tenants will use less energy to heat your home, making the property more energy efficient which will reflect on your EPC rating.
Replace Your Lighting with Energy Efficient Bulbs
One of the simplest ways to begin improving your EPC rating is to make sure that all of your lights are using energy-efficient lightbulbs.
Your EPC rating will only be affected slightly, perhaps with an additional point or two, but every little helps, and it is affordable to implement.
Book Your EPC Survey in Sunderland Today
At CEPCplus, we are the cost-effective property marketing experts in Sunderland, chosen time and time again by letting agents and landlords. We can take care of your EPC survey in Sunderland for only £45.
Improving your EPC rating can vary depending on the age, size and build of your property – our team of EPC specialists will be able to offer advice, should you need any.
To book your EPC survey, or find out about any of our other services, please call 07766 171 246 or Contact Us today