Why would I want to make my home more energy efficient?
A more energy efficient home means cheaper bills and a reduction in your carbon footprint. From loft insulation to low carbon heating, we look at the most effective options, how much they cost, and the potential downsides. Here’s how to make your home more energy efficient.
Where should I start?
To find out how energy efficient your home is, you simply order an Energy Performance Certificate or EPC for short.
An EPC is a document that shows how energy efficient a property is on a scale of A to G with A being the most efficient and G being the least. It also gives practical recommendations on what can be done to improve the rating.
An EPC costs between £60 and £120, depending on your property size and can only be produced by an accredited energy assessor.
I have my EPC, what’s next?
It’s now time to start considering which energy efficiency improvement(s) to undertake and when. This is what we call an Energy Efficiency Plan. This may seem rather daunting, especially if you live in an older property that is draughty, dated and could benefit from lots of different possible measures.
The key is to research and evaluate all the options available to you before deciding. You’ll want to get a good idea of what any improvement work involves, the costs, the potential savings on energy bills per year, as well as understand what can go wrong.
What are some of the energy efficient measures?
How to make your home more energy efficient: There are several options available to you depending on the type of property and your budget.
- Loft insulation
- Double glazing
- Cavity wall insulation
- Internal wall insulation
- External wall insulation
- Floor insulation
- Heat pumps
- Solar panels
It’s a little too much to take in, can you help me?
Of course, we can work with you from start to finish and can have as little or as much involvement as you like. We can carry out your EPC and work with you to create an energy efficiency plan including a fully costed refit with timescales.
Once the works are done, we can update your EPC, create your energy file and provide all the appropriate certificates/completion certificates.
It is important to keep all your certificates and proof of works in your energy file as these are likely to be needed if you decide to sell or rent your home or update your EPC.
Our plan also shows you how to change your energy lifestyle to save even more on your energy bills. Have a look at the 3 packages on the next page for more information.