Which green features do homes with high EPC ratings have?

by James Powell

Which green features do homes with high EPC ratings have?

Whether you’re planning to rent or sell your home, want to cut your bills or carbon footprint, your property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating matters.

To clarify, an EPC measures the energy efficiency of a property on a scale of A-G, with A being the most efficient and G being the least. A-rated homes should have the lowest fuel bills and carbon emissions – a win for your bank balance and the environment.

Knowing the typical features greener properties command is helpful if you’re looking for a new home or wondering what improvements might boost your current score. A recent overview of high-rated homes listed for sale on a popular property portal, found many shared these attributes:

• Triple-glazed or laminated glass windows

• Aluminium windows (for thermal insulation)

• Air source heat pumps

• Carbon negative construction techniques

• PV solar panels for generating free electricity

• Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems

• HeatStream water tanks

• Underfloor heating

• Ample insulation throughout

Whatever your starting point, we can advise you on improving your property’s EPC rating before renting or selling. We can also help buyers find an energy-efficient new home.

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