Tips to improve your EPC rating

Whether you are a homeowner looking for many years of happiness at home, a vendor keen to sell their house soon or a landlord looking to maximise their rental accommodation return, energy efficiency is essential. No matter if the environment, comfort or your finances are most important to you, the energy efficiency rating of your house matters.

Therefore, you want to improve your EPC rating, and at Koopers estate agents, we can help you improve your EPC rating. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to positively impact on your energy efficiency rating, although you can if you wish. However, it is important to realise that even modest improvements can have a positive impact on a home’s energy efficiency rating.

Adding or improving double glazing makes a big difference

Retaining heat is crucial in improving the energy efficiency of a property, and given that a lot of heat escapes through cracks and gaps around doors and windows, this is an area to improve. At the very least, review the condition of your window frames, and make sure they are robust and dependable.

If you have more time and money, consider the benefits of double glazing. Double glazing can be expensive, but it is a justifiable investment. There is a short and long-term benefit in having double glazed windows at home.

You can lower your energy bills and feel more comfortable, and if you are keen to sell your house, double glazing appeals to buyers.

Improve the insulation of your house

It should go without saying that if you improve the insulation of your home, you will develop the energy efficiency of your property. If you have a loft area, make sure that you add loft insulation. With warm air rising, you lose energy through your ceiling, so loft insulation makes a massive difference when it comes to having an energy efficient house with lower energy bills.

Loft insulation is easy to install, and it is very affordable. Another option to consider is wall insulation. Whether you have cavity walls or solid walls, you can better insulate them, even though cavity walls are more commonly associated with insulation improvements around your home.

Review your boiler

Reviewing your boiler is a smart tip because an inefficient boiler is often the cause of wasted energy. Inefficient boilers lead to higher energy bills and the money spent on repairing or replacing your boiler may be sensible in the long-term.

There is no denying that replacing your boiler is expensive and will be inconvenient for a couple of days. However, with an efficient boiler in place at home, you can be confident that your house will be comfortable while making sure the property is more energy efficient.

No matter what your short or long-term ambitions for your house are, there is a lot to be said for improving its energy efficiency, and its EPC rating. If you are looking for guidance on what to do with your house, contact Koopers estate agents, and we will be more than happy to assist you.