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. 


Contact us today to learn more. 


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