Frequently asked questions
The energy survey is performed by an assessor who visits the property, examines key items such as building age and construction, loft insulation, domestic boiler, hot water tank, radiators, windows for double glazing, and so on and so forth.
It takes around 45 minutes to complete, and it is very useful if you available to answer questions, so we can build a comprehensive picture of your Energy use.
We at PDFenergy like to keep things simple.
Therefore you are able to Book & Mange your survey On-line, choosing the Date & Time that suit you most.
Simply go here: Book Appointment and follow the straightforward instructions. It only takes about 2 minutes.
Or you can telephone our office on 0800 772 3855.
The observations which are recorded during the survey of your property, are input into a software program which performs the bespoke calculation of energy efficiency, exclusive to your property.
This is your EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) valid for 10 years.
We will email this to you as a PDF document so you may consider it in your own time, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
We are also a Publicly registered Company, and our company number is 09252768.
We also have many years of experience, working with homeowners, and helping them to become more energy efficient. This saves money yet also benefits the environment, in a direct way.
As a general rule, an EPC is required every time a home is put up for sale or for rent. So, a newly constructed home will have one, a landlord will need one to show potential tenants, and a seller must have one to show to potential buyers.
There’s a national register of EPCs, unless you’ve opted out, where you can take a look at your property’s current or previous certificates.
From April 2018, landlords will be required to achieve a minimum rating of E on the EPC for their rental property. Unless there is an accepted exemption, landlords face a penalty of up to £4,000 for failure to meet the minimum efficiency requirement.
In Scotland, you must display the EPC somewhere in the property, e.g in the meter cupboard or next to the boiler.
Government Website with information: http://www.gov.uk/buy-sell-your-home/