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13 Oct, 2021
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When a property is either built, rented, or sold in the UK, it will need an Energy Performance Certificate to go alongside it. It effectively shows you how much it will cost to heat and light the home.

Why Improve EPC For Your Home

EPC ratings get split into bands from A, the best and most efficient, to G, the least efficient band.

The EPC will should you the current rating and potential rating if the suggested improvements get implemented.

As a higher rating means the home will need less energy to run, improving your rating could save you a lot of money in the long run.

We have seven great tips to improve your EPC rating


  • Double glazing
  • Double glazing will keep the heat in as windows are a key area where heat could escape. Installing double glazing has the added benefits of reducing noise and are built a lot stronger. You can now even buy triple glazed windows to go the extra mile.
  • Loft insulation
  • Loft Insulation is one of the cheapest ways to reduce your energy use, it is easy to install. We recommend the thickest one you can afford for the best results. These guys have written a great article on loft insulation.
  • Wall insulation
  • Depending on the type of walls, this can take more time and cost more than loft insulation, but it will improve your EPC rating if it’s needed.
  • Replace your boiler
  • Having a more efficient boiler to heat your home and water will use less energy, as this can be one of the more costly ways to boost your energy performance rating, it is worth checking out schemes you may qualify for which could help out with the cost.
  • LED Lightings
  • Swapping out halogen bulbs for greener LED lights can improve your rating by those few points to go from a C to a B.
  • Solar power
  • Using solar panels on your property will not only improve your EPC grade but could also make you money back. In some cases, you can sell power back to the grid when your produce more than you use. Yes, this is even possible with the UK weather.
  • Seal up a chimney
  • If you have a chimney in your home, leaving it open means warm air can escape. Using a balloon type of device can seal it up and improve the energy efficiency in your home.

Need an Energy Performance Certificate?

P Cookson Maintenance provides Energy Performance Certificates near Nottingham and the surrounding area. Call today to book your EPC assessment.


An EPC will include improvements YOU can make to boost your rating and what the potential is of your home.

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