As soon as it has been received, the EPC should be made available to potential buyers. The Certificate will make recommendations for cost-effective improvements to help cut fuel bills and carbon emissions. Our homes currently account for 27% of the UK's carbon emissions, contributing to global climate change. It is estimated that by following the recommendations in an EPC, an average of £300 a year can be saved in fuel bills. .
The EPC is prepared by Domestic Energy Assessors or Home Inspectors, who are members of Government approved Accreditation and Certification Schemes Why are EPC's Important? To help cut our carbon emissions. Did you know that nearly 40% of the UK's energy consumption arises from the way in which our 25 million buildings are lit, heated and used? The picture shows how the average home loses energy in the form of heat.