- Home energy reports = comedy genius
Ive just seen ours and for a meagre £13.5k – £20k outlay we could save…£43 per year energy costs. Meaning that in 313 years, if Gas & electricity remain the same price throughout, we will have broken even..! Where do I sign?
Clearly something devised to provide some light hearted relief whilst going through the stress of moving house. Does anyone take these seriously?Posted 4 years ago
The light bulb thing is also inaccurate on ours – it says 60% energy saving bulbs, when only 1 out of 11 is a normal bulb.
The only conceivable change we could make without going into thousands seems to be to put 270mm loft insulation rather than the 100mm we already have.Posted 4 years ago
TBF it’s just a report rather than a recommendation surely?
It’s both; it gives you your ‘score’ and then says where you could be based on their recommendations. It then breaks it all down to specifics.
You are very lucky and have what at first glance appears to be an energy efficient house.
Most people are not so lucky. This report is not ‘for’ you.
I wouldn’t call it luck; when we moved in there was just two storage heaters and an immersion heater for hot water. We put the boiler, lagging, insulation and bulbs etc. in. I’m tight & don’t like spending money but can see the benefit of speculate to accumulate. What they’re recommending is just daft.Posted 4 years ago
I’d just ignore the report entirely. Unless your energy bills are expensive, why worry?
We’ve had it done because we’re selling our house & virtually every person viewing has asked about the energy efficiency. My personal opinion/attitude is if I like a house I’m not going to get upset over this bollox. I appear to be alone.Posted 4 years agocoreMember
Aah, the EPC, Energy Performance Certificate, has to be provided by law for property sales and rentals. Also upon completion of any new dwelling (new build or conversion).
There’s two versions of the software, reduced data (RD SAP) version for the sales & rentals, worth less than the paper it’s printed on, recommendations are always ridiculous, in both types of calc. both are hypothetical, based on lots of assumptions, and take up far too much of my time.Posted 4 years ago
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