Here are two examples EPC rating experiences from within our community here on the forum.
How do they add up for you ?
Cases in point 1 - my home originally an E rated EPC, is now suddenly a D after a new assessment with the Green Grant Assessor. from EON - the only measures we have taken in the two years we have been here has been to renew the loft insulation.
Currently based on our income and benefits, we seem to qualify for the Green Grant and chose the heat pump - yet this may end up oversized if it’s fitted before our other fabric measures (triple glazing and insulation in the lean to roof.) are taken into consideration.
Additionally if we have our fabric measures completed before the heat pump assessment, it will no doubt boost our EPC rating up to a C - this will disqualify us from the green grant for the heat pump.
This scenario will leave us unable to have a heat pump - we won’t have the funds - we won’t be able to move away from fossil fuel - we’ll be prevented from doing our bit for the planet.
Sizing and fitting a heat pump before we have our fabric installations, could leave us with a pump 2kw oversized - an inefficient and costly heat pump !! Which ever way we look at this we see potential to put us at financial disadvantage. We will certainly struggle to absorb more financial hits after the impacts Covid has already had on us.
**Case in Point 2
UPDATE: Had an EPC done on my house because the previous one was over 10 years old. Okay, so my house had been rated at ‘F’ in 2009 and in 2021 after having floor, loft and cavity wall insulation, new doors and windows, airtightness work and MVHR unit installed, low energy appliances and lighting, my house is now rated at ‘F’!!! Yep, those measures that I have undertaken seem not to have made a jot of difference to the EPC rating.
Highly irregular are my thoughts.
Does anyone one else have experience of EPC ratings which don’t add up ?