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Energy efficient homes have more letting potential

2010-05-11 14:38:00

When renting out your home for the first time, it is important to ensure your house is as energy efficient as possible.

Landlords are now required by law to obtain an energy performance certificate (EPC). Since October 2008 all properties in the social and private rented sector in England and Wales have been legally required to present an EPC to new tenants.

This can be obtained through a domestic energy assessor (DEA). He or she will carry out an inspection and will issue a certificate detailing the energy efficiency of the property, which will be valid for ten years.

All landlords, including those marketing homes that use oil for heating, will need one of these certificates. Before emabarking on renting out a property, landlords should do what they can to ensure their home heating is as cheap and convenient to run as possible.

Maintaining the boiler is essential for energy efficiency and for safety. Signing up to a Team Energy boiler maintenance programme, offered by many local oil depots, will set landlords’ minds at rest. Contact Team Energy for a friendly maintenance professional to come by and fix any problems with oil boilers, which is all but essential for rural properties.

Using Premium Kerosene also helps to keep boilers clean and efficient, thus boosting a property’s green credentials and reliability.