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EU to make energy efficiency information compulsory

2010-08-13 16:18:47

EU legislation will make it compulsory for all homeowners to display their house’s energy efficiency information when selling from 2012.

Currently, home owners must pay for an energy performance certificate (EPC) before they put their home on the market. However, some viewings can be done before this information is published. From 2012, this information will have to be published with a home sale advert.

In light of this impending legislation, home owners are being urged to take measures now to improve the energy efficiency of their home through improving insulation, getting energy efficient appliances and light bulbs and switching to renewable heating sources. Under floor heating and double glazed windows will also keep heating bills down by keeping warmth inside.

People who use heating oil as their main source of home energy can also make changes to improve efficiency. Boiler efficiency can be boosted by signing  up to a boiler maintenance programme, such as the one offered by Team Energy, which will ensure boilers are clean and running smoothly for an annual fee.

Using Premium Kerosene is another way to improve energy efficiency as it keeps oil heating systems clean and reduces emissions.