(Source: Net Zero Nation)
In 2019, 55% of homes in Scotland have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or lower. Therefore, there is still a long way to go to meet the Scottish Government target of all residential buildings achieving a EPC rating of at least C by 2033. EPCs identify how energy efficient or inefficient your home is, and as such highlight how costly it is to both heat and power your property and publish its environmental impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, if you lower your home’s EPC rating is (i.e. D, E, F, G) the higher your fuel bills are likely to be and the higher energy requirements is needed to make your home comfortable during the colder months.
Home Energy Support
With the ever increasing cost of energy, there is no better time to start looking at ways to save energy at home and reduce your energy bills – with the added benefit of making your home more environmentally friendly. Sustainable Selkirk are here to discuss practical and affordable ways to reduce your energy bills and your home more comfortable – from no to low-cost measures such as behaviour changes and draft-proofing to bigger long-term measures such as improvements to insulation, upgrading heating systems and installing renewable energy technologies. We can also signpost you other services, such as financial support and funding options for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy installations where appropriate.
We are here to help and support you every step of the way.