Uninsulated cylinders are becoming a rarity. However, they do still exist.
For an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), the jacket on a cylinder must fully cover the whole cylinder. If it doesn’t the assessor must treat it as uninsulated.
The 80mm insulating jacket recommended for this cylinder costs less than £15 from a high street DIY store.
Fitting the 80mm jacket is estimated to result in an annual saving of £365 for this property.
Uninsulated cylinders are becoming a rarity. If you have one and need an EPC – buy and fit a jacket.
An EPC is a legal requirement to sell or rent a property. If you are renting a property, the rating of the EPC must be grade E or above. If it is an F or G it is not legal to rent it unless they can prove they have spent up to £3,500 on improving the energy efficiency of the property and still can’t obtain a minimum E rating.
If a landlord has spent up to £3,500 they can apply for a High Cost Exemption on the EPC Register claiming that an EPC F or G property. To do this the landlord must submit quotes from three different installers each providing evidence that the cost of the requisite energy efficiency measure is greater, than the spending cap.
More information about the exemption register is from Gov.uk – Guidance on PRS exemptions and Exemptions Register requirements.
If you need an EPC or have any questions you want answered before getting one, contact Rosecroft Property Services.