Energy performance certificates could make homes 'more desirable'

Posted: 05 Aug 2008 13:08:27 GMT

            Property News - Energy performance certificates could make homes 'more desirable'

As the credit crunch hits homeowner's pockets those who are considering moving are keeping a close eye on the associated costs and are keen to find ways to find ways of cutting back.

That is according to the National Insulation Association (NIA), which has said that properties that have good rating on their energy performance certificates will become "more desirable".

Neil Marshall, chief executive of the NIA, said: "The roll-out of Energy Performance Certificates with Home Information Packs (Hips) can make a home more desirable, especially in a challenging market."

Mr Marshall's comments about the desirability of property with good insulation are backed up by the Energy Saving Trust.

The trust has revealed that without loft insulation, homeowners could be losing up to 15 per cent of their heating costs.

Those that want to insulate their property to make it more saleable could be saving a buyer £110 a year on their heating bills.

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