Savills says people are paying close attention to EPCs, and homes with heat pumps sell at a premium

Homebuyers are paying more for properties with heat pumps or other low-carbon technology installed, and are looking closely at energy ratings, according to analysis by the estate agents Savills.

Energy-saving credentials are becoming important considerations for people who are looking to move and reduce soaring energy bills. Nearly six out of 10 (59%) prospective buyers told the company they were willing to pay more for a home primarily powered by renewable energy.

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Homes in England and Wales that have a heat pump fitted command a premium over average regional prices, Savills found.

Meanwhile 71% of people surveyed said a home’s energy performance certificate (EPC) rating – which measures its energy performance – now played an important role in their considerations over whether to buy a property.

Almost a third (32%) of people said they put more importance on EPC ratings than they did a year ago.

Read more: TheGuardian

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