The aim is to help owner-occupiers and private landlords in Aberdeenshire to improve the energy performance rating of their property in line with Scottish Government guidance, while helping them save on energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint by guiding them through the process and providing a free Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) survey.
Energy Efficient Ellon was established to help homeowners and private landlords in Ellon and the surrounding areas to navigate the process of making energy efficiency improvements to their property to bring it in line with upcoming Scottish Government guidance and legislation.
Delivered by award-winning social enterprise, Scarf, which has more than 30 years of experience in the energy sector, Energy Efficient Ellon can help you plan your home improvements, identify a reputable installer, source funding (where applicable) and act as a designated third party on your behalf, making the process as simple as possible.
The short answer is ‘maybe’, depending on the findings of an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) survey, however there are some simple changes you can make straight away to begin making savings:
2. First Visit AND EPC
After speaking to one of the team, they will visit you in your property to provide initial advice and complete an EPC survey (if required).
This report will highlight areas where energy efficiency improvements could be made and establish a baseline for measuring improvements.
3. Appointment of contractor / Pricing
Following on from the initial visit and the production of an EPC, one of our team will support you in appointing a contractor to carry out the works. As a trusted, local organisation, Scarf puts consumer rights and protection at the forefront of its work, meaning you will get the best service possible and help and support in the unlikely event of anything going wrong.
Before the works are carried out, a small temperature monitor (similar in size to a car key) will be placed in your property to monitor the average temperature before installation.
4. Installation of measures
During the works stage, our team will be on hand to provide support and advice and to liaise with contractors on your behalf if required.
The Quality Assurance (QA) process will include site inspection visits at various stages of the works and will provide you with an extra layer of protection.
5. Follow Up visit AND EPC
Once work is complete, one of our team will visit you to ensure you are happy with the work and to provide advice on how to get the maximum benefit from your investment.
They will ask you to complete a survey, exploring what impact the measure has made to your lifestyle and behaviour within your household and wider family. The monitor previously placed in the property will be collected three months after the works are completed and the data will be sent to you.