Home Energy Rating

Almost everything we use that consumes energy is given an energy rating. These energy ratings enable you to compare the likely running costs between products. The performance of a car, for example, is given in miles per gallon. The best-known energy-rating systems for homes are SAP and NHER. As an NHER organisation with an accredited surveyor/assessor, HEET is able to provide both SAP and NHER ratings.

SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) provides a rating for space and hot water heating only. Homes are rated on a scale of 0 (poor) - 120 (excellent).

Picture: NHER logoNHER (National Home Energy Rating) provides a total rating for the energy performance of a home including lighting and appliance running costs. Homes are rated on a scale of 0 (poor) - 10 (excellent).

Landlords and project managers

HEET can provide an energy rating on a sample of housing stock or 'before and after' ratings to help assess the impact of an energy efficiency scheme.

Frequently asked questions

What use is an energy rating?

SAP and NHER ratings can be used to:

  • Provide information on the likely running costs of a home.
  • Predict carbon dioxide (C02) emissions.
  • Estimate savings and payback periods from carrying out energy efficiency works.
  • Evaluate the impact of an energy efficiency project.

Energy ratings are also set to become a key component of the new house seller's Home Conditions Report.

Do I have to meet HEET's eligibility criteria to get this service?

No. But we do make a charge for this service. The income generated from energy rating helps to subsidise our free services for low-income households.

How much does it cost?

Fees are negotiable according to the information that you require. Costs start at £54 for a survey and basic report and we charge £10 to issue an NHER certificate. Waltham Forest residents are charged at a lower rate. Bulk surveying for landlords or project managers can be negotiated separately.

For more information on Home Energy Rating visit: www.nher.co.uk

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