Why it is important to use an EPVS member?
Thousands of consumers have purchased green energy products such as solar PV in the last few years. Their main reasons for buying is to reduce their energy bills, protect themselves from future increase in energy prices and earn extra money from government subsidies like Feed-in Tariff (FITs) or Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
When you are considering buying home energy products you could receive a quote from the installer stating how the product will perform, how much it will save you from a reduction in energy bills and how much you could earn from government subsidies like FITs and RHI (where applicable). You could also receive payback periods of how much you could save or earn over many years, e.g. for solar PV 20 or 25 years.
These figures are key to your decision-making process. You take it on trust that you will achieve these savings because the technical jargon is too complicated to understand and all you really digest is the headline figures of you will be savings hundreds of pounds per year, if not thousands. How can you trust the installer is giving you the correct figures and not luring you into a false sense of security where you will agree to the contract by providing you with over-inflated figures which are not achievable? Many consumers have fallen into this trap and have found that their new product (e.g. solar PV) is not providing them the savings quoted in the contract and therefore have been missold.
The Energy Performance Validation Scheme (EPVS) is designed to negate this very issue and by using an EPVS member you can feel assured that the installer has gone through a rigorous process to become a member and has satisfied EPVS that its paperwork is up to standard. Our monthly monitoring programme keeps a track of our members to ensure they are providing consumers with accurate performance figures and monetary savings and not over-inflating figures to entice consumers into buying.
Benefits of using an EPVS member
- Increase confidence in the installer providing you with a quote
- Added layer of security and protection from EPVS
- Our process gives accuracy importance thereby reducing misselling
- Independent ongoing monitoring of installers ensures compliance
- You will receive an EPVS certificate stating your installation is registered
- FREE validation check is available to you should you require it