Anne Crawford is celebrating being one of the first home-owners in Huntingdale, Ballyclare, to have taken advantage of natural gas, which is newly available in the area, and is now enjoying the efficiency and convenience of the fuel.
Taking the decision to switch to natural gas from oil now gives Anne and her family access to a SMART heating system, providing a more energy-efficient, cosy home with instant hot water at any time of the day.
Anne, who lives in the Huntingdale Manor development in the town, commented, “We are delighted with the difference that the switch to natural gas has made to our home. It feels warmer than ever and during the recent heavy rain and gales, it was lovely to just curl up on the sofa and enjoy the cosy surroundings!
“We took the decision to convert as our oil boiler was almost 25 years old and we were ready for a change as it hadn’t been efficient for a number of years. With natural gas recently becoming available in our area, many of our neighbours were talking about it and it sounded too good to ignore.
“Now that we have it in our home, it has surpassed our expectations and we can really notice the difference. Our house heats up so quickly and it is great to get back the extra space in our garden as we were able to remove the oil tank. We are looking forward to making use of this once the summer hits!”
Anne added, “We opted for the SMART heating system which allows us to remotely control and manage the settings, so one of the extra benefits that we are really enjoying is the ability to control our heating from our iPad.
“This means that we can turn our heating on and off from anywhere in the world! This is particularly handy when we are about to head home from a cold day out and can ensure the house is toasty and warm just in time for us getting back. It would be great if I could just organise it to have the tea ready for us too!”
Paula Simpson, from firmus energy, said, “We are delighted that Anne and her family are enjoying the many benefits of natural gas and we look forward to connecting even more homes in the area to our convenient, low-cost energy.
“With her SMART system, which includes a highly-efficient condensing combi gas boiler, Anne can set the temperature in each room to suit her requirements, which means less energy is wasted throughout her home and more money is saved. Being able to control the system remotely, from any partnered SMART device, is a massive benefit for any householder and will help Anne’s family home to be more energy efficient than ever before.
“The robust heating system was fitted to a very high standard by one of our local gas registered installers, Gary Chapman. Water pressure is always high for the showers and the filtered mains water throughout the house gives appliances a longer lifespan. The Baxi Platinum Combi boiler also comes with a ten-year parts and labour warranty which is one of the best in the industry, so it also is a great investment for Anne.
Sharon English from Baxi explained, “We are delighted that Anne chose a Baxi Platinum Combi boiler. At over 90% efficient, she is getting more heating and hot water for her money, saving her money on her fuel bills, and the ten-year warranty will give her extra peace of mind. We are proud to have designed boilers that are straightforward to install and service for heating engineers and simple to use for householders.
Anne concluded, “I would recommend firmus energy natural gas to other householders in the area without a shadow of a doubt. The connection process was very quick and efficient with minimal disruption.
“We are really seeing the advantages of the system in terms of saving money on our heating bills each month, which is partly due to the lower-cost fuel but also because our system is now so energy efficient.”
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