Causeway Chronicle

firmus energy to hold natural gas arrival event in Portballintrae

firmus energy will hold an event in Portballintrae Village Hall on Friday, 23rd June from 1pm to 7pm to update the public on the arrival of natural gas to the area and the many benefits it brings.

As part of the £720,000 investment by the Antrim-based energy supplier, nearly 700 homes in the village will have the chance to make the switch to natural gas from oil. That switch prepares homeowners for a carbon neutral future as the gas network and appliances are suitable for renewable gases such as Biomethane and a Hydrogen blend which will soon be transported through the existing pipes.

Attendees can access free information and energy advice, with firmus energy representatives, installers, control specialists and boiler manufacturers available to answer questions, including the process of upgrading from oil to gas. People will also learn about the range of energy efficiency measures that can help households immediately save on their energy usage. 

Ryan O’Neill, an energy advisor for firmus energy, said: “This investment will allow homeowners throughout Portballintrae to take advantage of the many benefits natural gas brings, including:

  • More space around the home when they remove their oil tank and oil boiler, and hot water cylinder and water tanks in the roofspace; 
  • An immediate carbon reduction of up to 52% when switching from oil to gas;
  • Instant radiator heat;
  • Constant hot water that never runs out;
  • No need to order heating fuel;
  • Advanced controls which mean homeowners can control their heating from wherever they are via their smartphone.

‘’Anyone considering switching over to natural gas can hear about its many wide-ranging advantages at the event on June 23rd. Local mobile coffee van Really Awesome Coffee will be there on the day, serving up free refreshments for the local community,” added Ryan.


Maurice Bradley