Interested homeowners and business people, who hope to connect their property to natural gas, attended a firmus energy information session at the old Moira Art Gallery, in Main Street last Thursday.
At the first of four dedicated sessions, guests learnt of the £1.7 million investment that the company is making to bring the natural gas infrastructure to the area as well as the many advantages that natural gas offers to homes and businesses.
Paul Stanfield, director of sales at firmus energy, explained: “We were delighted with the excellent turnout at our first information session.
“But if you missed out, don’t worry, we will be at the old Moira Art Gallery every Thursday, from 5pm – 8pm, until 11 June.
“We have had a huge amount of interest in natural gas and organising these sessions provides the perfect opportunity for people to call in, talk to us directly and to find out about whatever they would like to know.
“Natural gas can provide many benefits to homes and businesses.
“It is piped safely and directly into your property so there are no worries about running out, remembering to re-order, spillages or fuel theft.
“New natural gas boilers are highly efficient and your heating and hot water can operate independently from each other.
“With a combi boiler you simply heat your water as you use it, so it’s always available.
“You also don’t have the expense of heating a large hot water tank.
“Add cooking and tumble drying using natural gas and you’ll see savings compared to doing the same with electricity.
“And there are environmental benefits too as natural gas produces less carbon emissions than other fossil fuels.
“We would like to thank everyone who attended our first session.
“If you, or someone you know, may be interested in finding out more about natural gas, come along to one of our other sessions.
“It may just fuel your interest in natural gas even further.”