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Book your Free Energy Audit today! Did you know that you could be losing as much as one-third of your energy just by not adopting a few energy saving measures? No? Well, you are not alone!

With autumn and the back-to-school season rapidly appearing around the corner it’s a great time to access your home's energy usage ahead of the winter season.

 And this year with world energy prices higher than usual you could be forgiven for taking a more forensic approach to just how much energy you are using and seeing where savings can be made.

 The biggest waste of energy is generated by old oil boilers. If your boiler is over 15 years old you could be wasting over one third of the energy you buy. That’s because through wear and tear oil boilers lose their efficiency as they age. In monetary terms, it means that for every £1000 spent on heating around £300 is wasted simply by having an old boiler. So, the smart thing to do is to get your boiler upgraded immediately.

 It's worth noting that with a high-efficiency natural gas boiler, not only will you save cash and decrease the energy that you use, you’ll also future proof your home for the energy transition to renewable gases too with no need for a change of equipment so you can think of it as a long-term positive investment in your property too!

 Second on the list is making sure you get the most from the energy you buy. Setting room thermostats too high, setting the heat to come on too early or switch off later than is needed as well as heating rooms that are not in use, for example, spare bedrooms and offices in the evening, all waste precious energy so run through your settings and timings to make sure they are what you actually need. Adjusting them by just 15mins earlier or later can make all the difference over the course of a year.

 Lastly, if you haven’t got Smart Controls, it’s time to add them to your energy savings arsenal. Advanced smart controls mean that your home heating system can be controlled at the tap of a smartphone so if you’re unexpectedly late getting home from work, or decide to stay with inlaws for the weekend at late notice, you can switch off and on your heat remotely to maximise the energy you use.  

 Of course, natural gas has a host of benefits from Instant heat, Instant hot water, extra space with the removal of oil tanks and a choice of a PAYG or credit meter however one of the biggest conveniences is its ability to give you instant hot water 24/7. Just imagine the family getting ready for the day without fights over hot water or the worry of cold showers. With natural gas you can benefit from instant hot water without having to put the radiators on and you can say goodbye to switching on the immersion heater too!

 Right now, firmus energy has a number of brilliant offers making it even easier to switch. Choose from 0% finance which means you can spread the cost of installing natural gas over two years, £200 cashback or a free shower. You might even be able to qualify for £1200 off your gas install. Head to to find out more. The company is also offering free energy audits whereby its team of energy experts will visit your home and make recommendations to improve its energy efficiency. Claim your FREE home energy audit today by visiting or calling the team on 0330 024 9000

To date, over 112,000 customers have connected to natural gas with firmus energy and are enjoying the benefits that natural gas brings every day.


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