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Shake off the Halloween chills with firmus energy

Hand Painted Pumpkins

Halloween is coming, but fear not with natural gas from firmus energy we will keep the chills and spooks safely away from your door.

If you have been longing for a cosy family night by the fire, a relaxing spa night at home, or maybe you just want the security of never running out of fuel, whatever you're looking for with firmus energy at home you can say goodbye to Autumnal chills and embrace a heart-warming Halloween.

Did you know that natural gas isn’t just brilliant for heating the home or providing constant hot water (although these benefits are great too), it’s also brilliant for cooking! Natural gas is the top choice of professional chefs who thrive on the flexibility it offers allowing them to cook up full flavour, vibrant food faster with greater ease and precision than any other fuel source, so when you make the switch to firmus energy you too can amaze the family with lovingly prepared quick, quality family meals.

Of course, the benefits of natural gas don’t stop within your home, natural gas emits 48% less carbon emissions than oil*, so when you make the switch to natural gas you will be helping create a cleaner future for Northern Ireland, as we transition to net-zero carbon.

 If you’re dreaming of a heart-warming Halloween, then why not invest in your home with the ultimate fright buster for the entire family! 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 or £200 cashback. 

To date, over 108,000 customers have connected to natural gas with firmus energy and are enjoying the benefits that natural gas brings every day.

So, what are you waiting for? Find out if you can say Goodby to your oil tank today by heading to or call the team on 0330 024 9000. 

*Information based on switching from a non-efficient oil system to an efficient gas boiler, based on average annual consumption. 

Heart Warming Halloween 

If you are looking for some inspiration to keep your family busy over half term, then why not create some memories with a cosy night in crafting and cooking with a seasonal pumpkin.

It’s estimated that a staggering 10 million pumpkins are grown each year in the UK with the majority being carved and used as lanterns. With this in mind we have some simple ideas which will bring the fun and help you educate the little ones on the benefits of acting sustainably.


Pumpkin Painting

Why not paint and design your very own pumpkin using felt tips, washable pens, water-based paint.

Simple ideas include to stripe, spot, put a bow on it or other touches such as a hat.

Another fun idea could be for the family to get personal and create their very own pumpkin family!

This is a safe and simple alternative to pumpkin carving and ensures safe fun for all ages. What’s even better about pumpkin painting is that when your done you can use the pumpkin for other crafts or even cooking.

Pumpkin Soup

Keep the ghouls away with a nutritious pumpkin and Ginger soup. This silky-smooth seasonal soup will leave the entire family satisfied.


2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp ginger
2 cloves of garlic crushed
2 onions, finely diced
1kg pumpkin chunks
700ml vegetable or chicken stock
150ml double cream


Heat oil in a large saucepan
Add garlic and ginger
Add chopped onions and sear until soft
Add pumpkin chunks to the pan and cook for 10 minutes
Add stock to the saucepan
Boil for 10 minutes,
Simmer for 20 minutes or until pumpkin is soft
Add double cream and boil
Blend soup to a smooth consistency
Season the soup with salt & pepper
Serve with a topping of seeds or fine spring onion









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