Robert Lynch of Energy Centre explains why going down the sustainable energy route is a no-brainer.
In the last 10 years, energy costs have been rising steadily. As demand increases, oil prices will continue to rise. Solar energy, on the other hand, will always be free and they can save you up to 70% on hot water costs, while upgrading your heating can save you up to 50% on fuel costs.
That’s why you should make contact with Duleek, Co Meath-based Energy Centre because they are renowned as Ireland’s leading installers of Domestic Energy Saving Solutions.
They believe solar energy is the future. Fossil fuels will not last forever, so we need to look towards renewable energy sources as a more sustainable method of heating our hot water.
SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) registered, Energy Centre install an average of 1500 systems per year and use the highest quality solar panels and tubes from Europe’s leading manufacturers.
Their mission statement is: “To help reduce your ever increasing energy costs” and Managing Director Robert Lynch has 12 years experience in the industry to fall back on.
“I set up a heating & plumbing contracting business in 2004 and the following year Bosch invited myself and some other contractors over to their factory in Worcester where they demonstrated an A-rate home powered by wind turbine, geothermal systems, solar panels etc.
“I was interested in something for the retrofit market and turbines and geothermal weren’t options because of the cost. Solar panels appealed to me and I subsequently installed my first set of solar panels on my own house in 2005.
“We saw the benefits and the savings first hand so that gave me the conviction to go out and to try and persuade people to do likewise. I registered a company called Solar Solutions that year and haven’t looked back since because people are realising that oil and heating are becoming things of the past.”
There are a multitude of benefits to be gained from following Robert’s example.
Energy Centre’s solar panels are specifically designed for the climate here in Ireland. Their solar panels don’t need direct sunlight, they work off natural daylight, so they will produce up to 70% of your hot water all year round.
In addition, the Irish government is offering substantial grant aid towards solar panels and Robert and his team will help you complete your grant application in time.
The SEAI claim that buyers pay significantly more for an energy efficient home. Solar panels will help to improve your BER rating dramatically.
Ireland currently has one of the highest C02 emissions in Europe. Installing solar panels will significantly reduce your C02 emissions and help you do your bit for the environment.
“Business is going very well,” Robert added, “we offer nationwide installations and we have generated a lot of new work through referrals. Word of mouth is the best form of advertisement in our line of work.”
Energy Centre’s long list of satisfied customers appreciate the personal touch employed by Robert and his staff of 50 employees.
“We don’t contract out any of our work and I personally do 60% of the surveys myself. The first thing I do when I meet a customer is give them my phone number. Issues do arise but that way they can talk to me straight away. We pride ourselves on the quality back-up service we provide our customers and that has been gained through hard-earned experience.
“We also pride ourselves on the high standards of our products and service.”
You don’t have to take Robert’s word for it, here’s an abstract of a letter Energy Centre received from a happy customer: “As you know when you first contacted us about Solar Energy we were very sceptical believing it depended on the suns rays, of which as you know we do not get too much of.
“We were very surprised when you explained your system and how it used the UV rays and did not depend upon the sun so that it was efficient in the winter as well as the summer, and we must say that we are delighted that you did.
“To date we have not had to purchase any coal, timber and only one bottle of gas where we would have bought six previously. Just one top up of 300 litres of oil and you can see that we have already enjoyed substantial savings in our energy costs.
“The showers are great with no fiddling around to get the right temperature, plus we can use them when electrical appliances are on as they do not depend upon electricity to work.
“Is it any wonder that we are delighted with the product and the efficient way you handled everything and would readily recommend you to anyone anticipating installing solar energy”.
Sustainable energy improves people’s lives, brings comfort and convenience, and addresses environmental challenges. It is also beneficial to our economy, creating and protecting jobs.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s vision is for Ireland’s energy to be sustainable, secure, affordable and clean.
To achieve this, Ireland must use less energy, move to clean energy, and innovate to create new solutions to our energy needs. Leading the transition to smarter and more sustainable energy activities is central to this objective.
To play your part, give Robert and Energy Centre a call at the number below.
The Energy Centre
Duleek Business Park
Tel: (041) 980 8200
Email: [email protected]
Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, November 2017, Vol 3 No 10