After catching some details about SGN Natural Gas on the news, Belmore Court & Motel owner and manager Terry McCartney went about organising the installation.
The Enniskillen site was connected in December 2021 and since then it has been enjoying the reliability and sustainability that comes with natural gas.
“I first heard about SGN Natural Gas on the news and after speaking to a sales rep, who was great, we got the ball rolling,” said Mr McCartney.
Belmore previously used LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) as its heating source and while it may be a cleaner-burning fuel than oil, its carbon emissions remain high. In addition, LPG is typically more expensive than natural gas, and it must be delivered and stored in a tank somewhere on the property.
However, the installation of natural gas heating can result in a carbon footprint reduction of up to 50%.
One of the biggest factors which convinces people to convert to natural gas is the environmental benefits. The SGN Natural Gas infrastructure will ultimately play a key role in decarbonising Northern Ireland by helping to remove millions of tonnes of CO2 from the west of the country, where oil and solid fuel use remains prevalent. SGN Natural Gas is also working with industry partners on the integration of zero-carbon fuels such as biomethane into the network.
“The move to natural gas was mainly for sustainability reasons,” said Mr McCartney.
“As well as the typical benefits of natural gas, cutting out the transportation of LPG will also have a positive effect on the environment.”
The Belmore Court & Motel employs 21 people and is conveniently located in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands, allowing guests to enjoy everything the region has to offer.
Mr McCartney said: “We pride ourselves on being the place to stay in Enniskillen. As an AA Silver Star and Tourism NI four-star guest accommodation, Belmore has also been the number one place to stay on TripAdvisor in Fermanagh for more than 10 years.
“We have a warm and friendly team who are dedicated to providing a high-quality service and memorable experience for all our visitors.”
SGN Natural Gas regularly holds information sessions at local venues across the network area, providing an excellent opportunity for prospective customers to speak directly with a member of the team and learn more about the benefits of switching to natural gas. The next Enniskillen event takes place on Wednesday 8th June at the Enniskillen Golf Club.