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Bord Gáis Energy to invest €24m in new HomeCare business

  • Company to recruit 38 staff and contractors nationwide to support business growth
  • New offering will include oil boiler servicing and a suite of Hive products

Bord Gáis Energy has announced the relaunch of its residential energy services business, renamed as HomeCare, which the company will invest €24m in over the next three years.

From November 2016, the Bord Gáis Energy boiler services business will be re-positioned as ‘HomeCare’, providing a range of heating and energy services in the home.

To support business expansion, Bord Gáis Energy will recruit 22 full time Service Engineers, 14 of which will be appointed over the next 12 months. The company will also take on an additional 16 contract Service Engineers, creating 38 new jobs in total. This is the first time Bord Gáis Energy has recruited full time Service Engineers since 1985.

With HomeCare, Bord Gáis Energy offers a more expansive range of services including Gas Boiler Service & Repair; Oil Boiler Service & Repair; Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installations and Hive Active Heating smart heating controls.

Hive Active Heating allows total control of home heating and hot water from a smartphone, laptop or tablet. This gives users control over their energy whether they are at home, work or on the go and can help customers save you up to €120 per year on their energy bills. In 2017, Bord Gáis Energy will introduce a range of additional Hive products for householders such as smart plugs, smart lights and motion and contact sensors.

Nicky Doran, Marketing & Energy Services Controller said, ‘This is a very exciting period for our residential energy services business. We’re always looking for ways to offer added value to our customers and HomeCare allows us to bring our helpful positioning to life in our customers homes every day. We’ve been offering gas boiler servicing for over 30 years and, in that time, the business has grown from strength to strength. We’re now providing the same service for oil boilers, allowing us to reach customers outside of the gas network.’

‘To support this business expansion, we’ll be creating an additional 38 jobs over the next three years. This recruitment is an important milestone in our business, as it includes the appointment of full time Service Engineers for the first time since 1985.’

Oil boiler servicing is currently available for householders in Dublin and the surrounding areas, as well as Cork and Tipperary. Oil boiler servicing and repair will be rolled out nationwide over the next 12 months.

For anyone looking for information on Bord Gáis Energy HomeCare, contact 01 611 01 45 or visit bordgaisenergy.ie/homecare.

* Saving is based on annual gas usage of 13,800kWh at the BGE standard rate on 02.06.15 when entry-level remote heating controls are installed as per SEAI Energy Savings. Savings are dependent on customer behaviour change in their usage.

About Bord Gáis Energy

Bord Gáis Energy is a gas, electricity and energy services supplier in the Republic of Ireland. The company has been in operation since 1976 and currently supplies energy and services to over 680,000 residential and business customers. In 2014, Bord Gáis Energy became part of the global Centrica plc Group.