Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic, Belfast

The property

Gaia Smart Energy fitted a Genius Hub system in Peter Herold’s home in March 2021. Peter was so impressed with the system that he decided to also have it installed in his busy veterinary surgery, Cornerstone Vets, soon afterwards.

The veterinary surgery demonstrates the full breadth of what the Genius Hub  system is capable of: it controls the Daikin Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR), extract fans, ventilation fans, electric heaters, hot water cylinder and wet radiators. This will provide optimum comfort and energy savings

Installation

The installation time was 4 days. We were able to work around a busy veterinary surgery, and the complex nature of all the equipment being controlled, with minimal disruption to the day-to-day operations of the surgery.

Before the Genius Hub was installed, I controlled the temperature just by manually opening and closing each of the valves on the radiators in each room. Sometimes I would forget and leave a room on, wasting energy. I also have lots of staff who are too busy to remember to turn off the heating when it is not needed.

The main consideration was really the ease of control of the temperature, via an app on the mobile phone. 

I can control the temperature even if I am not in the property, and I can very much fine-tune the temperature on recurring schedules. Having installed Genius Hub in both my home and my business, I find this very beneficial both in work and at home. So for instance, I can ensure that the staffroom is warm at lunchtime. 

When Genius Hub was fitted to my home, I knew very quickly that it would be ideal for my Veterinary practice. When the Gaia engineer came out to survey the building I was surprised to find that I could control all of the electric heating, air conditioning and ventilation fans etc. as well as the radiators. 

Yes, I have saved significant money on both gas and electric energy bills. Like a lot of people nowadays, I want to avoid wasting energy.

I find the system very user friendly. If I’m not at the practice, my staff can control each individual room but the system can never run beyond closing time due to the way it’s set up, so I don’t need to worry about it being left on all weekend.

Joe was a pleasure to work with. He attended to any small problems which popped up in a friendly and confident manner.