Energy? A gift from the heavens.
In a country as sunny as Italy, using HelioSet 2 is especially worthwhile due to its high level of efficiency, drawing on free solar energy to generate hot water. This saves a lot of money as other energy sources are consumed at a much lower level.
Who are the two men on Grandma Giulia’s doorstep? Luca thinks they look rather suspicious. Of course, he couldn’t have known that the men were there because of their own suspicions…
The strange men on Giulia’s doorstep
For three years, Luca has been living with his wife Viola next door to Grandma Giulia. They all live in the old district of Siena, in the beautiful town of Cortona. The couple soon became friends with the old lady: Luca takes care of the trees in Giulia’s small garden and Viola goes shopping with her. Giulia returns the favour by cooking them tasty meals and baking delicious cakes. Quite understandably, Luca also feels inclined to keep an eye on her house.
There’s something not quite right with the gas use. Really?!
Luca slips into his shoes and walks the few steps next door. “Hi Giulia, is everything okay?” The men look at the young man with grim expressions. Giulia shakes her head:
Fancy that, apparently there’s something not quite right with my gas use!
The men are inspectors from the energy company: over the past few months, Grandma Giulia’s gas consumption had sunk drastically compared with her usual average use and plateaued at a low level. Reason enough to have the utility company asking questions. The company wanted to get to the bottom of the matter.
Grandma Giulia is amused
“I have looked at their ID badges. Now they want to look around my house!” says the woman. Giulia appears to be rather amused by the matter: she points up towards a glistening blue panel raised just above the red roof tiles. “Have you seen that? Good! Let’s get on with it.” She beckons the men into her house and walks down a narrow corridor to a staircase which leads to the cellar. Downstairs she turns a Bakelite switch.
A quietly humming, beautiful piece of work
“This is my pride and joy.” Giulia points towards a barely audible, humming white appliance showing a luminous display.
You want to know why my gas use has sunk so much? You’ve already seen part one: the solar collectors. This is part two. Installed six months ago. Gentlemen, you should not assume that my hot water system is as old as I am. Do you have any other questions?
The two men looked baffled. One of them took a camera from his pocket and took a few photos. “Apologies for the disruption,” says one of the inspectors as he leaves, before joining his colleague in the car.
Luca wants to know more
Luca sighed as the inspectors drove off. “Oh Giulia, Viola and I can learn a lot from you. We might be young, but our hot water system certainly isn’t. Our gas consumption is enormous!” Luca now knows: Giulia might not be able to climb up trees like he can, but in her head she is more nimble than him and Viola put together. “I suggest that you let me into the secrets of your system over coffee and cake, we’re in no rush. Maybe then I can also look forward to a visit from the two men!”
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