Andy Gibbs

Opinion: What should be included in a boiler service?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs gives his opinion on what a boiler service should look like: “Morning Madam, here to service the boiler.” We’ve all said it, but what’s in a service? What should that customer get for their money? Is it a case of get the flue gas analyser […]

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Is a career in heating and plumbing a good choice for young people?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs shares his experience of advising young people about a career in the heating and plumbing industry:  A few months ago, I was invited by the careers teacher at my eldest son’s school, to take part in their “Meet a Visitor ” day. Essentially it’s a […]

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Will £5k heat pump grants kick the door open for rogue traders?

In his latest column, heating engineer Andy Gibbs looks at the Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy, which promises £5,000 to encourage homeowners to install low carbon heating systems: Here we go again. The government has just announced a £450million scheme to grant £5k to anyone wanting a heat pump installed from next April. We’ve seen […]

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Hydrogen vs Heat pumps – An Installer’s View

Heating Engineer and Installer Columnist Andy Gibbs gives his view on the media attention surrounding the future of heat: It’s the biggest discussion on everyone’s lips at the moment and we recently had a heated debate about this topic at InstallerSHOW, so I thought I’d expand on some of my views. So, Hydrogen or Heat […]

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Van theft – The installer’s view

In his latest article, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs looks at how van theft can affect installers, and what can be done to combat it. Van theft, or theft of tools from vans, is always a hot topic. Just recently I was reading an article on Installer that said £17.5 million of tools were stolen in […]

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