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Gas boilers banned by 2025? I’d be buying up every boiler I could, says heating engineer Andy Gibbs

This week there was a lot of noise regarding a recommendation  banning the sale of Gas fired boilers worldwide by 2025. To quote my mate Charlie Mullins: “I’m all for saving the planet but energy experts must remove their heads from their arses and be realistic on boiler bans” It’s halfway through 2021, so they […]

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Installer View – Build a business, not a job

In this guest blog, heating engineer Wayne Bettess recommends some simple but effective ways that tradespeople can increase their business knowledge. Hey, my name’s Wayne Bettess. I’e been in the heating industry for over 18 years and ran a business for well over 12 years. I also run a community called Off The Tools, which […]

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Sustainability? It’s the customers you need to convince

Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs gives his experiences of talking to customers about their heating systems. This column is on the subject of sustainability. Everyone has heard of it, but what exactly does it mean? The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: “Avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.” […]

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Are urinals the best option for public facilities?

We’ve been given the all clear to reopen retail shops which is a relief for the workers, and a respite in the lockdown for others. Hampering this take-up to help kick-start the economy, is the lack of public toilets available to shoppers. Many council toilets are closed completely, and larger shopping centres have reduced the […]

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