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Discover : Is a Heat Pump Cheaper to Run Than a Gas Boiler?

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Is a Heat Pump Cheaper? When it comes to heating your home, two common options are heat pumps and gas boilers. Each system has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and understanding the costs associated with each can help homeowners make an informed decision. This article explores whether a heat pump is cheaper than a gas boiler, considering factors such as initial installation costs, operating expenses, maintenance, and long-term savings.

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How Did British Gas Miss This Simple Fault?

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📪 Newsletter: http://skill-builder.uk/signup Roger helps his neighbour figure out a fault the British Gas engineer failed to spot. ________________________________________ A systematic approach to fault finding is essential when tackling electrical issues in central heating systems that cause fuses to trip. This process not only identifies the underlying cause of the problem but also ensures safety and system efficiency. Here’s a …

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Water Welding. No Gas Needed! HydrOwelder

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Traditionally reliant on gas or electricity, the welding industry is now witnessing a groundbreaking innovation: water-powered welding equipment.

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What Is a Gas Detection Wearable?

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What is a gas detection wearable? What are the benefits of connected safety technology? Here are answers to those questions.

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How Safe is Your Gas? Paris Gas Explosion Thoughts

How Safe is Your Gas? Paris Gas Explosion Thoughts

After reading the reports from the recent gas explosion at a bakery in central Paris, Roger talks about staying safe with gas cookers, gas safety devices and tests his own gas hob to see if it cuts out properly.

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Suspended sentence for unregistered gas worker

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A man has been fined and given a suspended prison sentence after working on a number of boilers without being Gas Safe registered. High Wycombe Crown Court heard how Philip Locke carried out work on a boiler in 2013 without being registered, faults were later found with the boiler. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuting issued a letter to …

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Fine for unregistered gas fitter

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An unregistered gas fitter from Farnborough has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas work which was found to be unsafe. Basingstoke Magistrates’ court heard how Mr Fergus Leask, who also trades as Eldan Plumbing, had assured the homeowner that he was Gas Safe Registered. When he was unable to supply the gas safe certificate months after installing the boiler, the …

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Day in the life: Gas Man God

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Skill Builder’s ‘Day in the life’ feature takes a look at a typical day in the life of different tradespeople. In the first in the series we talk to a plumbing and heating engineer who goes by the name of Gas Man God who is one of the co-founders of  the Gas Safety Super Heros campaign.* Name: GasManGod Trade: Gas …

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Builder handed suspended prison sentence and community service following unsafe gas work

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A builder has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service for putting a home owner at risk following renovations to their house in Cardiff. Cardiff Crown Court heard that Brian James was hired to carry out renovations to a bungalow in Cardiff specifically to install new plumbing and heating, including a boiler. Brian James admitted in court that although …

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Torbay Plumber Sentenced After Illegal Gas Work

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An illegal gas work fitter has been prosecuted after he installed a gas boiler and left it in a potentially dangerous state because he did not commission it.

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Newquay gas fitter sentenced for unregistered gaswork

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An unregistered gas fitter has been ordered to complete 250 hours of community service for illegally installing a LPG gas boiler and hob at a Newquay home as well as producing fraudulent documentation. Dean Marshall, aged 47, of Dukes Way, Newquay, installed the gas boiler and gas hob at a property on Chynowen Lane, Newquay several years after his registration …

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