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New Hydrogen Boiler Labels

Hydrogen Boiler Labels

Projects have been running behind the scenes in a bid to introduce hydrogen into our gas system. Ultimately, the goal is to decarbonise the UK, making homes more eco-friendly. Hy Deploy Project The first trial of the Hy Deploy project took place at Keele University from 2019 to 2021. The project involved simulating 12 years of […]

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Options Skills Announce Partnership with Checkatrade

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Options Skills are proud to announce our partnership with Checkatrade. Established in 1998, Checkatrade has become the UK’s leading trade directory, with millions of people using them each year to find reputable tradespeople. And now, we’re excited to announce that not only can our students become members free of charge for twelve months, but existing […]

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Essential Tools For Gas And Heating Engineers

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Dave Judge, Gas Engineer and Director of Compliance, shares the essential tools for gas engineers to have in their kit, what brands to look out for and whether quality tools really have to cost a lot of money. So the most common questions we get asked as trainers are: What tools do I need? What […]

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Is Gas Engineering Still A Viable Career?

Gas engineering trainee working with copper pipes

With the increased media focus on gas prices, the environmental impact of fossil fuels, advances in hydrogen production, and the growth of the renewables industry, it is easy to believe that the use of natural gas has had its day. The supply of natural gas is indeed getting scarcer by the year. It’s also indisputable […]

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Domestic Heating Systems Explained

Trainees working in domestic heating systems

Heat pump technologies work more effectively when coupled with correctly designed central heating systems. But, before discussing the system design for heat pumps, it is worth examining the common system types used for domestic wet systems. The descriptions below are simplified and meant as a rough guide only. Conventional Systems Conventional systems became affordable to […]

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Options Skills Launch New Heating Engineer Training Courses

Heating engineer working on a air source heat pump

The energy industry is constantly evolving. From coal fires to gas central heating, the way we heat our homes has changed throughout history. And now more than ever, we’re seeing significant changes. 77% of the UK heat their homes with gas (Source: Statista), but as heat pumps become more readily available and solar panels more popular, that’s […]

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Heating | Energy Saving Tips

Heating - Trainee working on boiler

Gas engineer and director of compliance at Options Skills, Dave Judge, shares how you can reduce your heating usage and bills this winter. With the ever-increasing rise in energy prices (Source: The Independent), it is prudent that everyone takes the time to ensure they are as energy conscious as possible. Heating your home can be […]

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Government 5k Heat Pump Grant

We’ve been covering the UK’s journey towards a greener future, and just this week, the government have made another announcement. They have revealed that the treasury will be providing £450 million to the public to encourage households to install heat pumps. Available via a grant of up £5,000, the hope is that we will phase […]

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Gas Engineers Response To Decarbonisation

Gas engineer trainee in the workshop working on a boiler - decarbonisation

Over the past year, we’ve been looking into the decarbonisation of the UK, from eco alternatives available to what it means for the public and manufacturers. Now, we’re looking at what gas engineers themselves think about the switch. Depending on their speciality and how long they’ve been in the gas industry, opinions and plans vary […]

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