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Future of oil heated homes focus of discussion at Labour and Conservative party conferences

Tuesday, October 06, 2020 by OFTEC

Concerns that rural homeowners could face major costs under government green heating plans were raised at this year’s political party conferences.

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OFTEC stands up for renewable liquid fuel future at 2020 Party Conferences

Thursday, September 17, 2020 by OFTEC

OFTEC will champion the crucial role renewable liquid fuels have to play in a net zero future for rural homes at the Labour and Conservative Party 2020 Conferences.

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OFTEC backs a ‘just transition’ to net-zero during Warm Homes Week

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by OFTEC

The government must ensure policies to decarbonise off-grid heating do not exacerbate existing social challenges experienced by rural homeowners, OFTEC has warned.

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Irish house sellers urged to check heating system to attract buyers

Thursday, September 10, 2020 by OFTEC Ireland

With ‘back to school’ season having a whole new meaning in 2020, homeowners with an itch to sell and move are now getting a chance to get their house in order and on the market.

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NI house sellers urged to check heating system to attract buyers

Wednesday, September 09, 2020 by OFTEC

As property prices in Northern Ireland hit a five-year high, many homeowners with an itch to sell are getting their house in order and on the market.

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OFTEC launches TrustMark registration scheme for heating technicians

Thursday, September 03, 2020 by OFTEC

Heating technicians can now apply for TrustMark certification as an extension of their OFTEC registration to access government funded installation work and further demonstrate competence to consumers.

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Households in the UK must futureproof heating system before selling to new generation of 'homeworkers'

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 by OFTEC

With the house moving season in full swing, UK homeowners looking to sell their property are being encouraged to check their heating system is in tip-top condition to help sell their property and to avoid putting off potential buyers who plan to work from home.

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Students across the UK urged to 'stay alert' when moving into rental accommodation during COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by OFTEC

Students across the UK heading off to university next month are being urged to stay alert and check that correct safety measures have been followed before moving into rental accommodation.

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Households must adapt energy habits to avoid higher bills post lockdown

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by OFTEC

Households should pay closer attention to their energy use post lockdown if they want to avoid unexpected costly bills, rural heating experts have warned.

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Government relying on limited data to create rural heat decarbonisation policy

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 by OFTEC

Government’s current reluctance to support renewable liquid fuels as part of the UK’s green heat agenda is based on flawed evidence, according to the initial outcomes of widespread field trials.

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