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UK Households given scam awareness advice as part of national campaign

Thursday, June 06, 2019 by OFTEC

UK Households are urged to be vigilant when having work done to their heating system to avoid falling victim to non-qualified technicians or dishonest pricing tactics.

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OFTEC presents compelling low carbon heating solution to UK housing sector

Sunday, June 02, 2019 by OFTEC

OFTEC reinforced the key role of the fossil fuel heating industry in transitioning homes to a low carbon future at a series of events held across the UK, aimed at tackling energy efficiency, cutting carbon emissions and reducing fuel poverty in the domestic housing sector.

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Low carbon liquid fuel heating solution to take centre stage at OFTEC annual conference

Sunday, June 02, 2019 by OFTEC

The results of OFTEC’s independent research into how oil-heated homes can best transition to a low-to-zero carbon heating solution and reduce their overall emissions, will be unveiled at OFTEC’s 2019 annual conference in June, when industry leaders unite to discuss the progress made and next steps towards securing a sustainable future for the off-grid sector.

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Smarten up your heating system to improve efficiency, UK households urged

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by OFTEC

With an increased focus on the need to take action on climate change, UK households are being urged to think about how they can smarten up their heating system to help contribute to the nationwide effort of reducing carbon emissions.

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OFTEC launches competition to find energy enterprise of the future

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by OFTEC

OFTEC, the organisation representing the liquid fuel heating industry in Ireland, has launched a competition to help share the importance of energy efficiency with school children across Northern Ireland.

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Irish homeowners urged to upgrade to a bunded oil tank

Sunday, May 12, 2019 by OFTEC Ireland

Homeowners across Ireland are being encouraged to upgrade their oil home heating system to include a bunded fuel storage tank to protect the environment, preventing oil leaks and theft.

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Don't risk an oil spill - if you are in any doubt, replace consumable items.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 by OFTEC

In the event of a fuel spill originating from a flexible fuel line, home insurers may try to pass the cost on to the technician who services the appliance. How can you protect yourself from this risk?

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Industry expertise vital to creating future proof heat decarbonisation policy

Monday, April 08, 2019 by OFTEC

OFTEC welcomes government’s commitment to accelerate the UK’s timeline towards net zero emissions. What is needed now is effective policy to deliver the rapid change required across all sectors, including off-gas heating.

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Young people in Northern Ireland encouraged to consider roles in trade

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 by OFTEC Ireland

OFTEC Ireland is calling for young people in Northern Ireland to consider an apprenticeship or vocational training in the plumbing and heating sector.

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Fuel poverty concern as homeworkers face higher energy costs

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by OFTEC

A new report has revealed people working from home have been paying an extra £45 a month in energy costs during lockdown, raising concerns that fuel poor households are being pushed into further financial difficulty.

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