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Save with oil heating

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by OFTEC

Using data from teh independent heating cost analysts, the Sutherland Tables. OFTEC is able to demonstrate the significant savings that exist between oil heating and other popular forms of heating.

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5 Essential tips for carbon monoxide safety

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by OFTEC

There are 50 fatal carbon monoxide (CO) incidents and more than 200 people hospitalised with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning every year in the UK.

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It's time to wake up to the hard facts about decarbonising off-grid homes

Thursday, November 09, 2017 by OFTEC CEO Paul Rose

There is no question that off-grid heating must be decarbonised in order to contribute to the UK’s challenging carbon reduction targets. But electrification, one of the options endorsed by government’s recent Clean Growth Strategy and RHI Scheme, is not the only answer.

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OFTEC comment on the clean growth strategy

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC CEO Paul Rose comments:“OFTEC welcomes publication of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy and supports the Government’s efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions from UK homes.

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Irish students encouraged to think safety first as rental costs rise

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by OFTEC

As students across Ireland get their Leaving Cert results, many will be on the hunt for privately rented accommodation for university.With less availability and rental property prices in Ireland increasing 13.4% from last year , OFTEC, the trade organisation that represents the domestic heating and cooking industry in Ireland, is concerned that many students will take the cheapest accommodation available without properly inspecting the property.

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Students urged to be vigilant when choosing rental accommodation

Monday, August 21, 2017 by OFTEC

As property rental prices continue to increase, students are being urged not to ignore potential safety issues in a bid to save money as they choose accommodation ahead of the new university year.

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Households welcome heating oil price fall as electricity costs soar

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by OFTEC

Oil users in Great Britain have welcomed a 10% fall in their annual heating costs as they continue to enjoy the cheapest fuel bills in the county, according to a new report.

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As oil prices fall and electricity prices soar heat policy must be reviewed says OFTEC

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 by OFTEC

As the average cost of heating a home on oil continues to fall, whilst more than 3 million consumers face a 12.5% rise in electricity prices, OFTEC has reignited its call on government to urgently review current heat policy.

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OFTEC registrations hit four year high as competent persons scheme reaches 15th anniversary

Monday, July 31, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC has marked the 15th anniversary of its industry recognised Competent Persons Scheme with the news that registration numbers have hit the highest level since 2013.

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OFTEC and NI Environment Agency launch oil tank safety campaign for businesses

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by OFTEC

21st June 2017: The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC), which represents the domestic and light commercial oil heating sector, joined forces today to launch a campaign on oil tank awareness for businesses owners.

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