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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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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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OFTEC's future vision launched at annual conference

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC’s proposals to improve energy efficiency and carbon reduction for off grid homes in England and Wales were officially presented at the trade association’s annual conference and AGM, where new chairman, Niall Fay of Grant Engineering, was also welcomed to the post.

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Oil heated households top the league for cheapest fuel bills, says new report

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by OFTEC

Oil heated households are enjoying the cheapest fuel bills in the country for the second year running, according to a new report*.

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Manifesto pledges on domestic energy efficiency fall short, says OFTEC

Monday, June 05, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC has welcomed moves announced in the main party manifestos towards improving domestic energy efficiency and carbon reduction but says these measures don’t go far enough in supporting the 970,000 oil using homes in England and Wales.

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New technical notice issued

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by OFTEC

HM Government has recently published a new Manual to the Building Regulations for use in England. The manual includes guidance on how to ensure the requirements of the building regulations are met when carrying out work.

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New technical manager at OFTEC

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC has welcomed a new manager to its experienced technical team to further strengthen the range of services offered to technicians and consumers.

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OFTEC officially launches future vision at annual conference

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by OFTEC

The future of liquid fuel heating will be under the spotlight next month when OFTEC officially launches its vision to improve energy efficiency and carbon reduction for off grid homes at the trade association’s annual conference and AGM.

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Households warned about home heating DIY dangers

Friday, April 28, 2017 by OFTEC

Households should think twice before they attempt to repair their own heating system to avoid the potential dangers of a bodged job. That’s the warning from experienced technicians following call outs to fix DIY heating disasters caused by homeowners, who have tried to cut corners by not calling in an expert and doing it themselves.

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OFTEC energy savings drive supported by SEAI

Friday, April 21, 2017 by OFTEC

With many Irish households unaware of the significant savings they could be making on their energy bills, OFTEC is urging consumers to book a professional boiler service that could reduce fuel bills by as much as 10%, saving you up to €150 per year.*

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