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2021 Budget comment from OFTEC CEO, Paul Rose

Thursday, March 04, 2021 by OFTEC

Responding to the 2021 Budget, OFTEC Chief Executive Paul Rose said: "The Chancellor didn’t hold back in outlining the financial toll the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on the UK economy, so it’s perhaps not surprising there were very few new green announcements, other than re-commitments to existing policies.

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OFTEC and MCS virtual events demystify route to renewables

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by OFTEC

OFTEC registered heating technicians looking to expand into the renewables market can find out how to make the most of this business opportunity thanks to a new series of free, interactive virtual briefings hosted by OFTEC in partnership with MCS.

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Top tips for Northern Ireland home buyers

Thursday, February 25, 2021 by OFTEC Ireland

From testing Carbon Monoxide alarms to knowing your EPC, here are top tips for making the move a smooth one. According to latest figures, the Northern Ireland Housing Market recorded its busiest quarter since the height of the property boom in 2007.

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Warning for households as millions lost to lockdown scams

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by OFTEC

Households are urged to be vigilant against cold callers, suspicious messages and rogue traders after a growing number of new scams have emerged during lockdown.

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Voice activated heating and other energy predictions for 2021

Thursday, February 11, 2021 by OFTEC

Industry experts have outlined five energy trends and technologies households can expect to see during the 2020s as the government ramps up action on climate change.

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Decarbonisation of rural homes at risk due to high costs, says new research

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by OFTEC

New industry research has raised important questions over whether government’s current approach to decarbonising off gas grid homes is achievable unless rural households are offered a significant increase in funding to cover the high costs involved.

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OFTEC marks Energy Saving Week with advice on keeping warm for less

Monday, February 01, 2021 by OFTEC Ireland

Recent findings published by Energy Saving Trust revealed that nearly all UK homeowners polled (96%) are concerned about their home energy efficiency (*1), whilst previous surveys have found 22% of Northern Irish households to be living in fuel poverty. In Northern Ireland, a household is said to be in fuel poverty if it needs to spend more than 10% of its income on energy costs.

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OFTEC issues advice on how to stay warm at home for less this winter

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by OFTEC Ireland

Winter lockdown ramps up fuel demand as householders brace themselves for an icy blast this week as Storm Christoph pulls away from the UK to be replaced by plunging temperatures across the country.

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Energy campaign helps UK households reduce their fuel bills this winter

Thursday, January 21, 2021 by OFTEC

As a three-month campaign to help UK households reduce their energy consumption and fuels bills draws to a close, industry experts have shared their top tips for keeping warm whilst cutting costs over winter.

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Turn to the professionals in 2021 - leave repair work on oil heating systems to OFTEC technicians

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 by OFTEC Ireland

As we come to the end of a year most people will be glad to see the back of, we look at some of the mistakes people have made in 2020 with their home heating systems and how you can avoid a repeat in 2021.

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