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Top Tips for Safe Student Accommodation to Northern Ireland Students

Friday, September 03, 2021 by OFTEC Ireland

With freshers week around the corner and thousands of young people in Northern Ireland set to start University or new career paths, many will be on the hunt for rented accommodation.

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Updated Covid-19 guidance for tradespeople working in the home issued to households in England

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by OFTEC

As we move along the final steps out of lockdown and life slowly begins to return to normal, new guidelines for tradespeople working in the home have been issued to keep households safe.

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Households offered energy saving tips for summer as one in five leave heating on

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by OFTEC

As a recent survey finds over a fifth of UK households leave their heating on during the warmer months without considering their energy bills or the environment, homeowners are being offered a few simple tips for a cheaper, greener summer.

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Oil heated households reminded to get boiler serviced

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by OFTEC

As the weather begins to get warmer, oil heated households are reminded to book their boiler in for its regular service to avoid higher fuel bills and costly repairs later on in the year.

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Green heating solutions must be simpler and cheaper, survey finds

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by OFTEC

Oil heated households are calling for easier, more affordable ways to reduce emissions from their homes and tackle climate change, according to a new survey.

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New OFTEC website and technician hub goes live!

Friday, June 25, 2021 by OFTEC

OFTEC has launched a new, integrated website and online portal providing access to all services and information via one central hub.

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UK trials signal major step forward for renewable liquid heating fuel development

Thursday, June 17, 2021 by OFTEC and UKIFDA

Early results from UK wide trials of a renewable alternative to kerosene suggest that the new liquid fuel works in virtually all existing oil heating systems with only simple modifications, while reducing carbon emissions by almost 90%. Nineteen sites across the country are now running Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in a range of heating and cooking appliances in both domestic and commercial settings. The fuel is made from fossil free, sustainable waste materials and certified via the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) scheme.

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Triple appointment at OFTEC as trade association invests in team expansion

Thursday, June 10, 2021 by OFTEC

OFTEC has announced three new appointments to its technical and inspection teams as the trade association continues to strengthen its off-grid services for technicians working across liquid fuel, solid fuel and renewable heating technologies.

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How will reaching net zero impact your heating bills?

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 by OFTEC Ireland

There is a government consultation in Northern Ireland surrounding how the carbon emissions should be lowered in Northern Ireland. OFTEC urges homeowners and businesses to urgently respond to this consultation because of the potential financial implications they could face.

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Many households in fuel poverty even before pandemic, figures show

Thursday, May 13, 2021 by OFTEC

The latest statistics for 2019* reveal 13.4% of homes in England are 'fuel poor' which means their disposable income after energy costs puts them below the poverty line and their home has an energy efficiency (EPC) rating of band D or below.

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