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New figures highlight winter death crisis facing England and Wales

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by OFTEC

Vulnerable households in England and Wales continue to struggle as new government statistics reveal there were 23,200 excess winter deaths during 2018/19*, partly caused by people living in cold and poorly insulated homes they can’t afford to adequately heat.

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

Wednesday, January 22, 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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Help stop fraudulent logo use to maintain industry standards, says OFTEC

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by OFTEC

With the heating season now in full swing, OFTEC is underlining the serious problem that businesses fraudulently using the OFTEC logo can cause for the industry.

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Trade associations launch liquid biofuel supply chain strategy and taskforce to tackle carbon emissions

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by OFTEC

Trade Associations OFTEC, the Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) have kicked off 2020 with the launch of a future vision for liquid fuels 'Supply Chain Strategy for Liquid Fuels', which details the steps to be taken toward a transition to 100% biofuel to replace heating oil in 1.5m homes across the UK and 686,000 homes across Ireland.

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Energy saving campaign kicks off to help households reduce fuel bills

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by OFTEC

A week-long campaign has launched in to help reduce energy consumption and fuel bills as households continue to waste money on unnecessary energy usage.

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UK Households urged to regularly visit vulnerable relatives and neighbours over Christmas as cold weather kicks in

Monday, December 23, 2019 by OFTEC

UK Households in are being reminded to regularly check up on vulnerable relatives, neighbours and friends this winter to ensure they are keeping warm and well.

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Don't ignore your heating system this winter, households urged

Monday, December 16, 2019 by OFTEC

As a new survey reveals the majority of Brits have turned their heating back on over the past month, households in the UK are being urged not to forget to check their systems are working correctly in the busy pre-Christmas period to help avoid a winter breakdown.

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It’s time for Government to back low carbon liquid fuels, says OFTEC

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by OFTEC

As OFTEC launches its strategy outlining how low carbon liquid fuels offer the best decarbonisation solution for oil heated homes, the trade association says it’s time for government to back this practical, cost-effective solution.

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New campaign encourages heating businesses to capitalise on apprenticeship opportunities

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 by OFTEC

As the number of 16-18 year olds starting apprenticeships continues to fall, OFTEC has launched a new campaign to highlight the business benefits of hiring an apprentice and, in turn, encourage essential fresh, young talent into the industry.

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New awareness campaign urges uk households to look out for carbon monoxide poisoning dangers

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 by OFTEC

With research showing that one in three homes do not have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm fitted, despite nine in ten homeowners saying they are aware of the risks*, OFTEC is urging UK households to take action to protect themselves from the dangers of CO poisoning.

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