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Biofuels on the cards for home heating?

Monday, January 21, 2019 by OFTEC Ireland

A public consultation put forward by the Government has suggested that Biofuels could be an option for the future of home heating. OFTEC, the trade association for the liquid fuel industry, has welcomed Dianne Dodds inclusion of bio-fuels in a paper on Energy Strategy options as a realistic and affordable step in the right direction for the 500,000 homes in NI using liquid fuelled heating systems.

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Boris Johnson's green heat plans will cost rural households 'billions'

Monday, January 21, 2019 by OFTEC

Rural households are set to pay a high price to upgrade to green heating systems under a new ten point environmental plan unveiled today by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

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Future of oil heated homes focus of discussion at Labour and Conservative party conferences

Monday, January 07, 2019 by OFTEC

Concerns that rural homeowners could face major costs under government green heating plans were raised at this year’s political party conferences.

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OFTEC and UKIFDA comment on the Environmental Audit Committee’s report 'Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes', published today

Friday, January 04, 2019 by OFTEC

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report underlines OFTEC and UKIFDA’s long held concerns that government has seriously underestimated the cost of upgrading the energy efficiency of UK homes, particularly those off the gas grid.

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Top tips for Northern Ireland home buyers

Monday, December 10, 2018 by OFTEC Ireland

From testing Carbon Monoxide alarms to knowing your EPC, here are top tips for making the move a smooth one.

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Top tips on how homeworkers can stay productive and save money on heating this winter

Monday, December 10, 2018 by OFTEC

As a new survey reveals that 60% of UK adults are now working from home, households are being urged to think about their heating systems to avoid expensive bills during the winter months.

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Virtual events offer heating technicians expert advice on breaking into renewables

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC registered technicians looking to expand into the renewables sector should sign up now for the second in a series of free interactive webinars hosted by OFTEC and MCS, which goes out live on Friday 19 March at 2pm.

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OFTEC's top tips to secure a sale during selling your home season

Monday, October 15, 2018 by OFTEC

With Selling Your Home Season approaching in the autumn months and the price of houses in Northern Ireland increasing by 0.3% in the last quarter, there is no better time to take the step of selling your home.

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Households struggle to keep warm as country faces fuel poverty crisis

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by OFTEC

Over 2.55 million households in the UK are living in fuel poverty and struggle to keep warm during the winter months, according to a new government report which reveals the extent of the crisis facing the country.

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Safety advice issued to students choosing rental accommodation

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by OFTEC

Students heading off to university are being urged to check the correct safety measures have been followed before moving in to rental accommodation.

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