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Households urged to get ready for a cold winter

Monday, December 11, 2017 by OFTEC

With the latest forecasts predicting the coldest winter for five years, households are being urged to check their heating systems are fit for purpose and ready for a prolonged cold snap.

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Country homes could be heated by vegetable oil within five years

Friday, November 24, 2017 by OFTEC

Currently, oil heating is one of the most popular choices for those living off the gas grid and a new report from OFTEC, the trade association for the oil heating industry, suggests these homes could switch to a renewable alternative, such as a vegetable oil blend, by as early as 2022.

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Save with oil heating

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by OFTEC

Using data from teh independent heating cost analysts, the Sutherland Tables. OFTEC is able to demonstrate the significant savings that exist between oil heating and other popular forms of heating.

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5 Essential tips for carbon monoxide safety

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by OFTEC

There are 50 fatal carbon monoxide (CO) incidents and more than 200 people hospitalised with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning every year in the UK.

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It's time to wake up to the hard facts about decarbonising off-grid homes

Thursday, November 09, 2017 by OFTEC CEO Paul Rose

There is no question that off-grid heating must be decarbonised in order to contribute to the UK’s challenging carbon reduction targets. But electrification, one of the options endorsed by government’s recent Clean Growth Strategy and RHI Scheme, is not the only answer.

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OFTEC comment on the clean growth strategy

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC CEO Paul Rose comments:“OFTEC welcomes publication of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy and supports the Government’s efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions from UK homes.

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Irish students encouraged to think safety first as rental costs rise

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by OFTEC

As students across Ireland get their Leaving Cert results, many will be on the hunt for privately rented accommodation for university.With less availability and rental property prices in Ireland increasing 13.4% from last year , OFTEC, the trade organisation that represents the domestic heating and cooking industry in Ireland, is concerned that many students will take the cheapest accommodation available without properly inspecting the property.

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Students urged to be vigilant when choosing rental accommodation

Monday, August 21, 2017 by OFTEC

As property rental prices continue to increase, students are being urged not to ignore potential safety issues in a bid to save money as they choose accommodation ahead of the new university year.

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Households welcome heating oil price fall as electricity costs soar

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by OFTEC

Oil users in Great Britain have welcomed a 10% fall in their annual heating costs as they continue to enjoy the cheapest fuel bills in the county, according to a new report.

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As oil prices fall and electricity prices soar heat policy must be reviewed says OFTEC

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 by OFTEC

As the average cost of heating a home on oil continues to fall, whilst more than 3 million consumers face a 12.5% rise in electricity prices, OFTEC has reignited its call on government to urgently review current heat policy.

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