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New ECO3 proposals discriminate against rural households, says OFTEC

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC has expressed major concerns that government proposals to exclude oil boilers from the next round of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme would unfairly discriminate against rural households and lead to even higher levels of fuel poverty.

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OFTEC says simple steps can improve your comfort levels this Home Improvement Month

Monday, April 16, 2018 by OFTEC

April 2018: New research has revealed that across Ireland 65% of homeowners place home improvements in the top three priorities on their 'life admin' list. With Home Improvement Month being the ideal opportunity to update and refresh your living space, OFTEC Ireland, representing the domestic oil heating and solid fuel industry, has revealed its own handy hints and tips to help Irish homeowners make small improvements to enhance their homes in a big way.

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Households could be missing out on significant fuel bill savings

Friday, April 13, 2018 by OFTEC

With the warm weather hopefully on its way, households are being urged to ‘spring clean’ their heating system to avoid missing out on significant savings.

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Gender diversity in the heating industry must be addressed, says OFTEC

Monday, April 09, 2018 by OFTEC

With female technicians accounting for less than one per cent of OFTEC's 9,000 plus registration base, the trade association says action must be taken to encourage more women into the profession as a vital step towards combatting the industry's growing skills crisis.

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‘Beast from the East’ raises alarm bells for future energy planning, says OFTEC

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by OFTEC

The impact of the recent extreme cold weather on the country’s energy supply should raise important questions for politicians as they consider the pathways towards future decarbonised energy, says OFTEC.

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Report backs OFTEC's calls for RHI reform

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC has re-ignited its calls for an overhaul of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) following a recent report from the National Audit Office (NAO) which confirms the scheme 'has not achieved value for money'.

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Self-built success for OFTEC

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by OFTEC

OFTEC successfully shone a light on home heating at SelfBuild Live Belfast, encouraging homeowners to love their oil boiler. Throughout the weekend at the Titanic Exhibition centre, OFTEC, which represents the domestic oil heating industry in Northern Ireland, was on hand to ensure homeowners were aware of the benefits of oil home heating, and also to offer advice on important annual boiler servicing.

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Young people encouraged to start a career in the heating industry

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by OFTEC

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (5 – 9 March) young learners are being urged to consider a career in the heating industry.

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Apprenticeships could help plug heating sector skills gap, says OFTEC

Thursday, March 01, 2018 by OFTEC

With the number of apprenticeships in the heating sector falling last year, despite increased government support, more must be done to encourage new technicians into the industry and help plug the severe skills gap, warns OFTEC ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March).

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Urgent support needed for 'fuel poor' households

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by OFTEC

More action must be taken to help households experiencing fuel poverty to help prevent further unnecessary deaths from living in cold homes.The warning comes ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (23rd February), a national campaign to highlight the growing number of people who struggle to pay their energy bills.

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