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Despite the average cost of heating a typical home on oil rising over the last quarter, new industry figures reveal that oil remains by far the cheapest of all major domestic heating fuels, trumping mains gas on price by some 18%.Full story
OFTEC’s new commercial assessment course, which covers the servicing and commissioning of multi stage burners used in many light and medium commercial heating systems, is now available in eleven training centres across the UK and Republic of Ireland, with more expected to launch the offering soon.Full story
Households across Great Britain are being encouraged to make sure they have a fully working carbon monoxide (CO) alarm fitted in their homes to stay safe and protect against the risks of CO poisoning.Full story
The Boiler Replacement Scheme was launched in Northern Ireland in 2012 to give homeowners the opportunity to replace their current boiler with the assistance of a grant of up to £1,000. Since its introduction to the 30th September 2016 the scheme has funded 27,298 new installations and 17,924 of these have been new oil condensing boilers.Full story
Campaign included misleading and unclear energy saving claims for consumers.16th November 2016: OFTEC Ireland today welcomed a decision by the Complaints Committee of the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) to uphold a complaint regarding misleading energy savings claims made by Saturn Heating in its latest promotional advertisement.Full story
OFTEC is pleased to announce that inspection manager Tim Lock has taken over the position of technical director at the trade association, with effect from 1 November.Full story
Households across the country are being encouraged to take steps to ensure they keep warm and reduce their fuel bills this winter as part of Big Energy Saving Week (31 October – 5 November).Full story
A new survey has found the majority of rural households are unable or unwilling to pay for the green heating measures outlined in the government’s current proposals, raising questions over whether plans to reduce emissions from homes are achievable.Full story
Households are urged to be vigilant against cold callers, suspicious messages and rogue traders after a growing number of new scams have emerged during lockdown.Full story
Recent findings published by Energy Saving Trust revealed that nearly all UK homeowners polled (96%) are concerned about their home energy efficiency (*1), whilst previous surveys have found 22% of Northern Irish households to be living in fuel poverty. In Northern Ireland, a household is said to be in fuel poverty if it needs to spend more than 10% of its income on energy costs.Full story
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