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Households warned about home heating DIY dangers

Friday, April 28, 2017 by OFTEC

Households should think twice before they attempt to repair their own heating system to avoid the potential dangers of a bodged job. That’s the warning from experienced technicians following call outs to fix DIY heating disasters caused by homeowners, who have tried to cut corners by not calling in an expert and doing it themselves.

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OFTEC energy savings drive supported by SEAI

Friday, April 21, 2017 by OFTEC

With many Irish households unaware of the significant savings they could be making on their energy bills, OFTEC is urging consumers to book a professional boiler service that could reduce fuel bills by as much as 10%, saving you up to €150 per year.*

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Industry should meet lower NOx emissions requirements ahead of time, says OFTEC

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by OFTEC

The oil heating industry is keeping ahead of the game and, following manufacturer innovations, should be ready to comply with the new lower NOx emission legislation on a range of appliances before the September 2018 deadline, says OFTEC.

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OFTEC and MCS virtual events demystify route to renewables

Monday, March 27, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC registered heating technicians looking to expand into the renewables market can find out how to make the most of this business opportunity thanks to a new series of free, interactive virtual briefings hosted by OFTEC in partnership with MCS.

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OFTEC and FPS launch campaign to help consumers stay 'tank safe'

Monday, March 27, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association) and the FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) have joined forces to launch a new ‘Tank Safe’ campaign, urging the 920,000 oil-heated homes in England, Wales and Scotland to make sure their storage tanks are fit for purpose.

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New fuel poverty campaign kicks off in the county

Thursday, March 09, 2017 by OFTEC

A new campaign is launching this week to help the growing number of people in the UK struggling with their heating costs as a recent government report reveals 15% of households are now living in fuel poverty*.

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OFTEC responds to home heating consultation with two-step plan to cut carbon emissions

Thursday, February 02, 2017 by OFTEC

OFTEC has put forward a compelling case to introduce a two-stage approach to reducing carbon emissions from oil using households in its response to the government’s ‘Heat in Buildings: The Future of Heat in Domestic Buildings’ consultation.The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) invited comment on new proposals for improving efficiency and reducing energy demand, alongside evidence on the costs and benefits of wider domestic central heating system performance improvements.

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Government must act to prevent fuel poor being left out in the cold, says OFTEC

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 by OFTEC

As latest figures show the number of households living in fuel poverty in England and Wales has increased to more than 10%, OFTEC is reigniting its calls on government to develop a heating strategy that is fair for all and will help those most in need.

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OFTEC responds to the Bonfield Report

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by OFTEC

Following the release of the Bonfield Report, an independent review of consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement for domestic energy efficiency and renewable energy, published on the 16th December, OFTEC registrations director Adrian Lightwood made the following comments:

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New figures confirm shocking increase in County’s winter deaths

Monday, December 19, 2016 by OFTEC

New government statistics* have revealed that the total number of excess winter deaths across the UK as a whole during 2014/15 was 43,850, the highest level seen in over 15 years. The sharp increase has been largely attributed to the failure of the flu vaccine which experts say was only effective in one in three cases.

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