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Bumper year for oil as boiler sales rise and kerosene prices fall

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

With oil boiler sales reaching a five year high and oil prices dropping to a six year low, 2015 is proving a winning year for the oil heating industry and consumers alike.

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Protect yourself against the risks, says OFTEC in support of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

In support of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2015 (16-20 November), OFTEC is urging all households using oil heating to install carbon monoxide detectors and ensure their boiler is regularly serviced and inspected by a registered technician, to reduce any risk of poisoning.

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Installers must protect consumers and notify work, says OFTEC

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

OFTEC is urging all installers to ensure their work is correctly notified as failing to do so could be a breach of their duty of care - and leave customers in hot water as a result.

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Rogue heating technicians putting households at risk

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Cowboy technicians are putting lives at risk by failing to perform basic safety checks when servicing boilers, leaving households with ineffective and potentially dangerous heating systems in the run up to winter.

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Oil heated households set to have a warm home this winter

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Homes that use oil heating are set for a warmer winter this year as the latest data shows households are taking advantage of low oil prices and keeping their heating on for longer*.

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Rural oil households missing out on £200 fuel bill saving

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Households on oil heating could be missing out on savings of almost £200 a year by not upgrading the old, inefficient boilers installed in their homes, according to the latest industry data*.

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OFTEC launches new re-certification package for oil assessments

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Following consultation with industry members, OFTEC have designed a re-certification package for oil assessments to enable technicians renewing their qualifications to spend less time off the job.

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OFTEC urges school leavers to consider apprenticeships

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

With thousands of pupils receiving their A-Level and GCSE results, OFTEC is urging school leavers to consider an apprenticeship or vocational training as the first step to as successful career.

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Urgent re-think on carbon reduction policies needed, says OFTEC, following cuts to green energy subsidies

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

On the back of government plans to reduce ‘out of control’ green energy costs, OFTEC says it’s time to look at more pragmatic and affordable ways to reduce carbon emissions and heating bills.Last week DECC announced there will be no further funding available for the Green Deal and Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) schemes, alongside sweeping cuts to subsidies for the renewable energy sector.

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Vital for homeowners to check credentials of tradespeople, says OFTEC in response to conviction

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

In response to the recent conviction of a part time plumber in North Devon who has been jailed for two years for carrying out dangerous installation work and vastly overcharging customers, OFTEC stresses the importance of checking the credentials of tradespeople before employing them.

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