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ASAI uphold misleading advertising complaint against Saturn Heating

Friday, November 18, 2016 by OFTEC

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.

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OFTEC appoints new technical director

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 by OFTEC

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.

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Campaign to cut fuel bills kicks off in the county

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 by OFTEC

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).

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Government green heating plans unworkable as rural households unable to foot the bill, survey finds

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

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.

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Warning for households as millions lost to lockdown scams

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

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.

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OFTEC marks Energy Saving Week with advice on keeping warm for less

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC Ireland

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.

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Voice activated heating and other energy predictions for 2021

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Industry experts have outlined five energy trends and technologies households can expect to see during the 2020s as the government ramps up action on climate change.

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Decarbonisation of rural homes at risk due to high costs, says new research

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

New industry research has raised important questions over whether government’s current approach to decarbonising off gas grid homes is achievable unless rural households are offered a significant increase in funding to cover the high costs involved.

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UK housing must be improved to prevent deaths and accelerate emissions reduction

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

An almost 20% rise in excess deaths last winter, excluding those from Covid-19, is a stark reminder of the urgent need to improve the UK’s poorly insulated homes so they are warmer and fit for a net zero future.

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Be Alarmed! Households ignoring carbon monoxide poisoning dangers

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Households must do more to protect themselves against the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning following reports that many are not taking the potential dangers seriously enough, an industry body has warned.

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