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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.Full story
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*.Full story
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*.Full story
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.Full story
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.Full story
Urgent re-think on carbon reduction policies needed, says OFTEC, following cuts to green energy subsidiesMonday, 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.Full story
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.Full story
Almost three quarters of heating industry professionals think the government’s Heat Strategy is unrealistic and will fall far short of its target to achieve an 80% reduction in UK carbon emissions from 1990 levels by 2050, according to the results of a poll held at OFTEC’s annual conference last month.Full story
OFTEC calls on local MPs to improve energy efficiency of county’s rural households during National Countryside WeekMonday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC
OFTEC, the UK trade body for oil heating, is urging local MPs to support oil using households and help them improve the energy efficiency of their homes to cut fuel bills and reduce CO2 emissions.Full story
After two years at the helm of OFTEC’s board, Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support at Worcester Bosch, is standing down as chair with Nick Hawkins, general manager of Deso – part of the Kingspan Group – taking up the reins.Full story
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