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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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Government’s 2050 Heat Strategy is ‘unrealistic’, says industry leaders

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

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.

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OFTEC calls on local MPs to improve energy efficiency of county’s rural households during National Countryside Week

Monday, 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.

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Change at the top for OFTEC board

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

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.

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