OFTEC has expressed major concerns that government proposals to exclude oil boilers from the next round of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme would unfairly discriminate against rural … more
April 2018: New research has revealed that across Ireland 65% of homeowners place home improvements in the top three priorities on their 'life admin' list. With Home Improvement Month being the ideal … more
With female technicians accounting for less than one per cent of OFTEC's 9,000 plus registration base, the trade association says action must be taken to encourage more women into the profession as a … more
With the warm weather hopefully on its way, households are being urged to ‘spring clean’ their heating system to avoid missing out on significant savings.The recent ‘Beast from the … more
The impact of the recent extreme cold weather on the country’s energy supply should raise important questions for politicians as they consider the pathways towards future decarbonised energy, … more
OFTEC has re-ignited its calls for an overhaul of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) following a recent report from the National Audit Office (NAO) which confirms the scheme 'has not … more
OFTEC successfully shone a light on home heating at SelfBuild Live Belfast, encouraging homeowners to love their oil boiler. Throughout the weekend at the Titanic Exhibition centre, OFTEC, which … more
As part of National Apprenticeship Week (5 – 9 March) young learners are being urged to consider a career in the heating industry.
The call follows a report which shows a 27% fall in the number … more
With the number of apprenticeships in the heating sector falling last year, despite increased government support, more must be done to encourage new technicians into the industry and help plug the … more
More action must be taken to help households experiencing fuel poverty to help prevent further unnecessary deaths from living in cold homes.
The warning comes ahead of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day … more