OFTEC leads the way in the off-gas grid heating sector and aims to ensure that consumers have safe and efficient heating. We operate UKAS accredited registration schemes for heating technicians working in liquid fuels, heat pumps, solar thermal, biomass and solid fuel. Our trade association represents training providers and liquid fuel heating equipment manufacturers, promoting high standards and supporting the development of sustainable low carbon heating.

Technicians

Exclusive technical information and other resources for OFTEC registered technicians.

Consumers

Advice and information about energy efficiency and domestic heating.

Trade association

Representing the interests of oil heating manufacturers and OFTEC-approved training providers

OFTEC direct shop

Selected tools and equipment for heating professionals, plumbers and electricians.

Latest news from OFTEC and the heating industry
  • Government green heating plans unworkable as rural households unable to foot the bill, survey finds

    Apr 13, 2021, 13:04 PM 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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  • Biofuels on the cards for home heating?

    Apr 6, 2021, 12:29 PM by OFTEC Ireland
    A public consultation put forward by the Government has suggested that Biofuels could be an option for the future of home heating. OFTEC, the trade association for the liquid fuel industry, has welcomed Dianne Dodds inclusion of bio-fuels in a paper on Energy Strategy options as a realistic and affordable step in the right direction for the 500,000 homes in NI using liquid fuelled heating systems.
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  • Fuel poverty concern as homeworkers face higher energy costs

    Mar 23, 2021, 17:13 PM by OFTEC
    A new report has revealed people working from home have been paying an extra £45 a month in energy costs during lockdown, raising concerns that fuel poor households are being pushed into further financial difficulty.
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Find a technician


Search for local registered heating technicians who install, service or repair oil, solid fuel, biomass, heat pumps or solar thermal equipment.

Why use a registered technician?


We check they have appropriate training and meet our high standards of work through regular inspections.

Mislaid your OFTEC certificate?


If your heating equipment was installed by an OFTEC registered business, you can order a replacement compliance certificate.

About us


Find out how we have supported the off-grid heating industry since 1991, our approved training centres and our registration schemes.