Heating information and advice for anyone living or working in a building not connected to the mains gas network

Welcome to the OFTEC consumer pages

If your home is not on the gas grid, you will be one of around 20% of UK homes and 65% of Irish homes that have the option to choose an alternative central heating or cooking technology to mains gas. This could be a electric heating, LPG, solid fuel or the most popular off-grid option, liquid fuel.

The pages below should help answer any queries you have, if you can't find what you are looking for please contact us

Links to popular pages below
Find an OFTEC registered technician

Find a technician

Search our online database to find your local OFTEC registered heating business to carry out installion, service or repair work.

Why use an OFTEC registered technician

Why use a registered technician?

Read about how we vet businesses before accepting them onto our registration schemes.

Guides and information

Guides and information

Read our advice about off-gas grid heating systems including liquid fuel (oil), solid fuel, solar thermal, biomass and heatpumps.

Selling your property?

Selling a property?

If you had new heating equipment installed since April 2005 you will need to provide the building compliance certificate.

Consultancy services

Consultancy services

If you need impartial expert advice, our technical team can help with independent inspections or CPD training services.

Compliance services

Compliance services

In the unlikely event that you need to complain about work completed by our registered technicians, our compliance team can help.

Heating fuel cost comparison

Heating comparison

Want to know how liquid fuel heating stacks up against other types of heating systems?

OFTEC news and blog

OFTEC in the news

Our campaign and lobbying team regularly comments on government heat policy and industry or consumer news.