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Aug

Smooth moves guide

Posted on 22nd August 2014  |   Add a comment

Smooth moves guide

Everyday thousands of us complete the process of moving house. Recent research from Saga Legal Solutions shows that Britons think moving house is the third most stressful experience in life. This is especially because of the complicated steps involved, including conveyancers, surveyors and home removal firms seemingly doing their best to ruin the big day. However, Saga have a smooth...

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16

Jan

Power NI call for boiler SOS

Posted on 16th January 2014  |   Add a comment

Power NI call for boiler SOS

Resolutions are at the heart of the New Year and Northern Ireland’s leading energy provider Power NI believes that improving energy efficiency in the home should be a priority for homeowners in 2014. Power NI is urging local customers to cut energy costs and run a more efficient home with the help of a simple annual boiler service. “The boiler is one...

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17

Dec

A Thermal Imaging Heat Loss survey could save you £££s

Posted on 17th December 2013  |   Add a comment

A Thermal Imaging Heat Loss survey could save you £££s

Increasing fuel costs are guaranteed to send a chill down anyone's back.But what if you could quickly discover how heat escapes from your home and the best way to solve the problem? Some companies can do just that.  One appointment could save your household hundreds of pounds each year in home heating oil, gas bills or coal. A recent BBC Radio Five...

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13

Dec

Home Heating Tips for Purchasing your First Home

Posted on 13th December 2013  |   Add a comment

Home Heating Tips for Purchasing your First Home

With the Northern Ireland housing market showing signs of revival in 2013 and the number of first-time buyers at its highest in six years , getting a foot on the property ladder is a priority for many in 2014. With this in mind, OFTEC, which represents the domestic oil heating and cooking industry, has issued some practical home heating advice on...

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3

Dec

Northern Ireland Oil Householders 'Unaware' of Carbon Monoxide Risks

Posted on 3rd December 2013  |   Add a comment

Northern Ireland Oil Householders 'Unaware' of Carbon Monoxide Risks

The organisation which represents the domestic oil heating and cooking industry in Northern Ireland, says that many householders are still unaware of the risks of this potentially deadly substance when it comes to oil burning appliances.   With nearly 70% of households in Northern Ireland using oil as their main heating source, OFTEC has issued important advice as part of Carbon Monoxide...

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15

Feb

Home Insurance Premiums in Flood Areas Leave Homeowners Drowning in Debt

Posted on 15th February 2013  |   Add a comment

Home Insurance Premiums in Flood Areas Leave Homeowners Drowning in Debt

Floods in Australia cause millions of dollars of damage every year, and this figure rises into the billions of dollars when the flooding is on the scale of a natural disaster. The damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure is devastating, and those in high flood areas often find they can no longer afford their insurance premiums. When a natural disaster like...

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14

Feb

OFTEC warns NI Homeowners to be vigilant against Oil Theft

Posted on 14th February 2013  |   Add a comment

OFTEC warns NI Homeowners to be vigilant against Oil Theft

OFTEC, which represents the domestic oil heating and cooking industry in Northern Ireland, have issued advice to homeowners to help prevent oil theft. OFTEC’s advice follows a warning from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) highlighting the problem after a series of incidents recently. The leading trade organisation is urging householders to be vigilant following the latest incidents. Homes in Ballycastle...

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19

Dec

Advice Issued for Safe and Warm New Year

Posted on 19th December 2012  |   Add a comment

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6

Dec

Homeowner Advice - Going away this winter?

Posted on 6th December 2011  |   Add a comment

Homeowner Advice - Going away this winter?

The Housing Executive and housing associations are advising householders to keep their home warm if they are going away this winter. A Housing Executive spokesperson explained: ‘As the Christmas and New Year holidays approach, many people are making plans to visit their families or go on holiday. Last year, however, some householders returned to find their home and possessions were damaged as...

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29

Nov

Property owners leave homes vulnerable to thieves

Posted on 29th November 2011  |   Add a comment

Property owners leave homes vulnerable to thieves

People throughout the country are risking making claims on their home insurance by failing to secure their properties, research commissioned to mark UK Home Security Week 2011 shows. A number of ex-burglars were asked what they believe thieves use to make their jobs easier, with many of them (78 per cent) saying that social media is making properties vulnerable. Google Street View...

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