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1 Rural Energy Seminar 20 November 2013 David Blevings

2 Current synopsis Volatility in wholesale markets Elevated global energy costs over last three years Global economic crisis Higher wholesale/retail cost Smaller delivery sizes

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4 Oil heating market - NI Kerosene consumption 2012 = 966M litres Cost of heating using oil std boiler – £1573 Cost of heating condensing oil boiler - £1287 (Oct 2013) saving = 18% or £286pa Number of households = 740,000 Number using oil = 504, oil distributors

5 Condensing boiler Required now under Building Regs Reuses flue gases Better efficiency Typical 20 yr old boiler – 60% New condensing – 93%

6 Heating oil prices are quoted per litre of oil Normal quotes are 500 or 900 litres Prices quoted will include 5% VAT. The price of oil goes up and down throughout the year as it is directly linked to international wholesale prices of crude oil but note it is also affected by market forces including exchange rate movements. Oil in Northern Ireland

7 Price…… Remember, there are other factors to consider as well as price including; delivery time, customer service, payment terms Always make sure you are comparing similar services Any additional charges i.e. credit card charges? NIOF Members have a Customer Charter in place; payment options for customers, best value, service levels customers can expect, energy efficiency, advice for vulnerable customers and complaints procedure Oil in Northern Ireland

8 Funding your oil heating Cost of heating using oil std boiler – £ prepayment of £131/month or £30.25/week Cost of heating condensing oil boiler - £1287 -prepayment of £108/month or £25/week ( 3 bed house – Sutherland Oct 2103)

9 Funding your oil heating Cost of heating using oil std boiler – £1573 Pre pack drums - £18 x 140 = £2520 or 60% more! Self – filled drums 140 x 0.65 x 20 = £1820 -Budget discussion with local distributor? ( 3 bed house – Sutherland Oct 2103)

10 Payment Options PayPoint – minimum payment £10 Oil Stamps – minimum payment £5 Direct Debit Debit card/Credit Cash Distributor payment scheme

11 Upgrade boiler Grants for boiler replacement from DSD up to £1000 for boiler & controls….

12 Annual Servicing HSENI advice Increases efficiency Protect against CO Use a competent person

13 Control Documentation

14 No cheap energy going forwards…. Message is to maximise energy efficiency and use wisely Service all appliances and look for efficiency upgrades and add-ons Use a NIOF oil distributor for additional peace of mind Use an OFTEC registered technician for all boiler work Conclusion

15 David Blevings


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