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68.07%

Firebird Envirogreen 20 System Oil boiler

We scored this Firebird Envirogreen 20 System boiler at 68.07% on our internal benchmarking system. To determine a score, we take into consideration a number of different factors including the boiler's energy efficiency, installed price, likely running costs, and the length of the manufacturer's warranty.

We would expect that, unless there are complications during fitting, this Firebird Envirogreen 20 System boiler would cost £2,800 supplied and professionally installed through PlumbProud.

If you would like a free quote and professional advice and guidance to help you decide if the Firebird Envirogreen 20 is the right choice for your home, please get in touch. You can do this by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us or give us a call on 01604 343053.


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Firebird Envirogreen 20 System Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Which category of boiler does the Firebird Envirogreen 20 fit into?

If you’re looking for a system boiler for your house or flat, then the Firebird Envirogreen 20 is one you may wish to consider.

System boilers require a hot water cylinder to work (normally stored in an airing or landing cupboard) but, unlike heat only boilers, they do not require a cold water tank. This makes them more suitable for homes that do not have lofts, where attic space is limited or where a loft conversion is being considered.

You program your heating and hot water to come on via the control panel. But if you forget to set the timer, you will have to wait a while for the water to heat up. Hot water is stored in the cylinder for use throughout the day and can be distributed to multiple showers and taps at the same time without a loss of pressure or temperature (something combi boilers really struggle with). For this reason, a system boiler is a suitable option for large families and homes with more than one bathroom.

As no cold-water tank is needed with a system boiler and many major system components are built into it, this type of boiler can be easier to install than a standard boiler.

Would the Firebird Envirogreen 20 system be a suitable choice of boiler for my house or flat?

It's best to choose a boiler whose size or "output" is right for your property. With boilers, however, size does not mean how big a boiler is, it means how much power it has.

The output of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power it has available to heat the water it sends to your hot taps, showers and radiators. The greater the demand for hot water in your home, the larger the output you will need.

It is important to select a boiler with the optimal output rate. Choose one with too high an output and your oil bills will be too expensive. Choose one with too low an output and sometimes the water in your radiators and coming out of your taps will be barely lukewarm.

The output of the Firebird Envirogreen 20 system is 20 kW kilowatts, so which types of property would this be most suitable for?

A PlumbProud boiler engineer would almost certainly recommend that this Firebird Envirogreen 20 System boiler is most suitable for medium-sized homes and larger apartments with 10-15 radiators and two bathrooms.


How large is a Firebird Envirogreen 20 boiler?

The dimensions of the Firebird Envirogreen 20 are 844 mm [H] x 442 mm [W] x 610 mm [D].

While, in the last 20 years, wall-hung boilers have become the product of choice for most homeowners in the UK, there are still hundreds of thousands of floor-standing boilers like the Firebird Envirogreen 20 in use across the country. You can replace your existing floor-standing boiler with a compact wall-mounted unit if you want to free up space and but you'll likely have to pay for new piping and pipework.

The savings on your oil bills will save you more than you pay for your new smaller boiler but this will take a few years.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen 20 condensing or non-condensing?

We recommend that you choose a condensing boiler wherever possible like the Firebird Envirogreen 20 - try to go for the latest model, if possible, to take advantage of improving technology.

Condensing boilers capture and recycle the warmth still present in the water vapour condensation and in flue exhaust emissions created by burning oil to make them more efficient and economical to run.

You will save money on your oil bills too, plus condensing boilers are friendlier to the environment.

How energy efficient is the Firebird Envirogreen 20 system?

More and more homeowners are aware of the importance of how we heat our homes and its impact on climate change and other environmental issues.

Central heating accounts for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. In larger British cities, gas boilers emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide into the atmosphere.

Would choosing a Firebird Envirogreen 20 system help in the fight against climate change? What do the performance statistics suggest?

The energy efficiency rating for a boiler describes the amount of energy it uses and wastes during operation and there are two different ways to measure it.

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must have a SEDBUK rating of “A” subject to a minimum energy efficiency score of 92% or above. Before April 2018, the minimum energy efficiency score was 88% (88/89% = "B" SEDBUK rating, 90%+ = "A" SEDBUK rating).

The Firebird Envirogreen 20 scored an efficiency rating of 92.5% and a SEDBUK band rating of A.

The ERP (Energy Related Products Directive) applies to all products that consume energy at any time in their lifetime, from manufacture to disposal and all points in between.

The intention of this European legislation is to encourage manufacturers to offer end users products that are better for the environment through the creation of fewer harmful gas emissions at all points of a product's life cycle.

The ERP rating for the Firebird Envirogreen 20 is "A".

How long is the warranty period on the Firebird Envirogreen 20 system boiler?

The manufacturer offers a parts and labour warranty of 2 years on the Firebird Envirogreen 20 boiler to new customers.


Firebird Envirogreen 20 Oil System boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating92.5%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW20 kW
Height844 mm
Width442 mm
Depth610 mm
MountingFloor
ERP HeatA

The top 10 rated Oil System boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Oil System boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 12/1877.56%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 12/1877.35%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 18/2577.27%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 18/2577.09%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 12/1876.74%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 25/3276.43%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 18/2576.26%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 25/3276.24%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 25/3275.85%
10Grant Vortex Eco 15-21kW69.11%

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Firebird Envirogreen 20 System Oil boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
68.07%

This Firebird Envirogreen 20 System boiler scores 68.07% on our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests. To determine our rating, we consider many factors, such as the cost of installation, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and likely running costs.

We estimate that this Firebird Envirogreen 20 System boiler will cost £2,800 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fit is straightforward.

Get a free quote on the Firebird Envirogreen 20 boiler and advice on whether this is the right choice for your home by entering your postcode in the quote box on this page, clicking here to email us, or giving us a call at 01604 343053.


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Firebird Envirogreen 20 Oil System boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating92.5%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW20 kW
Height844 mm
Width442 mm
Depth610 mm
MountingFloor
ERP HeatA

Firebird Envirogreen 20 System Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Firebird Envirogreen 20 - a regular boiler, combi boiler or system boiler?

You may wish to consider installing the Firebird Envirogreen 20 if you are looking for a system boiler for your house or flat.

System boilers share many similarities with more traditional heat only boilers, like the need to program the times you want them to provide you with heat and hot water - just use the control panel to do this.

Where they differ from regular boilers is that they do not require a separate cold-water tank - everything is done within the hot water cylinder, which contains built-in circulating pumps. This makes them easier to install as there is one less component to fit and makes them more suitable for properties with no loft space, smaller lofts or for homeowners who are considering converting their loft.

As long as you have programmed your system boiler in advance, you will have the hot water you need ready for whenever you want to use it. Once the water is heated, it will remain available, warm, inside the tank until it’s all used up. It will then draw more water from the mains to start heating so that it can provide heat and hot water for the times you've told the system boiler you need it.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen 20 system boiler suitable for my house or apartment?

To determine that, we need to consider the size of the boiler. However, size doesn't refer to how big a boiler is - it means the size of its "output".

Your boiler’s output is a measurement of the power it has available to heat the volume of water required for your taps and radiators. The higher the output rate, the more water it can heat.

You need to be careful to select a boiler with the optimal level of output for your property though. That's because, if your boiler output is too low, your water and radiators will often not be as hot as you want them to be. If the output is too high, you’ll be paying more for oil than you need to.

The output of the Firebird Envirogreen 20 system is 20 kW, so which types of property would this Firebird Envirogreen 20 System boiler be appropriate for?

Most experienced Gas Safe boiler installers would suggest that the Firebird Envirogreen 20 system boiler would be a suitable choice for installation in medium-sized homes and larger apartments with 10-15 radiators and two bathrooms.


How large is the Firebird Envirogreen 20?

The Firebird Envirogreen 20 is 844 mm tall, 442 mm wide, and 610 mm deep.

Wall-hung boilers have been the most popular installation choice over the last 20 years because they're compact, discreet, and don’t take up much space. Yet there are still hundreds of thousands of UK homeowners whose central heating is provided by floor-standing boilers like the Firebird Envirogreen 20, which they're looking to replace to free up more living space. This is possible, however please be aware that there may be an additional cost if we need to replace your existing pipework.

That said, you should be able to fully recoup your investment within a few years thanks to the quarterly savings you'll make on your oil bills.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen 20 condensing or non-condensing?

The Firebird Envirogreen 20 is a condensing oil boiler - this is the type of boiler we recommend to most clients because they're better for the environment and they will save money on annual fuel bills.

A condensing boiler captures and recycles the warmth still present in both the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation created when oil is burned to provide your boiler with power.

This means it needs less oil to operate and it uses this extra energy to perform a number of tasks, including heating the colder water that comes back to the boiler from the radiators in your home.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen 20 system environmentally friendly?

Many homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned about how they heat their homes and the impact it has on climate change and other important environmental issues.

We generate 14% of UK greenhouse gas emissions through centrally heating our domestic properties. Gas boilers are mainly responsible for harmful nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger British cities.

Will choosing a Firebird Envirogreen 20 system boiler for your home be positive for the environment? Let's examine the figures.

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must achieve an energy efficiency rating of at least 92% (an "A" SEDBUK grade). This is higher than the previous 88%, which was a legal requirement prior to April 2018.

The energy efficiency rating is used to work out how much energy a boiler both uses and wastes when it's switched on and working correctly - its standard functioning and operation.

The Firebird Envirogreen 20 is rated as 92.5% energy efficient, equivalent to a "A" SEDBUK rating.

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) intends to reduce the amount of energy consumed by individual products over their entire lifetime, from the initial manufacturing process to final disposal and at all points in between.

The legislation is designed to encourage manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly and which result in a reduction in harmful gas emissions.

The ERP rating for the Firebird Envirogreen 20 is "A".

If the Firebird Envirogreen 20 system boiler breaks down, am I covered?

The Firebird Envirogreen 20 boiler is provided with a parts and labour warranty lasting 2 years.


The top 10 rated Oil System boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Oil System boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 12/1877.56%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 12/1877.35%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 18/2577.27%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 18/2577.09%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 12/1876.74%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 25/3276.43%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 18/2576.26%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 25/3276.24%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 25/3275.85%
10Grant Vortex Eco 15-21kW69.11%
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