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66.50%

Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Combi Oil boiler

Our PlumbProud quality scoring system uses many different factors, such as price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency and the likely cost of running, among others, to determine a boiler's value for money rating. This Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Combi boiler scores 66.50%.

You should budget approximately £3,600 for the supply and installation of this Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Combi boiler on a standard, non-complicated fit.

To receive a free quote on the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 boiler and to receive professional advice and guidance on whether it's the right choice for your home, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or call 01604 343053.


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Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Combi Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 - a regular boiler, combi boiler or system boiler?

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 may be worth considering if you are looking for a combi boiler for your house or flat.

In older British homes, traditional boilers required you to find room for one or more storage tanks. One tank would keep hot water warm and the other stored cold water for later heating. Manufacturers introduced combi boilers to the UK in the 1970s so that homeowners could get the warmth and hot water they needed without having to sacrifice too much valuable space – remember that residential property in this country is among the smallest in the Western world.

Combi boilers deliver hot water to your radiators and taps using water they draw directly from the mains supply. As mains water travels through a combi boiler, the technology within it heats the cold water instantly and on demand. The hot water is then distributed throughout your house.

Combi boilers have one drawback, however: they can only heat a certain amount of water within a given time. For example, if someone uses the shower and another person uses the hot water tap at the same time, water pressure drops because water reaches each point differently.

Would the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 combi be a suitable boiler for my house or flat?

Selecting the right boiler for your property means selecting a boiler that is the right size. And, by size, we don't mean how big it is, we mean how powerful it is - the "output".

The output of a boiler is measured in kilowatts. The output level determines the maximum power a boiler can use in heating the water needed for the baths, showers, taps and radiators in your home.

It's important to choose a boiler with an appropriate level of output for your property. Your boiler should be able to cope with periods of peak demand in your property and not just your average usage.

An output rate that is too low will result in an inadequate supply of hot water, while an output that is too high will mean the boiler will cost more to run than is necessary.

The output of the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 combi is 20 kW kilowatts, so which types of property would this be appropriate for?

Most heating engineers would suggest that the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 combi boiler would be a suitable choice for installation in smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

Homeowners considering fitting a combi boiler to their home need to consider flow rates as well as output rates.

The flow rate is a measurement of the volume of water a combi can instantly heat and send to the taps and radiators around your home. The higher the likely demand for hot water in your home, the higher your combi's flow rate should be. This Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Combi boiler's flow rate is 16 L/m.

Unlike heat only or system boilers, combi boilers don't store hot water in a tank for later use - instead, they draw it directly from the mains. This means that the volume of water your boiler can actually process is constrained by the flow rate of water in the mains pipe.

So, if you choose a combi boiler with a 15l/m flow rate but the flow rate in your mains pipe is 12l/m, the combi boiler's working flow rate is also 12l/m.

Combi boilers are also not always the correct choice for homes with multiple bathrooms, a high number of radiators, or where more than one family member will want to use hot water at the same time.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


How large is the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20?

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 measures 945 mm in height and has a width of 720 mm and a depth of 625 mm.

External, floor-standing combi boilers like the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 are installed outdoors saving you valuable space inside your home as well as protecting you from the noise made by a oil boiler during its operation.

Supplied in sturdy, weatherproof housing that protects it from rusting and water ingress, external boilers are much easier for heating engineers to gain access to in case of repair or on maintenance visits.

Because the boiler is not inside your property, carbon monoxide fumes escape into the atmosphere if there is a leak. In addition, there's little to no chance of oil getting into your home if the boiler malfunctions - oil spills inside your property can cause significant damage and leave unpleasant odours that can be very hard to shift.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 condensing or non-condensing?

We recommend that, if possible, you choose a condensing boiler like the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20.

Condensing boilers are more energy-efficient. They achieve this efficiency by capturing the heat present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation and recycling that heat to, for example, warm colder water coming back from your radiators.

By choosing the latest condensing boiler, you'll also notice a significant reduction in your oil bills, particularly if you're replacing a boiler more than 15 years old.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 combi environmentally friendly?

With environmental issues in the spotlight, more and more homeowners are becoming concerned about how they heat their homes and how much they're contributing towards combatting climate change.

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.

If you would like your next boiler to help in the fight against climate change, would the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 combi be a suitable choice?

All boilers manufactured in the UK from April 2018 must operate at a minimum level of energy efficiency of 92% ("A" rating on the SEDBUK scale). Before that, the minimum was 88% - boilers scoring 88/89% were given a SEDBUK "B" rating and 90% or above an "A" rating.

The energy efficiency score of a boiler indicates how much energy it uses and how much goes to waste when in use.

After its assessment, the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 was given an efficiency rating of 93% and a SEDBUK grading of "A".

In 2015, the Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) came into force. The legislation applies to all products that consume energy in production, during their active life, and at the point of final disposal.

The ERP was introduced to incentivise manufacturers to create products that emitted fewer harmful gases with the larger aim of protecting the wider environment.

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 has been awarded an ERP rating of "A" for heat and "A" for water.

Is this Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 combi covered by a warranty?

Firebird offers a parts and labour warranty of 2 years on the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20.


Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Oil Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW20 kW
Height945 mm
Width720 mm
Depth625 mm
MountingFloor
Flow rate16 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

The top 10 rated Oil Combi boilers

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

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 12/1876.19%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 18/2576.12%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II External 12/1875.95%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 25/3275.83%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II External 25/3275.58%
6Grant Vortex Pro 2167.46%
7Grant Vortex Pro 2667.43%
8Grant Vortex Pro 26kW67.35%
9Grant Vortex Pro 2167.31%
10Grant Vortex Pro 2667.14%

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Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Combi Oil boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
66.50%

We have awarded this Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Combi boiler a rating of 66.50% in our boiler quality benchmark tests. To determine a score for each boiler, we factor in several different points of comparison including energy efficiency, manufacturer guarantees, estimated running costs, price and more.

£3,600 is the amount you should budget to have this particular boiler installed on a straightforward installation.

To receive a free quote on the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 boiler and to receive professional advice and guidance on whether it's the right choice for your home, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or call 01604 343053.


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Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Oil Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW20 kW
Height945 mm
Width720 mm
Depth625 mm
MountingFloor
Flow rate16 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Combi Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 boiler a standard, combi or system model?

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 is a oil combi boiler.

Traditional boilers would require you to install one or more storage tanks in your property. These tanks either kept the water warm or stored it for later heating. Manufacturers initially designed and introduced combi boilers to the market to offer homeowners the highest levels of warmth and unlimited hot water without taking up as much space.

Combi boilers provide hot water on demand for your radiators and taps. They take water directly from the mains, heat it immediately as it's needed, and then distribute the hot water around your home.

Combi boilers, however, are limited in terms of how much water they can heat at any given time. For example, if one person wishes to take a shower while another wants to turn on a hot water tap, the amount of water reaching each point drops. This results in a drop in the water pressure as well as the temperature.

Should I install a Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 combi boiler in my house or apartment?

Whether this Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Combi boiler is right for your property depends on its size or what its "output" level is. Size does not mean its physical dimensions, however - it means how powerful it is.

The output rating indicates how much energy a boiler can use in providing you with hot water and heat when you need it from your radiators and taps. The greater the output, the more water it can heat.

It's better to take advice on this from a registered installer because, if your boiler output is too low, your water and radiators might not get as hot as you would like them to be. However, if the output level is too high, you'll end up paying more on your oil bills than you need to.

Which types of property would this Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Combi boiler be appropriate for given its output of 20 kW?

Most heating engineers would suggest that the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 combi boiler would be a suitable choice for installation in smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

When choosing a combi boiler for your home, you need to think about "flow rates" as well as output rates. This Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 Combi boiler's flow rate is 16 L/m.

This indicates the maximum volume of hot water (measured in litres per minute) that your boiler can heat then distribute to your taps, showers and radiators at any one time. The greater the demand for hot water in your home, the higher the flow rate you will require.

However, all combi boilers like the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 draw water directly from the mains and heat it instantly.

This means that they can only heat and distribute water at the rate it enters the property (the "mains pressure" rate). For example, if your mains pressure is 11 litres per minute, this will be the highest flow rate you can achieve even if your boiler's flow rate is 17l/m.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


Making space for the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 measures 945 mm in height and has a width of 720 mm and a depth of 625 mm.

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 is an external, floor-standing combi boiler encased in sturdy waterproof housing to protect it from the worst the British weather can throw at it as well as from water ingress and rust. Being outdoors, these boilers are much easier for an engineer to access in case they need repairing or for a maintenance check.

Being positioned outside the home means the likelihood of an oil leakage damaging your property, leaving unpleasant and hard-to-shift odours, is greatly reduced. In addition, should there be an escape of carbon monoxide, it will dissipate harmlessly outside.

Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 – non-condensing or condensing?

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 is a condensing oil boiler - we strongly recommend that you choose one of the latest condensing models if possible.

With a condensing boiler, you save money on your oil bills because your boiler captures and recycles the heat present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning they operate far more economically and efficiently.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 combi a good choice for the environment?

Environmentally-friendly heating has become an important issue for homeowners concerned about the accelerating pace of climate change.

Approximately 14% of the UK's greenhouse gas production is caused by our central heating systems. The gas boilers in larger urban areas of Britain are mainly responsible for emissions of toxic nitrogen dioxide.

Will choosing to install a Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 combi in your home help the environment? Let's review the figures.

Every boiler manufactured and supplied in the UK must have an energy efficiency rating of 92% (SEDBUK “A” rating). These minimums were made law in April 2018 - before that, the minimum energy efficiency rating was 88% (88%/89% = "B" SEDBUK grade, 90%+ = "A" SEDBUK grade).

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 was awarded an efficiency rating of 93% and a band rating of "A".

Energy efficiency ratings for boilers describe the amount of energy they use and waste when switched on and working.

Energy-efficient boilers help the environment as they require less fuel and emit fewer harmful gases. In 2015, the EU introduced the Energy Related Products Directive (ERP), the aim of which was to ensure that all manufacturers, including boiler manufacturers, developed more efficient products and processes.

The legislation aims to conserve energy at all life cycle stages from initial production to actual use by the customer, through to the point of disposal.

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 has been given an ERP rating of "A" for heat and "A" for water.

Am I covered if the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 combi boiler breaks down?

Parts and labour charges incurred for repairs made to your new Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C20 are covered by a 2 year warranty.


The top 10 rated Oil Combi boilers

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

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 12/1876.19%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 18/2576.12%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II External 12/1875.95%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 25/3275.83%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II External 25/3275.58%
6Grant Vortex Pro 2167.46%
7Grant Vortex Pro 2667.43%
8Grant Vortex Pro 26kW67.35%
9Grant Vortex Pro 2167.31%
10Grant Vortex Pro 2667.14%
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