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Plumbproud rating

66.39%

Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi Oil boiler

Our PlumbProud quality scoring system considers important factors like energy efficiency, the length of a manufacturer’s guarantee, likely running costs, and installed price to determine a boiler's value for money. This model has received 66.39% from our engineers.

This Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi boiler will cost around £3,700 fitted through PlumbProud where there are no complications during the installation.

Please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, email us, or call us on 01604 343053 to get a free quote and guidance on whether the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 boiler is the right choice for your home.


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Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Which category of boiler does the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 fit into?

Looking for a oil combi boiler for your house or flat? If you are, the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 boiler may be worth considering.

One of the reasons the combi boiler was introduced to Britain in the 1970s was because residential properties are among the smallest in the world. More traditional boilers require one or more large tanks to be stored around the home to function.

A combi boiler is a self-contained unit that draws water from the mains then heats and distributes it instantly and on demand - no tanks are needed.

They are the most popular type of boilers in the UK and offer only one major disadvantage - there is a maximum volume of water that can be heated at any one time. If that limit is exceeded by, for example, two people using a hot water tap at the same time, there will be a drop in water pressure, temperature and volume to both taps.

Is a Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 combi a suitable choice 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.

A boiler’s output indicates the amount of power it can use when heating the water which it then sends to your taps and radiators. The higher the output rate, the more water it can heat.

If a boiler’s output is too low, there will be times when your hot water might not be as hot as you want it to be. If it is too high, you’ll likely be paying more than you need to for your gas.

Measured in kilowatts, the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 combi's output level is 26 kW, so which types of property would this Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi boiler be an appropriate choice for?

An experienced heating engineer would say that this Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi boiler's level of output makes it a suitable installation for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

You should also consider a combi boiler's "flow rate" when making your choice.

The flow rate indicates how much water it can take from the mains supply at any one time (measured in litres per minute), which it then heats and distributes to different points in your home like your bathroom, kitchen and radiators. This Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi boiler's flow rate is 16 L/m.

Combi boilers have no storage tanks like system or heat only boilers. This means that if the water pressure where you live is low, there's no benefit in spending money on a combi with a high flow rate because a high flow rate doesn't mean it can draw any more water from the mains.

In addition, there might be lots of people in your household who want to use hot water at the same time while also having the central heating on. Given that average mains pressure in the UK is between 10 and 12 litres per second and a power shower usually requires about 12 litres of water per minute, a combi boiler might not be the right choice for you and your family.

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.


Where will the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 fit in my house?

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 boiler measures 945 mm [H] x 720 mm [W] x 625 mm [D] in size.

4% of the British population rely on oil-powered boilers for hot water and central heating - the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 is an external, floor-standing combi boiler which runs on oil.

For homeowners concerned about the possibility of oil leakages inside their homes, external boilers provide protection against both indoor oil damage from leakage and the unpleasant and hard-to-shift odours those leaks create. They are supplied with weatherproof housing so can function in all weathers, and they're also much easier for a service engineer to work on.

Envirogreen Combipac C26 – non-condensing or condensing?

We recommend that you select a condensing boiler like the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac oil Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 for your home if possible because of the environmental benefits and the money you'll save on your oil bills.

Condensing boilers are much more energy-efficient than older, non-condensing models as they capture and recycle the heat still present in the water vapour condensation and flue exhaust gases that your boiler creates when burning oil for reuse.

How environmentally friendly is the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 combi?

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.

With central heating being responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, your choice of boiler matters. Gas boilers are also responsible for the significant atmospheric volumes of dangerous nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger British cities.

Will choosing to install a Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 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 C26 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.

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.

This European legislation intends 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 Combipac C26 is "A" for heat and "A" for water.

If the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 combi boiler breaks down, am I covered?

The parts and labour warranty on the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 lasts for 2 years.


Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Oil Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW26 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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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
66.39%

We have determined a rating of 66.39% for this Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi boiler on the PlumbProud quality scoring system. The rating is determined using a variety of important factors including price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency and the likely cost of running.

This Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi boiler will cost around £3,700 fitted through PlumbProud where there are no complications during the installation.

If you would like to get in touch with us for a free quote and professional guidance and advice on whether the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 is the right choice for your home, you can do so by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, calling us on 01604 343053 or you can click here to email us.


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Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Oil Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW26 kW
Height945 mm
Width720 mm
Depth625 mm
MountingFloor
Flow rate16 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 a combi, system or regular boiler?

If you are considering installing a combi boiler in your house or flat, then the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 boiler is certainly worth investigating.

Combi boilers have much to recommend them - not least the fact that they save a lot of space. Combination (or combi) boilers were introduced by manufacturers in the 1970s to provide practical central heating and hot water distribution to smaller properties - remember that UK houses and flats tend to be among the smallest in the developed world.

Traditional boilers require one or more storage tanks to keep hot water warm and to store water for heating later. In contrast, combi boilers draw water directly from the mains supply and heat it instantly, removing the need for a storage tank. The heated water is then distributed to your taps and radiators on demand.

While combi boilers are suitable choices for many properties, especially those without a loft, there is also a disadvantage in using them. Water is heated instantly and the volume of water that can be heated at any one time is limited. This can result in less water being sent to taps and showers if more than one is being used simultaneously. In these instances, the water pressure to both points will drop.

Is a Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 combi boiler appropriate for my house or apartment?

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

The output rate of a boiler tells you how much power it has available to it for heating the water that comes out of your taps and warms your radiators. A higher output rate means that your boiler has more power at its disposal.

You need to make sure you select a boiler with the right output rate. That's because, if your output rate is too high, then your boiler will have more power than it needs but it will cost too much to run. If the output rate is too low, your water may often not be hot enough.

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 combi's output is 26 kW, so which types of property would this Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi boiler be appropriate for?

An experienced heating engineer would say that this Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi boiler's level of output makes it a suitable installation for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

In addition to output rates, you need to consider a combi boiler's flow rate when making your choice.

The flow rate of your boiler dictates the maximum volume of water (measured in litres per minute) that it can heat and distribute to your taps, showers and radiators at any one time.

However, a combi boiler like the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 can only heat and deliver water at the rate at which it actually enters your property. For this reason, you should also find out what the mains pressure to your house is before purchasing a boiler.

It's pointless spending more money on a boiler with a 17l/m flow rate if the local water pressure is 11l/m. To give you an indication of average water demand, a power shower typically requires 12 litres of water per minute and a basin tap 4-8 litres. This Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 Combi boiler's flow rate is 16 L/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.


What dimensions does a Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 have?

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 is 945 mm high by 720 mm wide by 625 mm deep.

External floor-standing combi boilers like the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 offer homeowners more indoor space and, unlike their indoor counterparts, they don't create internal noise pollution.

They also provide service engineers with much easier access and are supplied with a sturdy waterproof casing to protect the boiler from rusting and water ingress.

An external boiler like the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 carries a much-reduced risk of any carbon monoxide entering your home and, because the oil is stored outdoors, there is little to no risk of internal oil leakage damaging the inside of the house and the unpleasant odours that oil leaks cause.

Envirogreen Combipac C26 – non-condensing or condensing?

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 is a condensing oil boiler - where possible, we always recommend to clients that they choose one of the very latest condensing boilers to take advantage of this technology, which improves year after year.

Condensing boilers are more energy-efficient as they capture and recycle the heat contained in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation. They then use this heat to perform tasks like warming up colder water returning to the boiler from the radiators.

By choosing a condensing boiler, you'll help the environment as well as save money on your oil bills.

How environmentally friendly is the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 combi?

How we heat our homes and the damage we might be doing to the environment as a result has become an important point of concern to many homeowners worried about climate change.

Dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger UK cities are caused by gas boilers in domestic properties, and 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production is as a result of central heating.

Do the figures suggest that installing the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 combi at your property would help in the fight against climate change?

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 Combipac C26 scored an efficiency rating of 93% and a SEDBUK band rating 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 C26 has been awarded an ERP rating of "A" for heat and "A" for water.

If the Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 combi boiler breaks down, am I covered?

The Firebird Envirogreen Combipac C26 boiler is covered by a parts and labour warranty of 2 years.


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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