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69.66%

Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only Oil boiler

Assessing factors including the system's running costs, its energy efficiency, the manufacturer’s guarantee, and its likely installed price, we scored this Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler 69.66% on our internal PlumbProud grading system.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler to cost £2,300 including installation if you choose PlumbProud to do the work.

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Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 a system boiler, a combi boiler or a regular boiler?

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 is an option you may wish to consider if you’re looking for a heat only boiler for your house or flat.

Heat only boilers (sometimes called conventional boilers, standard boilers or regular boilers) need both a hot water cylinder with an immersion heater and a cold-water tank to work. The cold water tank (normally found in an attic or a loft) passes water when required to the hot water cylinder (normally found in a landing or airing cupboard), which heats the water and keeps it warm.

When you set the times you want for your hot water and central heating, the hot water for your taps, showers, baths and radiators is drawn from the hot water cylinder. Bear in mind though that, if you forget to program the system and the hot water cylinder is empty, you may have to wait up to an hour for your hot water.

A heat only boiler is usually the recommended option for families or properties with multiple bathrooms. This is because, unlike combi boilers which can only effectively provide for one outlet at a time without a drop in water pressure, volume or temperature, standard boilers can handle demand from multiple points around the home at once.

Is a Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler suitable for my apartment or house?

You should make sure that the boiler you install in your property is the right "size". And size doesn't mean its physical dimensions, size means how much power it has - the "output".

Your boiler should be able to cope with peak hot water demand in your property and not just your average hot water usage. The output rate of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power a boiler can use to provide hot water to your taps, showers and radiators.

If the output of your boiler is too low, there will often be times when your water isn't as hot as you want. But if your boiler output is too high, it will be more costly to run (often unnecessarily).

The output of the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler is 12 kW kilowatts. Which types of property would this be appropriate for?

A PlumbProud Gas Safe engineer would recommend that the most suitable type of property for a Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only would be smaller homes and apartments containing up to 10 radiators and providing hot water for one bathroom.


How large is the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18?

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 boiler is 684 mm high, 344 mm wide, and 381 mm deep.

4% of the British population rely on oil-powered boilers for hot water and central heating - the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 is an external, floor-standing heat only 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.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 a condensing or non-condensing boiler?

Condensing oil boilers like the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 are more energy-efficient and choosing one for your home will cut the amount you pay every year for your oil.

They do this by capturing the heat in water vapour condensation and in exhaust gases which would normally be expelled via the flue. They then recycle that heat, returning it to the system to, among other tasks, reheat colder water that is returning to your boiler from your radiators.

How environmentally friendly is the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only?

How we heat our homes and the damage this does to the environment has become a pressing concern for many homeowners worried about the effects and impact of climate change.

The heating of our homes accounts for 14% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions. Especially in the big cities, gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Would choosing a Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only help in the fight against climate change? What do the performance statistics suggest?

Boilers manufactured in the UK must be tested and, by law, achieve an energy efficiency rating of 92% or above, equivalent to a SEDBUK "A" grade. Most boilers achieve an "A" rating meaning they are at least 88% efficient.

The energy efficiency of a boiler indicates the amount of energy it uses (and wastes) during operation.

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 has been assigned an efficiency rating of 91.6% with a SEDBUK rating of "A".

In 2015, new legislation was introduced by the EU to encourage manufacturers to develop more energy-efficient products that emit fewer harmful gases throughout their lifetime.

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) applies to all products that consume energy, including during the manufacturing process, at the point of final disposal, and all points in between.

The ERP rating of the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 is "A".

What warranty does the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler come with?

The parts and labour warranty on the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 lasts for 2 years.


Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 Oil heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating91.6%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW12 kW
Height684 mm
Width344 mm
Depth381 mm
MountingFloor
ERP HeatA

The top 10 rated Oil heat only boilers

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

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 12/1878.54%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 18/2578.10%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 12/1877.84%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 18/2577.60%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 12/1877.31%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 18/2577.07%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 25/3276.93%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 25/3276.62%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 32/5076.36%
10Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 25/3276.24%

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Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only Oil boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
69.66%

We have determined a rating of 69.66% for this Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only 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.

On a standard fit, we would expect this Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler to cost you £2,300 supplied and fully installed by an experienced Gas Safe PlumbProud fitter.

You can speak to our friendly and professional advisors by calling 01604 343053. They can provide you with a free quotation on the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 boiler and confirm that it is suitable for your home. You can also click here to email us or enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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£2,300

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Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 Oil heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating91.6%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW12 kW
Height684 mm
Width344 mm
Depth381 mm
MountingFloor
ERP HeatA

Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 a standard, combi or system boiler?

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 may be worth considering if you are looking for a heat only boiler for your house or flat.

If your home has more than one bathroom or you have a large family that uses a lot of hot water, a heat only boiler (sometimes called a regular boiler, a conventional boiler or a standard boiler) is likely to be the best option for you. Heat only boilers require both a hot water or immersion cylinder and a cold water tank. Once the water in the cylinder is heated, you can use this hot water throughout the day and it can feed multiple taps and showers at the same time.

This is in contrast to a combi boiler which can only heat a limited amount of water at any one time. This can cause a problem if two or more taps and showers are being used simultaneously as the temperature, pressure and volume to all points will drop.

Heat only boilers allow you to program the times that you wish heat and hot water to be available. However, if you forget to do this and the immersion cylinder is empty, you may have to wait up to an hour before hot water becomes available again.

If your property already has a water tank and cylinder, it will nearly always be cheaper to replace like for like and not choose a different type of boiler. In addition to new pipework, you may need to replace older radiators that may be unable to cope with the higher water pressure delivered by other types of boiler.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler suitable for my house or apartment?

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 Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only is 12 kW kilowatts, so which types of property would this be appropriate for?

Most Gas Safe boiler installers would recommend that this Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler would be suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What size is a Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 boiler?

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 boiler is 684 mm high, 344 mm wide, and 381 mm deep.

External floor-standing heat only boilers like the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 don't take up space in the home (they're fitted outside) and it's almost impossible to hear them when in operation (unlike internal boilers). They're much easier for a service technician to access if something goes wrong and there's less chance of carbon monoxide leaking into your home.

This Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler features weatherproof housing meaning a minimal risk of rusting and water ingress. In addition, as the boiler is outside your home, there is a lower chance of oil leaking into your property, which can cause damage and difficult-to-remove odours.

Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 – condensing or non-condensing?

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 is a condensing oil boiler - in fact, we recommend that you select this model or one of the latest condensing boilers on the market as the technology continues to improve over time.

Condensing boilers capture the heat still present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation created when the oil is burned and they recycle this back into the heating system to warm up the cold water re-entering the boiler from your radiators.

They're much more environmentally friendly and installing one results in much lower annual oil bills.

How does the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler rate environmentally?

How we heat our homes is an issue which many homeowners worry about as the world combats climate change and environmental damage.

14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production comes from central heating. In the bigger cities, gas boilers in particular are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Would choosing the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only help the environment? Let's see what the statistics suggest.

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 has been awarded an efficiency rating of 91.6% and a SEDBUK band rating of "A".

In the UK, all boilers manufactured and supplied must have an energy efficiency rating of at least 92% or a SEDBUK "A" grade. Until April 2018, the minimum rating was 88% (88% and 89% are equivalent to a SEDBUK "B" rating and anything higher is rated "A").

A boiler's energy efficiency rating describes the amount of energy it uses and wastes when in normal operation.

The ERP (or Energy Related Products Directive) is European legislation affecting products that consume energy throughout their lifetime.

The aim is to encourage companies to create environmentally friendlier products that reduce harmful gas emissions during manufacturing and when in use by the end client, right through to their eventual disposal.

In the case of the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18, the ERP rating is "A".

How long is the warranty period on the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler?

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty lasting 2 years.


The top 10 rated Oil heat only boilers

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

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 12/1878.54%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 18/2578.10%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 12/1877.84%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 18/2577.60%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 12/1877.31%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 18/2577.07%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 25/3276.93%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 25/3276.62%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 32/5076.36%
10Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 25/3276.24%
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