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69.66%

Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only Oil boiler

On the PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark scoring system, we have rated this Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler at 69.66%. Ratings are determined by considering a number of important factors including the energy efficiency, price installed, warranty length, and running costs of the boiler.

This Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler is likely to cost you £2,300 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud, although there may be additional charges if the fit takes longer than anticipated. You will, however, receive a binding quote from us prior to starting work.

To receive a free quote on the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 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 Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

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

If you are considering installing a heat only boiler in your house or flat, then the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 boiler is certainly worth investigating.

If your home has more than one bathroom or you have a large family which 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.

Would the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only 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 - its "output".

The output rate tells you how much energy your boiler has to use to provide you and your family with hot water and central heating. A higher output rate means that it can heat greater volumes of water.

Please be aware, though - if you choose a boiler whose output is too low, the water in your radiators and coming from your taps may not be warm enough. Conversely, if you choose a boiler with too high an output, you'll pay more for oil than is necessary.

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler has an output level of 12 kW, so which types of property would it be appropriate for?

A PlumbProud Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that this Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler be installed in smaller homes and apartments with one bathroom and up to 10 radiators.


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.

Floor-standing external heat only boilers like the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 are safer as the oil it uses for fuel is not stored inside your home meaning there is little to no chance of an internal leak occurring which can damage your home and leave oily odours that become difficult to eradicate.

External boilers free up space in your home and because they're outside, you rarely hear them working. In addition, a service engineer can quickly fix it if it has problems, and there is a lower chance of carbon monoxide entering your home.

Is this Firebird boiler condensing or non-condensing?

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 is a condensing oil boiler - we’d strongly recommend that you choose the very latest condensing model for your home.

Condensing boilers run on either gas or oil and are manufactured specifically to improve energy efficiency. They do this by capturing and recycling the warmth present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation into more usable heat the system can use, meaning they're far more efficient and cost less to run.

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

With more and more people concerned about climate change, how we heat our homes and the damage it does to the environment is increasingly being questioned by British homeowners.

Central heating produces 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. Gas boilers in the larger cities emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide.

Let's take a closer look at whether installing a Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only would be a good choice for the environment.

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 Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 was awarded an efficiency rating of 91.6% 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 Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive's aim is to reduce the harmful gas emissions created during a product’s manufacture and active end use right through to its disposal.

The ERP rating for the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 is "TBC".

What length of warranty does the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 come with?

You receive a parts and labour warranty of 2 years with the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 boiler.


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%

Our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests score this Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler at 69.66%. Several factors go into determining our rating including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, running costs, and more.

You should budget around £2,300 for the supply and installation of this Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler by PlumbProud.

Wondering if the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 is the right boiler for your home? Then speak to a professional here by getting in touch via email or call us on 01604 343053. You can also get a free quote by entering your postcode in the box on the page.


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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?

When looking for a heat only boiler for your house or flat, the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 might be a suitable option for you.

Heat only boilers (often referred to as conventional boilers, standard boilers or regular boilers) consist of a large cold water tank, hot water cylinder with an immersion heater, and a control panel. The cold water tank is often situated in a loft or attic while the hot water cylinder tends to be located in an airing or landing cupboard.

The major advantage of a heat only boiler compared to the more contemporary combi boiler is that it’s possible to run more than one appliance requiring hot water at the same time. With a combi boiler, switching two hot water taps on at the same time will lead to a drop in water pressure, temperature and volume to both points.

Best suited for larger homes, you can program hot water and central heating for times and days that suit you and your family. However, if you forget to set the timer and your hot water cylinder is empty, then you may have to wait up to an hour before you run a bath.

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

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

This Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler gets its power from oil and the power it's capable of producing is measured in kilowatts - the output rate is actually a kilowatt rate. The higher the output rate, the more kilowatts a boiler can use when heating water.

If you choose a boiler whose output rate is too low, it may not have enough power to make your water as hot as you would like. If you choose a boiler whose output rate is too high, you won't have to put up with lukewarm water but you will face higher oil bills.

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler has an output level of 12 kW, so which types of property would it be appropriate for?

A heating engineer would recommend that the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler would be a suitable installation option for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What is the size of the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18?

The Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 is 684 mm tall, 344 mm wide, and 381 mm deep in size.

Floor-standing, external heat only boilers like the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 are installed outdoors and, as a result, they free up space and reduce noise in your home.

Being outdoors also eliminates the risk of oil leakages inside your property which can be extremely damaging and often result in unpleasant and lingering odours that are hard to shift. The risk of carbon monoxide leaking into your home is also greatly reduced.

This comes in sturdy weatherproof housing that prevents rust and water ingress, no matter what the British climate presents. And external boilers are much easier for service engineers to access should something go wrong.

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

This Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 is a condensing oil boiler - we always recommend that clients choose the latest condensing models to benefit from the technology, which continues to improve year after year.

Condensing boilers capture the heat still present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation, processing them through a secondary heat exchanger to, among other tasks, heat colder water returning from your radiators.

By selecting a modern condensing boiler, you'll save money on your oil bills as well as benefitting the wider environment.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only a good choice for the environment?

Price and performance are two important issues when choosing a boiler but now, for many people in the UK, so is the environmental impact of how we heat our homes and its effect on climate change.

In the UK, central heating is responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas production. Domestic gas boilers emit large quantities of nitrogen dioxide in British cities.

Do the available figures suggest that installing the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only in your property would be an environmentally friendly choice?

By law, the minimum level of energy efficiency for boilers manufactured in the UK is 92%, equivalent to a good SEDBUK “A” rating. Prior to April 2018, the minimum was 88% - boilers whose energy efficiency levels were 88% or 89% were given a "B" rating on the SEDBUK scale and those at 90% or higher were given an "A".

The energy efficiency rating awarded to each boiler indicates the amount of energy that is wasted when in operation.

Following testing, the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 was given a 91.6% energy efficiency rating and a SEDBUK grading 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".

Am I covered if the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 heat only boiler breaks down?

The manufacturer offers a parts and labour warranty of 2 years on the Firebird Envirogreen Popular Boilerhouse 12-18 boiler to new customers.


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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