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67.92%

Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only Oil boiler

We scored this Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler at 67.92% 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.

On a standard fit, we would expect this Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler to cost you £2,800 supplied and fully installed by an experienced Gas Safe PlumbProud fitter.

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Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

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

The Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 is a oil heat only boiler.

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 Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only the right boiler for my house or flat?

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

A boiler's output level measures how much power it can use to provide you with the hot water you need for your radiators and taps. If a boiler has a high output rate, it can heat greater volumes of water.

If you choose a boiler with too low an output, you'll find that the water coming out of your taps and in your radiators won't be as hot as you want it to be. Choosing one whose output is too high means you'll pay more than you need to for the oil your boiler needs to work.

The Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only outputs at a maximum of 26 kW, so which types of property would this Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler be appropriate for?

Most experienced Gas Safe engineers would likely recommend that, at this level of output, this Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler would be a suitable choice for larger properties including detached homes with 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.


What size is the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 boiler?

The measurements of the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 are 920 mm by 465 mm by 760 mm.

External, floor-standing heat only boilers like the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 provide homeowners with more indoor space (they're installed outdoors) and reduce noise pollution (you can't really hear them from inside your house). They are also easier for engineers to work on if needed, while carbon monoxide leaks are less likely to pose a safety threat to your family because the gas disperses outside.

This model's weatherproof housing ensures protection from the British climate, reducing the likelihood of water ingress and rusting. And, since the oil is stored outdoors, there is minimal risk of leakage occurring inside your home that can cause significant damage as well as unpleasant odours which are hard to eliminate.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 non-condensing or condensing?

The Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 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.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler good for the environment?

With more and more of us concerned about environmental issues and climate change, how we heat our homes has become an important issue to many homeowners.

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.

Would installing a Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler in your home help combat climate change? What do the figures suggest?

Under current UK law, all boilers must achieve a minimum energy efficiency level of 92% (a low to good SEDBUK "A" rating). The minimum level was raised from its previous 88% in April 2018.

Energy efficiency scores are intended to inform consumers of the amount of energy used and wasted when a boiler is in normal operation.

The Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 was awarded an efficiency rating of 92.6% with 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 Slimline Heatpac C26 is "A".

What warranty do I get if I purchase the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 boiler?

The Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 is supplied with a parts and labour warranty of 2 years.


Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 Oil heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating92.6%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW26 kW
Height920 mm
Width465 mm
Depth760 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 Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only Oil boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
67.92%

Our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests score this Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler at 67.92%. Several factors go into determining our rating including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, running costs, and more.

We would anticipate that this Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler would cost you £2,800 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fitting is standard and with no complications.

To receive a free quote on the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 boiler, as well as professional advice on whether it will meet the needs of your home, simply enter your postcode in the quote box on this page, click here to email us, or call 01604 343053.


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Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 Oil heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating92.6%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW26 kW
Height920 mm
Width465 mm
Depth760 mm
MountingFloor
ERP HeatA

Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

What kind of boiler is the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 - standard, combi or system?

The Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 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 standard boiler, a regular boiler or a conventional 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 water temperature, pressure and volume to all points will drop.

Heat only boilers allow you to program the times that you want 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 instead of replacing it with 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 Slimline Heatpac C26 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 Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler has an output level of 26 kW, so which types of property would it be appropriate for?

A Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that this Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler would be a suitable choice for larger properties including detached homes with 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.


The size of the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26

The dimensions of the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 are 920 mm tall, 465 mm wide, and 760 mm deep.

Floor-standing external heat only boilers like the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 operate reliably and consistently outdoors because of their solid weatherproof housing designed to protect against rusting and water ingress. And, because they're not installed inside your property, you save valuable indoor space.

Internal oil boilers can leak and, when they do, they damage your property and leave unpleasant odours which are hard to remove. An external boiler eliminates the risk of indoor oil leaks and the danger of carbon monoxide getting into your home is also greatly reduced. An external boiler is easier for your heating engineer to access when it requires servicing or repair.

Is the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 a non-condensing or condensing boiler?

We recommend that, if possible, you choose a condensing boiler like the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26.

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 choosing the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler environmentally friendly?

With more and more of us concerned about environmental issues and climate change, how we heat our homes has become an important issue to many homeowners.

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

Would choosing a Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only help in the fight against climate change? What do the performance statistics suggest?

All boilers manufactured in the UK from April 2018 must achieve a SEDBUK “A” grade and an energy efficiency rating of 92% or above. Before that, the minimum was 88% - efficiency ratings of 88% and 89% were scored a “B” and 90%+ an "A".

A boiler's energy efficiency rating describes how much energy it uses and wastes during its standard operation.

The energy efficiency of the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 was rated at 92.6% with a SEDBUK grading of "A".

The ERP (Energy Related Products Directive) is European legislation that aims to reduce the use of energy at all points during a product's life, from the point of manufacture to when it's in active use right through to final disposal.

The regulation aims to encourage manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly and which reduce gas emissions associated with those products.

The ERP grading for the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 is "A".

How long am I covered by the warranty for if the Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 breaks down?

The parts and labour warranty offered with this Firebird Envirogreen Slimline Heatpac C26 heat only boiler covers you for 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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