Firebird’s new range of Enviroair air source heat pumps are quite literally taking heating to another level
Firebird’s new range of Enviroair air source heat pumps are quite literally taking heating to another level. The MCS approved Enviroair range not only boasts ultra-quiet operation, but the excellent COP can produce an incredible 4kW of energy for every kW of energy used to power the heat pump. These high levels of efficiency not only reduce fuel bills for the homeowner, but can also save up to 60% in running costs when compared to other air source heat pumps. Available in single phase outputs from 7.5 kW to 16kW, the Enviroair range provides a compact and space saving solution as a single Monobloc unit is installed outside the property. Ideal for both newbuild and refurbishment projects, the Enviroair air source heat pump is easy to install and offers total flexibility as it can be retrofitted alongside an existing heating system or used as stand-alone. The Enviroair product range incorporates a screed drying function and also includes heat pump compatible hot water cylinders, both standard and pre-plumbed.
Following changes to the domestic RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) which come into effect from 1st April 2017, homeowners installing an air source heat pump will now be eligible to receive increased tariffs of 10.02p/kWh (previously 7.5p/kWh) for seven years. To further encourage uptake of renewable heating options, there has also been an overall simplification of the whole claim system.
When you add to this a VAT rate of 0% for newbuild applications and 5% for retrofit, air source heat pumps represent a financially attractive option to update an existing heating system, or to incorporate as part of a new build.
The outstanding energy efficiency of the Enviroair range of air source heat pumps is achieved by utilising cutting-edge DC Inverter Technology. This technology keeps temperature fluctuations to a minimum and ensures heat output matches the heating load of the property – saving up to 40% of energy compared to systems without this technology. Room temperatures are controlled effortlessly and efficiently with an intuitive, wireless programmable thermostat, which can be operated remotely. The system controller automatically runs the entire heating system, including controlling any pre-existing boilers and has a built-in weather compensation control.
Commenting on the launch of the Enviroair range of air source heat pumps, David Hall, UK Director of Firebird Products Ltd said: ‘These are very exciting times for Firebird as the addition of the Enviroair range firmly positions Firebird as a total heating solutions supplier.’ He went on to add: ‘The benefit to the homeowner is twofold as installing an Enviroair air source heat pump can significantly reduce heating costs and at the same time allow full advantage to be taken of increased RHI payments.’