A Perfect Renewable Combo From Firebird
If ever there were two heating products made for each other, you would be hard pushed to find a better combination than the Enviroair air source heat pump and the new Envirofloor underfloor heating range from Firebird. Suitable for both new build and renovation projects, ‘wet’ underfloor heating is the most efficient way to provide space heating, as the running temperature is far lower than for a radiator system. When installed in conjunction with an air source heat pump, which produces water at a lower temperature than traditional boilers, the savings on energy and running costs are considerable. Working in exactly the same way as a radiator system does when linked to a boiler in a traditional heating system, the water and air temperature are controlled through the heat pump controller which operates the entire heating system.
Firebird’s MCS approved Enviroair air source heat pump range not only boasts ultra-quiet operation, but the excellent COP can produce an incredible 4kW of energy for every 1kW 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 offers total flexibility as it can be retrofitted alongside an existing heating system or used as stand-alone. Enviroair air source heat pumps incorporate a screed drying function and the range also includes heat pump compatible hot water cylinders, both standard and pre-plumbed.
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.
On average an underfloor heating system which runs at 45 degrees (as opposed to 80 degrees used in traditional radiator systems), is 25% more efficient. Envirofloor underfloor heating systems can be easily combined with radiator systems for extensions and conservatories; or to create a mixed heating system with radiators on upper floors. To make the installation process even more simple, Firebird produce Envirofloor underfloor heating kits for both solid and suspended floor constructions, which contain all of the components required for use with an Enviroair air source heat pump.