Firebird Crowned Winners at H&V Awards
Firebirds’ Enviroblue Combi HE has been named as Domestic Heating Product of the Year at the prestigious 2018 H&V News Awards. Held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, Firebird fought off strong competition from some big industry names to be crowned as winner in the Boilers and Water Heaters category. Described as the Oscars of the heating and ventilation industry, the recognition received by winning this award underlines how innovative the design of this pioneering oil-fired combi boiler is. Although no strangers to industry firsts, this is an extremely sought after accolade by Firebird who continue to revolutionise current boiler design thinking.
As the design of oil-fired combi boilers has barely changed since the introduction of the first condensing models, what Firebird have achieved is positively ground-breaking. Typically using a number of components to perform specific functions, the potential for failure with an oil-fired combi boiler is great. By incorporating a number of individual components into a single moulded brass block, the ‘Hydroblock’ not only reduces this potential for failure, but also improves fault diagnostics in the field. Backed by a 10-year warranty, the adoption of this cutting-edge technology not only reduces service time, but also offers the homeowner even greater performance in terms of efficiency.
Instead of the twin circulating pump approach used in most oil-fired combi boilers to provide space heating and DHW functions, the Enviroblue Combi HE utilises a valve system that allows the use of a single, ‘A’ rated pump. This not only provides energy savings, but also enables the width of the boiler to be reduced to 595mm, addressing the issue of size – another common issue traditionally associated with oil-fired combi boilers.
Commenting on Firebird’s award, David Hall, UK Director of Firebird Products Ltd said: “Being announced as the winner in what was an extremely tough category is testament to Firebird’s design expertise. This recognition not only underlines the advances Firebird are making in oil-fired boiler technology but also rubber-stamps the huge leap forward made in designing the new Combi HE range.”
Firebird have not only revolutionised the design of the oil-fired combi boiler from an operational point of view, but also in terms of aesthetics. By taking advantage of the advances made in injection moulding plastic techniques, Firebird have designed an oil-fired combi boiler with true ‘white goods appeal’ and a food grade finish. Available in outputs of 20kW, 26kW and 35kW for both internal and external applications, the Enviroblue Combi HE features the Riello RDB BLU burner.
With multi-directional flue options for ease of installation, all Firebird boilers provide a low-maintenance option due to the long life of serviceable components. Firebird Products Ltd specialise in providing a total heating package solution. The comprehensive product range includes oil fired boilers, air source heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal systems.