Firebird’s Enviroblue Combi HE boiler shortlisted as Domestic Heating Product of the Year in prestigious 2018 H&V News Awards
Firebird are proud to announce that their Enviroblue Combi HE boiler has been shortlisted as Domestic Heating Product of the Year in the prestigious 2018 H&V News Awards. The winners of these coveted awards, which have been described as the Oscars of the heating and ventilation industry, will be announced on Thursday 19th April at the Grosvenor House Hotel. For Firebird who are no strangers to industry firsts, being shortlisted in this category underlines how the innovative design of their new oil-fired combi boiler is set 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 finalist status, David Hall, UK Director of Firebird Products Ltd said: “Being selected as a finalist is testament to Firebird’s design expertise and ongoing commitment to lead the industry with innovative heating solutions. This recognition underlines the advances Firebird are making in oil-fired boiler technology and rubber-stamps the huge leap forward we have made in designing the Enviroblue Combi HE.”
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.