In the past, domestic boilers typically had an efficiency of 60%, with 40% of their energy being lost. Over the last few years Firebird has dedicated significant resources and invested heavily in developing products with increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, and which use more renewable and sustainable fuel sources.
Thanks to this drive towards innovation, Firebird now has the most efficient liquid fuel boilers on the market at 97.5% efficiency and NOx emissions as low as 60mg/kWhr, half the EU limit.
Research from The Sutherland Tables’ September 2022 findings, shows that by upgrading from a standard efficiency boiler in a house built in the 1980s, to a high efficiency Firebird condensing boiler, you could achieve average savings of £943 per year on heating bills.
These savings would help to alleviate the current pressure on households and businesses, which have seen home heating oil almost double in price. Plus, because they use less oil, these boilers are much kinder to the environment.
Firebird’s boilers are also fully compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). A viable and sustainable drop-in replacement for Kerosene, HVO is fossil free and can reduce household emissions by up to 90%.
An instant game-changer for home heating
Firebird has trialled and tested HVO in the UK and Ireland to prove that it can be implemented almost immediately. The conversion requires little or no modification to existing home heating systems and there’s no significant investment beyond a small conversion cost, (approx. £400) to upgrade to a Firebird by Elco HVO burner. The company’s manufacturing site in Ireland and offices in England and Northern Ireland are also fuelled by HVO.
Mark Doyle, Firebird’s general manager explained how the introduction of HVO for household and commercial boilers would be an instant game-changer for home heating: “There are 1.5 million or so homes with existing liquid fuel boilers in the UK with few other choices available for homeowners to adopt cleaner, greener heat solutions.”
“HVO can work with any liquid fuel boiler and if used in homes, can potentially make these homes almost carbon neutral immediately. Our trials of HVO for home heating in the UK and Ireland have proven how household greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by 90% with CO2 emissions decreasing by up to six tonnes annually, per home.”
He added: “We passionately believe that we all have a part to play to reduce carbon emissions and we believe HVO is not the future, it’s the ‘now’. We are continuing to innovate and drive more sustainable heating solutions that help homeowners reduce their carbon footprint and future-proof their homes. Our responsibility to our customers and the environment is the key driver behind everything we do.”