Firebird Heating Solutions defy common BER rating misconception

Firebird Heating Solutions defy common BER rating misconception

27 February 2015

Firebird Heating Solutions . The leading heating solutions provider in Ireland and the UK have carried out tests that proved they are achieving at least an A3 rating in dwellings with oil products as the heating source.

A BER assessment is designed to determine the heat efficiency of the dwelling and in turn save householders money on their fuel bills. BER ratings have generated significant discussions over the last year since the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations came into effect on the 1st March 2014.

One of the most topical sections that has been enforced in these new regulations is the completion of a BER assessment, both from the plans and also upon completion of the dwelling.

The engineering team within Firebird Heating Solutions, working with BER assessors, have completed a vast number of assessments from house plans and are achieving at least an A3 rating on these dwellings when fitted with their total heating solution of the Firebird oil boiler, solar thermal and smoke exempt wood burning dry stove.  

Firebird Heating Solutions produce quality heating products and have done so for over 30 years. Liam Maddock, Technical Manager Firebird, notes: “It is key that the design and build team speak with the householder on the various heating options available. It is the responsibility of the team to ensure the householder obtains the dwelling they want and a key factor to this is that they are given heat and comfort, especially when they require it. We are all aware that the regulations require us to build more energy conscious houses with respect to insulation, heating and orientation. At Firebird, we are confident that we are the best in our oil heating industry in Ireland and that we have the best products to give you the heat you need when you need it”. 

With Firebird’s vast range of products, the householder has choice, a choice that will still enable them to achieve high BER ratings and therefore lower fuel bills.

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