Athlone scheme hits NZEB with Firebird heat pumps
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Firebird’s team used the full range of Firebird products, including the installation of Firebird’s Enviroair air source heat pumps with a smart weather compensator controller and intelligent heating controls, as well as Firebird’s supporting products, including its mechanical ventilation systems, Envirocyl Quick Plumb cylinder units, under$oor heating and radiators.
Firebird also provided its own in-house engineer who was on site and project managed the heating system installation from start to finish, working closely with the contractor Mike Maloney and installer to ensure maximum efficiency. Firebird has worked closely with Maloney in recent years to deliver NZEB-compliant projects with renewable heating.
“For us as developers and building contractors, it can be challenging to ensure we comply with new regulations, particularly in relation to new builds, which is why it has made my life so much easier to work with Firebird,” Maloney said. “I know and trust Firebird to deliver the expertise and the quality products that are required to meet today’s standards.” Firebird said that its expertise in the area of renewables has given it an edge in the home heating market with many clients choosing Firebird to take the lead and project manage the design and implementation of renewable home heating solutions.
“The developer really valued Firebird’s service to have our expertise on hand, on site each day,” Nick Phelan, renewables manager with Firebird, stated. “You cannot underestimate the importance of having that technical support there as a backup. Our engineer provided technical advice and was there to provide the answers to any queries that the installer or contractor had, minimising any downtime. Projects like this where we help deliver homes with future-proofed heating systems, while building trusted relationships working in partnership with the contractor and developer, are really rewarding.
“This innovative and personable approach is just one of the reasons why Firebird is a market leader in home heating; always adapting, always developing practical world class solutions with a mission to set new standards of sustainability for the home heating market.”
For more information visit www.firebird.ie.