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Heating Revolution: The EOGB Sapphire Oil Boiler Unveiled



In this article, we will be diving deeper into the 8 key features that you need to know about the EOGB Sapphire oil boiler. This blog post goes hand in hand with our video ‘Revolutionise your home heating with the EOGB Sapphire oil boiler’

This new oil boiler is the most efficient oil boiler on the market.  A breakthrough in home heating that promises to change the way you experience warmth and comfort.

  1. Certified Efficiency:

This boiler has received ErP (Energy-related Products) and BED (Boiler Efficiency Directive) compliance. In layman’s terms, this means you are assured of a heating system that’s highly efficient and aligns with the latest European standards for energy efficiency and emissions. This translates to lower energy bills and peace of mind about its eco-friendliness.

  1. High Efficiency Heat Exchanger:

The EOGB Sapphire’s beating heart is its high-efficiency stainless steel heat exchanger. Crafted with top-of-the-line 316 Ti stainless steel, this ensures your boiler operates at its peak efficiency. Keeping your home warm without wasting precious energy. But that’s not all – the full stainless-steel construction means it’s resilient against water quality issues and scale buildup. Making it an excellent choice for those with spring water or corrosion concerns.

“316 Ti, also known as 316 Titanium, is a specific grade of stainless steel. It is a corrosion-resistant alloy that contains titanium (Ti) as one of its alloying elements. This addition of titanium enhances the material’s resistance to corrosion. This makes 316 Ti stainless steel a popular choice for applications that need high corrosion resistance.”

  1. Low NOx Blue Flame Burner:

With the EOGB Sapphire, you’re treated to the UK EOGB low NOx blue flame modulating Sapphire oil burner. What the heck is a modulating oil burner when it’s at home? A modulating oil burner means that the boiler can adjust the amount of oil that it burns in real time to match the heating needs of your home.

 Imagine you’re driving down the motorway at 70mph. When nearing top speed ease your foot off the accelerator and cruise along. Now imagine you can only have your foot to the floor or completely off the pedal. And you are trying to maintain 70mph! The latter is how all other boilers on the market work. The Sapphire can take its foot off the gas and cruise along!

This means the burner can operate at various outputs. Full throttle when there is a high demand. Modulating right down to 6Kw when the demand is less (room nears target temperature). 

Ultimately a modulating oil boiler maximises comfort. While minimising energy consumption and contributing towards a greener planet.

How does a blue flame boiler work?

 “The combustion process that takes place within a blue flame burner differs from and is much cleaner than in standard yellow flame burners. The combustion gases within a blue flame burner are re-circulated through a specially designed longer blast tube. This has a ring of slots within the combustion chamber. This design allows the combustion gases to mix with atomised droplets of fuel and fresh air (oxygen) drawn in through the burner. Producing a clean blue flame which has much lower NOx emissions. The important thing to remember is that blue flame technology remains highly efficient. With the added benefit of significantly lower levels of NOx emissions to current legislation.” 

Low NOx burners are designed to minimize the release of harmful nitrogen oxide emissions into the environment. In turn, it promotes cleaner and more eco-friendly combustion.

  1. Impressive Warranty:

Your peace of mind matters and EOGB knows that. They offer a substantial 25-year guarantee on the heat exchanger and 5 years on all other non-serviceable components. This warranty is a testament to their commitment to quality, setting them apart from the competition. The main cause of a failed oil boiler is a leaking heat exchanger or water jacket. When a boiler’s heat exchanger makes up ⅔ of the entire boiler, if it develops a leak it forces your hand towards a full new boiler installation. The fact that EOGB is guaranteeing theirs for 25 years is industry-leading!

  1. One Boiler, Three Outputs:

When purchasing a new oil boiler for your forever home. Then not only will this boiler last for over 25 years. But it will also grow with you and your family. What do we mean by that? If you are planning on an extension in the future then wouldn’t it be great to know that the boiler you buy now can be increased in output further down the line to accommodate the bigger demand? Unveiling an unparalleled level of flexibility, the EOGB Sapphire comes in one boiler with three output ranges. 6-23kW, 8-28kW, and 9-32kW. This adaptability ensures that your heating solution can grow with you, fitting your needs now and in the future.

  1. Unique Control Features:

But what truly sets the EOGB Sapphire apart is its innovative control features. To get the full benefit of the modulating oil burner we talked about earlier. We need to be able to effectively communicate with the boiler at all times. Telling it how much power we need in our home. Thanks to OpenTherm modulation, the heating system can continuously adjust its heat output. This results in precise temperature control and unparalleled energy efficiency, elevating it above conventional heating systems.

What is OpenTherm?

OpenTherm is a technology that excels in getting the most out of your boilers and heating systems. It achieves this by establishing real-time two-way communication between the boiler and the thermostat. This allows the two parties to ‘talk’ to each other. The dynamic pairing of the EOGB Sapphire and an OpenTherm control ensures your heating system is always operating at its most efficient capacity by continuously fine-tuning the heat output of your boiler. 

  1. Fuel Savings:

Let’s talk about the exciting part – fuel savings. The EOGB Sapphire has been meticulously designed for fuel efficiency. The modulating oil burner and the OpenTherm compatibility promise savings of over 25%. This translates to money back in your pocket and a significant step towards a more sustainable future.

A 3-bed domestic household using fossil fuels with:

  • an LPG Condensing boiler would cost circa £1711.00 per annum to run.  
  • A standard Efficiency oil boiler would cost circa £1428.00 per annum to run. 
  • an On/Off Condensing oil boiler would cost circa £1031.00 per annum to run. 
  • a Sapphire oil boiler with weather-compensated OpenTherm controls would cost circa £915.00 per annum to run
  1. HVO Ready:

The EOGB Sapphire runs on kerosene but it is HVO-ready. Making it compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil. An eco-conscious alternative to traditional heating oil. HVO offers reduced emissions, making your home heating choice a more sustainable one.

What’s all the fuss about HVO?

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) offers several benefits for home heating:

  • Environmentally friendly. HVO is derived from renewable resources like vegetable oils and animal fats. Providing a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional heating oil. It significantly reduces carbon emissions, helping to combat climate change.
  • Reduced Emissions. HVO produces far fewer harmful emissions. Such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, compared to traditional heating oil. This cleaner burning fuel is better for air quality and human health.
  • Energy Efficiency: HVO has a high energy content like kerosene. Which means it provides efficient and effective heating. Resulting in lower energy bills for homeowners.
  • No Modification Required: HVO can be used in existing oil heating systems. It can go in your existing oil tank, run through your existing oil line and be burnt in your existing oil boiler. (consult with manufacturer) without the need for costly modifications or changes. It can be used as a direct replacement for conventional heating oil.
  • Lower Maintenance: HVO has properties that can help keep your heating system cleaner, reducing the risk of soot and deposits.
  • Sustainability: Many HVO products are produced using waste and byproducts from the food industry. It helps reduce waste and provides an eco-friendly solution for home heating.
  • Energy Security:  HVO can contribute to reducing reliance on non-renewable energy sources. As well as helping towards the decarbonisation goals outlined by the current government. 

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Overall, HVO is a sustainable, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective option for home heating. Offering both economic and environmental benefits for homeowners.

To summarise, the EOGB Sapphire Oil Boiler is more than just a heating system. It truly is revolutionary when it comes to using liquid fuels to heat our off-grid properties in the UK. Whether you’re seeking efficiency and reduced emissions, Substantial savings and return on your investment or advanced control features to maximise the levels of comfort in your home. the EOGB Sapphire can do it all. So, why wait? Make the intelligent choice for your home and family, and embrace the future of home heating.

We are in Huddersfield West Yorkshire and provide expert boiler installations of both oil and gas-fired heating systems. If you would like to talk to us about any one of the benefits of the Sapphire or to see how we can help you then please call today!