Vaillant is a boiler brand steeped in history and traditions. The company was founded in 1874 in Germany and started making the world’s first gas-fired water boiler in 1894. Ever since that time they have been at the forefront of domestic heating development currently exploring renewable technologies such as ground source heat pumps and air to water systems alongside their traditional line of business.
The best-selling Vaillant ecoTec pro boiler range consists of 22 different types of gas boiler with outputs from 12kW to 38kW. Both boiler ranges are fitted with the highly rated Stainless Steel Giovanni Heat exchanger which is very reliable but more expensive than an aluminium and/or silicone based heat exchanger. Both also come with built in two-stage frost protection for even better reliability. And of course, they aren't just any ordinary heating system, they are Which? Best Buy 2020 heating products.
The Ecotec Plus products are the more expensive higher end boilers. Consequently, there are the following differences:
- The EcoTEC Plus has more complicated software and more settings options, the details of which would only ever be tapped into by a commissioning or service engineer.
- The Plus range has a built in filling loop which is especially useful when trying to optimise space in a kitchen etc. The Vaillant Pro however requires an external loop to be fitted.
- The EcoTEC Plus hot water flow rate is slightly higher.
- The Plus also has more models, including slightly larger ones more suited to houses with two bathrooms.
Below you can find more specific details on the different Vaillant EcoTEC boilers, and hopefully gain the understanding you need to make a decision on buying a new boiler for your home.
Vaillant EcoTEC Plus
A complete system solution, the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 832 is a popular choice for those with small to mid-sized homes. It's capable of supplying enough hot water for homes with multiple bathrooms with a single shower installed. The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 832 offers central heating outputs of 24kW and hot water output of 30kW, enough for small to mid-sized properties.
The EcoTEC Plus combi offers great hot water performance using Vaillants AquaComfort system to provide instantaneous hot water at a consistent temperature, and is also compatible with vSMART heating control. It's a reasonably compact boiler however not quite as much as Worcester Bosch's most compact boiler, so if shaving off them extra centimetres is a big factor for you, it's worth checking their selection first. If your concern is efficiency however, the Plus is also economical to run with 94% efficiency, meaning you're only losing 6p of gas for every £1 spent which is pretty miraculous considering the fuel type.
With a central heating output of 31kW, the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 835 will comfortably heat a large 4-bedroom home with 10 – 13 radiators. As for the hot water output, it provides 35kW at a very decent flow rate of 14.3 litres per minute to your taps meaning the boiler performance overall is quality. It’s great if you have two bathrooms, and can easily run two showers and a bath unlike most combi's. However it's worth having one of our boiler engineers check the water pressure at the mains first to ensure your property will reap the benefits and will be best suited to the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus combi.
The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus combi is perhaps the best choice for medium to small properties as it is super efficient and easy to use. It's useful to most households. The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus boiler range also comes with a step by step wizard to help you set up the boiler with your phone.
Vaillant EcoTEC Pro
The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro combi boiler range was made to keep things simple for you. The bright and easy-to-use display means operating the boiler is a piece of cake. And like, all models, it’s Quiet Mark approved. The ecoTEC pro is super smart on the inside too. It can adapt itself to give you only the heating you require, lowering your fuel bills. Premium parts such as the stainless-steel heat exchanger keep everything running smoothly and reliably.
The combi boiler range features 24kW, 28kW and 30kW models, making this boiler perfect for homes with smaller heating and hot water requirements. The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro combi also comes with compact dimensions (720mmx440mmx335mm to be precise) for flexible siting options, little to no noise and has a high efficiency rating. Removable side panels and a push-fit flue system means improved accessibility, ease of installation and greater installation flexibility too, compared with regular boilers. It's lack of noise and controls give you maximum comfort for your home.
The best from the EcoTEC Pro scope? The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 is the most popular among the three featuring a fully modulating low NOx burner and fan – for improved energy efficiency. It comes with easy to use and intelligent controls and accessories and it's wide modulation range ensures low energy consumption at all times. proving the Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 is a great choice for most homes.
Below you can find the key data on the different Vaillant EcoTEC Pro boilers:
||EcoTEC Pro 24
||EcoTEC Pro 28
||EcoTEC Pro 30
|Max heat output for water generation:
|Nominal heat output range at 80/60˚C (Non condensing mode):
||5.4 - 23.5
||5.4 - 24.1
||6.2 - 24.4
|Nominal heat output range at 50/30˚C (Condensing mode):
||5.9 - 24.8KW
||6.9 - 25.9KW
||9 - 25.7KW
The Vaillant EcoFIT pure selection is also worth a mention, since they are related products and it have great reviews , as well as being featured on our website.
Vaillant EcoFIT Pure
If you’re searching for a gas condensing combination boiler with high performance for your home, the ecoFIT Pure Combi boiler selection by Vaillant is one of the best in the business. Designed to suit almost any property and lifestyle, this efficient boiler offers low energy consumption and is small enough to fit inside a standard kitchen cupboard. It’s unbelievably quiet and compatible with smart heating control to enable you to control everything from your smartphone.
You’ll get a great range of controls with this one, such as a reset button, system pressure gauge and central heating and hot water temperature control switches. Because this boiler comes in three heat outputs, it’s also ideal for medium and large properties with a single bathroom.
To determine if a EcoFIT Pure combi is the right type of boiler for your home, please consult a Gas Safe registered engineer at Glow Green. In addition to telling you the right boiler type, we will be able to help you work out which output is capable of meeting your heating and hot water needs.
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