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Why choose a Vaillant boiler?

A Vaillant boiler with a big ribbon.Why choose a Vaillant boiler?

If you’re reading this blog; chances are that you’re in the market for a new boiler but are feeling overwhelmed by all of your options.

If it’s been a while since your last boiler purchase (or if this is your first!); you might be surprised by just how many boiler manufacturers there are, each offering their own extensive ranges of boilers.

And choosing a new boiler is an important decision because it’s a big investment. And you’ll want it to last you and your family for the next ten to fifteen years.

But don’t worry – we’re here to help!

The Heating People aren’t tied to any particular manufacturer of boilers, we can work with all of them. That being said, we particularly rate: ATAG; Worcester Bosch; Viessmann; and Vaillant.

Each of these manufacturers have boilers in their ranges that we would highly recommend.

But under our spotlight today is Vaillant. We look at who Vaillant are; and why they’re a good choice for your next boiler.

How important is boiler brand?

An engineer installing an aroTHERM heat pump.Before we dive in, let’s start with a question that we get asked a lot; how important is the brand anyway?

Unfortunately, there’s no one brand that’s better than all the others – that would be too easy!

Each manufacturer has their own unique selling points; and all the top manufacturers will have a boiler that’s suitable for your needs.

But it is important that you choose a boiler from a reputable company; that makes reliable and efficient boilers that will stand the test of time.

That doesn’t mean that you should just pick the most popular brand though – the one that everyone seems to be getting.

ATAG are not as well-known as some of the other brands out there at the moment. But their engineering is outstanding, and they’re producing the most efficient boilers in Europe.

It’s important to do a bit of research on all of the brands that you’re interested in; so that you can see the benefits that each of them brings to the table.

Let’s take a look at what Vaillant has to offer…

Who is Vaillant?

If you’ve done a basic Google search for boilers, you’re bound to have come across Vaillant. After all, it was them that invented the combi boiler!

Vaillant has been combining the best of British manufacturing and German engineering for over 140 years.

And they don’t just produce gas and oil boilers. Their product range also includes hot water cylinders; and renewable technologies such as heat pumps; and solar water heating systems; as well as heating controls and accessories.

As one of Europe’s leading heating technology manufacturers, they sell their heating and cooling products in 80 countries.

Vaillant’s motto is: ‘thinking ahead’. A philosophy which is embraced in the high energy efficiency ratings and low emissions of their products.

Vaillant has a growing focus on products and systems that use renewable energy.

Many Vaillant products are based around the use of heat pumps taking heat from ambient air and the earth. Vaillant is expanding its UK manufacturing facility in Derbyshire to produce its aroTHERM plus heat pumps from 2022.

Vaillant’s motto

Vaillant is one of the only heating appliance manufacturers to produce both high efficiency gas boilers and heat pumps in the UK. The company has developed several eco-friendly hybrid systems, which blend renewable energies with heating appliances.

Vaillant has also invested in green initiatives, such as improving the recyclability of boiler components.

As a company, Vaillant has vowed to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, from around 60,000 tonnes per year in 2018 to less than 30,000 tonnes by 2030.

They are very much focused on addressing the goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

As well as being leaders in sustainability, Vaillant is also known for the outstanding performance, quality and reliability of their boilers.

Why should you consider a Vaillant boiler?

So, what is it about Vaillant, in particular, that makes them a good choice for your replacement boiler?

1.    Energy efficient

Vaillant boilers are well known for their outstanding efficiency.

Efficient boilers are desirable because they save you money on your energy bills, as well as being better for the environment.

All Vaillant boilers are ErP (Energy-related Products) A-rated, which can be further boosted to A+-rated when combined with their vSMART heating controls.

Vaillant’s ecoTEC line is popular with consumers because they offer efficient performance alongside sleek design.

Vaillant’s flagship boiler is their ecoTEC Plus. It’s an efficient choice because its smart technology means that it knows when you don’t need as much heating power, and can drop to using 16% of its maximum power! 

The ecoTEC Exclusive has what they call ‘Green iQ’ because it offers the ultimate in energy efficiency, the lowest fuel consumption and the lowest running costs.

The other nice ‘green’ credential of this boiler is that 85% of its parts are recyclable at the end of its life.

2.    Large product range

Vaillant has a large range of gas boiler solutions to suit different lifestyles. So regardless of the size of your home; your budget; and your heating and hot water requirements; there will be an option for you.

There are three models of boiler within Vaillant’s ecoTEC line:

  • Pro
  • Plus
  • Exclusive

Vaillant’s gas boiler range includes combi, system, and heat-only boilers to suit your needs.

They also offer a storage combi – the ecoTEC plus combination store for larger homes, and a combi that’s compact enough to fit inside a kitchen cupboard – the ecoFIT pure combi.

But don’t worry if you don’t know what type of boiler you need, The Heating People are experts in matching you with your perfect boiler.

Two of our favourite combi boilers are the ecoTEC Plus and the ecoTEC Exclusive with Green iQ.

The Plus is flexible enough to meet the demands of a whole range of different homes and lifestyles.

The Exclusive is one of our favourites because it has built-in flue and has heat recovery (FGHRS) which means it has increased efficiency (which will save you money) and it is automatically compliant with Boiler Plus.

3.    Highly rated by customers

Feedback from customers is consistently positive for Vaillant, indicating a high level of customer satisfaction. They have over 15,000 4.6 star reviews on Trustpilot.

YouGov (who collect independent public opinions on brands) have ranked Vaillant as the second most popular energy and utility product.

4.    10 year guarantees for your peace of mind

Vaillant boilers are also renowned for their reliability. Nonetheless, they come with substantial guarantees for your peace of mind.

When fitted by Vaillant Advance installers, such as The Heating People; Vaillant boilers come with guarantees of up to 10 years. This covers all aspects of the boiler, so should anything go wrong, it will be repaired free of charge.

Just remember that you’ll need to have your boiler serviced every year by a Gas Safe engineer to maintain its guarantee; whichever manufacturer you go with.

5.    Quiet operation

Vaillant System boilersVaillant boilers are manufactured to run as quietly as possible, as well as to be very efficient.

They’re one of the few manufacturers to have boilers awarded with the Quiet Mark accreditation by the International Eco-Award Scheme to manufacturers of the quietest products.

6.    Technological innovation

Alongside energy efficiency, Vaillant is well known for its technological innovation.

The Vaillant vSMART app-based heating control system integrates with Vaillant boilers; to give you total control of your heating, wherever you happen to be.

The app features self-learning technology and will even connect to your Amazon Alexa device. So that you can control your heating with your voice!

Not only is this technology convenient; it can also help you to become more energy-efficient, which will help to reduce your energy bills. 

How much do Vaillant boilers cost?

The cost of Vaillant boilers varies depending on the type of system and particular model that you choose. As a rough guide, the typical price of a Vaillant EcoTec Plus 825 costs approximately £1000 – £1050.

Final thoughts…

Vaillant ecoTEC boiler rangeWhen you choose Vaillant, you’ll have an excellent choice of boilers and controls to meet any heating requirements; from a highly reputable company.

You can rest assured that your boiler will be highly economical and will come with a hefty guarantee.

To find out if a Vaillant is right for you, call us today to book your free survey.

Useful Links:

Vaillant – who we are

Quiet Mark – Vaillant

Trust Pilot reviews for Vaillant