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A boiler replacement by The Heating People.The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000…

Finding your perfect boiler can be a daunting task. Especially when manufacturers release new models, all promising to be better than their previous models, and the competition.

And Worcester Bosch have done it again with the Greenstar 4000 – released in May 2021.

If you’re wondering how this new boiler is different from their popular i series, then read on. The Heating People are here to help!

We’re experts at helping you to choose the perfect boiler for your needs; which will keep you and your family comfortable for years to come; whilst also helping you to save money on your energy bills.

And although we’re Worcester Bosch Accredited Installers; we’re not tied to Worcester (in fact we’re accredited installers of many boiler brands). And we always provide completely impartial, expert advice.

In today’s blog we’re going to run you through some of the key differences between the new Greenstar 4000; and its predecessors. But for tailored advice on your specific needs, call us today to book your free survey.

Who is Worcester Bosch?

A Worcester Bosch Greenstar boilerWe reckon that even if you’re not familiar with their boilers; you’ll have at least heard of the manufacturer, Worcester Bosch.

Which? Has helped them to become a household name by awarding them the highest brand score for nine years running.

In the Which? Best Boiler Brands Report in 2020, Which? Said:

‘Worcester Bosch performs so consistently well in our annual reliability surveys that its name is synonymous with dependability.’ Quite the accolade.

And it’s not just Which? Who rates them. YouGov have ranked Worcester Bosch as the UK’s best value boiler brand; the most recommended boiler brand; and the best quality boiler brand.

Worcester was originally founded in 1962 and became part of the Worldwide Bosch Group in 1996.

They’ve built up a solid reputation for quality over the last 50 years; boasting a large product range offering reliability and fantastic warranties.

Worcester Bosch doesn’t just produce gas and oil boilers. Their product range also includes hot water cylinders, and renewable technologies such as heat pumps; hydrogen ready boilers; and solar water heating systems, as well as controls and accessories.

Introducing the new Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000

New for 2021, the Greenstar 4000 is the new and improved successor to the hugely popular Greenstar i.

Worcester describe the Greenstar 4000 as being ‘instantly familiar and yet totally transformed’.

Because it features many of the much-loved features of the i series; whilst boasting improvements in speed and ease of installation; commissioning and servicing; alongside improvements in efficiency and control.

And the good news? Worcester have priced it the same as its predecessor.

Key features of the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000

Available in combi and system boilers with a range of power outputs to suit your home and lifestyle.

The Greenstar 4000 is available in 25 kw and 30kw combi boilers (as with the old i series).

You can also opt for a system boiler in 12kW, 15kW, 18kW, 21kW and 24kW outputs.

But don’t worry about choosing the correct type or size of boiler; The Heating People will match you with your perfect boiler after completing a heat loss calculation for your home.

You might like our related blogs: Pros and cons of combi boilers and Pros and cons of system boilers.

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 is energy efficient

A family putting coins in a piggy bank.The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 is A-rated for energy efficiency, with an impressive 94% efficiency.

And by adding a Bosch EasyControl internet-connected Smart controller; you can further boost your heating system efficiency to an impressive 98% (also known as A+).

But why should you care about energy efficiency?

Well, boilers are rated on a scale of A to G. With A (like the Greenstar 4000) being the most energy efficient.

The more energy efficient they are; the less wear and tear there is on their component parts, and the less gas they consume.

If your current boiler is at the lower end of the scale; then your boiler could be wasting more than 30p in every £1 that you spend on fuel. So the savings can be big!

Not only that, it’s also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Because boilers account for 60% of the carbon dioxide emissions in a gas heated home.

The Greenstar 4000 has a 1:10 modulation range that reduces gas consumption; energy bills; and wear and tear on components.

The 25 and 30kW combi can modulate down to 3kW and the 12kW system to just 1.9kW!

So, as well as being environmentally friendly; this can save you a lot of money on your energy bills – What’s not to like?!

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 features SimpleSwitch technology

An engineer and a customer next to a boiler.Worcester Bosch have designed their new Greenstar 4000 to be a ‘SimpleSwitch’ for customers who have an existing Greenstar i; i Junior; or Si boiler (2005-2015 models).

This is an advantage because it makes for easier and faster installation. Since the fixing points, pipe centres, and wall-frame are designed to require minimum re-work.

But if you don’t have an older Worcester Bosch model; don’t worry – you’ll still be able to have the Greenstar 4000 installed.

SimpleSwitch just means that the new Greenstar 4000 physically fits within the i footprint of its earlier boiler ranges; making replacements more straightforward.

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 comes with a hefty guarantee

Worcester Bosch provides hefty 10-year warranties. So that you can have peace of mind that should anything go wrong, you’ll be covered.

However, this is only when the boiler is installed by a Worcester Accredited Installer, such as The Heating People.

You’ll also need to have your boiler serviced annually by a Gas Safe engineer to maintain your guarantee.

 

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 is stylish

A Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 boilerThe Greenstar 4000 is Worcester Bosch’s mid-range boiler, sitting between the 2000 and 8000 boilers.

What you can’t fail to notice about the 4000; is that it’s very similar in appearance to the sleek Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 LifeStyle boiler. But is significantly cheaper.

With its curved edges, and LCD digital display; it’s a more modern look compared to the traditional white box in the corner.

Another bonus is that with both the front and right-hand side panels being removable; it’s easy to access the internal components of the boiler for maintenance and servicing.

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 has a pioneering control display

The user-friendly LCD display provides you with complete control of the boiler and heating system; with easy to use push control buttons.

It also features wireless technology; allowing you to connect with the Bosch EasyControl to control your boiler remotely from your smartphone.

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 has hot water flow rates up to 12.3 l/min.

The Greenstar 4000 can produce up to 12.3 litres of hot water out of your tap in a minute. And operates extremely well in low water pressure areas, ensuring powerful and warm showers.

With full flow rates from just 1 bar of pressure; they are a great choice if you live in a high rise building or area with low mains pressure.

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 has intelligent auto-filling

If you’ve been irritated by problems caused by high or low boiler pressure in the past; you might be pleased to learn that the Greenstar 4000 has an ‘intelligent filling system.’

This automatically monitors and adjusts system pressure; reducing the need for you to have to top up, or reduce your boiler pressure.

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 has frost-protection

The Worcester Greenstar range has built-in frost protection.

This means that the boiler will turn on when the internal temperature drops below 8°C, and will fire up at 5°C. This will raise the temperature of the boiler up to 12°C – thereby preventing the risk of freezing.

The Greenstar 4000 also has a large 500 ml condensate siphon to reduce the risk of freezing in cold weather.

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 has quieter operation

If you like your peace and quiet, the Greenstar 4000 may just be for you. It’s one of the quietest combi boilers available, making it easy to live with.

The 4000 is 10% quieter than the Greenstar i, which has been awarded the Quiet Mark.

How does the the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 compare to the i series?

A range of different boilersBut what we really want to know is, how the Greenstar 4000 compares to its predecessor, the best-selling Greenstar i.

Prior to the introduction of the Greenstar 4000, Worcester’s most popular combi boiler was the Greenstar i. The Greenstar i is no longer in production, but there are still some in the supply chain.

The Greenstar i was a very popular boiler because it suited small to medium sized homes with one bathroom; and the controls were straightforward.

The 4000 is an improvement on the i in terms of the speed and ease of installation; commissioning and servicing; alongside improvements in efficiency and control.

The main differences are the new and improved sleeker look, and the compact size.

The combi boiler options also offer a higher flow rate of 10.2 and 12.3 litres a minute; which is good news for your showers.

You might like our related blog: Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 versus Greenstar i.

Final thoughts…

We hope you’ve found this blog helpful.

For a free, fixed price quotation, call The Heating People today to book your survey.


Useful Links:

YouGov Worcester Bosch

Which? reviews of Worcester Bosch

Worcester Bosch website: Greenstar 4000

Worcester Bosch one page consumer guide on Greenstar 4000

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Which Worcester Bosch boiler?

If you’re shopping for a new boiler, you’re bound to have seen loads of glowing reviews for Worcester Bosch boilers. After all, they’re the current market leaders for domestic boilers.

Which? has regularly praised and recommended Worcester Bosch for both their gas and oil boiler ranges. In the Which? Best Boiler Brand Survey 2020, they said: 

‘Worcester Bosch performs so consistently well in our annual reliability surveys that its name is synonymous with dependability.’

In their Survey in 2021, Worcester Bosch was awarded an overall score of 84%, ranking first place out of the 16 boiler brands that scored within the survey. 

They were given 5 stars out of 5 for reliability and brand customer score, and 4 stars out of 5 for their overall brand engineer score.

If you think a Worcester Bosch boiler might be for you, but you’re confused about which type or model you need, then this blog’s for you!

In this handy guide, we outline the three different types of boiler that Worcester Bosch offer, and compare some of the popular models within those ranges. Hopefully this will give you a better idea of what might be a good option for you.

For tailored advice on your needs, contact one of our friendly team at The Heating People to book your free survey.

Which Worcester Bosch boiler? – Combi boilers

Worcester Bosch have a wide range of combi boilers ranging from their design-led Lifestyle range, to a compact range to fit in your kitchen cupboard.

What is a combi boiler?

A diagram of a combi system in a house.A combi boiler provides a ‘combination’ of heating and hot water from one compact unit, without the need for any additional water storage tanks or hot water cylinders.

A combi gets its cold water supply directly from the mains, and heats it instantly on demand. The hot water is supplied directly to your taps and radiators, without storing it first.

This makes combi boilers efficient because you never pay for more hot water than you use, and there is no heat loss from storing hot water in a cylinder for later use.

However, the main drawback to a combi is that they struggle to meet a high demand for hot water, because they are heating it instantly.

In larger homes with a higher demand for hot water, a system or heat-only boiler is a better option – we cover these two types later on.

You can read the pros and cons of combi boilers here.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 combi boiler

A Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 boilerThe Greenstar 2000 is the lowest priced combi boiler offered by Worcester Bosch, and they describe it as: ‘The best boiler not very much money can buy’.

It’s only available as a combi boiler, unlike many of the other combis which are also available in system and heat-only versions.

The Greenstar 2000 was designed to be a price competitive combi boiler, and is only available in two output sizes of 25 and 30kW. This makes it suitable for apartments, small and medium sized homes with one bathroom.

It’s been designed to provide an attractive solution that comfortably fits between standard kitchen cupboards. It looks similar to the Greenstar 8000, and it’s basically a scaled down version.

Key benefits of the Greenstar 2000:

  • Guarantee of up to 6 years when installed by a Worcester Bosch Accredited Installer
  • Perfect for small to medium sized homes with one bathroom
  • Worcester Bosch engineered quality at an affordable price
  • Compact enough to fit between wall-mounted kitchen cupboards (724mm x 400mm x 300mm.
  • Incredibly quiet when in use
  • Attractive design with push-button LCD display
  • Innovative ‘Quick Tap’ water saving function helps you reduce water waste
  • Peace of mind with a 10 year guarantee on the primary heat exchanger
  • Endorsed with a Which? Best Buy, because it is an easy to operate, affordable and high quality boiler.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 combi boiler

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000The Greenstar 4000 is Worcester Bosch’s mid-range boiler, sitting between the Greenstar 2000 and The Greenstar 8000 boilers.

What strikes you immediately is that it’s very similar in appearance to the sleek Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Life and Style models, but is cheaper. It also has a pioneering control display which is similar to the 8000 Style.

The Greenstar 4000 is available in output sizes of 25 kw and 30kw, making it ideal for small to medium sized homes with one bathroom.

The Greenstar 4000 is one of our top five combi boilers because it has a wide power range to meet all of your heating and hot water needs, whilst doing so efficiently.

It has a 1:10 modulation range that reduces gas consumption, energy bills and wear and tear on components – the 25 and 30kW combi boilers can modulate down to just 3kW!

Key benefits of the Greenstar 4000

  • Guarantee of up to 10 years when installed by a Worcester Bosch Accredited Installer
  • Suitable for small to medium homes
  • The modern new design comes with an easy to use colour display
  • Hot water flow rates up to 12.3 l/min
  • Innovative ‘Quick Tap’ water saving function helps you reduce water waste
  • Wide power range helps to reduce gas consumption and lower energy bills
  • Operates extremely well in low water pressure areas
  • Features wireless connectivity with the Bosch EasyControl smart thermostat
  • Features SimpleSwitch tech

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Life combi boiler

We’ve dedicated an entire blog to the Greenstar 8000 LifeStyle range, which you can read here.

But we’ll summarise some of the key features for you again – starting with the Life.

Building upon the award-winning Greenstar CDi Classic, the Greenstar Life range features a modern new design and a whole host of benefits designed to make looking after the heating and hot water in your home easy.

The Greenstar Life is part of Worcester Bosch’s most powerful wall hung combi boiler range, with upgraded controls and wireless connectivity.

But what you can’t fail to notice is the sleek, modern look of these boilers. They look more like an iPhone than a boiler, so you’ll no longer want to hide it away in a cupboard!

The Life is available in gloss white, but with the Style, you can also choose gloss black – an industry first!

But as well as being pretty, it’s powerful. Both Lifestyle boilers are available in outputs of up to 50kW for combi boilers, making them the most powerful wall hung combi boilers on the market.

This means that they’re suitable for larger properties with multiple bathrooms, and a high demand for hot water.

Key benefits of the Greenstar 8000 Life 

  • Guarantee of 12 years when installed by a Worcester Bosch Accredited Installer
  • Power outputs of up to 50kW
  • Ideal for larger homes with more than one bathroom
  • Modern new design
  • Improved boiler display screen with easy to push control buttons
  • Optional unique Intelligent Filling System
  • Wireless connectivity with the Bosch EasyControl smart thermostat

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Style combi boiler

The second offering in the Lifestyle range, is the Greenstar 8000 Style, and it’s the premium offering from Worcester Bosch.

Building upon the foundations of the Greenstar range, the range Style combi features a new design, more power and even greater connectivity.

The Greenstar 8000 Style has been nicknamed ‘the beautiful beast’ by Worcester Bosch, who describe it as “a new benchmark in premium quality heating and hot-water provision.”

Capable of power outputs of up to 50kW, the Greenstar Style range is perfect for homes of any size, with the power to comfortably heat large homes with two or more bathrooms.

The 50kW Style has the highest water flow rate of any wall-hung combi boiler on the market, with a hot water tap flow rate of 20.3 litres per minute at 35 degrees or 17.9 litres per minute at 40 degrees.

The Style is available in gloss black or gloss white, and features a sleek full colour touch screen display.

Key benefits of the Greenstar 8000 Style:

  • Guarantee of 12 years when installed by a Worcester Bosch Accredited Installer
  • Power outputs of up to 50kW
  • Ideal for larger homes with more than one bathroom
  • Available in either gloss black or gloss white
  • Easy-to-use full colour touch screen display
  • Optional unique Intelligent Filling System
  • Wireless connectivity with the Bosch EasyControl

Worcester Bosch system boilers

Many of the Worcester Bosch combi boilers which we’ve talked about above, are also available as system boilers.

So, if you liked the sound of the Greenstar 4000 or 8000 boilers, but you need a system boiler, you’re in luck!

What is a system boiler?

A system boiler is similar to a combi in that it takes its cold water supply directly from the mains, but unlike a combi, it heats water and stores it in a hot water cylinder until it’s needed.

Since system boilers store a large quantity of hot water, they can supply multiple outlets at the same time. This makes it the ideal choice for a home with multiple bathrooms.

You can read the pros and cons of system boilers here.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 system boiler

The popular Greenstar 4000 is available as a system boiler in 12kW, 15kW, 18kW, 21kW and 24kW outputs.

Just like with the combi boiler, you’ll benefit from its 1:10 modulation range that reduces gas consumption, energy bills and wear and tear on components. The 12kW system can modulate down to just 1.9kW!

As with the combi version, this boiler is available with a guarantee of up to 10 years when installed by a Worcester Bosch Accredited Installer.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Life and Style system boilers

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Life and Style boilers are available as system boilers in 30 and 35 kW power outputs.

It’s worth noting that the Life and the Style are available with more power (up to 50 kW) in the combi and heat-only models, but not as system boilers.

As with the other versions, the 8000 Life and Style system boilers are available with extended guarantees of up to 12 years when installed by a Worcester Bosch Accredited Installer.

Worcester Bosch heat-only boilers

Worcester Bosch also offers its popular combi models as heat-only boilers too.

So if you’ve got a high demand for hot water and want to replace an existing boiler without updating your entire heating system, Worcester Bosch has got you covered.

What is a heat-only boiler?

A heat-only boiler is also known as a regular or conventional boiler. They are seen as being the traditional way of heating a home. They are usually installed as part of an unvented system, but they can be sealed too.

Heat-only boilers require the most space in your home. In addition to the boiler itself, there is a cold water cistern (sometimes called a header tank); a small feed and expansion tank; and a hot water storage cylinder.

Since they store hot water (like a system boiler) they also lend themselves nicely to homes with a high demand for hot water.

You can read the pros and cons of heat-only boilers here.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 heat-only boiler

If you liked the look of the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Life combi boiler, but you need a heat-only boiler, you’re in luck!

The Greenstar 8000 Life is available as a heat-only boiler in 30kW, 35kW, 40kW, 45kW, and 50 kW power outputs.

As with the combi and system versions, it’s available with an extended guarantee of up to 12 years when installed by a Worcester Bosch Accredited Installer.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri heat-only boiler

Another good option in the heat-only range is the Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri.

The Greenstar Ri is a compact, wall mounted boiler that is perfect for medium and large-sized homes.

Small enough to be installed in a standard kitchen cupboard, this boiler can be used with Worcester Bosch’s range of high efficiency Greenstore cylinders for a complete Worcester system solution for your home.

The Greenstar Ri is available in 27kW and 30kW and comes with a guarantee of up to 10 years when installed by a Worcester Bosch Accredited Installer.

Key benefits of the Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri heat-only boiler

  • Guarantee of up to 10 years when installed by a Worcester Bosch Accredited Installer
  • Perfect for medium and large sized homes
  • Compact enough to fit in a standard kitchen cupboard
  • Simple boiler control knob
  • User-friendly displays for ease of use
  • Can be used with Greenskies solar panels for energy and cost savings
  • Choice of controls enables greater comfort and economy

Which type of Worcester Bosch boiler do I need?

A man looking at different doors.If you’re confused about what type of boiler you need, you should start by thinking about your heating and hot water needs.

Remember that your circumstances might have changed since your last boiler was installed, and you might even have inherited the boiler when you moved in!

Just because your home has a particular type of boiler now, doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with it. You should consider whether you want to replace like-for-like, or whether you want to take the opportunity to change to a different type of boiler altogether.

For example, if you currently have a combi, but have found that it’s now struggling to meet the hot water demands of your growing family, a system or heat-only boiler might be a better option for you.

The Heating People will be able to advise you on your best option as part of your free survey.

What size of Worcester Bosch boiler do I need?

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 next to a ruler and a question mark.If you’ve read our related blog: What size boiler do I need? – you’ll know that when we talk about the size of a boiler, we’re talking about its power output rather than its physical dimensions.

Generally, the greater your heating and hot water demand, the larger the kilowatt output tends to be. People often make the mistake of oversizing their boiler, but this is a costly mistake.

To get the perfect size of boiler for your needs, The Heating People conduct a heat loss calculation as part of your free survey.

And as we’ve seen, Worcester Bosch provides boilers for the entire spectrum, ranging from 9 kilowatts to 50 kilowatts, so whatever your needs, there will be an option for you.

 Useful links:

Worcester Bosch: Choosing the right boiler

Which? Boiler reviews: Worcester Bosch brand

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000

 

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Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 versus Greenstar i

Wondering how the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 compares to the old Worcester Bosch Greenstar i? …

When you’re on the hunt for a new boiler, it can be a daunting task.

There are lots of different manufacturers out there; each with their own vast array of models to suit every home and lifestyle.

Not only that, but the different models of boiler often have baffling names involving seemingly meaningless numbers and letters.

But don’t worry, The Heating People are here to help!

We’re experts at helping you to choose the perfect boiler for your needs. Which will keep you and your family comfortable, whilst helping you save money on your energy bills.

And although we’re Worcester Bosch Accredited Installers, we’re not tied to Worcester. We are accredited installers of many boiler brands. And we always provide completely impartial, expert advice.

If you’re wondering whether the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 will make you as happy as your old Greenstar i; this blog’s for you!

Who is Worcester Bosch?

A Worcester Bosch Greenstar boilerEven if you’re not aware of their different models; we’re willing to bet that you’ve heard of the boiler manufacturer, Worcester Bosch.

Worcester was originally founded in 1962 and became part of the Worldwide Bosch Group in 1996.

They’ve been a market leader in domestic boilers for the last 50 years. Because they boast a large product range offering reliability and fantastic warranties.

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

You might like our related blog: Why choose a Worcester Bosch boiler?

Why choose a Worcester Bosch boiler?

If you’re wondering why so many people opt for a boiler from Worcester Bosch; here are some of the benefits of this brand:

1.    Worcester Bosch is a highly reputable company

The Worcester Bosch Group has built up a solid reputation for quality over the last 50 years.

Which? has shown their high regard for Worcester Bosch by giving them the highest brand score for nine years running.

In the Which Best Boiler Brands Report in 2020, Which? said:

‘Worcester Bosch performs so consistently well in our annual reliability surveys that its name is synonymous with dependability.’ Quite the accolade.

2.    Worcester Bosch has a huge product range

Part of the reason we’ve written this blog is because there are so many different types of Worcester Bosch boilers to choose from!

Their extensive product range means that they’ll have a boiler to suit your home and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a heat-only system, a combi boiler or a system boiler.

3.    Worcester Bosch is highly rated by customers

Feedback from customers is consistently positive for Worcester Bosch, indicating a high level of customer satisfaction.

YouGov have ranked Worcester Bosch as the UK’s best value boiler brand; the most recommended boiler brand; and the best quality boiler brand.

4.    Worcester Bosch boilers come with hefty guarantees

Worcester Bosch provide hefty 10-year warranties. So you can have the peace of mind that should anything go wrong, you’ll be covered.

Since The Heating People are Worcester Bosch Accredited Installers, we’re able to offer extended 12 year guarantees on some models.

But remember that you’ll need to keep up with annual servicing by a Gas Safe engineer to maintain your guarantee.

 

5.    Worcester Bosch boilers are energy efficient

Worcester Bosch hydrogen ready boilerAll Worcester Bosch boilers are ErP (Energy-related Products) A-rated.

And according to Worcester Bosch; adding a Bosch EasyControl internet-connected Smart controller to their Greenstar range; can further boost your heating system efficiency to an impressive 98% (also known as A+).

As well as being environmentally friendly, energy efficient boilers can save you money on your energy bills.

A-rated boilers are over 90% efficient. This means that over 90p of every £1 you spend on fuel is used for your heating and hot water.

With older G-rated gas boilers; only 70p (and sometimes less!) in your £1 is used where it should be, the rest is wasted.

This can make a huge difference to your bills. After all, your boiler is responsible for over 60% of your household’s annual energy costs. And that’s something to think about, given the current price of gas!

You might like our related blog: How to choose an energy efficient boiler.

6.    Worcester Bosch spare parts are easily available

Since Worcester are based in the UK and their boilers are very popular; securing parts should anything go wrong is usually straightforward.

How much do Worcester Bosch boilers cost?

Worcester Bosch gas boilers cost between £570 and £1,500, depending on their type and size.

How do I buy a Worcester Bosch boiler?

You can’t buy Worcester Bosch boilers directly from Worcester Bosch. Instead, you need to have one supplied through a Worcester Accredited Installer, such as The Heating People.

We specialise in Worcester products and can offer extended guarantees.

What boilers does Worcester Bosch offer in its Greenstar combi range?

Combi boilers produce both heating and hot water on demand, without the need for a cylinder.

All the Greenstar combis are designed to provide high levels of performance and operating efficiency. The combi boilers in this range include the Greenstar:

Some of the appealing features about the Greenstar range is that Worcester have created: a freeze-proof condensate pipe; a low energy pump that reduces electrical consumption; and instantaneous hot water.

The old Greenstar i Series

Prior to the introduction of the Greenstar 4000, Worcester’s most popular combi boiler was the Greenstar i. The Greenstar i is no longer in production, but there are still some in the supply chain.

The Greenstar i was a very popular boiler because it suited small to medium sized homes with one bathroom; and the controls were straightforward.

Worcester Bosch describes the 4000 as being ‘instantly familiar and yet totally transformed’; since it was built on the old tried and tested model.

The 4000 is an improvement on the i in terms of the speed and ease of installation; commissioning and servicing; alongside improvements in efficiency and control.

What are the improvements with the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000?

Let’s look at why the 4000 is better than its predecessor…

More compact

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The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 has smaller dimensions than its predecessor; having been designed to fit within kitchen cupboards and airing cupboards. This gives you more options in where you would like to install your boiler.

Super stylish

What you can’t help but notice about the Worcester Bosch 4000 is its sleek and stylish design.

It’s very similar in appearance to the sleek Worcester Bosch 8000 LifeStyle boiler.

Featuring curved edges, and LCD digital display; it’s a far cry from the dull white box we expect from a boiler!

It’s quiet

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000The Worcsetr Bosch Greenstar 4000 is 10% quieter than the Greenstar i, so it’s whisper quiet!

High hot water flow rates

The 4000 can produce up to 12.3 litres of hot water out of your tap in a minute. And operates extremely well in low water pressure areas; ensuring powerful and warm showers.

With full flow rates from just 1 bar of pressure; they’re a great choice if you live in a high rise building or area with low mains pressure.

Improved energy efficiency

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 is ErP A-rated, with an impressive 94% efficiency.

And according to Worcester Bosch, adding a Bosch EasyControl internet-connected Smart controller; can further boost your heating system efficiency to 98% (also known as A+).

SimpleSwitch feature

If you’re thinking of upgrading your old Greenstar 30i to theWorcester Bosch Greenstar 4000; the latest SimpleSwitch feature means that replacement is even easier.

Frozen condensate protection

The 4000 has a condensate pipe which is specially designed so that it doesn’t freeze when the temperature drops in winter.

This means that you can avoid problems with your boiler going off due to frozen pipes. 

Intelligent filling system

If you regularly experience problems associated with your boiler pressure dropping; you’ll appreciate the intelligent filling system of the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000.

This feature helps to maintain optimum boiler pressure – consistently and reliably.

In summary…

If you liked the old Greenstar i; you’ll definitely like the new Greenstar 4000, which is following in the footsteps of its best-selling predecessor.

The main differences are the new and improved sleeker look, and the compact size.

The combi boiler options also offer a higher flow rate of 10.2 and 12.3 litres a minute; which is good news for your showers.

Check out our related blog: Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000.

For a free, fixed price quotation, call The Heating People today to book your survey. We can offer a guarantee of 10 years on this model.

Useful Links:

Worcester Bosch boiler range

YouGov Worcester Bosch

Which? Reviews Worcester Bosch

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Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 boilers

Worcester Bosch Greenstar Lifestyle boilers.If you’re looking for a new boiler; but don’t fancy a plain white box on your wall; then the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 boilers might be right up your street.

The Greenstar Lifestyle range was launched in May 2019. It’s made up of two different models, the Life and the Style; both of which are available in a wide range of output sizes to cater for any home.

These design-led boilers look more like an iPhone than a boiler. The Style even comes in either a high gloss black or white, with a touch screen!

But don’t be fooled by their fashionable appearance, these boilers certainly aren’t style over substance. Behind the glossy exterior, lies a lot of power. With power outputs of up to 50kw – this is the most powerful wall hung boiler on the market.

If you want the low down on these boilers, read on.

Who are Worcester Bosch?

An engineer and a customer next to a boiler.So let’s start with the manufacturer…

The Lifestyle range is the premium offering from Worcester Bosch. And if you’ve done any Googling on boilers, you’re bound to have seen this name pop up –  a lot!

Worcester is one of the best selling boiler brands in the UK.

Originally founded in 1962, Worcester became part of the Worldwide Bosch Group in 1996.

They’ve built up a solid reputation for quality over the last 50 years. They boast a large product range; offering reliability; and hefty warranties.

Feedback from customers is consistently positive for Worcester Bosch, indicating a high level of customer satisfaction.

YouGov have ranked Worcester Bosch as the UK’s best value boiler brand; the most recommended boiler brand; and the best quality boiler brand.

In the Which Best Boiler Brands Report in 2020, Which? Said: ‘Worcester Bosch performs so consistently well in our annual reliability surveys; that its name is synonymous with dependability.’ Quite the accolade.

The Heating People are proud to be Worcester Bosch Accredited installers, although we’re not tied to this brand. In fact, we are accredited installers of a number of different boiler manufacturers.

So, for impartial advice on what’s best for you, call us today to book your free survey.

The Greenstar 8000 Life and the Greenstar 8000 Style

The Lifestyle range is available in combi, system, and heat-only boiler types. So whatever boiler system you have, there’s an option for you.

The Greenstar 8000 Life is a direct replacement for the much-loved Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Classic.

It retains all of the popular features of the Classic, but features a modern new design; greater energy efficiency; and a range of other extras designed to make controlling your heating and hot water easier.

The second offering in the Lifestyle range, is the Greenstar 8000 Style. It’s been nicknamed ‘the beautiful beast’ by Worcester Bosch. They describe it as “a new benchmark in premium quality heating and hot-water provision.”

Sharing a similar aesthetic to the Life; the Style is available in both high gloss black and white. But it has a full touch screen display – rather than push buttons.

What can you expect from a Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000?

So, let’s get into the nitty gritty of what you get with these new boilers…

●     The Greenstar 8000 has design-led aesthetics

Up until recently, boilers have been thought of as ugly white boxes that are hidden away out of sight. But Worcester Bosch has turned that on its head!

The Lifestyle boilers feature the sleek and contemporary design that consumers now expect from other household appliances; such as vacuum cleaners and hairdryers.

Rather than being hidden away in a cupboard; these Lifestyle boilers have been styled specifically to look like an iPhone. They look great taking centre stage in modern kitchens.

The Life is available in gloss white, but with the Style, you can also choose gloss black – an industry first!

Another novel approach to the design is the touchscreen display on the Style; which is in line with the modern look of the boiler and keeps the design sleek.

And this hasn’t gone unnoticed either… Hip magazine have recently blogged about the range, describing the boilers as ‘stunning’ and comparing their appearance to an iPhone.

There’s no doubt that the premium; high-gloss finish of these boilers means that they can take pride of place anywhere in the home.

●     The Greenstar 8000 has pioneering touch screen display – with the Style

The Life features an improved display screen compared to the CDi Classic, having push control buttons. But the Style goes a step further and boasts a sleek full colour touch screen display. 

This makes navigating through the boiler’s on-screen menu a doddle; allowing you to easily adjust the settings to provide optimum heating and hot water comfort.

This is great for the tech-savvy who want to keep a closer eye on their household energy consumption. 

And should your boiler encounter a problem; the Style’s full text colour display gives you a full text description of the settings and any faults. This allows for rapid diagnosis, fault-finding and commissioning.

So you’ll no longer have to rifle through an operating manual to try and decode a string of baffling numbers and letters. This smart boiler spells it out for you.

●     The Greenstar 8000 is powerful

A boiler next to a boy dressed as a superhero.Both Lifestyle boilers are available in outputs of up to 50kW for combi boilers. This makes them the most powerful wall hung boilers on the market.

This means that they’re suitable for larger properties with multiple bathrooms, and a high demand for hot water.

But you need to be careful here. A 50kW boiler is only great if you actually need it!

When it comes to boiler sizing, bigger isn’t necessarily better.

Whilst it can be tempting to oversize the boiler, ‘just in case’, this is a mistake.

If you choose a larger boiler that has a much higher capacity than you need; you’ll be wasting money not only on the initial purchase; but also on escalating energy bills.

You might also end up needing to repair your boiler due to damage caused by boiler cycling.

But don’t worry, The Heating People will be able to tell you precisely how much power you need.

●     The Greenstar 8000 comes in a range of sizes to suit different homes

The Life is available in outputs of up to 50kW for combi and regular boilers; and outputs of up to 35kW for system boilers.

Similarly, the Style is available in combi up to 50kW and up to 35 kW for system boilers.

This large range of power outputs means that whatever the size of your home; and whatever your heating and hot water demands; there should be an option for you.

The Heating People will advise you on what size boiler you need. We conduct heat loss calculations as standard.

●     The Greenstar 8000 has high hot water flow rates

The 50kW Style has the highest water flow rate of any wall-hung combi boiler on the market. It has a hot water tap flow rate of 20.3 litres per minute at 35 degrees. Or 17.9 litres per minute at 40 degrees.

According to Worcester Bosch, this makes the Style perfect for homes of any size. It has the power to comfortably heat large homes with two or more bathrooms.

●     The Greenstar 8000 is energy efficient

Energy efficiency is a top priority for all boilers. The Boiler Plus Regulations require that new boilers have an energy efficiency of at least 92%.

An energy efficient boiler needs to burn less fuel (usually gas) to heat your home and your hot water.

A more efficient boiler will help to reduce the money you spend on your energy bills; whilst also reducing your carbon footprint.

Both the Life and the Style are A rated for energy efficiency. They exceed the energy efficiency of the CDi Classic; with 94% energy efficiency available.

Both boilers also have an increased modulation ratio of 1:10. This improves fuel efficiency; user comfort; and boiler longevity; by preventing on/off cycling.

●     The Greenstar 8000 features wireless connectivity

Both Lifestyle boilers are Smart compatible. They can be connected to a range of different Smart thermostats; including the Bosch EasyControl; and other third-party controls such as Nest.

These user-friendly smart controls enable you to control your heating and hot water from wherever you are, from your smartphone.

With the latest technology; controls such as the Bosch EasyControl can help you to save money on your energy bills. They do this by automatically adjusting your heating when you go out.

The smartphone app will even show you a graph of your gas consumption. So you can be in better control of your bills and avoid nasty surprises.

●     The Greenstar 8000 has an optional unique intelligent filling system

Another great feature offered by both the Life and the Style, is the optional unique intelligent filling system.

This new technology ensures that your system pressure is kept at its optimum level. This is great if you’re sick of the problems associated with high or low boiler pressure.

The intelligent filling system monitors the boiler pressure and automatically maintains the system pressure at around 1.3bar. So you won’t need to manually top up the boiler pressure.

●     The Greenstar 8000 is quiet

Not only is the Lifestyle range sleek and powerful; they’re also Worcester’s quietest boilers yet. So you can put them anywhere in your home and not have to worry about loud boiler noises.

●     The Greenstar 8000 comes with a long guarantee

Both boilers in the Lifestyle range come with up to a 12-year guarantee; when installed by a Worcester Bosch accredited installer; such as The Heating People.

This gives you peace of mind that should anything go wrong, the manufacturer will cover the cost of repairs.

But remember to have your boiler serviced annually to maintain the guarantee.

How much do the Greenstar 8000 boilers cost?

The cost of a Lifestyle boiler depends on the type of boiler you need – combi; regular; or system; as well as the size (power output) of the boiler that you need.

Other factors such as how much work is involved in the installation of your new Lifestyle boiler; will have an impact on the price you pay.

For example, the cost will be lower (because there is less work involved); if you’re making a straight swap for the same type of boiler mounted in the same position.

But as a guide, Lifestyle boilers retail for around £1,800 to £2,400.

How does the Greenstar 8000 differ from the Greenstar 4000?

If you’ve been perusing Worcester Bosch’s website, you might have come across the similar looking Greenstar 4000. And if so, you’re probably wondering how it differs from the Greenstar 8000.

Because what you can’t fail to notice about the 4000; is that it’s very similar in appearance to the sleek 8000 boilers but is a little cheaper. So what’s the deal?

New for 2021, the Greenstar 4000 is the new and improved successor to the hugely popular Greenstar i. The Greenstar 4000 is Worcester Bosch’s mid-range boiler, sitting between the 2000 and 8000 Lifestyle boilers.

The Greenstar 4000 is available in 25 kw and 30kw combi boilers (as with the old i series). You can also opt for a system boiler in 12kW, 15kW, 18kW, 21kW and 24kW outputs.

Just like the 8000 Lifestyle boilers; the Greenstar 4000 is A-rated for energy efficiency; with 94% efficiency, as well as being compatible with the Bosch EasyControl.

The Greenstar 4000 is a mid-range model offering all of the most essential features; and contemporary exterior; at a competitive price.

It could be a good option for you, depending on what size of boiler you need. To find out how the 4000 compares to the old Greenstar i, check out our related blog here.

Final thoughts…

We hope you’ve found this article helpful. You might like our related blogs: The best combi boilers 2022 and Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000.

For tailored advice, contact The Heating People to book your free survey.

 

Useful Links:

Which? review of Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Life combi

Worcester Bosch website – Greenstar 8000

Which? review of the Worcester Bosch brand

Worcester Bosch one page guide to the Greenstar 8000 Life

Hip magazine article on the Worcester Bosch Lifestyle range

Government report on Boiler Plus

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Why choose a Worcester Bosch boiler?

A Worcester Bosch Greenstar boiler Why choose a Worcester Bosch boiler…

If you’re in the market for a new boiler and have done even a basic Google search for boiler manufacturers, you’ll have come across Worcester Bosch – they’re the current market leaders for domestic boilers.

But why is this? If you want to know why so many people seem to think Worcester Bosch is the best choice when it comes to replacing their boiler, then this blog’s for you!

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; Vaillant and Viessmann. Each of these manufacturers have boilers in their ranges that we would highly recommend.

But today, we’ll take a closer look at why so many customers rate Worcester Bosch, and why they’re a good choice for your next boiler.

Should I choose a Worcester Bosch boiler because they’re a popular consumer choice?

An engineer and a customer next to a boiler.Before we get into why so many people like Worcester Bosch, we want to address this question. Should you pick a Worcester Bosch boiler because everyone else seems to like them?

In a word, no!

Worcester Bosch is undoubtedly an excellent choice for a new boiler, for all the reasons we’ll soon get into. We’re proud to be Worcester Bosch Accredited Installers.

But Worcester Bosch is not the only excellent choice. That’s why getting a new boiler can be overwhelming!

There are many reputable boiler manufacturers that make reliable and efficient boilers that stand the test of time.

And you shouldn’t pick a boiler based on what everyone else seems to be getting. You need to make sure that the choice you’re making suits your particular wants and needs.

Although ATAG is a bit of a dark horse in the domestic boiler market at the moment, their engineering is outstanding, and they’re producing the most efficient boilers in Europe.

So, 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.

That being said, let’s take a look at who Worcester Bosch are, and why they’re so popular…

Who is Worcester Bosch?

Worcester was founded in 1962 and became part of the Worldwide Bosch Group in 1996. They are the current market leader for domestic boilers.

But they don’t just make boilers.

Bosch boasts a huge product range including gas and oil boilers; hydrogen ready boilers; hot water cylinders; renewable technologies such as heat pumps and solar water heating systems; and smart controls. 

Worcester Bosch has been consistently recommended by Which? for both their gas and oil boiler ranges and have even supplied boilers to Her Majesty at The Queen’s Sandringham Estate.

Why should you consider a Worcester Bosch boiler?

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

1.    Worcester Bosch has an extensive product range

You don’t need to worry about whether Worcester Bosch will have a boiler to meet your needs, because whatever your requirements, they’ve been catered for!

Worcester Bosch has a boiler to suit just about any home and lifestyle.

Whether you’re looking for a heat-only; system; or combi boiler; you’ll have plenty of options in terms of sizes and outputs.

It’s vital not to oversize your boiler ‘just in case’ because this will cost you on your energy bills.

But – if you do need a lot of power, Worcester Bosch has the most powerful wall hung boiler on the market, with outputs of up to 50Kw.

One of our favourite combi boilers (across all brands) is the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000.

New for 2021, the Greenstar 4000 is the new and improved successor to the hugely popular Greenstar i.

Worcester describe the Greenstar 4000 as being ‘instantly familiar and yet totally transformed’ because it features many of the much-loved features of the i series, whilst boasting improvements in speed and ease of installation; commissioning and servicing; alongside improvements in efficiency and control.

2.    Worcester Bosch has some of the most stylish boilers on the market

Ok, so this is a bit of a shallow one, but if you’re after a stylish looking boiler that you don’t want to hide in a cupboard, Worcester Bosch is a good choice.

Up until recently, boilers have been thought of as ugly white boxes that are hidden away out of sight. But Worcester Bosch have turned that on its head, by designing their Lifestyle range of boilers.

These design-led boilers look more like an iPhone than a boiler. The Style even comes in either a high gloss black or white, with a touch screen!

The Lifestyle range was launched in May 2019 and is made up of two different models, the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Life and the Greenstar 8000 Style, both of which are available in a wide range of output sizes to cater for any home.

But don’t be fooled by their fashionable appearance, behind the glossy exterior, lies a lot of power. With power outputs of up to 50kw – this is the most powerful wall hung boiler on the market.

3.    Worcester Bosch boilers are energy efficient

Worcester Bosch 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.

Energy efficiency is a top priority for all boilers, and the Boiler Plus Regulations require that new boilers have an energy efficiency of at least 92%.

All Worcester Bosch boilers are ErP A-rated for efficiency.

And according to Worcester Bosch, adding a Bosch EasyControl internet-connected Smart controller to their Greenstar range of boilers can further boost your heating system efficiency to an impressive 98% (also known as A+).

Both Lifestyle boilers (which we mentioned earlier) are 94% energy efficient and have an increased modulation ratio (1:10), in order to improve fuel efficiency, user comfort and boiler longevity by preventing on/off cycling.

You might like our related blog: How to choose an energy efficient boiler.

4.    Worcester Bosch offers extensive guarantees for your peace of mind

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

When fitted by Worcester Bosch Accredited Installers, such as The Heating People, Worcester Bosch boilers boilers come with guarantees of up to 12 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 with a Gas Safe engineer to maintain its guarantee, whichever manufacturer you choose.

5.    Worcester Bosch is highly rated by customers

Worcester Bosch has built up a solid reputation with consumers over the last 50 years.

Which has helped Worcester Bosch to become a household name by awarding them the highest brand score for nine years running.

In the Which? Best Boiler Brands Report in 2020, Which? Said: ‘Worcester Bosch performs so consistently well in our annual reliability surveys that its name is synonymous with dependability.’ Quite the accolade.

Worcester Bosch has an impressive 4.6 star rating from over 27,000 consumer reviews on Trust Pilot.

And YouGov have ranked Worcester Bosch as the UK’s best value boiler brand, the most recommended boiler brand and the best quality boiler brand.

6.    Worcester Bosch has innovative technology

Worcester Bosch boilers integrate with smart technology for your convenience.

Many Worcester boilers are Smart compatible and can be connected to a range of different Smart thermostats including the Bosch EasyControl, and other third party controls such as Nest.

These user-friendly smart controls enable you to control your heating and hot water from wherever you are, from your smartphone.

With the latest technology, controls such as the Bosch EasyControl can help you to save money on your energy bills by automatically adjusting your heating when you go out. The smartphone app will even show you a graph of your gas consumption, so you can be in better control of your bills, and avoid nasty surprises.

How much do Worcester Bosch boilers cost?

The cost of a Worcester Bosch boiler depends on the type of boiler you need – combi; heat-only; or system; as well as the size (power output) of the boiler that you need.

Other factors such as how much work is involved in the installation of your new boiler will also have an impact on the price you pay.

For example, the cost will be lower (because there is less work involved) if you are making a straight swap for the same type of boiler mounted in the same position.

But as a general guide, Worcester Bosch gas boilers cost between £570 and £1,500, depending on their type and size. The Worcester Bosch Lifestyle boilers are a premium option and retail for around £1,800 to £2,400.

Final thoughts…

When you choose Worcester Bosch, 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 Worcester Bosch boiler is right for you, call us today to book your free survey.

Useful Links:

Worcester Bosch: About – history

Trust Pilot reviews of Worcester Bosch

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Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000

A Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 boilerAre you wondering how the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 compares to the 8000 Lifestyle range?

After all, the Greenstar 2000 looks quite similar to the 8000 Life, but it’s a lot cheaper.

Worcester Bosch describes the 2000 as: ‘The best boiler not very much money can buy’.

In this handy guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about the Greenstar 2000, so you have a better idea about whether it might be a good option for your home.

If you’re not quite sure whether it’s the right time for a boiler replacement, you might like to check out our related blogs: Does my boiler need replacing? And 6 signs that you need a new boiler.

Who is Worcester Bosch?

A Worcester Bosch Greenstar boilerLet’s start by taking a look at who Worcester Bosch is.

Worcester Bosch is one of the best-selling boiler brands in the UK. Originally founded in 1962, Worcester became part of the Worldwide Bosch Group in 1996. They’ve built up a solid reputation for reliability and outstanding performance.

Worcester Bosch has been consistently recommended by Which? For the Best Boiler Brand for their gas and oil boiler ranges.

In the 2020 Which? Best Buy annual Best Boiler Brand survey, Worcester bosch received an overall score of 79%.

Which? said: ‘Worcester Bosch performs so consistently well in our annual reliability surveys that its name is synonymous with dependability.’ This sentiment is echoed in their Trustpilot reviews.

Key features of the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000

The Greenstar 2000 was designed to be a price competitive combi boiler, suitable for apartments, small and medium sized homes with one bathroom.

It’s basically a scaled down version of the 8000 Life. Let’s take a look at it’s key features:

Combi boiler only

The first thing to note about the Greenstar 2000 is that it’s only available as a combi boiler, there are no system or regular versions of this boiler.

So, if you’re not in the market for a combi boiler, then this one’s not for you!

Check out our blog on the pros and cons of combi boilers.

Available in two sizes

The 2000 series is also only available in outputs of 25 and 30kW. So, it’s a smaller option than the 8000 Life, which is the most powerful wall hung boiler on the market, with outputs of up to 50kW.

Boiler control display

The Greenstar 2000 features a push-button LCD display, and incorporates diagnostic codes similar to that of the Greenstar 8000 Life boiler, making day-to-day operation easy and reliable.

Quiet

The Worcester Bosch 2000 series is the quietest boiler manufactured by Worcester Bosch, so if you’re planning on fitting a boiler in a living space, this could be a good option.

Compact

The 2000 has compact dimensions (724mm x 400mm x 300mm) making it the perfect size for fitting between your wall- mounted kitchen cupboards.

Which? Best Buy

The Greenstar 2000 has been endorsed with a Which? Best Buy, because it is an easy to operate, affordable and high quality boiler.

What sort of homes is the Greenstar 2000 suitable for?

A happy family at home.The Greenstar 2000 is a combi boiler, meaning that it provides all your heating and hot water from the same compact unit, with no need for external tanks or cylinders. This can be an advantage if you’re short on space.

The Greenstar 2000 is a perfect solution for small and medium homes with one bathroom. Worcester Bosch describes it as being a great choice for landlords and the private rental market for this reason.

But if you have a larger home with multiple bathrooms, then the 2000 series probably won’t be powerful enough to meet your needs.

Finding the correct size of boiler for your home is vital in ensuring that your boiler can cope with your heating and hot water demands, without compromising its efficiency by oversizing it.

But you don’t need to worry about choosing the right size of boiler, The Heating People will take care of this for you!

We’ll recommend the correct size of boiler for your home after conducting a heat loss calculation as part of your free survey.

What’s the difference between the Greenstar 2000 and the Greenstar 8000?

As the price difference indicates, there are several differences between the 2000 and the 8000 series of boilers:

Cost

Cost is often a deciding factor when it comes to choosing between boiler models.  The Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range is the premium offering from Worcester Bosch, and there’s a price attached to that.

As a rough guide, the 30kW Life costs approximately £700 more than the  2000 model – which is a hefty increase. But of course, the 8000 series has a number of features which are not offered by the 2000.

Power

As we mentioned earlier, the 2000 is only available in two power outputs (25kW and 30kW) and the 8000 series is available in the whopping size of 50kW.

Guarantee

The 8000 series comes with a longer guarantee. As Worcester Bosch Accredited Installers, The Heating People can offer extended guarantees of up to 12 years on the Life and the Style, compared to 6 years on the 2000 series.

So, it’s worth considering that you’ll get an an added 6 years peace of mind with the 8000 series.

Intelligent filling system

If you’re tired of having to repressurise your boiler, then you’ll like the fact that the 8000 series has an intelligent filling system which keeps your boiler pressure topped up and maintained at all times. The 2000 doesn’t have this feature.

Colour and display screens

The 8000 series of boilers are aesthetic led and are available in gloss black and white, featuring fancy LCD screens. The 8000 Style even has a full-colour touchscreen display. The 2000 is only available in white and has a push-button LCD display.

 

 

 

What’s the difference between the Greenstar 2000 and the Greenstar 4000?

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000And just to complicate matters further, we could also compare the Greenstar 2000 to the Greenstar 4000 – which again, looks remarkably similar to the 2000!

The Greenstar 4000 was released in May 2021 as the new and improved successor to the hugely popular Greenstar i.

The Greenstar 4000 offers the same combi power outputs as the 2000 series, but is also available as a system boiler in 12kW, 15kW, 18kW, 21kW and 24kW outputs.

The 4000 is 94% energy efficient, compared to 93% with the 2000. It also has a 1:10 modulation range that reduces gas consumption, energy bills and wear and tear on components.

The 25 and 30kW combi can modulate down to 3kW and the 12kW system to just 1.9kW! As well as being environmentally friendly, this can save you a lot of money on your energy bills – What’s not to like?!

Worcester Bosch has also designed the 4000 to be a ‘SimpleSwitch’ for customers who have an existing Greenstar i, i Junior or Si boiler (2005-2015 models).

The 4000 also comes with a longer guarantee of up to 10 years; an intelligent filling system; and offers slightly higher flow rates than the 2000.

Conclusion

The Greenstar 2000 is a fantastic entry-level boiler which still offers a lot of the aesthetics and performance of their mid-range and premium range boilers.

In short, it’s an awesome boiler at a great price.

You might like our related blog: The best combi boilers 2022.

For tailored advice on your perfect boiler, contact us today to book your free survey.

Useful links:

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 brochure