Are 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.
Who is Worcester Bosch?
Let’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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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?
And 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 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.
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.
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