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80.10%

Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi Gas boiler

On the PlumbProud quality scoring system, we rate this Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi boiler at 80.10%. To determine a boiler's quality, we consider many different factors from price installed to manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely cost of running, and more.

We would anticipate that this Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi boiler would cost you £2,400 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fitting is standard and with no complications.

To contact us, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or give us a call on 01604 343053. We can provide you with a free quote on the Baxi Platinum+ 40 boiler and offer professional advice and guidance on whether this Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi boiler is the right choice for your home.


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Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Baxi Platinum+ 40 a system, regular or combi boiler?

Looking for a gas combi boiler for your house or flat? If you are, the Baxi Platinum+ 40 boiler may be worth considering.

Combi boilers are excellent for providing hot water and heat for your radiators just when you need it. When you have a combi boiler installed in your home, you just turn on the tap and the hot water for your bath, shower, washing dishes and other activities is there when you need it. It also provides the heat you need to keep your radiators warm.

A combi boiler heats the cold water passing through it, which it draws from the mains. This newly heated water can then be distributed to whichever hot tap or radiator needs it.

In the past, boilers needed at least one storage tank to hold water that was either already heated or would be heated later. Sometimes, you'd have to wait for hot water because there was none left. In addition, storage tanks took up a lot of space and most UK homes are pretty small.

The main disadvantage to combi boilers is that they can only heat a certain amount of water at any one time, meaning the pressure, volume and temperature of water will decrease if more than one tap is on at the same time or if both the shower and washing machine are on together.

Is the Baxi Platinum+ 40 combi boiler a suitable option for my house or flat?

It's best to choose a boiler whose size or "output" is right for your home.

The more hot water and heat you want, the higher the output level of your boiler should be. Output is measured in kilowatts and it describes the maximum level of power your boiler has to heat water.

If your output level is too low, your boiler will not have the power it needs to get your water as hot as you want it, particularly when there's a lot of demand for it. Choose a boiler whose output level is too high and you'll have all the hot water you need but will be paying too much for it through higher gas bills.

Which types of property would this Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi boiler be appropriate for given its output of 40 kW?

Most heating engineers would recommend that this Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi boiler would be suitable for larger properties including detached homes with 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.

You need to consider the flow rate as well as the output rate when choosing a combi boiler.

Flow rates, measured in litres per minute, indicate how much water your boiler can heat and distribute around your home at any given time. If your family regularly use hot water around the house at the same time and you have a lot of radiators, you should choose a boiler with a high flow rate. This Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi boiler's flow rate is 16 L/m.

However, you also need to consider the flow rate of your local mains water supply. Combis can only draw water from the mains as fast as the pipes can deliver it. If you choose a boiler with a 14l/m flow rate and the mains pipes into your home have a flow rate of 12l/m, your boiler won't be able to operate at full capacity. In other words, try to make sure the local water pressure and your boiler flow rates are as close as possible.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


What size is a Baxi Platinum+ 40 boiler?

Baxi’s Platinum+ 40 is 700 mm tall, 390 mm wide, and 285 mm deep.

Is the Baxi Platinum+ 40 non-condensing or condensing?

We strongly recommend that you choose a condensing boiler like the Baxi Platinum+ 40 - the technology is improving every year so the newer the boiler, the better.

A condensing boiler captures and recycles the warmth still present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation into heat, allowing it to perform more efficiently on tasks like heating the colder water returning from your radiators.

They also offer significant annual savings on household gas bills as well as being more environmentally friendly.

Is the Baxi Platinum+ 40 combi an energy-efficient boiler?

With so many of us worried about the environmental impact of our personal choices, the relationship between how we heat our homes and climate change has become an important issue for many homeowners.

In Britain's bigger cities, gas boilers, in particular, are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions. Overall, 14% of all of the UK’s greenhouse gas production comes from heating our homes.

Let's take a closer look at whether installing a Baxi Platinum+ 40 combi would be a good choice for the environment.

In the UK, by law, all boilers manufactured since April 2018 must have a SEDBUK “A” rating and operate to a minimum level of 92% energy efficiency. Prior to this, the minimum was 88% – 88/89% would score a "B" and 90% or more an "A" on the SEDBUK scale.

The energy efficiency rating measures the amount of energy a boiler consumes when it's in use and how much it loses on non-core operations.

Following testing, the Baxi Platinum+ 40 was given an efficiency rating of 93% and a SEDBUK grading of "A".

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) was introduced in 2015 and it applies to all products that consume energy throughout their lifetime, including during the manufacturing process and at the point of final disposal.

The purpose of the ERP is to ensure that companies create products that are kinder to the environment by reducing both the energy they use and the harmful emissions they produce.

The Baxi Platinum+ 40 has an ERP rating of "A" for heat and "A" for hot water production.

Does a Baxi Platinum+ 40 combi boiler come with a warranty period?

Baxi’s Platinum+ 40 boiler includes a parts and labour warranty of 5 years.


Baxi Platinum+ 40 Gas Combi boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty5 Years
Output in kW40 kW
Height700 mm
Width390 mm
Depth285 mm
Flow rate16 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

The top 10 rated Gas Combi boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Gas Combi boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 82593.35%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83292.98%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 25kW92.89%
4Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW92.66%
5Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83592.60%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact 2892.57%
7Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 82592.39%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83892.16%
9Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 83591.90%
10Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 2491.77%

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
80.10%

We have awarded this Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi boiler a rating of 80.10% in our boiler quality benchmark tests. To determine a score for each boiler, we factor in several different points of comparison including energy efficiency, manufacturer guarantees, estimated running costs, price and more.

We estimate that, on a standard, non-complicated installation, the supply and fitting charge for this Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi boiler will be around £2,400.

Get a free, no-obligation Baxi Platinum+ 40 boiler quote today by simply entering your postcode in the box on this page. You can also speak to a boiler installation expert about heating for your home by getting in touch via email or by phone on 01604 343053.


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Baxi Platinum+ 40 Gas Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty5 Years
Output in kW40 kW
Height700 mm
Width390 mm
Depth285 mm
Flow rate16 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Baxi Platinum+ 40 - a regular boiler, combi boiler or system boiler?

The Baxi Platinum+ 40 boiler could be suitable for your house or flat if you are looking for a new combi boiler.

The UK has some of the smallest homes in the Western world, which is partly why combi boilers were introduced in the 1970s. Traditional boilers require one or more large storage tanks which they use to either heat water and keep it warm or store water intended for heating later. These tanks took up a lot of space in people's homes.

Combi boilers save space because they don't require these tanks to operate. Instead, combis draw water direct from your mains supply then instantly heat and distribute it on demand.

The biggest disadvantage in using combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity volume for heating water. While this may not be an issue in a small household, it could be for a larger household where there is higher demand for hot water. When more than one person is using the water, it is distributed between the two points, reducing the pressure and temperature at each point.

Is a Baxi Platinum+ 40 combi boiler right for my house or apartment?

It's best to choose a boiler whose size or "output" is right for your property. With boilers, however, size does not mean how big a boiler is, it means how much power it has.

A boiler’s output indicates the amount of power it can use when heating the water which it then sends to your taps and radiators. The higher the output rate, the more water it can heat.

If a boiler’s output is too low, there will be times when your hot water might not be as hot as you want it to be. If it is too high, you’ll likely be paying more than you need to for your gas.

Measured in kilowatts, the Baxi Platinum+ 40 combi's output level is 40 kW, so which types of property would this Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi boiler be an appropriate choice for?

A heating engineer would recommend that this Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi boiler would provide adequate heating and hot water for larger properties including detached homes with up to 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.

In addition to the output rate, you should consider a boiler's "flow rate" (measured in litres per minute) when choosing a combi boiler.

If you have a lot of radiators and bathrooms in your home and members of your household want to use hot water at the same time (like morning or evening showers and baths), you'll need a boiler with a high flow rate. This Baxi Platinum+ 40 Combi boiler's flow rate is 16 L/m.

However, it's not that simple. Combis can only draw water from the mains at the speed it's delivered. Homes with higher than average demand for hot water, and particularly those in low mains pressure areas, may find that a combi boiler is not the right answer for them.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead to better serve you and your family.


What size is a Baxi Platinum+ 40 boiler?

The Baxi Platinum+ 40 is 700 mm high by 390 mm wide by 285 mm deep.

Baxi Platinum+ 40 – non-condensing or condensing?

The Baxi Platinum+ 40 is a condensing gas boiler - we’d strongly recommend that you choose the very latest condensing model for your home.

Condensing boilers run on either gas or oil and are manufactured specifically to improve energy efficiency. They do this by capturing and recycling the warmth present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation into more usable heat the system can use, meaning they're far more efficient and cost less to run.

Is the Baxi Platinum+ 40 combi boiler an environmentally friendly choice?

With more and more of us concerned about environmental issues and climate change, how we heat our homes has become an important issue to many homeowners.

In the largest cities of Britain, gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of atmospheric nitrogen dioxide emissions. In total, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by central heating systems.

Would installing the Baxi Platinum+ 40 combi in your home be an environmentally friendly decision? Let's look closely at the figures.

An energy efficiency rating of 92% or above is a legal requirement for all boilers manufactured and installed in the UK today. 92% is equivalent to a low-to-middle "A" grade on the "Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers" (SEDBUK) scale.

Energy efficiency measures how much energy a boiler uses and wastes in the course of its normal operation. The lower the waste, the lower your gas bills.

The Baxi Platinum+ 40 was awarded an efficiency rating of "93%", equivalent to a "A" rating on the SEDBUK system.

Energy-efficient boilers help the environment as they require less fuel and emit fewer harmful gases. In 2015, the EU introduced the Energy Related Products Directive (ERP), the aim of which was to ensure that all manufacturers, including boiler manufacturers, developed more efficient products and processes.

The legislation aims to conserve energy at all life cycle stages from initial production to actual use by the customer, through to the point of disposal.

The Baxi Platinum+ 40 has been given an ERP rating of "A" for heat and "A" for water.

How long am I covered by the warranty for if the Baxi Platinum+ 40 breaks down?

The Baxi Platinum+ 40 boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty lasting 5 years.


The top 10 rated Gas Combi boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Gas Combi boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 82593.35%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83292.98%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 25kW92.89%
4Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW92.66%
5Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83592.60%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact 2892.57%
7Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 82592.39%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83892.16%
9Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 83591.90%
10Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 2491.77%
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