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91.17%

Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System Gas boiler

We have rated this Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System boiler at 91.17% using the PlumbProud quality scoring system. To determine a rating, we weigh up a number of important considerations including the energy efficiency, estimated running costs, manufacturer's warranty, price of the boiler and more.

This Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System boiler is likely to cost you £1,600 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud, although there may be additional charges if the fit takes longer than anticipated. You will, however, receive a binding quote from us prior to starting work.

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Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S boiler a combi, regular or a system boiler?

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S is a system boiler you may wish to consider if you want this type of boiler for your house or flat.

As with a heat only boiler, a system boiler requires the installation of a hot water cylinder but they do not need a cold water tank to work. This makes them suitable choices for homeowners planning a loft conversion or for properties without a loft or very limited attic space.

The primary heating and hot water system components are built in to system boilers and you can use the control panel to set the times that you wish your heating and hot water to be available. Hot water is stored in the cylinder for use throughout the day, but if you don't set your timer, heat and hot water will not be available instantly.

A system boiler can supply multiple taps and showers simultaneously and is suitable for both large families and properties with more than one bathroom - combi boilers struggle to do this.

Is the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system boiler suitable for my house or apartment?

Whether this Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System boiler is right for where you live depends on its size or what its "output" level is. Size does not mean its physical dimensions, however - it means how powerful it is.

The output of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and indicates how much energy it can use to heat the water needed for your radiators, taps and showers. The greater the output, the more water it can heat.

A boiler whose output is too high will give you hot water and warm radiators but also higher gas bills, whereas a boiler whose output is too low will result in cheaper gas bills but the water might not always be as hot as you want it to be.

The output of the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system is 18 kW, so which types of property would this model be appropriate for?

An experienced boiler engineer would recommend that this Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System boiler would be a suitable installation choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


How large is the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S?

The dimensions of the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S are 700 mm [H] x 420 mm [W] x 250 mm [D].

Is this Ferroli boiler condensing or non-condensing?

We strongly recommend that you choose a condensing boiler like the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S - 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 choosing the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system boiler environmentally friendly?

With environmental issues in the spotlight, more and more homeowners are becoming concerned about how they heat their homes and how much they're contributing towards combatting climate change.

We generate 14% of UK greenhouse gas emissions through centrally heating our domestic properties. Gas boilers are mainly responsible for harmful nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger British cities.

If you decide to install a Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system in your home, will you be helping the environment with your choice? Let’s have a look at the figures.

By law, boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must achieve a SEDBUK rating of "A" and work at a 92% minimum efficiency. Before April 2018, a minimum of 88% energy efficiency needed to be achieved (88/89% = SEDBUK "B" and 90% = SEDBUK "A").

Following official testing, the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S was given an efficiency rating of 94% with a SEDBUK rating of "A".

Energy efficiency is a measure of how much energy is used and how much is wasted when a boiler is operating.

The Energy Related Products Directive intends to encourage all manufacturers to reduce the harmful gas emissions associated with the products they make, from the manufacturing stage to final disposal, including when they are in active use.

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S has an ERP rating of "A" for heat and "A" for hot water.

Does a Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system boiler come with a warranty period?

Ferroli’s Bluehelix 18S boiler includes a parts and labour warranty of 10 years.


Ferroli Bluehelix 18S Gas System boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating94%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty10 Years
Output in kW18 kW
Height700 mm
Width420 mm
Depth250 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

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1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 61295.72%
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4Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 62493.33%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar i System 9i92.89%
6Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 63092.75%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 12kW92.50%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 62792.42%
9Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 61292.38%
10Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 61592.36%

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Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System Gas boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
91.17%

On the PlumbProud quality scoring system, we rate this Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System boiler 91.17%. To determine our rating, we take lots of different factors into consideration from price installed to manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely cost of running, and more.

You should budget around £1,600 for the supply and installation of this Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System boiler by PlumbProud.

To get a free quote for the installation of the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S boiler in your home, simply enter your postcode in the box provided on this page. You can also find out whether this is the right boiler for your home by clicking to email our installation team or by calling us on 01604 343053.


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Ferroli Bluehelix 18S Gas System boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating94%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty10 Years
Output in kW18 kW
Height700 mm
Width420 mm
Depth250 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is this Ferroli Bluehelix 18S boiler a combi, system or regular boiler?

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S may be worth considering if you are looking for a system boiler for your house or flat.

System boilers are very popular for properties with limited or no loft space or when homeowners want to keep the space for a loft conversion. This is because, unlike heat only boilers, they don’t require a cold-water tank - however, system boilers do need a hot water cylinder (often installed in an airing or landing cupboard).

Instead of the traditional cold-water tanks, system boilers use their built-in circulating pumps to heat the water needed for your taps and radiators. This also makes them an easier choice for engineers to install as there is one less large component to find space for and fit.

Like a regular boiler, you need to use a control panel to control a system boiler. Set the times when you want central heating and hot water to be available, such as in the morning when there might be greater demand for showers, and it will be there. Although hot water is not available on-demand like with a combi boiler, once the water has been heated it will stay in the hot water cylinder until it’s used up.

Should I install a Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system boiler in my house or apartment?

You should make sure that the boiler you install in your property is the right "size". And, by size, we don't mean how big it is, we mean how powerful it is - the "output".

Your boiler has to be powerful enough to heat all the hot water you need for your radiators and taps. Power is measured in kilowatts and the more kilowatts a boiler has available to it, the more water it can heat.

If the output (measured in kilowatts) is too high, you'll have all the power you need and more but your gas bills will be much higher. If it's too low, you'll often find that the water coming out of your taps and fed into your radiators is only lukewarm.

With the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system's output at 18 kW, which types of property would this Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System boiler be most appropriate for?

Most boiler engineers would recommend that a boiler with this output level would be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What are the dimensions of the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S boiler?

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S measures 700 mm in height by 420 mm in width by 250 mm in depth.

Bluehelix 18S – condensing or non-condensing?

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S is a condensing gas boiler - in fact, we recommend that you select this model or one of the latest condensing boilers on the market as the technology continues to improve over time.

Condensing boilers capture the heat still present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation created when the gas is burned and they recycle this back into the heating system to warm up the cold water re-entering the boiler from your radiators.

They're much more environmentally friendly and installing one results in much lower annual gas bills.

Is the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system environmentally friendly?

Price and performance are two important issues when choosing a boiler but now, for many people in the UK, so is the environmental impact of how we heat our homes and its effect on climate change.

Nitrogen dioxide emissions in Britain's largest cities are at dangerous levels and this has been caused by gas boilers. In fact, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by central heating.

Will installing a Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system in your home be a positive contribution to the environment? The figures below will tell you more.

Boilers manufactured in the UK must be tested and, by law, achieve an energy efficiency rating of 92% or above, equivalent to a SEDBUK "A" grade. Most boilers achieve an "A" rating meaning they are at least 88% efficient.

The energy efficiency of a boiler indicates the amount of energy it uses (and wastes) during operation.

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S has been assigned an efficiency rating of 94% with a SEDBUK rating of "A".

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) intends to reduce the amount of energy consumed by individual products over their entire lifetime, from the initial manufacturing process to final disposal and at all points in between.

The legislation is designed to encourage manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly and which result in a reduction in harmful gas emissions.

The ERP rating for the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S is "A" for heat and "A" for hot water production.

If the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S breaks down, will I be covered by the warranty?

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S boiler is provided with a parts and labour warranty lasting 10 years.


The top 10 rated Gas System boilers

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

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 61295.72%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 61595.20%
3Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 61894.37%
4Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 62493.33%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar i System 9i92.89%
6Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 63092.75%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 12kW92.50%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 62792.42%
9Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 61292.38%
10Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 61592.36%
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