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91.17%

Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System Gas boiler

Based on a wide-ranging set of important factors including the cost to install the boiler, its energy efficiency rating, running costs, and so on, this Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System boiler receives a score of 91.17% on our PlumbProud quality scoring system.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System boiler to cost £1,600 supplied and fully professionally installed.

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 System Gas boiler frequently asked questions

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

If you’re looking for a system boiler for your house or flat, then the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S is one you may wish to consider.

If you choose a system boiler, you'll have to find somewhere to install a hot water cylinder too - they're normally located in an airing or landing cupboard. However, unlike regular boilers, they do not require a cold water tank to be fitted in the attic, making them suitable for homes with limited or no roof space or if you're planning a loft conversion in the future.

System boilers distribute the hot water to your taps and radiators using (often built-in) circulation pumps and are easier to install from scratch since they have one less component (the water tank) to consider.

System boilers also require programming to produce heat and hot water, so they cannot produce this instantly. Nonetheless, the cylinder keeps water hot for use later, so you don't have to wait as long as you set your timer and keep it on long enough to heat enough water.

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

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 Gas Safe boiler installers would recommend that this Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System boiler would be suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


Ferroli Bluehelix 18S size

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S boiler measures 700 mm [H] x 420 mm [W] x 250 mm [D] in size.

Is the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S a non-condensing or condensing boiler?

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S is a condensing gas boiler - this is the type of boiler we recommend to most clients because they're better for the environment and they will save money on annual fuel bills.

A condensing boiler captures and recycles the warmth still present in both the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation created when gas is burned to provide your boiler with power.

This means it needs less gas to operate and it uses this extra energy to perform a number of tasks, including heating the colder water that comes back to the boiler from the radiators in your home.

Is the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system boiler environmentally friendly?

How we heat our homes and the damage this does to the environment has become a pressing concern for many homeowners worried about the effects and impact of climate change.

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

Do the figures suggest that installing the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system at your property would help in the fight against climate change?

The energy efficiency rating for a boiler describes the amount of energy it uses and wastes during operation and there are two different ways to measure it.

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must have a SEDBUK rating of “A” subject to a minimum energy efficiency score of 92% or above. Before April 2018, the minimum energy efficiency score was 88% (88/89% = "B" SEDBUK rating, 90%+ = "A" SEDBUK rating).

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S scored an efficiency rating of 94% and a SEDBUK band rating of A.

The Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive is a European directive which applies to all products that consume energy over their lifetime.

It encourages companies to create products that are environmentally friendlier at all life cycle stages, including initial manufacturing and end use through to final disposal, with the aim of reducing harmful gas emissions.

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S is rated "A" for heat and "A" for water.

Is there a warranty on the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system boiler if it breaks down?

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S is covered by a parts and labour warranty of 10 years following installation.


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%
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9Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 61292.38%
10Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 61592.36%

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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.

£1,600 is the amount you should budget to have this particular boiler installed on a straightforward installation.

If you would like to get in touch with us for a free quote and professional guidance and advice on whether the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S is the right choice for your home, you can do so by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, calling us on 01604 343053 or you can click here to email us.


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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

Ferroli Bluehelix 18S - combi, system or regular boiler?

You might want to consider the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S for your house or flat if you are looking for a system boiler.

System boilers are suitable for homes with a higher-than-average demand for central heating and water - for example, larger homes and larger families.

Tell the boiler when you want hot water using the control panel - it draws water from the mains, heats it and keeps it warm throughout the day in the hot water cylinder. As long as you remember to tell the boiler when you want hot water, you have a big enough cylinder, and there's not an unusually high demand for water on a particular day, you should have hot water whenever you need it.

System boilers do not require a cold water storage tank either, unlike heat only boilers, meaning they're cheaper, quicker and easier to install.

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

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.

The output of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power it has available to heat the water it sends to your hot taps, showers and radiators. The greater the demand for hot water in your home, the larger the output you will need.

It is important to select a boiler with the optimal output rate. Choose one with too high an output and your gas bills will be too expensive. Choose one with too low an output and sometimes the water in your radiators and coming out of your taps will be barely lukewarm.

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

A boiler engineer would recommend that, at this level of output, the most suitable type of property for this Ferroli Bluehelix 18S System boiler would be smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


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.

Ferroli Bluehelix 18S – condensing or non-condensing?

Condensing gas boilers like the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S are environmentally friendlier and cheaper to run so, if possible, we strongly recommend that you choose this or one of the very latest models.

Condensing boilers are much more efficient and economical to run because they contain a secondary heat exchanger that captures and recycles the warmth still present in the flue exhaust gases and the water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning that they use less gas to run.

Is the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system an environmentally friendly boiler?

The effects of climate change on the environment are leading many homeowners to question the damage they might be doing by the way they heat their homes.

With central heating being responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, your choice of boiler matters. Gas boilers are also responsible for the significant atmospheric volumes of dangerous nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger British cities.

Do the figures suggest that installing the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system at your property would help in the fight against climate change?

Under current UK law, all boilers must achieve a minimum energy efficiency level of 92% (a low to good SEDBUK "A" rating). The minimum level was raised from its previous 88% in April 2018.

Energy efficiency scores are intended to inform consumers of the amount of energy used and wasted when a boiler is in normal operation.

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S was awarded an efficiency rating of 94% with a SEDBUK band rating of "A".

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

How many years' warranty does the Ferroli Bluehelix 18S system come with?

The Ferroli Bluehelix 18S boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty of 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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