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Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 boiler

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67.94%

Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System Oil boiler

In our PlumbProud quality testing, this Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler scores 67.94%. We determine our rating based on a number of different factors including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and operating costs.

This Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler will cost approximately £3,200 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud assuming that there are no unexpected complications during the fitting.

Wondering if the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 is the right boiler for your home? Then speak to a professional here by getting in touch via email or call us on 01604 343053. You can also get a free quote by entering your postcode in the box on the page.


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Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System Oil boiler frequently asked questions

What type of boiler is the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 - regular, system or combi?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 boiler is a system boiler you may wish to consider when looking for a new boiler for your house or flat.

Like heat only boilers, system boilers require a hot water cylinder to work - the cylinder stores and keeps water warm for use throughout the day. Hot water can be distributed to multiple showers and taps simultaneously, making system boilers suitable for larger families and properties with more than one bathroom.

System boilers differ from standard boilers in that they do not require a cold water tank, making them suitable for properties with no loft space or if you are planning a loft conversion. As the boiler's major components, including the circulation pump, are built-in and no water tank is required, system boilers are easier to install than regular boilers.

This type of boiler does not heat water instantly like a combi boiler - instead, you need to use the control panel to set the times when you want heating and hot water to be available for your home.

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler a suitable choice for my property?

Whether this Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler is right for your property 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 rating indicates how much energy a boiler can use in providing you with hot water and heat when you need it from your radiators and taps. The greater the output, the more water it can heat.

It's better to take advice on this from a registered installer because, if your boiler output is too low, your water and radiators might not get as hot as you would like them to be. However, if the output level is too high, you'll end up paying more on your oil bills than you need to.

Which types of property would this Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler be appropriate for given its output of 16 kW?

An experienced heating engineer would say that this Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler's level of output makes it a suitable installation for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What are the proportions of a Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 boiler?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 stands at 837 mm tall, 635 mm wide and 350 mm deep.

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler is an external/outdoors boiler intended for wall mounting and, unlike free-standing external boilers, you don't need to find space to install it in or near your garden. Choosing a wall-mounted model will help you to maximise the potential of your outside space and could make your property more attractive to buyers, should you wish to sell it in the future.

Let your PlumbProud fitter know which wall and in what position you want your boiler installed and they will do this for you.

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 condensing or non-condensing?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 is a condensing oil 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 oil 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 oil bills.

How does the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system rate environmentally?

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.

Central heating systems are responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. You may also be aware that the gas boilers we use emit dangerous nitrogen dioxide in large volumes in the bigger British cities.

Would choosing the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler be an environmentally friendly decision? Here's what the figures say.

Boilers manufactured and installed in the UK are assigned energy efficiency ratings following testing to an agreed set of standards. These scores indicate how much energy the boiler uses and how much goes to waste when it's in operation.

By law, boilers must achieve a SEDBUK rating of "A" subject to achieving a minimum of 92% energy efficiency. Prior to April 2018, the minimum was 88% (88% and 89% on the SEDBUK are graded "B" and 90% and above is graded "A").

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 was awarded an efficiency rating of 90.1% with a SEDBUK band rating of "A".

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) is European legislation that applies to all products which use or consume energy during their lifespan - this includes during the manufacturing process and when they're in use, right through to the point of final disposal.

The aim is to encourage manufacturers to create new products that are kinder to the environment and which create fewer harmful gas emissions.

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 has an ERP Heat rating of "A".

What warranty does the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler come with?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 boiler has a warranty covering parts and labour costs for up to 2 years after installation.


Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 Oil System boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating90.1%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW16 kW
Height837 mm
Width635 mm
Depth350 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatA

The top 10 rated Oil System boilers

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

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 12/1877.56%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 12/1877.35%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 18/2577.27%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 18/2577.09%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 12/1876.74%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 25/3276.43%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 18/2576.26%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 25/3276.24%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 25/3275.85%
10Grant Vortex Eco 15-21kW69.11%

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
67.94%

We scored this Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler at 67.94% on our internal benchmarking system. To determine a score, we take into consideration a number of different factors including the boiler's energy efficiency, installed price, likely running costs, and the length of the manufacturer's warranty.

This Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler is likely to cost around £3,200 fully installed by PlumbProud if there are no unexpected complications during the fit.

To receive a free quote on the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 boiler, as well as professional advice on whether it will meet the needs of your home, simply enter your postcode in the quote box on this page, click here to email us, or call 01604 343053.


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Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 Oil System boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating90.1%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW16 kW
Height837 mm
Width635 mm
Depth350 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatA

Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 - combi, system or regular boiler?

You may wish to consider installing the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 if you are looking for a system boiler for your house or flat.

This type of boiler is better for larger homes and larger families where the demand for water is likely to be higher.

System boilers use a cylinder that draws water from the mains, heats it and then keeps it warm. The cylinder stores a large amount of water, meaning that you should have hot water all day. To be certain of this, make sure that you program your boiler to draw and heat water to meet times when demand is greater, like first thing in the morning before you and your family members go to work or school, and for the evening when everyone gets home.

Unlike heat only boilers, you won't need to find room in your attic for a cold water storage tank - suitable if you don't have an attic, your attic space is very limited, or you are planning an attic conversion in the near future.

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler a suitable option for my house or flat?

Whether this Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 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 oil bills, whereas a boiler whose output is too low will result in cheaper oil bills but the water might not always be as hot as you want it to be.

The output of the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system is 16 kW, so which types of property would this model be appropriate for?

A boiler engineer would recommend that, at this level of output, the most suitable type of property for this Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler would be smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


How large is the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 occupies a space of 837 mm high by 635 mm wide and 350 mm deep.

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler is an external/outdoors boiler intended for wall mounting and, unlike free-standing external boilers, you don't need to find space to install it in or near your garden. Choosing a wall-mounted model will help you to maximise the potential of your outside space and could make your property more attractive to buyers, should you wish to sell it in the future.

Let your PlumbProud fitter know which wall and in what position you want your boiler installed and they will do this for you.

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 a non-condensing or condensing boiler?

We always recommend to clients that they select the very latest condensing boiler for their home.

Condensing boilers like the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 are more efficient with the oil they use in operation, meaning that you'll benefit from lower fuel bills. Condensing boilers are also better for the environment.

They achieve their efficiency by capturing and recycling the heat still present in the water vapour condensation and flue exhaust gases created when a boiler burns oil to get the energy it needs. It then reuses that recycled heat to perform a number of tasks, including heating the colder water that comes back to your boiler via the radiator.

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system environmentally friendly?

As the British public has become more conscious of climate change, many homeowners consider the environment when choosing how to heat their homes.

Central heating creates 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases. And in Britain's larger cities, gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system an environmentally friendly choice for your home? Let’s have a look at the figures.

Every boiler manufactured and supplied in the UK must have an energy efficiency rating of 92% (SEDBUK “A” rating). These minimums were made law in April 2018 - before that, the minimum energy efficiency rating was 88% (88%/89% = "B" SEDBUK grade, 90%+ = "A" SEDBUK grade).

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 was awarded an efficiency rating of 90.1% and a band rating of "A".

Energy efficiency ratings for boilers describe the amount of energy they use and waste when switched on and working.

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 Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 is "A".

How long am I covered by the warranty for if the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 breaks down?

The parts and labour warranty offered with this Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler covers you for 2 years.


The top 10 rated Oil System boilers

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

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 12/1877.56%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 12/1877.35%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 18/2577.27%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 18/2577.09%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 12/1876.74%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility 25/3276.43%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 18/2576.26%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor System 25/3276.24%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External System 25/3275.85%
10Grant Vortex Eco 15-21kW69.11%
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