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Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 boiler

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67.94%

Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System Oil boiler

According to our PlumbProud boiler quality scoring system, we rate this model 67.94%. We rank boilers using a number of different factors including price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely running costs, and more.

We anticipate the supply and installation cost for this model of boiler will be around £3,200 on a standard fit.

Get a free quote on the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 boiler and advice on whether this is the right choice for your home by entering your postcode in the quote box on this page, clicking here to email us, or giving us a call at 01604 343053.


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

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 a system boiler, a combi boiler or a regular boiler?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 is a system boiler you may wish to consider if you want this type of boiler for your house or flat.

System boilers need a hot water cylinder to work but, unlike heat only boilers, they don't require a cold water tank. This can be advantageous if you live in an apartment, lack attic space, or are planning a loft conversion.

System boilers allow you to set the times when you want hot water to be available. Heated water is stored in the cylinder and can be used throughout the day. With a system boiler, if you forget to set the timer, you will have to wait a while for hot water.

The constant supply of hot water from the cylinder ensures that you can have multiple taps and showers in use without a loss of pressure to each point (something combi boilers struggle with). This makes a system boiler suitable for large families and homes with more than one bathroom.

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

To determine that, we need to consider the size of the boiler. Size doesn't mean how big it is - it means how big its "output" is.

Your boiler's output indicates the maximum amount of power available to it to heat the water you need to warm your radiators or when you want hot water from your taps. A higher output rate means that your boiler is capable of heating greater volumes of water.

If a boiler's output rate is too low, you'll often find that the water is not as hot as you want it to be. Too high, however, and you'll end up paying more for your oil than you should be.

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler has an output rate of 16 kW, so which types of property would this be suitable for?

Most experienced heating engineers would likely recommend that, at this level of output, this Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler would be a suitable choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What is the size of 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 boiler intended for wall mounting. Wall-mounted boilers are becoming more popular with homeowners as they don't take up space in or near your garden like free-standing boilers. As such, they could make your home more attractive to potential buyers when you come to sell.

Your PlumbProud engineer can mount the boiler for you in the position you choose and on the wall you want.

Is this Grant boiler condensing or non-condensing?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 is a condensing oil boiler - we strongly recommend that you choose one of the latest condensing models if possible.

With a condensing boiler, you save money on your oil bills because your boiler captures and recycles the heat present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning they operate far more economically and efficiently.

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

More and more homeowners are aware of the importance of how we heat our homes and its impact on climate change and other environmental issues.

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.

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler an environmentally friendly choice for your home? Here’s what the figures say.

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 oil bills.

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 was awarded an efficiency rating of "90.1%", equivalent to a "A" rating on the SEDBUK system.

The Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive's aim is to reduce the harmful gas emissions created during a product’s manufacture and active end use right through to its disposal.

The ERP rating for the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 is "TBC".

If the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler breaks down, am I covered?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 is covered by a parts and labour warranty of 2 years following 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%

According to our PlumbProud boiler quality scoring system, we rate this model 67.94%. We rank boilers using a number of different factors including price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely running costs, and more.

You should budget approximately £3,200 for the supply and installation of this Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler on a standard, non-complicated fit.

If you would like to get in touch with us for a free quote and professional guidance and advice on whether the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 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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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

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 a combi, system or regular boiler?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 is a system boiler you may wish to consider if you want this type of boiler for your house or flat.

System boilers need a hot water cylinder to work, with the most popular installation location for cylinders being in an airing or landing cupboard. Unlike heat only boilers though, they don't require a separate cold water tank to go in the attic, making them suitable if roof space is at a premium or if you're planning a loft conversion in the future.

System boilers use (often built-in) circulating pumps to distribute hot water to your taps and radiators. Fitting is cheaper and quicker too because you don't need to find room for a water tank. Unlike with a combi boiler, which heats water it draws from the mains instantly, you have to program a system boiler with the times you want hot water and heating.

Should I install a Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler in my home?

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 oil 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 Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system's output at 16 kW, which types of property would this Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 System boiler be most appropriate for?

A heating engineer would recommend that the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler would be a suitable installation option for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 size

Grant’s Vortex Eco 12/16 is 837 mm tall, 635 mm wide, and 350 mm deep.

Having a free-standing external boiler installed in or near your garden may put some buyers off when you come to sell your home. The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler is an external boiler designed for wall mounting, meaning you don't have to sacrifice valuable garden space when you have it installed.

If you want a wall-mounted boiler, let your PlumbProud engineer know which wall and where on the wall you want it to be installed and they will do this for you.

Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 – condensing or non-condensing?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 is a condensing oil 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 oil is burned to provide your boiler with power.

This means it needs less oil 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 choosing the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system boiler environmentally friendly?

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 UK, central heating systems account for 14% of greenhouse gas production. Gas boilers in particular are responsible for emissions of dangerous nitrogen dioxide in British cities.

Would choosing a Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 system help the environment? Let’s see what the performance figures suggest.

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

In the UK, all boilers manufactured and supplied must have an energy efficiency rating of at least 92% or a SEDBUK "A" grade. Until April 2018, the minimum rating was 88% (88% and 89% are equivalent to a SEDBUK "B" rating and anything higher is rated "A").

A boiler's energy efficiency rating describes the amount of energy it uses and wastes when in normal operation.

The Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive is important European legislation that aims to limit energy use and harmful gas emissions during the manufacturing process, when the product is in use, and after it is disposed of.

For the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16, the ERP Heat rating is "A".

What warranty do I get if I purchase the Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 boiler?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12/16 boiler is covered by a parts and labour warranty of 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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