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Grant Vortex Eco 12 16kW boiler

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68.45%

Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only Oil boiler

We score this Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only boiler as 68.45% on the PlumbProud quality scoring system. Our rating is based on various factors, including the installation price, the length of the manufacturer's warranty, and the expected energy efficiency and operating costs.

We would expect that, unless there are complications during fitting, this Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only boiler would cost £3,000 supplied and professionally installed through PlumbProud.

For a free quote on the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW boiler and to get professional advice and guidance on whether it is the right choice for your home, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or call us on 01604 343053.


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Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

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

The Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW is worthy of consideration if you're looking for a heat only boiler for your flat or house.

Large family homes and properties with more than one bathroom benefit most from installing a heat only boiler (also referred to as a conventional boiler, a standard boiler or a regular boiler). Heat only boilers require both a cold water tank and hot water cylinder and an immersion heater. The immersion heater heats and keeps the water warm and feeds hot water to taps, radiators and other sources via the boiler.

Tell your boiler the times and days when you want hot water and central heating and it'll be there waiting for you. However, if you forget and there's no hot water left in your tank, you'll have to wait up to an hour before it's ready.

The biggest benefit of a heat only boiler is that, unlike a combi boiler, it’s possible to run two taps with hot water at the same time with no drop in pressure, volume or temperature (a known issue with combi boilers). It also means you can shower and have the dishwasher running at the same time without your water pressure being affected.

Is a Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only a suitable choice for my house or flat?

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

This Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only boiler gets its power from oil and the power it's capable of producing is measured in kilowatts - the output rate is actually a kilowatt rate. The higher the output rate, the more kilowatts a boiler can use when heating water.

If you choose a boiler whose output rate is too low, it may not have enough power to make your water as hot as you would like. If you choose a boiler whose output rate is too high, you won't have to put up with lukewarm water but you will face higher oil bills.

The Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only boiler has an output level of 16 kW, so which types of property would it be appropriate for?

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


Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW dimensions

The Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW boiler measures 837 mm [H] x 635 mm [W] x 350 mm [D] in size.

The Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only boiler is an external boiler intended for wall mounting. Choosing a free-standing external boiler in or around your garden might put some buyers off who would rather have that space back when you come to sell your property.

Wall installation is fast becoming the preferred option for homeowners, and your PlumbProud engineer can do it for you.

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

We recommend that, if possible, you choose a condensing boiler like the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW.

Condensing boilers are more energy-efficient. They achieve this efficiency by capturing the heat present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation and recycling that heat to, for example, warm colder water coming back from your radiators.

By choosing the latest condensing boiler, you'll also notice a significant reduction in your oil bills, particularly if you're replacing a boiler more than 15 years old.

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only considered environmentally friendly?

Many homeowners are now worried about climate change and the damage they do to the environment from heating their homes has become a subject of increasing concern.

Central heating produces 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. Gas boilers in the larger cities emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide.

Would choosing a Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only help the environment? Let’s see what the performance figures suggest.

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 Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW was given an efficiency rating of 90.5% and a SEDBUK grading of "A".

In 2015, new legislation was introduced by the EU to encourage manufacturers to develop more energy-efficient products that emit fewer harmful gases throughout their lifetime.

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) applies to all products that consume energy, including during the manufacturing process, at the point of final disposal, and all points in between.

The ERP rating of the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW is "A".

If the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW breaks down, will I be covered by the warranty?

Grant offers a parts and labour warranty of 2 years on the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW.


Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW Oil heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating90.5%
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 heat only boilers

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

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 12/1878.54%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 18/2578.10%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 12/1877.84%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 18/2577.60%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 12/1877.31%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 18/2577.07%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 25/3276.93%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 25/3276.62%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 32/5076.36%
10Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 25/3276.24%

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Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only Oil boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
68.45%

We score each boiler we sell by considering a number of different factors including price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, the likely cost of running, and more. For this Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only boiler, we have awarded a rating of 68.45%.

This Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only boiler is likely to cost around £3,000 fully installed by PlumbProud if there are no unexpected complications during the fit.

You can get more information and a free quote for the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW boiler by entering your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, clicking here to email us, or by giving us a call on 01604 343053.


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Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW Oil heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating90.5%
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 12-16kW heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

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

Looking for a oil heat only boiler for your flat or house? Then the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW may be an option you should consider.

Sometimes called regular boilers, conventional boilers or standard boilers, heat only boilers require a cold water tank (often kept in the loft) and a hot water cylinder and an immersion heater (often kept in a landing or airing cupboard) to work. The immersion heater heats the water and keeps it warm.

With a heat only boiler, you pre-set a timer to tell the system when you want it to provide you with hot water and central heating. Remember though, if you don't program it and there's no water left in the hot water cylinder, you'll have to wait up to an hour before running a bath or shower.

Heat only boilers are better for larger homes or homes with more than one bathroom where there is a high demand for hot water at certain times of the day. Unlike with combi boilers where water pressure, volume and temperature drops if, for example, more than one person is using a hot tap, regular boilers can cope with multiple members of your household wanting hot water at the same time.

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only boiler suitable for my house or apartment?

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.

The output rate of a boiler tells you how much power it has available to it for heating the water that comes out of your taps and warms your radiators. A higher output rate means that your boiler has more power at its disposal.

You need to make sure you select a boiler with the right output rate. That's because, if your output rate is too high, then your boiler will have more power than it needs but it will cost too much to run. If the output rate is too low, your water may often not be hot enough.

The Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only's output is 16 kW, so which types of property would this Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only boiler be appropriate for?

An experienced PlumbProud heating engineer would recommend that the level of output from this Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only boiler would make it a suitable installation option for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What size is the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW boiler?

The measurements of the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW are 837 mm by 635 mm by 350 mm.

The Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only boiler is intended for wall mounting. Having a free-standing external boiler on the ground in or near your garden may put some buyers off when you try to sell your home because they would rather have that space back for recreation.

Wall mounting is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners for this reason and your PlumbProud engineer can do this for you.

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

The Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW is a condensing boiler – we recommend to all clients that they choose the very latest condensing boilers because their efficiency continues to improve year after year.

Condensing boilers recycle heat from both water vapour condensation and flue exhaust gases via a secondary heat exchanger. With this heat, it performs other tasks like warming up colder water returning from your radiator without having to use more oil.

You will save money on your oil bills every year by choosing a condensing boiler as well as benefitting the environment.

Is the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only a good choice for the environment?

How we heat our homes and the damage we might be doing to the environment as a result has become an important point of concern to many homeowners worried about climate change.

Central heating accounts for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. In larger British cities, gas boilers emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide into the atmosphere.

Would choosing a Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only help the environment? Let’s see what the performance figures suggest.

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 Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW was given an efficiency rating of 90.5% 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 (ERP) came into force in 2015. This legislation was introduced to encourage manufacturers to create more energy-efficient products and it covers all products that consume energy during their lifetimes, including energy used during production and at the point of disposal.

The ERP assessors assigned a rating of "A" when testing the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW.

Will I be covered if the Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW heat only breaks down?

The Grant Vortex Eco 12-16kW boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty lasting 2 years.


The top 10 rated Oil heat only boilers

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

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 12/1878.54%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 18/2578.10%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 12/1877.84%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 18/2577.60%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 12/1877.31%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 18/2577.07%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 25/3276.93%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Regular 25/3276.62%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor Utility 32/5076.36%
10Worcester Bosch Greenstar Danesmoor External 25/3276.24%
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