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Grant Vortex Pro 26 boiler

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67.43%

Grant Vortex Pro 26 Combi Oil 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 Grant Vortex Pro 26 Combi boiler receives a score of 67.43% on our PlumbProud quality scoring system.

On a standard fit, we would expect this Grant Vortex Pro 26 Combi boiler to cost you £3,600 supplied and fully installed by an experienced Gas Safe PlumbProud fitter.

If you would like to get in touch with us for a free quote and professional guidance and advice on whether the Grant Vortex Pro 26 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 Pro 26 Combi Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Grant Vortex Pro 26 a combi, system or regular boiler?

The Grant Vortex Pro 26 may be worth considering if you are looking for a combi boiler for your house or flat.

Traditional boilers often have up to two tanks that either store heated water or water to be heated later. Boiler manufacturers introduced combi boilers in the 1970s to avoid the need for those big tanks. Combi boilers allow homeowners to benefit from the reliable central heating and hot water level they want but without having to give up so much space within their properties - remember that homes in the UK are among the smallest in the developed world.

Your taps and radiators get the hot water they need with a combi boiler. Combi boilers draw cold water direct from the mains which is then heated instantly on demand and distributed to your radiators and taps.

However, combi boilers cannot heat very large volumes of water, which is their main disadvantage. So, for example, when someone wants to take a shower while another person wants to use a hot water tap to do the dishes, water pressure and quantity to both points decreases.

Should I install a Grant Vortex Pro 26 combi 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 Pro 26 combi's output at 26 kW, which types of property would this Grant Vortex Pro 26 Combi boiler be most appropriate for?

An experienced PlumbProud boiler engineer would likely recommend this Grant Vortex Pro 26 Combi boiler as suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

Flow rates are important when choosing a combi boiler as well as output rates.

A combi boiler's flow rate (measured in litres per minute) describes how much water it can instantly heat then distribute to the taps and radiators in your home - you will need to factor this into your decision on a new combi boiler. This Grant Vortex Pro 26 Combi boiler's flow rate is 17 L/m.

If you have a lot of radiators and bathrooms in your home and there's lots of demand within your household for hot water at the same time (like morning or evening showers and baths), you'll need a boiler with a high flow rate.

However, it's not quite that simple. If your local mains water pressure is low, you're not going to gain any benefit from choosing a combi boiler with a high flow rate because that higher flow rate doesn't mean it can draw more water from the mains pipes.
When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


What size is a Grant Vortex Pro 26 boiler?

The Grant Vortex Pro 26 is 860 mm [H] by 614 mm [W] by 606 mm [D] in size.

Despite the increase in demand for compact, wall-mounted boilers over the last 20 years, hundreds of thousands of homes still have large floor-standing boilers like the Grant Vortex Pro 26. If you would like a wall-mounted boiler to replace your existing floor-standing unit to free up space, we can carry out this installation for you but please bear in mind that we may also need to replace your existing pipework, which will add extra costs to the work.

You should however be able to repay your investment in full within a few years with the savings you make on your oil bills.

When replacing an existing heat only or regular boiler with the Grant Vortex Pro 26, please be aware that you'll need to budget for the costs associated with removing your expansion tank/hot water cylinder.

For more information and advice, please contact PlumbProud today.

Is the Grant Vortex Pro 26 condensing or non-condensing?

Condensing oil boilers like the Grant Vortex Pro 26 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 oil to run.

Is the combi Grant Vortex Pro 26 boiler energy efficient?

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.

Gas boilers are responsible for dangerous atmospheric levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions in Britain's biggest cities and, overall, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by our domestic central heating systems.

Will choosing a Grant Vortex Pro 26 combi boiler for your home be positive for the environment? Let's examine the figures.

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 Pro 26 was awarded an efficiency rating of 89.5% with a SEDBUK band 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 Grant Vortex Pro 26 is "A" for heat and "A" for hot water production.

Am I covered if the Grant Vortex Pro 26 combi boiler breaks down?

A parts and labour warranty of 2 years is included with the Grant Grant Vortex Pro 26 boiler.


Grant Vortex Pro 26 Oil Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating89.5%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW26 kW
Height860 mm
Width614 mm
Depth606 mm
MountingFloor
Flow rate17 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

The top 10 rated Oil Combi boilers

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

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 12/1876.19%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 18/2576.12%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II External 12/1875.95%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 25/3275.83%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II External 25/3275.58%
6Grant Vortex Pro 2167.46%
7Grant Vortex Pro 2667.43%
8Grant Vortex Pro 26kW67.35%
9Grant Vortex Pro 2167.31%
10Grant Vortex Pro 2667.14%

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Grant Vortex Pro 26 Combi Oil boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
67.43%

We have rated this Grant Vortex Pro 26 Combi boiler at 67.43% 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.

You should budget approximately £3,600 for the supply and installation of this Grant Vortex Pro 26 Combi boiler on a standard, non-complicated fit.

To receive a free quote on the Grant Vortex Pro 26 boiler and to receive professional advice and guidance on whether it's the right choice for your home, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or call 01604 343053.


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Grant Vortex Pro 26 Oil Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating89.5%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW26 kW
Height860 mm
Width614 mm
Depth606 mm
MountingFloor
Flow rate17 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Grant Vortex Pro 26 Combi Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Is this Grant Vortex Pro 26 boiler a combi, system or regular boiler?

Suitable for a house or a flat, the Grant Vortex Pro 26 combi boiler is worth considering if you want a combi boiler.

Traditionally, most boilers required you to find space in your property for one or more large storage tanks. These tanks would either keep water warm or hold it in reserve for later heating. Manufacturers originally introduced combi boilers to offer homeowners the same level of warmth and hot water without taking up as much space – remember that the UK has some of the smallest homes in the Western world.

With a combi boiler, the hot water needed for your radiators and taps is provided on demand. Water from the mains passes through your combi boiler and the technology within it instantly heats the cold water. It then distributes that hot water around your home.

The biggest drawback for combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity in volume for heating water. This means that if someone wants to use the shower while another person wants to use a hot water tap, the amount of water reaching each point falls, resulting in a drop in water pressure.

Is the Grant Vortex Pro 26 combi boiler a suitable option 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 Pro 26 combi boiler has an output rate of 26 kW, so which types of property would this be suitable for?

A Gas Safe engineer would recommend that the Grant Vortex Pro 26 combi boiler is a suitable choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.

Please remember to consider "flow rates" as well when choosing your new boiler. All combi boilers including the Grant Vortex Pro 26 draw water from the mains.

Each combi boiler has its own flow rate (measured in litres per minute) - this tells you how much water it can heat and distribute to your home’s taps and radiators straight from the mains. This Grant Vortex Pro 26 Combi boiler's flow rate is 17 L/m.

There is no benefit to you in choosing a combi with a high flow rate if your mains pressure is low - save money by buying a boiler whose flow rate is equal to or slightly more than the pressure in your water pipes.

In addition, if you have a lot of radiators and bathrooms in your home or you have a large household that often uses lots of hot water at the same time, like for regular morning and evening showers, a combi boiler may not be suitable.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


What are the dimensions of the Grant Vortex Pro 26 boiler?

The Grant Vortex Pro 26 is 860 mm in height, 614 mm in width and 606 mm in depth.

Compact wall-hung boilers have been the most popular boiler installation choice over the past two decades. If you have a floor-standing boiler in your home like the Grant Vortex Pro 26 and you want to replace it with a wall-mounted unit so that you and your family have more space to live, this is possible - however, please note that there may be an additional premium on fitting costs if your current pipework needs replacing.

The savings you make on your oil bills over the coming years will cover the cost of installation completely.

If you're considering replacing your current heat only or system boiler with the Grant Vortex Pro 26, please note that you'll need to budget for the removal of your hot water cylinder and expansion tank.

To speak with one of our heating engineers about the right choice for your home, please contact PlumbProud today.

Is the Grant Vortex Pro 26 a non-condensing or condensing boiler?

Condensing boilers convert the warmth present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation into heat which they then recycle to increase the temperature of the colder water returning to your system.

We recommend that homeowners choose a condensing boiler like the Grant Vortex Pro 26 for this reason - the more recent your model the better because the technology improves every year.

You'll benefit from lower quarterly oil bills and condensing boilers are also much more environmentally friendly.

Is the Grant Vortex Pro 26 combi an environmentally friendly boiler?

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

Would choosing a Grant Vortex Pro 26 combi help in the fight against climate change? What do the performance statistics suggest?

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 Grant Vortex Pro 26 scored an efficiency rating of 89.5% and a SEDBUK band rating of A.

The ERP (Energy Related Products Directive) is European legislation that aims to reduce the use of energy at all points during a product's life, from the point of manufacture to when it's in active use right through to final disposal.

The regulation aims is to encourage manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly and which reduce the harmful gas emissions associated with those products.

The ERP gradings for the Grant Vortex Pro 26 are "A" for heat and "A" for hot water.

Am I covered if the Grant Vortex Pro 26 combi boiler breaks down?

The Grant Vortex Pro 26 boiler comes with a 2 year warranty for parts and labour.


The top 10 rated Oil Combi boilers

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

1Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 12/1876.19%
2Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 18/2576.12%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II External 12/1875.95%
4Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II 25/3275.83%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar Heatslave II External 25/3275.58%
6Grant Vortex Pro 2167.46%
7Grant Vortex Pro 2667.43%
8Grant Vortex Pro 26kW67.35%
9Grant Vortex Pro 2167.31%
10Grant Vortex Pro 2667.14%
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