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68.06%

Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only Oil boiler

On the PlumbProud quality scoring system, we rate this Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler at 68.06%. To determine a boiler's quality, we consider many different factors from price installed to manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely cost of running, and more.

On straightforward installations, we would expect to charge you £3,200 for this Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler fully installed.

We offer free quotes and professional advice and guidance on whether the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 is a suitable choice for your home via a phone call on 01604 343053. Alternatively, please click here to email us or enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page.


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Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 - combi, system or regular boiler?

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 is a oil heat only boiler.

Heat only boilers (sometimes called conventional boilers, standard boilers or regular boilers) need both a hot water cylinder with an immersion heater and a cold-water tank to work. The cold water tank (normally found in an attic or a loft) passes water when required to the hot water cylinder (normally found in a landing or airing cupboard), which heats the water and keeps it warm.

When you set the times you want for your hot water and central heating, the hot water for your taps, showers, baths and radiators is drawn from the hot water cylinder. Bear in mind though that, if you forget to program the system and the hot water cylinder is empty, you may have to wait up to an hour for your hot water.

A heat only boiler is usually the recommended option for families or properties with multiple bathrooms. This is because, unlike combi boilers which can only effectively provide for one outlet at a time without a drop in water pressure, volume or temperature, standard boilers can handle demand from multiple points around the home at once.

Is the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler the right choice for my house or apartment?

You should make sure that the boiler you install in your property is the right "size". And size doesn't mean its physical dimensions, size means how much power it has - the "output".

Your boiler should be able to cope with peak hot water demand in your property and not just your average hot water usage. The output rate of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power a boiler can use to provide hot water to your taps, showers and radiators.

If the output of your boiler is too low, there will often be times when your water isn't as hot as you want. But if your boiler output is too high, it will be more costly to run (often unnecessarily).

The output of the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler is 36 kW kilowatts. Which types of property would this be appropriate for?

Most experienced Gas Safe engineers would likely recommend that, at this level of output, this Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler would be a suitable choice for larger properties including detached homes with 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.


Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 size

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 has the following dimensions - 900 mm high, 470 mm wide, and 603 mm deep.

There are hundreds of thousands of properties whose central heating systems are powered by floor-standing boilers like the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36. If you're considering switching from your current floor-standing to a new wall-mounted model to free up space inside your home for you and your family, we can do this work for you. However, when you change the type of boiler in your home, please bear in mind that we often need to replace the piping at extra cost.

However, given the quarterly savings you'll make on your oil bills as a result of switching, you should be able to recoup your investment in full within a few years.

Is the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 a condensing or non-condensing boiler?

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 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 environmentally friendly is the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only?

Environmentally-friendly heating has become an important issue for homeowners concerned about the accelerating pace of climate change.

Dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger UK cities are caused by gas boilers in domestic properties, and 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production is as a result of central heating.

Is the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler an environmentally friendly choice for your home? Here’s what the figures say.

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 Pro 26/36 was given an efficiency rating of 91.7% 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) was introduced in 2015 and applies to all products that consume energy throughout their lifetime, including during the manufacturing process and at the point of final disposal.

The purpose of the ERP is to ensure that companies create products that are kinder to the environment by reducing both the energy they use and the harmful emissions they produce.

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 has an ERP rating of "A".

Is there a warranty on the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler if it breaks down?

The manufacturer offers a parts and labour warranty of 2 years on the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 boiler to new customers.


Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 Oil heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating91.7%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW36 kW
Height900 mm
Width470 mm
Depth603 mm
MountingFloor
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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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
68.06%

We have rated this Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler at 68.06% 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.

On a straightforward installation of this make of boiler using PlumbProud, you should expect to budget around £3,200.

To contact us, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or give us a call on 01604 343053. We can provide you with a free quote on the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 boiler and offer professional advice and guidance on whether this Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler is the right choice for your home.


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Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 Oil heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating91.7%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW36 kW
Height900 mm
Width470 mm
Depth603 mm
MountingFloor
ERP HeatA

Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

What type of boiler is the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36?

Looking for a oil heat only boiler for your house or flat? If you are, the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 boiler may be worth considering.

Heat only boilers, also known as conventional boilers, standard boilers or regular boilers, require a hot water/immersion cylinder and a cold-water tank to work - the immersion cylinder is usually stored in a landing or airing cupboard and the cold water tank in your attic. Your water is kept hot throughout the day by the immersion cylinder.

You can schedule your hot water and heating at set times during the day, but if you forget to set your system and there's no hot water left, you'll have to wait for the immersion cylinder to heat your water for your bath or shower.

A heat only boiler is usually a better option if you have several bathrooms in your home or yours is a large household where there may be continual demand for hot water from different family members - combi boilers are not normally a suitable choice in these situations.

Is a Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 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 Pro 26/36 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 Pro 26/36 heat only boiler has an output level of 36 kW, so which types of property would it be appropriate for?

Most experienced Gas Safe engineers would likely recommend that, at this level of output, this Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler would be a suitable choice for larger properties including detached homes with 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.


What size is the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 boiler?

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36's dimensions are 900 mm [H] x 470 mm [W] x 603 mm [D].

While, in the last 20 years, wall-hung boilers have become the product of choice for most homeowners in the UK, there are still hundreds of thousands of floor-standing boilers like the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 in use across the country. You can replace your existing floor-standing boiler with a compact wall-mounted unit if you want to free up space and but you'll likely have to pay for new piping and pipework.

The savings on your oil bills will save you more than you pay for your new smaller boiler but this will take a few years.

Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 – condensing or non-condensing?

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 is a condensing oil boiler - we’d strongly recommend that you choose the very latest condensing model for your home.

Condensing boilers run on either gas or oil and are manufactured specifically to improve energy efficiency. They do this by capturing and recycling the warmth present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation into more usable heat the system can use, meaning they're far more efficient and cost less to run.

Is the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only an environmentally friendly boiler?

Price and performance are two important issues when choosing a boiler but now, for many people in the UK, so is the environmental impact of how we heat our homes and its effect on climate change.

The power we need for our central heating systems accounts for around 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production. There are often dangerous levels of ambient nitrogen dioxide gases in the atmospheres of British cities because of our use of gas boilers.

Is the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only an environmentally friendly choice for your home? Let’s have a look at the figures.

All boilers manufactured in the UK from April 2018 must achieve a SEDBUK “A” grade and an energy efficiency rating of 92% or above. Before that, the minimum was 88% - efficiency ratings of 88% and 89% were scored a “B” and 90%+ an "A".

A boiler's energy efficiency rating describes how much energy it uses and wastes during its standard operation.

The energy efficiency of the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 was rated at 91.7% with a SEDBUK grading of "A".

The ERP (or Energy Related Products Directive) is European legislation which applies to all products that consume energy throughout their lifetime.

Its purpose is to encourage manufacturers to offer products that are kinder to the environment by reducing harmful gas emissions at all stages, from production and end use right through to disposal.

The ERP rating for the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 is "A".

How long am I covered by the warranty for if the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 breaks down?

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 is supplied with a parts and labour warranty of 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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