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Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only Oil boiler

We have determined a rating of 68.06% for this Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler using the PlumbProud quality benchmarking system. Factors used to score a boiler include its energy performance, how much it costs to run, the installation price, and how long the manufacturer's guarantee lasts.

Fitted by an experienced Gas Safe PlumbProud engineer, the cost for this Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler will be in the region of £3,200 on a standard, non-complicated installation.

You can get more information and a free quote for the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 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 Pro 26/36 heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Which category of boiler does the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 fit into?

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 is an option you may wish to consider if you’re looking for a heat only boiler for your house or flat.

Heat only boilers are sometimes called standard boilers, regular boilers or conventional boilers but they are actually the same thing. For a heat only boiler, you'll need to find space for both a cold-water tank and an immersion hot water cylinder - most households choose the attic for the former and a landing cupboard or airing cupboard for the latter. The immersion cylinder is the part of the system that keeps your hot water warm.

You program your boiler to provide you with the hot water you want at certain times, such as when you want to have a bath or a shower. However, if you don't remember to program your boiler, you'll have to wait for it to heat up if the hot water has run out.

A regular boiler is the most suitable choice if you have a larger family or if there is more than one bathroom in your home - the more popular combi boilers do not work well in homes where there is high and often simultaneous demand for hot water.

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

Selecting the right boiler for your property means selecting a boiler that is the right size. And, by size, we don't mean how big it is, we mean how powerful it is - the "output".

The output of a boiler is measured in kilowatts. The output level determines the maximum power a boiler can use in heating the water needed for the baths, showers, taps and radiators in your home.

It's important to choose a boiler with an appropriate level of output for your property. Your boiler should be able to cope with periods of peak demand in your property and not just your average usage.

An output rate that is too low will result in an inadequate supply of hot water, while an output that is too high will mean the boiler will cost more to run than is necessary.

The output of the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only is 36 kW kilowatts, so which types of property would this be appropriate for?

An experienced Gas Safe boiler installer would be likely to recommend that this Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler is capable of providing heating and hot water to 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms and would therefore be most suitable for larger properties including detached homes.


The size of the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 measures 900 mm high and 470 mm wide by a depth of 603 mm.

Hundreds of thousands of properties still have floor-standing boilers like the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 in the UK, although wall-hung boilers are now the obvious choice for most homeowners wanting more living space. It is possible to replace your existing floor-standing boiler with one that is compact if you'd like to but you should consider that much of the pipework will need to be replaced in addition to the cost of the boiler and its installation.

Eventually, your savings on oil bills will pay for the one-time investment but it will take 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 - we strongly suggest that you choose either this model or a recently released model if at all possible.

A condensing boiler captures and recycles the warmth present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation created by the burning of oil to warm up the water coming back into your boiler - for example, from your radiators.

Condensing boilers cost less to run (lower oil bills) and are better for the environment.

Is the heat only Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 boiler energy efficient?

As more of us become concerned by the effects of climate change, the damage we do to the environment by heating our homes has emerged as an important issue for many homeowners.

In the largest cities of Britain, gas boilers are responsible for dangerous levels of atmospheric nitrogen dioxide emissions. In total, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by central heating systems.

Would installing a Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler in your home help combat climate change? What do the figures suggest?

All new British boilers must perform to a legal minimum energy efficiency of 92% (a low to good SEDBUK "A" rating). Prior to April 2018, the target was 88% (86-90% = SEDBUK "B" and 90%+ = SEDBUK "A").

Efficiency ratings are intended to let consumers know how much energy a boiler uses in its day-to-day activities and how much energy goes to waste.

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 was awarded an efficiency rating of 91.7%, equivalent to a SEDBUK grade of "A".

The ERP, short for the Energy Related Products Directive, is a European directive aimed at encouraging manufacturers to create products that are environmentally friendlier at all stages, including during manufacturing, when the product is in active use, and right through to the point of final disposal.

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

Am I covered if my Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler breaks down?

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 is supplied with a parts and labour warranty of 2 years.


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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Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only Oil boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
68.06%

According to our PlumbProud boiler quality scoring system, we rate this model 68.06%. We rank boilers using a number of different factors including price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely running costs, and more.

Provided the proposed installation is straightforward, we would anticipate that this Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler will cost £3,200 fully installed through PlumbProud.

To receive a free quote on the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 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 26/36 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

Which category of boiler does the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 fit into?

If you are searching for a heat only boiler for your house or flat, the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 is certainly one to consider.

Heat only boilers (often referred to as standard boilers, regular boilers or conventional boilers) need both a hot water cylinder and a cold water tank to work. The hot water cylinder heats and keeps warm the water you need and is normally installed in either a utility room or attic. The cold water tank holds water which it passes to the hot water cylinder depending on how you've programmed your boiler.

When you program a heat only boiler, you set the times and days when you want central heating and hot water to be available. However, if you don't remember to program your boiler and there's no water left in the hot water cylinder, you may have to wait up to an hour for hot water to come out of your taps.

Heat only boilers can cope with the demand for hot water from multiple taps and sources around your home simultaneously. That's why they're better for larger homes than combi boilers - combi boilers struggle when more than one hot tap is turned on. This is because they have a maximum capacity of water they can heat and distribute at any one time, meaning water pressure, temperature and volume to each tap drops.

Is the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 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.

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 26/36 heat only boiler has an output rate of 36 kW, so which types of property would this be suitable for?

An experienced Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that this Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler would be a suitable installation choice for larger properties including detached homes with 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.


Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 dimensions

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 stands at 900 mm tall, 470 mm wide and 603 mm deep.

While a large number of properties in the UK still feature floor-standing boilers like the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36, the more compact wall-hung models are now the preferred options for most homeowners keen for more living space for themselves and their families. It is possible to replace your floor-standing unit with a wall-hung and more compact boiler but please note that much of the pipework could need replacing, making the overall cost of installation higher.

Your new compact will save you money on your oil bills every quarter, however, and those savings should cover the costs within a few years.

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

Condensing boilers like the Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 improve energy efficiency and reduce your annual expenditure on oil.

They do this by capturing and recycling the warmth still present in water vapour condensation and flue exhaust gases to, for example, increase the temperature of the colder water returning from your radiators.

Condensing boilers are also much better for the environment because they emit fewer greenhouse gases.

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

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.

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.

If you decide to install a Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only in your home, will you be helping the environment with your choice? Let’s have a look at the figures.

All new British boilers must perform to a legal minimum energy efficiency of 92% (a low to good SEDBUK "A" rating). Prior to April 2018, the target was 88% (86-90% = SEDBUK "B" and 90%+ = SEDBUK "A").

Efficiency ratings are intended to let consumers know how much energy a boiler uses in its day-to-day activities and how much energy goes to waste.

The Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 was awarded an efficiency rating of 91.7%, equivalent to a SEDBUK grade 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 to encourage manufacturers to create products that are more environmentally friendly and which reduce gas emissions associated with those products.

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

How long is the warranty period on a Grant Vortex Pro 26/36 heat only boiler?

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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