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67.97%

Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only Oil boiler

Our PlumbProud quality scoring system uses many different factors, such as price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency and the likely cost of running, among others, to determine a boiler's value for money rating. This Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler scores 67.97%.

We estimate that this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler will cost £3,200 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fit is straightforward.

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Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW a standard, combi or system boiler?

When looking for a heat only boiler for your house or flat, the Grant VortexBlue 26kW might be a suitable option for you.

Heat only boilers are also referred to as regular boilers, conventional boilers or standard boilers. Heat only boilers require both a hot water/immersion cylinder (usually stored in a landing cupboard or airing cupboard) and a cold water tank (usually stored in a loft) to work. Water passes from the cold tank to the immersion cylinder and the immersion cylinder heats and keeps water warm.

You program your immersion cylinder via the control panel to make sure that you have the hot water and central heating you need. However, if you forget to set your system and there's no water left in the immersion cylinder, it can take up to an hour before you'll have hot water again.

If your home has more than one bathroom or you have a large family and there's a high demand for hot water, a heat only boiler is often a more suitable option than a combi boiler. Although combis offer space-saving advantages, there is a maximum volume of water they can heat at any given time. This means that, if two or more people in your household want hot water at the same time, there will likely be a drop in temperature, volume and pressure to both points.

Is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler from the VortexBlue range a suitable choice for my house or flat?

It's best to choose a boiler whose size or "output" is right for your property. With a boiler, however, size does not mean how big the boiler is, it means how much power it has.

The amount of hot water you get from showers, bathrooms, and sinks and heat from your radiators depends on your boiler's output (measured in kilowatts). The higher the level of output, the better your home will be heated and you can be more certain that the water from your taps will be as hot as you want.

However, you must be careful. You might not get the hot water you want if your boiler output is too low. If it's too high, you'll be paying more than you need to for gas.

With the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only's output at 26 kW, which types of property would this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler be most appropriate for?

A Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that this Grant VortexBlue 26kW 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 a Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler?

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW stands at 860 mm tall, 470 mm wide and 603 mm deep.

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 VortexBlue 26kW. 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.

Is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW condensing or non-condensing?

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW 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 VortexBlue 26kW heat only an environmentally friendly boiler?

With environmental issues in the spotlight, more and more homeowners are becoming concerned about how they heat their homes and how much they're contributing towards combatting climate change.

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.

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

The energy efficiency rating of the Grant VortexBlue 26kW is 91.71% with a SEDBUK band rating of "A".

Energy efficiency tests record how much energy is wasted on non-core functions during an operation.

By law, all boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must have a minimum energy efficiency performance level of 92% (equivalent to a SEDBUK "A" grade). Up to April 2018, the minimum performance level was 88% (88% and 89% are equivalent to a SEDBUK "B" grade and 90%+ an "A" grade).

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 VortexBlue 26kW is "A".

What warranty do I get if I purchase the Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler?

A parts and labour warranty of 2 years is included when you purchase the Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler through PlumbProud.


Grant VortexBlue 26kW Oil heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating91.71%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW26 kW
Height860 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 VortexBlue 26kW heat only Oil boiler

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
67.97%

This Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler scores 67.97% on our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests. To determine our rating, we consider many factors, such as the cost of installation, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and likely running costs.

This Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler will cost around £3,200 fitted through PlumbProud where there are no complications during the installation.

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 VortexBlue 26kW boiler and offer professional advice and guidance on whether this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler is the right choice for your home.


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Grant VortexBlue 26kW Oil heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasOil
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating91.71%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW26 kW
Height860 mm
Width470 mm
Depth603 mm
MountingFloor
ERP HeatA

Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

What type of boiler is Grant’s VortexBlue 26kW - system, regular or combi?

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW is a heat only boiler you may wish to consider if you want this type of 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 a Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler suitable for my house or flat?

Whether this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler is right for where you live depends on its size or "output" level. Size does not mean its physical dimensions - it means how powerful it is.

The output level of a boiler tells you how much power it has to heat the water coming from your taps and warming up your radiators. The higher the output level, the greater the volume of water it can heat up.

If the output (measured in kilowatts) is too high, you'll pay higher oil bills and your water will be piping hot. Too low and the water coming out of your taps and being fed into your radiators will often be lukewarm.

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only outputs at a maximum of 26 kW, so which types of property would this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler be appropriate for?

Most experienced Gas Safe boiler installers would recommend this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler as a suitable option for larger properties including detached homes with no more than 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.


What size is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler?

The dimensions of the Grant VortexBlue 26kW are 860 mm tall, 470 mm wide, and 603 mm deep.

Many homeowners still have floor-standing boilers like the Grant VortexBlue 26kW even though wall-mounted boilers have been the preferred choice because of their compact size. If you want to replace your existing boiler with a compact wall-hung one to free up extra living space for you and your family, we can do this for you but please be aware that we may need to replace much of your existing pipework, which will incur an additional charge.

However, given the efficiency of modern wall-mounted oil boilers, the savings you make on your energy bills over the coming years should more than repay the cost of your investment.

Is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW a condensing or non-condensing boiler?

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW 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.

What energy efficiency ratings have been awarded to the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only?

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

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.

Would choosing a Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only help in the fight against climate change? What do the performance statistics suggest?

All boilers manufactured and installed in the UK are required to have an energy efficiency rating of 92% or above (or a good “A” SEDBUK rating). Before April 2018, when the law changed, the minimum energy efficiency level permissible was 88% (86-90% is a SEDBUK "B" rating and 90%+ is an "A" rating).

A boiler's energy efficiency rating indicates the amount of energy used and wasted during normal operational performance.

Following its assessment, the Grant VortexBlue 26kW was given an efficiency rating of 91.71% and a SEDBUK grading of "A".

Energy-efficient boilers help the environment as they require less fuel and emit fewer harmful gases. In 2015, the EU introduced the Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) with the aim of ensuring that all manufacturers, including boiler manufacturers, developed more efficient products and processes.

This legislation aims to conserve energy at all life cycle stages, from initial production through to actual use by a customer and up to the point of disposal.

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW has been given an ERP rating of "A".

How many years' warranty does the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only come with?

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler offers 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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