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Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler

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67.97%

Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only Oil boiler

We scored this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler at 67.97% on our internal benchmarking system. To determine a score, we take into consideration a number of different factors including the boiler's energy efficiency, installed price, likely running costs, and the length of the manufacturer's warranty.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler to cost £3,200 including installation if you choose PlumbProud to do the work.

To receive a free quote on the Grant VortexBlue 26kW and to get professional guidance and advice on whether this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler is the right choice for your home, please call us on 01604 343053, enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, or click here to email us.


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Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

Grant VortexBlue 26kW - a combi boiler, system boiler or regular boiler?

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW is worthy of consideration if you're looking for a heat only boiler for your flat or house.

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.

Should I install a Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler in my home?

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.

Boiler output is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power a boiler can use to heat the water your taps, showers and radiators need. The higher the output, the more power it has.

When choosing a boiler, you should choose one that can cope with the peak demand for hot water in your home and not just your typical usage.

If its output is too low, sometimes your hot water will not be hot enough, but if your boiler's output is too high for your needs, your oil bills will go up and not down.

The output of the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only is 26 kW, so which types of property would this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler be an appropriate choice for?

A Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that, at this level of output, the most suitable type of property for this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler would be larger properties including detached homes with 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.


What are the dimensions of the Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler?

Grant’s VortexBlue 26kW is 860 mm tall, 470 mm wide, and 603 mm deep.

Because of their convenient and compact size, wall-hung boilers have become the popular choice for homeowners over the last 20 years. Yet while hundreds of thousands of UK properties still use floor-standing boilers like the Grant VortexBlue 26kW, many consider switching to wall-mounted units to create extra living space.

We can replace your floor-standing boiler if you wish but there may be an additional cost if we have to replace much of your existing pipework. The savings you make on your oil bills every quarter should repay that investment within a few years.

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

We recommend the Grant VortexBlue 26kW as it is a modern condensing oil boiler from a trusted manufacturer with a reputation for supplying highly energy-efficient boilers.

Condensing boilers capture the heat still present in water vapour condensation and flue exhaust gases and recycle it back into the heating system. With this extra energy, your boiler can, among other tasks, reheat colder water coming back from your radiators without having to burn more oil.

Condensing boilers significantly reduce your quarterly oil costs and they're better for the environment.

Is choosing the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler environmentally friendly?

Many homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned about how they heat their homes and the impact it has on climate change and other important environmental issues.

Nitrogen dioxide emissions in Britain's largest cities are at dangerous levels and this has been caused by gas boilers. In fact, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by central heating.

Will choosing a Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler for your home be positive for the environment? Let's examine the figures.

All boilers manufactured and installed in the UK are required by law to have an energy efficiency rating of at least 92%, equivalent to a good “A” rating on the SEDBUK scale. Before this, the minimum was 88% (ratings of 88% and 89% are equivalent to a high “B” SEDBUK rating and anything 90% or higher is an "A" rating).

A boiler's energy efficiency rating is designed to let you know how much energy is used and wasted during normal functioning.

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW was given an efficiency rating of 91.71% and a band rating of "A".

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

The aim is to encourage companies to create environmentally friendlier products that reduce harmful gas emissions during manufacturing and when in use by the end client, right through to their eventual disposal.

In the case of the Grant VortexBlue 26kW, the ERP rating is "A".

If the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler breaks down, am I covered?

You receive a parts and labour warranty of 2 years with the Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler.


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%

We have rated this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler at 67.97% 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.

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

For professional advice on whether the Grant VortexBlue 26kW is the right boiler for your home or to receive a free quotation, please call 01604 343053 to speak to our friendly team. You are also welcome to email us by clicking here or you can enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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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

Grant VortexBlue 26kW - a combi boiler, system boiler or regular boiler?

If you are searching for a heat only boiler for your house or flat, the Grant VortexBlue 26kW is certainly one to consider.

Heat only boilers, sometimes known as standard boilers, regular boilers or conventional boilers, are better for homes with multiple bathrooms or larger families where members of your household may need to use hot water at the same time as each other, such as a shower in the bathroom and a hot water tap in the kitchen. This is because, unlike combi boilers, they can handle demand from more than one point at a time with no drop in water pressure, temperature and volume.

Heat only boilers use a hot water cylinder with an immersion heater (normally installed in an airing or landing cupboard) and a cold-water tank (normally stored in the loft).

You program a heat only boiler to provide you with the central heating and hot water you need at specific times of the day, such as first thing in the morning. However, if you forget to set timings and there is no water left in the hot water tank, you may have to wait up to an hour before you have hot water again.

Should I install a Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler in 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 VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler has an output rate of 26 kW, so which types of property would this be suitable for?

An experienced Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that this Grant VortexBlue 26kW 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.


Making space for the Grant VortexBlue 26kW

The dimensions of the Grant VortexBlue 26kW are 860 mm [H] x 470 mm [W] x 603 mm [D].

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 non-condensing or condensing?

Condensing oil boilers like the Grant VortexBlue 26kW are more energy-efficient and choosing one for your home will cut the amount you pay every year for your oil.

They do this by capturing the heat in water vapour condensation and in exhaust gases which would normally be expelled via the flue. They then recycle that heat, returning it to the system to, among other tasks, reheat colder water that is returning to your boiler from your radiators.

Is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler environmentally friendly?

With more and more people concerned about climate change, how we heat our homes and the damage it does to the environment is increasingly being questioned by British homeowners.

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.

Will you be helping the environment if you decide to install a Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only in your home? Let’s 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 VortexBlue 26kW was awarded an efficiency rating of 91.71%, equivalent to a SEDBUK grade 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 VortexBlue 26kW is "A".

How many years does the warranty period cover on a Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler?

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


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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