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Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler

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67.49%

Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only Oil boiler

Assessing factors including the system's running costs, its energy efficiency, the manufacturer’s guarantee, and its likely installed price, we scored this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler 67.49% on our internal PlumbProud grading system.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler to cost £3,500 supplied and fully professionally installed.

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

Grant VortexBlue 26kW - a regular boiler, combi boiler or system 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, also known as regular or conventional boilers, need enough space for a hot water cylinder with an immersion heater (usually found in a landing cupboard) and a cold-water tank (usually found in a loft). The hot water cylinder keeps water warm and the cold water tank stores water that it passes to the hot water cylinder when required or programmed to do so.

You control how your heat only boiler works by programming it to heat water and provide central heating at the times and on the dates you choose. But if you forget to set times and dates and your hot water cylinder is empty, you may have to wait up to an hour before you have hot water again in your home.

Heat only boilers are often the best choice for a larger family or a property with multiple bathrooms as, unlike with combi boilers, there is no drop in water pressure, temperature or volume when more than one person wants hot water.

Is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler from the VortexBlue range 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 it is - it means how big its "output" is.

The output rate of a boiler tells you how much power it has available to it for heating the water that comes out of your taps and warms your radiators. A higher output rate means that your boiler has more power at its disposal.

You need to make sure you select a boiler with the right output rate. That's because, if your output rate is too high, then your boiler will have more power than it needs but it will cost too much to run. If the output rate is too low, your water may often not be hot enough.

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

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


Making space for the Grant VortexBlue 26kW

Grant’s VortexBlue 26kW is 908 mm tall, 505 mm wide, and 1,005 mm deep.

External, floor-standing heat only boilers like the Grant VortexBlue 26kW are protected from the elements and from rusting and water ingress thanks to their solid weatherproof housings.

This type of boiler is easier for your heating engineer to access should it develop an issue or need servicing. And as it's installed outdoors, you will save valuable space in your home.

External oil boilers also have a reduced risk of indoor carbon monoxide leakage that is associated with their indoor counterparts. They also limit the potential for damage to your home or the unpleasant and difficult-to-shift odours from leaking oil.

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

We recommend that, if possible, you select one of the very latest condensing oil boilers on the market like the Grant VortexBlue 26kW.

Condensing boilers are better for the environment because they capture and recycle the heat still present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning lower greenhouse gas emissions.

They're also a lot cheaper to run meaning that, if you're replacing a very old and inefficient boiler, the savings on your oil bill over 5-10 years add up to more than you pay for the boiler itself.

How environmentally friendly is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only?

With growing concern among the public about accelerating climate change, how we heat our homes and the impact this has on the environment has become a major topic of concern for many homeowners.

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 installing a Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler in your home help combat climate change? What do the figures suggest?

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK are assigned two energy efficiency ratings. By law, they must achieve a SEDBUK "A" rating subject to a minimum efficiency level of 92%. Prior to that, the minimum was 88% (88% and 89% are equivalent to a SEDBUK "B" grade and 90% and above an "A" grade).

The ratings awarded to the Grant VortexBlue 26kW are 91.7% with a SEDBUK rating of "A".

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 VortexBlue 26kW has an ERP rating of "A".

How long is the warranty period on the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler?

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler has a warranty covering parts and labour costs for up to 2 years after installation.


Grant VortexBlue 26kW 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 kW26 kW
Height908 mm
Width505 mm
Depth1,005 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
67.49%

According to our PlumbProud boiler quality scoring system, we rate this model 67.49%. 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 VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler will cost £3,500 fully installed through PlumbProud.

You can speak to our friendly and professional advisors by calling 01604 343053. They can provide you with a free quotation on the Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler and confirm that it is suitable for your home. You can also click here to email us or 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 rating91.7%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty2 Years
Output in kW26 kW
Height908 mm
Width505 mm
Depth1,005 mm
MountingFloor
ERP HeatA

Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

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

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 (sometimes called conventional boilers, standard boilers or regular boilers) require both a hot water/immersion cylinder (normally in a landing cupboard or utility room) and a cold water tank (normally in the attic). The immersion cylinder keeps hot water warm and the cold water tank holds water which it transfers to the immersion cylinder when required.

You set the times that you need heat and hot water with a standard boiler. Once the water in the cylinder is heated, it can be used throughout the day. However, it takes a while for the water to heat up and so, if you haven't set your system, you will have to wait a while for heat and hot water to come back (normally no more than an hour).

Combi boilers deliver hot water instantly but there is a limit to the amount of water they can heat and distribute at any one time. Heat only boilers are usually better choices if you have a large family or more than one bathroom where more than one person in your household requires hot water at the same time.

Is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler suitable for my house or apartment?

To determine that, we need to consider the size of the boiler. However, size doesn't refer to how big a boiler is - it means the size of its "output".

Your boiler’s output is a measurement of the power it has available to heat the volume of water required for your taps and radiators. The higher the output rate, the more water it can heat.

You need to be careful to select a boiler with the optimal level of output for your property though. That's because, if your boiler output is too low, your water and radiators will often not be as hot as you want them to be. If the output is too high, you’ll be paying more for oil than you need to.

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 appropriate for?

To most experienced Gas Safe boiler installers, the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only VortexBlue would be most suitable 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 908 mm [H] x 505 mm [W] x 1,005 mm [D].

Floor-standing external heat only boilers like the Grant VortexBlue 26kW are housed in a strong weatherproof casing that protects them from rust and water ingress - they also offer much easier access for heating engineers if there is a fault or a repair is needed.

The risk of internal oil leaks and the damage and unpleasant odours they cause is also removed, as is the threat to your family's safety in the event of a carbon monoxide escape (the gas will simply disperse harmlessly into the atmosphere).

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

Condensing oil boilers like the Grant VortexBlue 26kW 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.

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

How we heat our homes is an issue which many homeowners worry about as the world combats climate change and environmental damage.

Central heating produces 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. Gas boilers in the larger cities emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide.

Is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler an environmentally friendly choice for your home? Here’s what the figures say.

All boilers manufactured in the UK from April 2018 must operate at a minimum level of energy efficiency of 92% ("A" rating on the SEDBUK scale). Before that, the minimum was 88% - boilers scoring 88/89% were given a SEDBUK "B" rating and 90% or above an "A" rating.

The energy efficiency score of a boiler indicates how much energy it uses and how much goes to waste when in use.

After its assessment, the Grant VortexBlue 26kW was given an efficiency rating of 91.7% and a SEDBUK grading of "A".

All products that consume energy throughout their lifespan must comply with the Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive.

Companies are legally obliged to reduce harmful gas emissions at all stages of a product's life cycle, from initial manufacturing right through to final disposal as well as when the product is in actual use.

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW scores "A".

What warranty does the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler come with?

Grant’s VortexBlue 26kW boiler includes 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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