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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.

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.

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Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only Oil boiler frequently asked questions

What type of boiler is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW?

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

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 VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler a suitable option 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.

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?

A PlumbProud heating engineer would recommend that this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler be installed in larger properties including detached homes with 15 or more radiators and two or more bathrooms.


How large is a Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler?

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW is 908 mm [H] by 505 mm [W] by 1,005 mm [D] in size.

There are several benefits to choosing an external, floor-standing heat only boiler like the Grant VortexBlue 26kW. External boilers free up space indoors and reduce internal noise pollution to almost zero. They are also easier for an engineer to access if a problem develops and an external boiler reduces the chances of carbon monoxide leaking into your property.

External boilers are fitted in weatherproof housing and are perfect for homes that require oil-fired heating because they are not connected to mains gas. Leakage is always a possibility with oil boilers but, as this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler is fitted outside your home, there is likely to be much less damage to your property if it leaks and no odour of oil in your home.

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

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW is a condensing oil boiler - where possible, we always recommend to clients that they choose one of the very latest condensing boilers to take advantage of this technology, which improves year after year.

Condensing boilers are more energy-efficient as they capture and recycle the heat contained in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation. They then use this heat to perform tasks like warming up colder water returning to the boiler from the radiators.

By choosing a condensing boiler, you'll help the environment as well as save money on your oil bills.

Is the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler good for the environment?

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.

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.

Would choosing the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only help the environment? Let's see what the statistics suggest.

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".

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) is European legislation that applies to all products which use or consume energy during their lifespan - this includes during the manufacturing process and when they're in use, right through to the point of final disposal.

The aim is to encourage manufacturers to create new products that are kinder to the environment and which create fewer harmful gas emissions.

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

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

The parts and labour warranty on the Grant VortexBlue 26kW lasts for 2 years.


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%

Our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests score this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler at 67.49%. Several factors go into determining our rating including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, running costs, and more.

This Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler will cost approximately £3,500 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud assuming that there are no unexpected complications during the fitting.

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 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 standard, combi or system boiler?

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW is a heat only boiler you may wish to consider if you want this particular 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.

Would the Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only be a suitable choice of boiler for my house or flat?

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 VortexBlue 26kW heat only is 26 kW kilowatts, so which types of property would this be appropriate for?

Most heating engineers would recommend that this Grant VortexBlue 26kW heat only boiler would be suitable for 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?

The Grant VortexBlue 26kW measures 908 mm in height and has a width of 505 mm and a depth of 1,005 mm.

4% of the British population rely on oil-powered boilers for hot water and central heating - the Grant VortexBlue 26kW is an external, floor-standing heat only boiler which runs on oil.

For homeowners concerned about the possibility of oil leakages inside their homes, external boilers provide protection against both indoor oil damage from leakage and the unpleasant and hard-to-shift odours those leaks create. They are supplied with weatherproof housing so can function in all weathers, and they're also much easier for a service engineer to work on.

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.

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

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

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.

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 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".

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".

What length of warranty does the Grant VortexBlue 26kW come with?

The manufacturer offers a parts and labour warranty of 2 years on the Grant VortexBlue 26kW boiler to new customers.


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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