GET A COMPETITIVE QUOTE

Please enter your postcode below to get a free, no obligation, personalised quotation from PlumbProud

Main Eco Compact 18kW boiler

  1. Home
  2. Main Eco Compact 18kW
Plumbproud rating

82.59%

Main Eco Compact 18kW System Gas boiler

We scored this Main Eco Compact 18kW System boiler at 82.59% 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.

We anticipate the supply and installation cost for this model of boiler will be around £1,700 on a standard fit.

You can get more information and a free quote for the Main Eco Compact 18kW 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.


Installed price around

£1,700

GET A COMPETITIVE BOILER QUOTE

Please enter your postcode below to get a personalised quotation for the perfect boiler for your home

Main Eco Compact 18kW System Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Main Eco Compact 18kW boiler a standard, combi or system model?

You might want to consider the Main Eco Compact 18kW for your house or flat if you are looking for a system boiler.

Ever since system boilers arrived on the market, they have been a popular choice in new homes. In the same way as regular boilers, they work along with a hot water cylinder, which is usually located in an airing cupboard. Since system boilers do not require a separate cold water tank, they appeal to some homeowners, especially if they intend to convert their loft in the future.

Their design includes (often built-in) circulating pumps to send hot water to your taps and radiators. They're also quicker and easier to install because you don't need to find room for and fit a water storage tank.

In addition, system boilers require programming for the flow of heat and hot water, which is not available right away. In any case, the cylinder keeps the water hot for use later, so you shouldn't have to wait for your bath as long as you set your timer and leave it on for long enough to heat sufficient water to use throughout the day.

Should I install a Main Eco Compact 18kW system boiler in my house or apartment?

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

The output of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and tells you how much power it has available to heat the water it sends to your hot taps, showers and radiators. The greater the demand for hot water in your home, the larger the output you will need.

It is important to select a boiler with the optimal output rate. Choose one with too high an output and your gas bills will be too expensive. Choose one with too low an output and sometimes the water in your radiators and coming out of your taps will be barely lukewarm.

The output of the Main Eco Compact 18kW system is 18 kW kilowatts, so which types of property would this be most suitable for?

An experienced boiler engineer would recommend that this Main Eco Compact 18kW System boiler would be a suitable installation choice for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


Where will the Main Eco Compact 18kW fit in my house?

The dimensions of the Main Eco Compact 18kW are 700 mm tall, 390 mm wide, and 285 mm deep.

Is the Main Eco Compact 18kW a non-condensing or condensing boiler?

This Main Eco Compact 18kW is a condensing gas boiler - we always recommend that clients choose the latest condensing models to benefit from the technology, which continues to improve year after year.

Condensing boilers capture the heat still present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation, processing them through a secondary heat exchanger to, among other tasks, heat colder water returning from your radiators.

By selecting a modern condensing boiler, you'll save money on your gas bills as well as benefitting the wider environment.

Is the Main Eco Compact 18kW system an environmentally friendly boiler?

With so many of us worried about the environmental impact of our personal choices, the relationship between how we heat our homes and climate change has become an important issue for many homeowners.

14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production comes from central heating. In the bigger cities, gas boilers in particular are responsible for dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions.

Would installing a Main Eco Compact 18kW system boiler in your home help combat climate change? What do the figures suggest?

Every boiler manufactured and supplied in the UK must have an energy efficiency rating of 92% (SEDBUK “A” rating). These minimums were made law in April 2018 - before that, the minimum energy efficiency rating was 88% (88%/89% = "B" SEDBUK grade, 90%+ = "A" SEDBUK grade).

The Main Eco Compact 18kW was awarded an efficiency rating of 93% and a band rating of "A".

Energy efficiency ratings for boilers describe the amount of energy they use and waste when switched on and working.

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 Main Eco Compact 18kW has an ERP Heat rating of "A".

What is the warranty period on a Main Eco Compact 18kW system boiler?

A parts and labour warranty of 5 years is included with the Main Main Eco Compact 18kW boiler.


Main Eco Compact 18kW Gas System boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty5 Years
Output in kW18 kW
Height700 mm
Width390 mm
Depth285 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatA

The top 10 rated Gas System boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Gas System boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 61295.72%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 61595.20%
3Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 61894.37%
4Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 62493.33%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar i System 9i92.89%
6Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 63092.75%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 12kW92.50%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 62792.42%
9Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 61292.38%
10Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 61592.36%

Combi boilers

Choose from the UK’s biggest range of combis

Heat only boilers

The ideal boiler perfect for the largest homes

System boilers

Ideal for 3+ bedroom, 2+ bathroom homes

Boiler quote

Free, no obligation quote from our engineer

Main Eco Compact 18kW boiler

We will not be beaten on price -
ask us about our PRICE GUARANTEE!

Main Eco Compact 18kW System Gas boiler

  1. Home
  2. Main Eco Compact 18kW
Plumbproud rating for this boiler
82.59%

We have awarded this Main Eco Compact 18kW System boiler a rating of 82.59% in our boiler quality benchmark tests. To determine a score for each boiler, we factor in several different points of comparison including energy efficiency, manufacturer guarantees, estimated running costs, price and more.

This Main Eco Compact 18kW System boiler is likely to cost you £1,700 supplied and fully installed through PlumbProud, although there may be additional charges if the fit takes longer than anticipated. You will, however, receive a binding quote from us prior to starting work.

To get a free quote for the installation of the Main Eco Compact 18kW boiler in your home, simply enter your postcode in the box provided on this page. You can also find out whether this is the right boiler for your home by clicking to email our installation team or by calling us on 01604 343053.


Installed price guideline
£1,700

Get your free quote

Main Eco Compact 18kW Gas System boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty5 Years
Output in kW18 kW
Height700 mm
Width390 mm
Depth285 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatA

Main Eco Compact 18kW System Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is this Main Eco Compact 18kW boiler a combi, system or regular boiler?

The Main Eco Compact 18kW boiler is an option you may wish to consider if you're looking for a system boiler for your house or flat.

If you choose a system boiler, you'll have to find somewhere to install a hot water cylinder too - they're normally located in an airing or landing cupboard. However, unlike regular boilers, they do not require a cold water tank to be fitted in the attic, making them suitable for homes with limited or no roof space or if you're planning a loft conversion in the future.

System boilers distribute the hot water to your taps and radiators using (often built-in) circulation pumps and are easier to install from scratch since they have one less component (the water tank) to consider.

System boilers also require programming to produce heat and hot water, so they cannot produce this instantly. Nonetheless, the cylinder keeps water hot for use later, so you don't have to wait as long as you set your timer and keep it on long enough to heat enough water.

Is the Main Eco Compact 18kW system boiler from the Eco Compact range a suitable choice for my house or flat?

Whether this Main Eco Compact 18kW System boiler is right for your property depends on its size or what its "output" level is. Size does not mean its physical dimensions, however - it means how powerful it is.

The output rating indicates how much energy a boiler can use in providing you with hot water and heat when you need it from your radiators and taps. The greater the output, the more water it can heat.

It's better to take advice on this from a registered installer because, if your boiler output is too low, your water and radiators might not get as hot as you would like them to be. However, if the output level is too high, you'll end up paying more on your gas bills than you need to.

Which types of property would this Main Eco Compact 18kW System boiler be appropriate for given its output of 18 kW?

A PlumbProud boiler engineer would recommend that this Main Eco Compact 18kW System boiler is suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What are the dimensions of the Main Eco Compact 18kW boiler?

The size of the Main Eco Compact 18kW boiler is 700 mm high, 390 mm wide, and 285 mm deep.

Is the Main Eco Compact 18kW a non-condensing or condensing boiler?

The Main Eco Compact 18kW is a condensing gas boiler - in fact, we recommend that you select this model or one of the latest condensing boilers on the market as the technology continues to improve over time.

Condensing boilers capture the heat still present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation created when the gas is burned and they recycle this back into the heating system to warm up the cold water re-entering the boiler from your radiators.

They're much more environmentally friendly and installing one results in much lower annual gas bills.

Is the Main Eco Compact 18kW system boiler an environmentally friendly choice?

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.

Central heating accounts for 14% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. In larger British cities, gas boilers emit dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide into the atmosphere.

Would choosing the Main Eco Compact 18kW system help the environment? Let's see what the statistics suggest.

All boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must achieve an energy efficiency rating of at least 92% (an "A" SEDBUK grade). This is higher than the previous 88%, which was a legal requirement prior to April 2018.

The energy efficiency rating is used to work out how much energy a boiler both uses and wastes when it's switched on and working correctly - its standard functioning and operation.

The Main Eco Compact 18kW is rated as 93% energy efficient, equivalent to a "A" SEDBUK rating.

In 2015, new legislation was introduced by the EU to encourage manufacturers to develop more energy-efficient products that emit fewer harmful gases throughout their lifetime.

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) applies to all products that consume energy, including during the manufacturing process, at the point of final disposal, and all points in between.

The ERP rating of the Main Eco Compact 18kW is "A".

What length of warranty does the Main Eco Compact 18kW come with?

The Main Eco Compact 18kW boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty lasting 5 years.


The top 10 rated Gas System boilers

Using the Plumbproud scoring system, the current 10 ten Gas System boilers assessed using a number of important variables are as follows:

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 61295.72%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 61595.20%
3Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 61894.37%
4Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 62493.33%
5Worcester Bosch Greenstar i System 9i92.89%
6Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 63092.75%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar 4000 12kW92.50%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 62792.42%
9Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 61292.38%
10Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 61592.36%
Menu