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84.98%

Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi Gas boiler

Our PlumbProud boiler quality benchmark tests score this Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi boiler at 84.98%. Several factors go into determining our rating including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, running costs, and more.

You should budget approximately £1,600 for the supply and installation of this Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi boiler on a standard, non-complicated fit.

For a free quote on the Main Eco Compact 30kW boiler and to get professional advice and guidance on whether it is the right choice for your home, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or call us on 01604 343053.


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Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

What type of boiler is Main’s Eco Compact 30kW - system, regular or combi?

The Main Eco Compact 30kW is worthy of consideration if you're looking for a combi boiler for your flat or house.

Traditional boilers have one or more large tanks in which they store either heated water or water to be heated later. Manufacturers originally introduced combi boilers to the market in the 1970s to enable homeowners to save space - UK residential properties are among the smallest in the Western world.

Combi boilers don't need these tanks because they draw water directly from the mains and instantly heat it on demand thanks to the technology inside the boiler. Combi boilers then distribute this hot water to your home’s taps and radiators when needed.

The most significant disadvantage of combi boilers is that they are not ideal in larger homes where multiple people might want hot water at the same time – for example, if someone is having a shower while another wants to wash dishes in the kitchen. This is because combi boilers have a maximum volume of water that they can heat. When two people want hot water at the same time, the water temperature, pressure and volume delivered to both points drop.

Should I install a Main Eco Compact 30kW combi boiler in my house or apartment?

You should make sure that the boiler you install in your property is the right "size". And size doesn't mean its physical dimensions, size means how much power it has - the "output".

Output measures in kilowatts how much power a boiler can use when heating water for your radiators or taps. The higher the output rate, the more water it can heat.

If the output rate is too low, your hot water might often be only lukewarm, and if it is too high, you will be paying more for your gas than you need to.

The Main Eco Compact 30kW combi boiler has an output of 30 kW, so which types of property would it be most appropriate for?

An experienced PlumbProud Gas Safe boiler installer would recommend that this Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi boiler is suitable for medium-sized homes and larger apartments with 10-15 radiators and two bathrooms.

In addition to output rates, you need to consider a combi boiler's flow rate when making your choice.

The flow rate of your boiler dictates the maximum volume of water (measured in litres per minute) that it can heat and distribute to your taps, showers and radiators at any one time.

However, a combi boiler like the Main Eco Compact 30kW can only heat and deliver water at the rate at which it actually enters your property. For this reason, you should also find out what the mains pressure to your house is before purchasing a boiler.

It's pointless spending more money on a boiler with a 17l/m flow rate if the local water pressure is 11l/m. To give you an indication of average water demand, a power shower typically requires 12 litres of water per minute and a basin tap 4-8 litres. This Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi boiler's flow rate is 12 L/m.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


What size is the Main Eco Compact 30kW boiler?

The Main Eco Compact 30kW is 700 mm [H] by 390 mm [W] by 285 mm [D] in size.

Is the Main Eco Compact 30kW non-condensing or condensing?

The Main Eco Compact 30kW is a condensing gas boiler - we strongly recommend that you choose one of the latest condensing models if possible.

With a condensing boiler, you save money on your gas bills because your boiler captures and recycles the heat present in the flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning they operate far more economically and efficiently.

How energy efficient is the Main Eco Compact 30kW combi?

As more of us become concerned by the effects of climate change, the damage we do to the environment by heating our homes has emerged as an important issue 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.

Will installing a Main Eco Compact 30kW combi be a positive contribution to the environment? Let's see what the experts say.

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 Main Eco Compact 30kW are 93% with a SEDBUK rating of "A".

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) is European legislation that applies to all products which use or consume energy during their lifespan, including during the manufacturing process and when they're in actual 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 create fewer harmful gas emissions.

The Main Eco Compact 30kW has an ERP Heat rating of "A" and an ERP Water rating of "A".

What is the warranty period on a Main Eco Compact 30kW combi boiler?

The parts and labour warranty on the Main Eco Compact 30kW covers all repair-related costs for 5 years while the heat exchange warranty covers you for [Heat Exchange Warranty] years.


Main Eco Compact 30kW Gas Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty5 Years
Output in kW30 kW
Height700 mm
Width390 mm
Depth285 mm
MountingWall
Flow rate12 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

The top 10 rated Gas Combi boilers

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

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 82593.35%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83292.98%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 25kW92.89%
4Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW92.66%
5Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83592.60%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact 2892.57%
7Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 82592.39%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83892.16%
9Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 83591.90%
10Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 2491.77%

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
84.98%

On the PlumbProud quality scoring system, we rate this Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi boiler at 84.98%. To determine a boiler's quality, we consider many different factors from price installed to manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, likely cost of running, and more.

Fitted by an experienced Gas Safe PlumbProud engineer, the cost for this Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi boiler will be in the region of £1,600 on a standard, non-complicated installation.

Please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, email us, or call us on 01604 343053 to get a free quote and guidance on whether the Main Eco Compact 30kW boiler is the right choice for your home.


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Main Eco Compact 30kW Gas Combi boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating93%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?Yes
P/L Warranty5 Years
Output in kW30 kW
Height700 mm
Width390 mm
Depth285 mm
MountingWall
Flow rate12 L/m
ERP HeatA
ERP WaterA

Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Main Eco Compact 30kW a combi boiler, system boiler or regular boiler?

Looking for a gas combi boiler for your house or flat? If you are, the Main Eco Compact 30kW boiler may be worth considering.

The UK has some of the smallest homes in the Western world, which is partly why combi boilers were introduced in the 1970s. Traditional boilers require one or more large storage tanks which they use to either heat water and keep it warm or store water intended for heating later. These tanks took up a lot of space in people's homes.

Combi boilers save space because they don't require these tanks to operate. Instead, combis draw water direct from your mains supply then instantly heat and distribute it on demand.

The biggest disadvantage in using combi boilers is that they have a maximum capacity volume for heating water. While this may not be an issue in a small household, it could be for a larger household where there is higher demand for hot water. When more than one person is using the water, it is distributed between the two points, reducing the pressure and temperature at each point.

Is a Main Eco Compact 30kW combi a suitable choice for my house or flat?

You should make sure that the boiler you choose for your property is the right "size". And size doesn't mean its physical dimensions. Size means how much power it has - the "output".

A boiler's output level measures how much power it can use to provide you with the hot water you need for your radiators and taps. If a boiler has a high output rate, it can heat greater volumes of water.

If you choose a boiler with too low an output, you'll find that the water coming out of your taps and in your radiators won't be as hot as you want it to be. Choosing one whose output is too high means you'll pay more than you need to for the gas your boiler needs to work.

The Main Eco Compact 30kW combi outputs at a maximum of 30 kW, so which types of property would this Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi boiler be appropriate for?

A PlumbProud heating engineer would likely recommend that this Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi boiler is suitable for medium-sized homes and larger apartments with 10-15 radiators and two bathrooms.

You also need to choose a combi boiler with the right flow rate for where you live.

A combi boiler's flow rate is the maximum volume of water (measured in litres per minute) that it can heat and distribute to your radiators, taps and showers at the same time. This Main Eco Compact 30kW Combi boiler's flow rate is 12 L/m.

However, combi boilers like the Main Eco Compact 30kW draw water directly from the mains and heat it instantly.

If your mains pressure is 12 litres per minute, your boiler can only heat and distribute hot water at a rate of 12 litres per minute even if it has a higher flow rate.

Combi boilers also struggle when multiple people in your home want to use hot water at the same time - for example, someone running the hot water tap in the kitchen and two people wanting to shower in separate bathrooms.

When our engineer comes out to quote you, they may recommend that you choose a heat only boiler or system boiler instead if your family's demand for hot water is higher than normal.


How large is a Main Eco Compact 30kW boiler?

The size of the Main Eco Compact 30kW boiler is 700 mm tall, 390 mm wide, and 285 mm deep.

Is the Main Eco Compact 30kW condensing or non-condensing?

Condensing gas boilers like the Main Eco Compact 30kW are more energy-efficient and choosing one for your home will cut the amount you pay every year for your gas.

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 Main Eco Compact 30kW combi an energy-efficient 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 is responsible for 14% of greenhouse gas production. Domestic gas boilers emit large quantities of nitrogen dioxide in British cities.

Is the Main Eco Compact 30kW combi boiler an environmentally friendly choice for your home? Here’s what the figures say.

Boilers manufactured in the UK must be tested and, by law, achieve an energy efficiency rating of 92% or above, equivalent to a SEDBUK "A" grade. Most boilers achieve an "A" rating meaning they are at least 88% efficient.

The energy efficiency of a boiler indicates the amount of energy it uses (and wastes) during operation.

The Main Eco Compact 30kW has been assigned an efficiency rating of 93% with a SEDBUK rating of "A".

The Energy Related Products Directive grades products according to the energy they consume and the harmful gas emissions they create, from manufacturing right through to final disposal, including how they're used by customers between these two points.

The Main Eco Compact 30kW is rated "A" for heat and "A" for water.

How many years does the warranty period cover on a Main Eco Compact 30kW boiler?

The parts and labour warranty on the Main Eco Compact 30kW covers all repair-related costs for 5 years while the heat exchange warranty covers you for [Heat Exchange Warranty] years.


The top 10 rated Gas Combi boilers

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

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 82593.35%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83292.98%
3Worcester Bosch Greenstar 2000 25kW92.89%
4Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW92.66%
5Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83592.60%
6Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi Compact 2892.57%
7Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 82592.39%
8Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 83892.16%
9Vaillant ecoTEC Exclusive IQ 83591.90%
10Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 2491.77%
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