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95.45%

Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only Gas boiler

We have determined a rating of 95.45% for this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler using the PlumbProud quality benchmarking system. Factors used to score a boiler include its energy performance, how much it costs to run, the installation price, and how long the manufacturer's guarantee lasts.

We estimate that this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler will cost £2,000 fully installed through PlumbProud provided that the fit is straightforward.

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Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 - combi, system or regular boiler?

You may wish to consider installing the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 if you are looking for a heat only boiler for your house or flat.

You can program a heat only boiler (sometimes called a standard boiler, a regular boiler or a conventional boiler) to provide hot water and heating at particular times of the day. Heat only boilers consist of a cold water tank (often housed out of sight in the loft), a hot water cylinder with an immersion heater (normally situated in an airing or landing cupboard), and a control panel.

Regular boilers are best suited for large households with many members, at least two of whom often need hot water at the same time.

Is the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler the right choice for my house or apartment?

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 Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only's output is 18 kW, so which types of property would this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler be appropriate for?

Most boiler engineers would recommend that a boiler with this output level would be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


The size of the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler measures 600 mm [H] x 375 mm [W] x 316 mm [D] in size.

Is this Vaillant boiler non-condensing or condensing?

We recommend that you choose a condensing boiler wherever possible like the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 - try to go for the latest model, if possible, to take advantage of improving technology.

Condensing boilers capture and recycle the warmth still present in the water vapour condensation and in flue exhaust emissions created by burning gas to make them more efficient and economical to run.

You will save money on your gas bills too, plus condensing boilers are friendlier to the environment.

What energy efficiency ratings have been awarded to the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only?

How we heat our homes has become a pressing issue of concern for many homeowners worried about climate change and the environmental impact of their personal choices.

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 choosing the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler be an environmentally friendly decision? Here's what the figures say.

By law, the minimum level of energy efficiency for boilers manufactured in the UK is 92%, equivalent to a good SEDBUK “A” rating. Prior to April 2018, the minimum was 88% - boilers whose energy efficiency levels were 88% or 89% were given a "B" rating on the SEDBUK scale and those at 90% or higher were given an "A".

The energy efficiency rating awarded to each boiler indicates the amount of energy that is wasted when in operation.

Following testing, the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 was given a 94% energy efficiency rating and a SEDBUK grading of "A".

The ERP, short for the Energy Related Products Directive, is a European directive aimed at encouraging manufacturers to create products that are environmentally friendlier at all stages, including during manufacturing, when the product is in active use, and right through to the point of final disposal.

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 has a rating of "A" .

What warranty does the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler come with?

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler comes with a parts and labour warranty of 5 years.


Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 Gas heat only boiler specifications

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LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating94%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty5 Years
Output in kW18 kW
Height600 mm
Width375 mm
Depth316 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatA

The top 10 rated Gas heat only boilers

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

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41596.51%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41895.45%
3Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41294.82%
4Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 42494.77%
5Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41594.23%
6Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 43094.23%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 12Ri94.18%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 15Ri93.93%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 18Ri93.26%
10Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41893.11%

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Plumbproud rating for this boiler
95.45%

Based on a wide-ranging set of important factors including the cost to install the boiler, its energy efficiency rating, running costs, and so on, this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler receives a score of 95.45% on our PlumbProud quality scoring system.

On most non-complicated installations, we would expect this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler to cost £2,000 including installation if you choose PlumbProud to do the work.

For a free, no-obligation quotation on this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler or for our professional advice on whether the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 is suitable for your property, please call 01604 343053, click here to email our team or enter your postcode into the quotation box on this page.


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Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 Gas heat only boiler specifications

Powered by GasGas
LocationExternal
Condensing?Yes
Efficiency rating94%
Band ratingA
LPG Compatible?No
P/L Warranty5 Years
Output in kW18 kW
Height600 mm
Width375 mm
Depth316 mm
MountingWall
ERP HeatA

Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Is the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler a combi, regular or a system boiler?

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 is a heat only boiler you may wish to consider if you want this type of boiler for your house or flat.

If your home has more than one bathroom or you have a large family that uses a lot of hot water, a heat only boiler (sometimes called a standard boiler, a regular boiler or a conventional boiler) is likely to be the best option for you. Heat only boilers require both a hot water or immersion cylinder and a cold water tank. Once the water in the cylinder is heated, you can use this hot water throughout the day and it can feed multiple taps and showers at the same time.

This is in contrast to a combi boiler which can only heat a limited amount of water at any one time. This can cause a problem if two or more taps and showers are being used simultaneously as the water temperature, pressure and volume to all points will drop.

Heat only boilers allow you to program the times that you want heat and hot water to be available. However, if you forget to do this and the immersion cylinder is empty, you may have to wait up to an hour before hot water becomes available again.

If your property already has a water tank and cylinder, it will nearly always be cheaper to replace like for like instead of replacing it with a different type of boiler. In addition to new pipework, you may need to replace older radiators that may be unable to cope with the higher water pressure delivered by other types of boiler.

Is the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only suitable for my house or flat?

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

The amount of hot water you get from showers, bathrooms, and sinks and heat from your radiators depends on your boiler's output (measured in kilowatts). The higher the level of output, the better your home will be heated and you can be more certain that the water from your taps will be as hot as you want.

However, you must be careful. You might not get the hot water you want if your boiler output is too low. If it's too high, you'll be paying more than you need to for gas.

With the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only's output at 18 kW, which types of property would this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler be most appropriate for?

Most Gas Safe boiler installers would recommend that this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler would be suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What size is the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler?

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 measures 600 mm tall, 375 mm wide, and 316 mm deep.

Is the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 non-condensing or condensing?

We recommend that, if possible, you choose a condensing boiler like the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418.

Condensing boilers are more energy-efficient. They achieve this efficiency by capturing the heat present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation and recycling that heat to, for example, warm colder water coming back from your radiators.

By choosing the latest condensing boiler, you'll also notice a significant reduction in your gas bills, particularly if you're replacing a boiler more than 15 years old.

Is the heat only Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler energy efficient?

Concern for the environment is causing more and more homeowners to think about how they heat their homes and its impact on 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.

Would installing a Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler in your home help combat climate change? What do the figures suggest?

All boilers manufactured after April 2018 in the UK must be rated as an “A” on the SEDBUK grading system, subject to a minimum energy efficiency rating of 92% or above. Before that, the minimum rate was 88% - boilers with an energy efficiency of 88% or 89% were given a “B” rating. Boilers scoring 90% or more were given an "A" rating.

The energy efficiency rating for a boiler describes the amount of energy it uses and how much goes to waste in operation.

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 has an efficiency rating of 94% with a SEDBUK grade 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 Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 has an ERP rating of "A".

What warranty does the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler come with?

The parts and labour warranty on the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 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 heat only boilers

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

1Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41596.51%
2Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 41895.45%
3Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41294.82%
4Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 42494.77%
5Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41594.23%
6Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 43094.23%
7Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 12Ri94.18%
8Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 15Ri93.93%
9Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri 18Ri93.26%
10Vaillant ecoFIT Pure 41893.11%
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