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95.45%

Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only Gas boiler

We score this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler as 95.45% on the PlumbProud quality scoring system. Our rating is based on various factors, including the installation price, the length of the manufacturer's warranty, and the expected energy efficiency and operating costs.

We anticipate the supply and installation cost for this model of boiler will be around £2,000 on a standard fit.

To contact us, please enter your postcode in the quote boxes on this page, click here to email us, or give us a call on 01604 343053. We can provide you with a free quote on the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler and offer professional advice and guidance on whether this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler is the right choice for your home.


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Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only Gas boiler frequently asked questions

Which category of boiler does the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 fit into?

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 is an option you may wish to consider if you’re looking for a heat only boiler for your house or flat.

You may hear a heat only boiler described as a standard boiler, a regular boiler, or a conventional boiler but the terms mean the same. Heat only boilers require a hot water cylinder (usually stored in a landing or airing cupboard) and a cold water storage tank (usually stored in the loft) to operate. Your water is kept warm by the hot water cylinder throughout the day.

A heat only boiler lets you schedule the hot water and central heating you want for set times of the day. However, you'll have to wait before having a bath or shower if you forget to set it and there's no hot water left in the tank.

If you have a bigger family or more than one bathroom, a heat only boiler is a better option than a combi boiler in many cases. This is because a combi boiler struggles to maintain water volume, pressure and temperature to multiple points in a home simultaneously.

Would the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only be a suitable boiler for my house or flat?

Whether this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only 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 Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler be appropriate for given its output of 18 kW?

To most experienced Gas Safe engineers, the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only EcoTEC Plus would be most suitable for smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What are the dimensions of the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler?

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418's dimensions are 600 mm [H] x 375 mm [W] x 316 mm [D].

Is the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 condensing or non-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.

Is the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only a good choice for the environment?

How we heat our homes and the damage we might be doing to the environment as a result has become an important point of concern to many homeowners worried about climate change.

We generate 14% of UK greenhouse gas emissions through centrally heating our domestic properties. Gas boilers are mainly responsible for harmful nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger British cities.

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 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 Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 is rated as 94% energy efficient, equivalent to a "A" SEDBUK rating.

The ERP (Energy Related Products Directive) applies to all products that consume energy at any time in their lifetime, from manufacture to disposal and all points in between.

The intention of this European legislation is to encourage manufacturers to offer end users products that are better for the environment through the creation of fewer harmful gas emissions at all points of a product's life cycle.

The ERP rating for the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 is "A".

What length of warranty does the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 come with?

Parts and labour charges incurred for repairs made to your new Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 are covered by a 5 year warranty.


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

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%

In our PlumbProud quality testing, this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler scores 95.45%. We determine our rating based on a number of different factors including installation costs, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency, and operating costs.

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

Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 - a system boiler, regular boiler or combi 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 may hear a heat only boiler being referred to as a conventional boiler, a standard boiler or a regular boiler, but they're all the same. Heat only boilers require both an immersion and a cold-water tank to function, the latter usually being situated in the loft. Water is kept warm throughout the day by the immersion cylinder for use when needed.

With a heat only boiler, you program the times at which you want to have hot water and central heating, but if you forget and there's no hot water left, you’ll have to wait for it to heat up before you have your bath or shower.

If you have a home with more than one bathroom, or a larger family, a heat only boiler will probably suit your needs. This is because, if you opted for a combi boiler instead, the water pressure, volume and temperature drop when more than one point is in use - for example if you have a shower while running hot water in the kitchen or another bathroom.

Should I install a Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler in my home?

Whether this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler is right for where you live 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 of a boiler is measured in kilowatts and indicates how much energy it can use to heat the water needed for your radiators, taps and showers. The greater the output, the more water it can heat.

A boiler whose output is too high will give you hot water and warm radiators but also higher gas bills, whereas a boiler whose output is too low will result in cheaper gas bills but the water might not always be as hot as you want it to be.

The output of the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only is 18 kW, so which types of property would this model be appropriate for?

Most Gas Safe engineers would suggest that the most suitable type of property for installing a Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler would be smaller homes and apartments with up to 10 radiators and one bathroom.


What are the dimensions of the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler?

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

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

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 is a condensing gas boiler - we strongly suggest that you choose either this model or a recently released model if at all possible.

A condensing boiler captures and recycles the warmth present in flue exhaust gases and water vapour condensation created by the burning of gas to warm up the water coming back into your boiler - for example, from your radiators.

Condensing boilers cost less to run (lower gas bills) and are better for the environment.

Is the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only environmentally friendly?

How we heat our homes and the damage we might be doing to the environment as a result has become an important point of concern to many homeowners worried about climate change.

Gas boilers are responsible for dangerous atmospheric levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions in Britain's biggest cities and, overall, 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases are produced by our domestic central heating systems.

Will installing a Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only be a positive contribution to the environment? Let's see what the experts say.

All new British boilers must perform to a legal minimum energy efficiency of 92% (a low to good SEDBUK "A" rating). Prior to April 2018, the target was 88% (86-90% = SEDBUK "B" and 90%+ = SEDBUK "A").

Efficiency ratings are intended to let consumers know how much energy a boiler uses in its day-to-day activities and how much energy goes to waste.

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 was awarded an efficiency rating of 94%, equivalent to a SEDBUK grade of "A".

The Energy Related Products Directive intends to encourage all manufacturers to reduce harmful gas emissions connected to the products they make, from the manufacturing stage to final disposal, including when they are in active use.

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 has an ERP rating of "A".

How many years does the warranty period cover on a Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler?

The manufacturer offers a parts and labour warranty of 5 years on the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler to new customers.


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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