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95.45%

Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only Gas boiler

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.

Fitted by an experienced Gas Safe PlumbProud engineer, the cost for this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler will be in the region of £2,000 on a standard, non-complicated installation.

You can get more information and a free quote for the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 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.


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Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only Gas boiler frequently asked questions

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

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler could be suitable for your house or flat if you are looking for a new heat only boiler.

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 regular boiler, a conventional boiler or a standard 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 temperature, pressure and volume to all points will drop.

Heat only boilers allow you to program the times that you wish 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 and not choose 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 a Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler appropriate for my house or apartment?

Whether this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler is right for where you live depends on its size or "output" level. Size does not mean its physical dimensions - it means how powerful it is.

A boiler’s output is a measurement of the amount of power it can use to provide hot water to your taps and radiators. The higher its output rate, the more water it can heat.

If your new boiler’s output is too low, your hot water might not be as hot as you want it to be. If it's too high, you’ll be paying more for gas than you need to.

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

An experienced heating engineer would say that this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler's level of output makes it a suitable installation 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 stands at 600 mm tall, 375 mm wide and 316 mm deep.

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

This Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 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.

How energy efficient is the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler?

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

Would installing the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only in your home be an environmentally friendly decision? Let's look closely at the figures.

Boilers manufactured and installed in the UK are assigned energy efficiency ratings following testing to an agreed set of standards. These scores indicate how much energy the boiler uses and how much goes to waste when it's in operation.

By law, boilers must achieve a SEDBUK rating of "A" subject to achieving a minimum of 92% energy efficiency. Prior to April 2018, the minimum was 88% (88% and 89% on the SEDBUK are graded "B" and 90% and above is graded "A").

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 was awarded an efficiency rating of 94% with a SEDBUK band rating of "A".

The Energy Related Products Directive, also known as ERP, is European legislation that intends to reduce energy consumption related to products right from their initial manufacturing process through to eventual final disposal.

The purpose of the directive is to encourage manufacturers to create new products that are kinder to the environment and which result in lower overall harmful gas emissions through a product's entire life cycle.

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

If the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 breaks down, will I be covered by the warranty?

Parts and labour charges incurred during a repair on the Vaillant Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler are covered by a 5 year warranty.


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%

Using factors such as price installed, manufacturer guarantees, energy efficiency and the likely cost of running, among others, this model has been rated as scoring 95.45% on the PlumbProud boiler benchmarking system.

We would expect this Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler to cost £2,000 fully installed through PlumbProud, although it will cost more if the fit is complicated. We will provide you with a full quote before starting work, however.

We offer free quotes and professional advice and guidance on whether the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 is a suitable choice for your home via a phone call on 01604 343053. Alternatively, please click here to email us or enter your postcode in the quote boxes 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 regular, combi or 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 which uses a lot of hot water, a heat only boiler (sometimes called a regular boiler, a conventional boiler or a standard 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 temperature, pressure and volume to all points will drop.

Heat only boilers allow you to program the times that you wish 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 and not choose 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?

To determine that, we need to consider the size of the boiler. Size doesn't mean how big the boiler is - it means how big its "output" is.

This Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler gets its power from gas and the power it's capable of producing is measured in kilowatts - the output rate is actually a kilowatt rate. The higher the output rate, the more kilowatts a boiler can use when heating water.

If you choose a boiler whose output rate is too low, it may not have enough power to make your water as hot as you would like. If you choose a boiler whose output rate is too high, you won't have to put up with lukewarm water but you will face higher gas bills.

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler has an output level of 18 kW, so which types of property would it be appropriate for?

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.


Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 dimensions

The Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 occupies a space of 600 mm high by 375 mm wide and 316 mm deep.

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

Condensing gas boilers like the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 are environmentally friendlier and cheaper to run so, if possible, we strongly recommend that you choose this or one of the very latest models.

Condensing boilers are much more efficient and economical to run because they contain a secondary heat exchanger that captures and recycles the warmth still present in the flue exhaust gases and the water vapour condensation for re-use, meaning that they use less gas to run.

Is the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler rated as environmentally friendly?

Many homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned about how they heat their homes and the impact it has on climate change and other important environmental issues.

Dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide emissions in larger UK cities are caused by gas boilers in domestic properties, and 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gas production is as a result of central heating.

Would choosing a Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only help in the fight against climate change? What do the performance statistics suggest?

The energy efficiency rating of the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 is 94% with a SEDBUK band rating of "A".

Energy efficiency tests record how much energy is wasted on non-core functions during an operation.

By law, all boilers manufactured and supplied in the UK must have a minimum energy efficiency performance level of 92% (equivalent to a SEDBUK "A" grade). Up to April 2018, the minimum performance level was 88% (88% and 89% are equivalent to a SEDBUK "B" grade and 90%+ an "A" grade).

The Energy Related Products Directive (ERP) came into force in 2015. This legislation was introduced to encourage manufacturers to create more energy-efficient products and it covers all products that consume energy during their lifetimes, including energy used during production and at the point of disposal.

The ERP assessors assigned a rating of "A" when testing the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418.

Am I covered if the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 heat only boiler breaks down?

A parts and labour warranty of 5 years is included when you purchase the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 418 boiler through PlumbProud.


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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