Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 Combi Boiler Review
There are a few boiler ranges that are extremely well known, Vaillant is one of them.
They are known for their high-quality engineering and excellent product line.
For this review, we will be focusing on the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832, which is the replacement for the Vaillant ecoTEC 831.
Will The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 Be Suitable For My Home?
The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 is capable of supplying instant hot water and heating to properties that have up to three bedrooms, one shower and 2 bathrooms.
The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 has a central heating output of 24.4kW and a hot water output of 30kW. This is ideal for small to mid-size homes.
Something that the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 has is an improved flow rate on other models, like the 825.
This 13 litres per minute will give a better heating and hot water experience for your home.
You can find the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 controls are safely tucked away inside a flap.
The controls on the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 allow you to increase or decrease the output of the boiler with ease.
You can switch the boiler on or off too.
The Vaillant boiler display is capable of showing any fault codes if something has gone wrong with your boiler, and this makes it easier for you and your Gas Safe engineer to fix.
While the controls on the boiler will not enable you to take full control of your central heating system, Vaillant offers a wide range of boiler controls from smart to mechanical thermostats such as Hive and Nest.
Vaillant has its own smartphone app that will allow you to manage and monitor your energy usage with ease from anywhere.
The app is compatible with a wide range of smart home thermostats too.
The backlit display makes it easy to read in all situations, including low light.
How Big Is The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832?
For some homes the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 is on the larger size.
It comes in at a substantial 720mmx 440mm x 338mm.
Which means it might not be ideal for some kitchen cupboards.
The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 might be better suited to dedicated cupboard space, or a walk-in cupboard.
However, as it doesn’t need storage tanks or cylinders, it isn’t a space greedy unit.
Measure your cupboards to check.
Best Suited To?
The central heating output on the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 is 24.4kW, and the hot water output is 30kW.
These amounts are better suited to small to mid-sized properties.
Ideally, with one shower, 2 bathrooms and up to three bedrooms.
When it comes to combi boilers, they are connected to the mains water supply.
Which means that they will need to split the flow for the amount of taps running.
It supplies 13 litres per minute which is quite substantial and can provide hot water in as little as five seconds.
The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 is suitable for homes that don’t have a high demand for hot water and heating – however, can cope with a mid-sized home well.
The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 has a steel exchanger which gives superior heat transfer.
It also comes with a quiet mark accredited due to the reduced noise and it also includes frost protection.
These extra features make it suitable for more than just the kitchen cupboard in terms of placement.
The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 is able to help you save money, due to the high efficiency rating.
It ‘knows’ when you do and don’t need as much heating power and will drop to use only 16% of its maximum power.
Which means it is ideal for those who want to cut back some of the expenses involved with heating the home.
How Long Is The Warranty On The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832?
The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 comes with the standard 5-year warranty, as with the rest of the ecoTEC range you can extend the warranty in some cases.
This is often possible with most of the popular manufacturers on the market such as Worcester Bosch.
When it comes to the energy efficiency of your products, you ideally want to invest money in anything in the A grade bracket.
The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 has an ErP A-grade for efficiency, with an 89.3% rating.
This means it is a high-performance boiler that is incredibly efficient.
The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 also has a seasonal efficiency of 93%, which is an A rating for heating too.
How Much Does a Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 Cost?
This wall-mounted combination boiler has a typical price of around £1125 including VAT, and an installation cost of between £500 and £1000.
There may be extra charges for an extended warranty.