Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 24 Combi Boiler Review
Will the Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 24 Combi be suitable for my home?
To know if the ecoTEC Pro 24 Combi will be right for your needs, you’ll need to identify them, first! Are you looking for a combination boiler that is compact?
If the answer to the above question is Yes, Then this might be a good option for your lifestyle.
With a smartphone app to control the temperature, this boiler is ideal for smaller homes.
Homes with one bathroom and fewer than 3 bedrooms would be the ideal property, due to its central heating output and hot water flow rate which is perfect for this size home.
An additional benefit is that the ecoTEC range has been awarded a Quiet Mark status. That means if someone is showering while you’re taking a nap, you won’t even notice!
The ecoTec Pro 24 Combi has an on board display with a standard set of controls. When you glance at the display, you’ll notice immediately whether the hot water is in use.
Also visible is the temperature reading for the water in the flow pipes and the filling pressure levels.
If an error should arise, the onboard display clearly shows any fault codes as well to be remedied so that you’re not playing guesswork trying to figure out why an error is occurring.
From the display menu, you can change the temperature to better fit your requirements, and easily switch the boiler on and off.
The Vaillant ecoTec offers both digital and mechanical controls so you can schedule your water temperature over time.
If you only need to schedule a day out, you can use the mechanical controls, and with the digital controls on the display panel, you can control up to 7 days in advance.
The heating controls are intuitive and easy to use. A little tech savvier? Utilise your smartphone with your combi boiler by simply downloading the vSmart app and set all your temperatures and schedules from there.
The ecoTec Pro 24 features a stainless steel heat exchanger.
To make it easy to service once the boiler is installed the boiler it is designed with front access.
This makes repairs quick and can reduce service fee costs.
Size – How big is the Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 24 Combi?
As far as compact size, the Pro 24 Combi is a pretty good choice, coming at 720mm x440mm x338mm. It’s not the smallest boiler on the market though, and is unlikely to fit in a typical kitchen cupboard.
It would likely fit well in a linen closet or similar unused area.
Best suited to?
This type of boiler is best suited for a small home of 1 to 3 bedrooms, and one bathroom as it provides 18.9kW of heating output.
Like all combination boilers, there is no need for it to be installed with any tanks, or have a separate hot water storage cylinder.
This great choice gas boiler heats water directly from the water pipe, it can supply ample heating without the need to take up extra space.
This is ideal for a small loft or home.
It should be noted though that it is not ideal for a home with more than one bathroom.
Combi boilers do not deal well when two showers are running simultaneously.
The Pro 24 Combi’s are rated boilers for small homes with one bathroom but is not an ideal choice for a larger home or a home with several bathrooms.
In the scenario that you have two or more bathrooms, opt for a regular boiler to prevent any potential pressure drops.
How long is the warranty on the Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 24 Combi?
Vaillant has a standard five year warranty.
However, if a Vaillant advanced installer installs the ecoTec Pro 24 boiler, you can opt for an extended warranty of ten years for an extra fee.
Vaillant does not mess around when it comes to high energy efficiency!
The ecoTEC in their name is backed by the high-efficiency grade star ratings, awarded under the Energy-related Product directive.
Nearly all Vaillant boilers have passed the criteria to be considered ErP directive, and the ecoTEC Pro 24 Combi is no different, scoring a 89.3% on efficiency, or an A-grade.
The energy efficiency of this model will save you money on energy bills, and diminish carbon emissions and wasted energy associated with a traditional boiler.
How much does a Vaillant ecoTEC Pro 24 Combi cost?
This boiler is a little easier on the budget than others, coming in right around £900.
This is significantly less expensive than some of the other models, but make sure that it fits your needs before purchasing it.