Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 Combi Boiler Review
Buying a new boiler for your home can be a tricky thing. Especially when there are so many reliable boilers on the market.
It is essential that you get the correct information so that you can make informed decisions.
Here we discuss the Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 combi boiler.
Will The Vaillant EcoTec Pro 28 Combi Boiler Be Suitable For My Home?
The Vaillant EcoTec Pro 28 combi is suited to a reasonably sized flat, or a smaller three-bedroom home.
The hot water output is fine with a flow rate of 11.1 litres per minute, which might be on the slow side unless you live in a tenement flat with older pipes – you likely won’t see a difference in this case.
If there is a high demand for hot water within the home, then it might be worth considering other options within the Vaillant boilers range.
The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 combi boiler offers a flow rate of 11.1l/m, which is suitable for homes with up to 12 radiators, so to get the best from this boiler you ideally have:
- A home with three or fewer bedrooms
- A home with 12 or fewer radiators and one bathroom
The Vaillant EcoTec Pro 28 combi has a central heating output of 18.9kW and a hot water output of 27.2kW.
This is more than enough to comfortably heat smaller homes.
The reason that the Vaillant Ecotec pro range is suited to smaller properties is that a combi boiler works off the mains water pressure.
So if there are more bathrooms or radiators, it will reduce the effectiveness of the water supply.
The heating controls for the Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 are displayed on the front.
One of the benefits of the Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 combi is that it has a patented Aqua comfort system.
This system will give you access to instant hot water that runs at a constant temperature.
You will get an accurate reading of the temperature of the water in the flow pipes, the pressure level, and any fault codes or notification of service needs.
Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 Combi boilers also have the following controls:
- Weather compensation – altering the water temperature based on the temperature outdoors
- Load compensation – adjusting the water temperature based on the room temperature
- Smart thermostats – allow automation and optimisation
- PFGHRD – passive flue gas heat recovery device
Size-How Big Is The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28?
The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 combi is 440mmx720mmx338mm.
This is slightly deeper than most standard kitchen cupboards.
It is likely that you would prefer to fit the Vaillant EcoTEC Pro in a dedicated boiler cupboard, a walk-in cupboard or a pantry area.
Best Suited To?
The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 combi is best suited to small to medium-sized homes.
A smaller sized 3 bedroom property and under would do well with this boiler.
When it comes to more significant properties, then it is likely that you should size up to a higher heating output.
It is also worth noting that if you have two showers or you prefer a little extra power in your hot water, you should consider the Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 832.
The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 combi is best suited to smaller homes and flats.
How Long Is The Warranty on the Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28?
The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 comes with a 5 year warranty when it is fitted by a Vaillant accredited installer – and it must be serviced annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
However, you will not need to pay anything extra for the filter and the controls when you get that deal.
While some smaller boiler companies might tack on some hidden charges, what you see is what you get with the Vaillant warranty which is a brilliant peace of mind.
Vaillant also has excellent back-up service and dedicated engineers for call-outs if anything does wrong.
There is an option for an extended warranty, but you will need to pay a bit extra for that.
Combi boilers like the Valliant EcoTEC Pro 28 or Worcester Bosch combi boilers are one of the most efficient ways to heat your home.
The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 combi has an efficiency rating of 89.3%.
This means it can provide efficient home heating and hot water while keeping fuel bills and carbon dioxide emissions low.
The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 is a grade A for efficiency.
In order for the Vaillant EcoTEC PRro 28 to achieve such a high energy efficiency grade, it passes all of the criteria set by the ErP Directive.
How Much Does a Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 Cost?
The Vaillant EcoTEC Pro 28 combi boiler wall mounted will typically cost somewhere in the region of £990 (inc VAT) with an installation cost of between £550-£1000 (inc VAT).