Winter is the season when everyone craves comfort and warmth in their houses. This can be possible with several equipment and appliances, but the question that arises is which one among them are the best?
Boilers are the most efficient heating system for the house with a high-tech mechanism. They radiate heat through the wall or floor surfaces and also fulfill the need for hot water in the bathrooms. The biggest advantage of having a boiler system installed in the house is that it helps in saving energy and lowering your gas bills in the long run.
Viessmann Vitodens boilers have always been one of the most popular boilers manufacturing brand in the UK. They are well-known for their quality and reliability in the market. They are also rated A in terms of efficiency.
Viessmann Vitodens 242-F Combi Boiler
£4,591.80 to £4,748.22 including VAT and excluding installation.
Viessmann vitodens 242-F is a wall standing combi boiler designed for connection to a solar thermal system. The solar technology of this boiler makes is highly efficient and results in greater savings. There are two models included in this range with a size of 19KW and 26KW. They also come with a built-in storage tank to meet the higher demands of hot water in the house. It also comes with an Inox-radial stainless-steel heat exchanger to improve the boiler performance. They do not require any additional hot-water cylinder or cold-water tank, yet fulfill the higher need for hot water.
Prices for different models of Viessmann vitodens 242-F combi boiler range:
Max flow rate
VIESSMANN VITODENS 242-F 19KW
H-1,875MM, W-600MM, D-595MM
VIESSMANN VITODENS 242-F 26KW
H-1,425MM, W-600MM, D-595MM
Higher efficiency rating which helps you save money on gas bills.
5-inch touchscreen display which is easy and simple to operate.
Stainless-steel heat exchanger for improving boiler performance.
Environment-friendly by lowering the CO2 emission.
Standard warranty of 10 years and 2 years of labor and parts warranty.
Tested and recommended by Which? In 2017.
Made of specially designed solar technology for greater savings.
Does not require the need for any hot-water cylinder or cold-water tank to function.
Meets the higher demand for hot water in the house.
Very low operating noise.
Can easily be operated by the Vicare app and Vitotrol Plus app.
Quick and efficient services at your doorstep.
Requires separate standing space and cannot fit into a kitchen cabinet.
Quite expensive than other boilers.
Rated A by SEDBUK.
Made of an Inox-radial stainless-steel heat exchanger.
Floor-standing boiler system.
New cylinder burner with MatriX surface.
5-inch touchscreen control unit.
2-year labor and parts warranty.
Incorporated with solar technology.
Very low CO2 emissions.
Central Heating Max Output
Buyer’s guide for Viessmann vitodens 242-F combi boiler:
For a customer, it becomes quite difficult to find the right boiler that would fit his needs and wants. It is one big task due to the reason that there are so many boiler brands available in the market with so many ranges and models having different features and benefits. Viessmann vitodens 242-f combi boilers are one of the most efficient boilers to meet the need for hot water more than small houses usually do. When looking for the right boiler for yourself you need to consider the following factors:
Size of the house- For medium to large houses where the area of heating is much larger Viessman vitodens 242-f is a great option to consider. It comes in two heating outputs of 19kw and 26kw to meet the needs of your house. The 19kw model is best for medium-sized houses, whereas the 26kw model is best suited for large houses with multiple bathrooms.
Hot water demand- Viessmann vitodens 242-f combi boiler is manufactured keeping in mind the higher need for hot water in a house. It can provide water through multiple taps simultaneously as it comes with a built-in storage tank.
Price with additional charges- One thing that you need to look into is that the Viessmann vitodens 242-f combi boilers are quite a bit on the pricier side as compared to other combi boilers in the market. This is due to the reason that they provide much more hot water than the cheaper ones. Its price range is from £4,591.80 to £4,748.22 including VAT and excluding installation. The installation charge on the other hand might cost you anywhere around £500 to £1,000.
Space available in the house- Unlike other boilers in the market which are wall-mounted, Viessmann vitodens 242-f is a floor standing boiler with a height of 1,875mm. They cannot fit into a kitchen cabinet but require some space on the floor.
Interesting facts about Viessmann:
The Viessmann Group is a German manufacturer of heating, industrial, and refrigeration systems headquartered in Allendorf (Eder), Germany.
The company was founded in the year 1917 by Johann Viessmann.
The company is led by Martin Viessmann (Chairman of the Executive Board), Maximilian Viessmann (Co-CEO), and Joachim Janssen (Co-CEO), since 2018.
As of 2019, the company employs 12,300 people and reports annual sales of € 2.65 billion.
Minneapolis boiler expert David Howland has been a Service Technician at Standard Heating since 2005.
“Boilers provide radiant heat, which warms objects in a room. In contrast, a forced-air furnace warms the air in a room, which means objects absorb heat more slowly. Some people prefer boilers because they can set their thermostat at a lower temperature and the radiant heat makes the room feel warmer than the actual air temperature. Others say boilers provide more balanced heat throughout the home during the winter months.”
Detail- I have just had a boiler repair done by an engineer and when he left, I noticed a slight leak I contacted customer service and they said they couldn’t come and sort it until I had requested my service contractor (that’s a whole other nightmare). I was then told by the customer service agent that their engineers do not make mistakes and that the leak must have happened some other way after he had left. to me, that suggests they are blaming us for tampering with the boiler. After speaking with Julie at Viessmann today I have changed my score slightly I still think a boiler retailing at £825 should not have had repairs done to it totaling £842 and that’s with £200 credit after only 4.5 years. I will get this boiler removed as soon as I can as I have no doubt it will keep costing me in years to come. My last boiler lasted 18 years with no flushes and no issues at service.
Thanks again to Julie for all your help as without it this review would have been very different.
Name of the customer– Steve
Rating– 5 out of 5 stars
Detail– Keith Kerslake Ltd did a brilliant job. Very informative and a 1st class installation with no complaints about my coffee-making skills.
The boiler has only been in a week so a bit early to say a lot about it. Except, that we have so far seen a 100% improvement on the old one and we know that this installation is up to current regulations. I lived in Germany for 8 years and have always been a fan of German engineering.
Name of the customer- Peter Brooks
Rating- 5 out of 5 stars Feedback-
Detail- We had the Viessman Boiler fitted in March just as the COVID-19 lockdown was being implemented. It came a bit earlier than planned as I suspect a number of customers had canceled their installation due to COVID-19.
Yorkshire Boilers, the installers were well briefed and prepared for the installation and carried out their work in a COVID-19 safe manner. The boiler had to be installed in a different place than planned but all the work was carried out to a high standard.
A few water pressure problems at the start were dealt with promptly and we have had no problems since then.
To date, the boiler has proved to be very quiet and faultless in operation. Too early to say whether it is saving gas but as it is a condensing boiler, we are hopefully reducing the impact on the environment.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BOILER AND A FURNACE?
A boiler is part of a heating system that heats your home by using water. A hot water boiler system circulates water in the heat exchanger of your boiler, which is then pumped through pipes to heat baseboards or radiators before returning to the unit to start the cycle all over again. A furnace part of a heating system that heats your home with hot air. A blower motor moves air through the furnace where it is heated and then distributes the hot air throughout a home’s duct system. The heat is then released from the duct system through the vents and registers in your home.
WHAT MAKES BOILERS DIFFERENT?
A wide range of factors can affect a boiler’s effectiveness, efficiency, cost, and lifetime. We recommend working with a professional contractor (Contact a ViPRO contractor here) who can help you select the best boiler based on your home’s size, radiators, heat loss, and a range of other factors.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY BOILER SERVICED?
We, along with most manufacturers and contractors, recommend a yearly checkup of your boiler system. These inspections can help catch small fixes before they become expensive repairs, and also maintain the health and safety of your family and loved ones.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD MY BOILER BE REPLACED?
A typical boiler’s lifetime is expected to be 15-20 years. However, things vary, and your boiler may last longer if well maintained, less if it is ignored. Once repairs are needed more frequently, or if they become increasingly expensive, then a replacement boiler may save you money in the long run. An added benefit is that new boilers are almost guaranteed to be much more efficient than older systems.
MY BOILER IS SHOWING FAULTS. CAN I FIX THIS MYSELF?
It’s best to get in touch with your ViPRO partner who can diagnose and fix the problem safely and effectively. A fault can mean a wide range of problems and a ViPRO partner has been trained on how to solve the problem.
The fitting of a new Viessmann gas boiler by RBHM had been a nightmare. I’ll spare you the details but one of my many problems was their failure to leave me with the Benchmark commissioning sheet which is essential to obtain the Viessmann 10-year warranty. Eventually, I rang Viessmann and spoke to Suellen. She was in Finance (I couldn’t get through to anyone in Customer Service) but she didn’t fob me off, she listened patiently to my tale of woe. She was encouraging, assuring me that Viessmann would help me out: she would speak to a supervisor and they would get back to me probably the following day because by this time it was close to 5 pm. I can’t praise her customer service too high, it was exemplary.
Then – about an hour later – I got a follow-up call from Ian, a Sales Director. He reassured me, he was confident Viessmann would waive the Benchmark commissioning document and honor the 10-year warranty. Given my problems with the MD of RBHM, this provided me with the peace of mind I wanted. Amazingly, Ian sent me an email later that same evening to confirm he would get this sorted and I got another 2 emails the following morning to say it had all been agreed. What impressed me about Suellen’s and Ian’s customer service response was that they were not only true to their word and got things done but they were so sympathetic and understanding. This is in marked contrast to several people recently who have tried to cheat and deceive me – and that includes lawyers and Tribunal judges! My faith in human nature was restored and I’m now a firm fan of Viessmann.
During the winter season, we have a constant need to feel warm and comfortable around the house. This becomes difficult in low temperatures and we all look for systems that would keep us warm. The heating system one can consider is a boiler. The reason behind this is that they provide an excellent and efficient central heating system and also fulfills the need for hot water for bathing and washing purposes. So, for the next winter do purchase a boiler to keep yourself and your family warm and happy!