Choose the right Vaillant combi boiler for your home

Company type: Manufacturer

HQ: Remscheid, Germany

Founded: 1874

CEO: Norbert Schiedeck

If you’re looking for a compact and efficient boiler that delivers hot water instantly, the Vaillant combi boiler may be the perfect option for you. On this page, we will tell you everything you need to know about Vaillant combi boilers and help you make the best choice to suit your home’s size and installation requirements.

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What is a combi boiler?

A combi boiler is designed to combine a water heater and a central heating boiler into one highly efficient unit. Combination boilers take the water directly from the mains to provide hot water and heat on demand. The system has control valves that open or close to direct hot water to the radiators or, when the tap opens, deliver instant hot water to the tap.

Unlike traditional boilers, combination boilers do not require a separate tank or cylinder to store water, which makes them a popular option for houses with limited space.

What homes are combi boilers best suited for?

Although Vaillant Combi Boilers are designed to accommodate homes of all shapes and sizes, combi boilers are best suited for properties with limited loft space and moderate hot water demands. Continue reading to find the right sized Vaillant Combi boiler for your home.

How energy efficient are the Vaillant combi boilers?

All Vaillant combi boilers have an efficiency rating of 89%, which puts them into the top efficiency category, ‘A’. Efficiency levels assess how much of the fuel, so in this case, gas, is turned into heat and how much is wasted during the process. 89% efficiency means that 11% of used energy leaves the system as gases emitted via the flue pipe. This makes Vaillant combi boilers much more efficient than most traditional boilers, which have efficiencies of 60% and lower.

Combi boilers allow you to save money as they heat water in small quantities, compared to traditional boilers that require you to heat up an entire cylinder full of water just to wash your hands! Some Vaillant combi boilers can be installed with accessories that can help boost your boiler’s efficiency and help you save even more on your energy bills. Continue reading to explore the whole Vaillant Combi Boiler range.

What size combi do I need for my home?

The first step in selecting the best Vaillant combi boiler for your home is determining the appropriate boiler size. When we refer to 'boiler size', what we really mean is the boiler's power output. Below is a rough guide to how powerful your combi boiler should be to efficiently heat different sized properties. Use these values to estimate the recommended energy output of your Vaillant combi boiler.

Property Type No. of Bathrooms No. of Radiators Recommended energy output Recommended hot water flow rate
Small house or flat 1 Up to 10 24-27 kW 9-12 litres/minute
Medium house 1 or 2 Up to 15 28-34 kW 12-16 litres/minute
Large house 2+ Up to 25 35-45 kW 16+ litres/minute

Choosing a combi boiler with the right energy output will maintain your home's comfort while also saving you money on energy costs. Combi boilers with larger kW outputs usually deliver higher hot water flow rates, making them more suitable for homes with two and more bathrooms.

Overview of the Vaillant combi boiler range

Take a look at all of the combi boilers offered by Vaillant and their specifications.

Property size Model Output kW Hot water flow rate (l/m) Standard Guarantee ERP rating Water rating Dimensions (mm) Sound power (dB)
Small/Medium Ecotec Pro 24,28 or 30 9.6 - 12.3 2 years A A 720 x 440 x 338 49
Small/Medium EcoFit Pure 25, 30 or 35 10.4 - 14.1 2 years A A 700 x 390 x 295 45
All Ecotec Plus 25, 32, 35 or 38 10.5 - 15.9 5 years A A 720 x 440 x 338 47
Medium/Large EcoTec with Green IQ 35 or 43 14.5 - 17.8 5 years A A 720 x 440 x 406 51
Medium/Large EcoTec Plus Store 938 38 20 5 years A A 720 x 664 x 440 48

Vaillant combi boilers for small and medium sized homes

Ecotec Pro combi

The Ecotec Pro is a great choice for small to medium sized homes with one bathroom. This is a relatively compact boiler and has a lightweight design with removable side panels, making it easy to install and maintain.

Key features:

  • Quiet Mark approved, meaning it’s one of the quietest products in its category.
  • Comes in three power outputs (24, 28 and 30kW) to meet the needs of smaller homes.
  • Easy repairs and maintenance, thanks to full front access to all parts.
  • Comes with a standard 2-year warranty, that can be extended to 7 years when installed by Vaillant Advance engineer.
  • Has in-built two-stage frost protection that ensures optimal performance all year round
  • Compatible with environmentally friendly heat pumps, like aroTHERM, for a more environmentally friendly heating solution. For more information about aroTHERM, click here.

Perfect for: Those looking for a simple and easy-to-use boiler that does the job.

Prices start at £1200

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Ecofit Pure combi

If you live in a small flat or house with one bathroom and are looking for an affordable combi from an industry-leading brand, Vaillant Ecofit Pure may be for you. The Ecofit Pure is the smallest and lightest boiler out of the entire Vaillant combi boiler range and it is designed to fit into kitchen cupboards and other small spaces. In addition to that, it’s also Quiet Mark approved, meaning it’s one of the quietest products in its category, making it even more appealing for smaller properties where it’s not always easy to place boilers away from living spaces.

Key features:

  • Smaller than the average boiler and is great for installations within a kitchen cupboard
  • Comes with a standard 2-year warranty that can be extended when registered with Vaillant
  • Compatible with a range of boiler controls, allowing you extra flexibility with your temperature settings and more control over your heating system.

Perfect for: Those looking for a budget-friendly boiler that will save much-needed apartment space.

Prices from £1000

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Ecotec Plus combi

Vaillant’s Ecotec Plus is a mid-range boiler with a variety of outputs to choose from, making it a suitable choice for most homes. With the smallest output of 25kW, it will provide enough hot water for a one-bed one-bath flat, but if you go up to 38kW, it can easily supply two bathrooms with hot water.

Key features:

  • Vaillant’s flagship boiler with the widest range of heating outputs.
  • Comes with a Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery Device, meaning the otherwise lost flue gases are reused to heat water in the boiler.
  • Very easy to install, thanks to its lightweight design
  • Simple to use controls and display
  • Comes with a stainless steel heat exchanger and premium high-quality components to ensure reliability and reduce the chance of boiler breakdown.
  • Compatible with Vaillant wireless thermostat and other products like Hive, which allow you to control your heating remotely.
  • Comes with a standard 5-year warranty with options to upgrade.

Perfect for: Those looking for a solid mid-range boiler with some great features.

Prices start at £1300

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Vaillant combi boilers for larger homes

Ecotec Exclusive with Green IQ

Vaillant’s latest addition to the range, Ecotec Exclusive, comes in two different outputs: 35 and 43kW. It is powerful enough to handle far greater hot water demands than other Vaillant combi boilers.

The innovative Green IQ technology means that the boiler will adjust itself around your lifestyle and provide maximum efficiency. The Green IQ technology also offers remote diagnostics, which will help your engineer spot problems remotely, as they occur, and resolve them quickly.

Key features:

  • Green IQ mark means the best energy efficiency, lowest energy consumption and lowest running costs, saving you money in the long run.
  • The only Vaillant combi boiler that can adapt itself by ‘learning’ from your preferences and schedules over time.
  • Vaillant’s most climate-friendly boiler, with 85% of parts being recyclable at the end of its life.
  • Compatible with VSMART control that allows you to control your heating system as remotely with your phone or tablet. You can also activate the Weather Compensating mode, which will alter water temperature based on the temperature outside.
  • Quiet mark awarded, meaning it is one of the quietest similar-sized boilers on the market.
  • Comes with a standard warranty of 5 years that can be extended to 10 when you register with Vaillant Advance, Vaillant’s loyalty program.

Those looking for a top-of-the-range boiler with innovative climate-friendly features.

Prices start at £1500

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Ecotec Plus Combination Store 938

This Vaillant model is a combination storage boiler, which means there is a hot water cylinder built into the back of the boiler. Whilst a standard combi boiler draws water directly from the mains supply and heats water on demand, a storage combi not only does this but also stores a supply of hot water in the cylinder.

This feature allows the Vaillant Ecotec Plus Store to deliver exceptional hot water flow rates (up to 20 litres per minute) to meet the needs of larger homes with several bathrooms. A storage combi boiler can deliver hot water as and when you need it, through multiple outlets at the same time.

Key features:

  • Comes with a standard warranty of 5 years that can be extended to 10 when you register with Vaillant Advance, Vaillant’s loyalty program.
  • Can deliver up to 20 litres of hot water per minute, which is significantly more than a traditional combi boiler, ensuring high pressure at all taps and showers
  • Unlike other combi storage models, Ecotec Plus Store can be easily wall-mounted and comes in a relatively compact size.

Perfect for: Large homes with multiple showers and taps that sometimes need to run at the same time.

Prices start at £1600

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