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Worcester Greenstar 18ri Boiler Review

Installing a new boiler can be a pricey process and is often needed at the most inconvenient time! However, there are benefits from installing a new boiler such as improved efficiencies which can reduce energy bills.

With such a large expense, you will want to ensure that the overall fitted price of a new boiler is the best value for money and that the boiler chosen is a good reliable brand.

Worcester Bosch is a very well-known and long-established brand within the UK, and often considered one of the best manufacturers within the boiler industry, with the Greenstar Ri range often seen as the premier manufacturer’s top model.

Worcester Bosch excels both by offering long warranties to its customers, usually between 5 and 10 years, as well as providing a high standard of aftercare to its customers and therefore is a popular choice.

However, the higher quality product and customer service level provided by Worcester Bosch does also increase the price tag of their boilers, compared with the brand’s competitors.

Is a Regular Boiler Suitable for Your Requirements?

Before undertaking further researching and opting for a preferred brand, boiler make and model, it is important to establish which type of boiler is right for your property and usage requirements.

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri range is regular boilers, not combi boilers. Regular boilers are a type of non-open valve heating system that requires a water storage cylinder to be accommodated. System boilers traditionally are more expensive than combination boilers to install however have a reputation for reliability.

If your property does not already have a water storage cylinder and is limited on space, a combi-boiler is probably more suitable such as the Worcester Bosch Greenstar i.

If there is any doubt or confusion regarding the best type of boiler for your property, it would be advisable to seek advice from a heating engineer.

What Models are Included within the Worcester Bosch Ri Range and What are the Differences?

There are 7 different boiler models within the Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri range. The differences between the models are the heating output, and the most suitable model for your property will depend on the usage requirements.

The models in the range are as follows:

  • Worcester Bosch Greenstar 9Ri 9kw
  • Worcester Bosch Greenstar 12Ri 12kw
  • Worcester Bosch Greenstar 15Ri 15kw
  • Worcester Bosch Greenstar 18Ri 18kw
  • Worcester Bosch Greenstar 24Ri 24kw
  • Worcester Bosch Greenstar 27Ri 27kw
  • Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30Ri 30kw

In addition to the differing central heating outputs between the models, the other difference is the flow rate of the hot water, for example, the 9Ri model can produce 4.9 litres of water at 35 degrees Celsius whereas the 30Ri can generate 12.2 litres at the same temperature.

The household requirements will often determine which model would be most suitable, however as a general rule, the larger the property will require a larger boiler. Expert advice on which model would be most suitable for your property can be sought from a heating engineer.

For further details on the specification and price differences between the models, check out the Worcester Bosch website.

What Size are the Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri Boilers?

The Greenstar range of boilers are fairly compact for regular boilers and all measure:

  • 600mm x 390mm x 270mm

How Efficient are the Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri Boilers?

Each of the boilers within the Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri range is ‘A’ rated boilers, representing that they are all very energy efficient and as such will provide the maximum savings on your energy bills.

How much will a Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri Boiler Cost to Install?

The Worcester Bosch website will provide an idea of the boiler costs however there will also be additional costs other than just the boiler itself such as fitting costs.

The fitting costs will vary depending on the property itself, the condition of any pipework already in place and the previous type of boiler that was in situ.

If you are planning to switch to a regular boiler form another boiler type or alter the location that the boiler is to be installed, there may be changes required to the current heating system which are likely to increase the costs of fitting the new boiler.

As a rough price, if a like for like regular boiler is planned and there are no changes required to the heating system, an installation of a new Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri boiler could be around £1,700.

Where to Obtain Quotes from for the Installation of a Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri Boiler?

There are a range of competing companies that will love to install a boiler system and therefore shopping around can seem daunting, however, simplifying the market provides three options;

  • National installation companies
  • Local installation companies
  • Online installers

There are a number of websites that can provide quotes online however these may not take into account any specific requirements for your property and therefore you may wish to obtain a quote from all three options.

Typically, national installers will provide the highest quotes and will be keen to offer aftersales including servicing packages, whereas local installers are mid-range and online installers can often provide the most cost-effective pricing.

What Warranty will be provided?

Worcester Bosch offers a range of warranties for their boilers and if one of their Greenstar Ri boilers is purchased via their preferred suppliers, the warranty is often extended to 10 years, which can provide peace of mind.

Worcester Greenstar 18ri Boiler Review Summary

Purchasing a new boiler can be a costly expense and therefore you will want to be certain that the model chosen will be high quality and reliable.

Worcester Bosch manufacturer high quality, energy-efficient boilers and therefore the investment of a Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri range boiler is likely to meet your heating requirements as well as provide peace of mind from breakdowns as systems are covered by long warranties.

The company are also known for providing excellent aftersales service including troubleshooting either online or via the phone, however, all of which does come with a slightly higher price tag than their competitors.

We highly recommend boilers within the Worcester Bosch Greenstar Ri range, however before committing, you may wish to compare the Greenstar Ri range with a similar boiler manufactured by Vaillant or Viessmann model before you proceed.

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