Vaillant are one of the best known and most popular heating brands in Europe. Vaillant are still a proudly owned family business. Founded in 1874 as a one-man coppersmith, they have over 140 years of experience in the heating industry, focused on high efficiency and green, environmentally conscious technologies in their entire range
Known for reliability, innovation, and German engineering Vaillant are consistently one of the big 2 brands that dominate the UK heating market. Favoured by engineers since they are easier to maintain and repair due to their stainless steel heat exchangers, as opposed to the aluminium exchangers that many of their competitors use.
Vaillant offer a great selection of boilers covering Combi, System, Regular and Electric options, all of which have been awarded the Quiet Mark accreditation as a mark of quality for the quiet running of their boilers.
Vaillant boilers are known for high quality and exceptional engineering, with entire ranges of their boilers being awarded Which? Best Buy awards multiple times. They offer a complete range of boilers, including Combi, System and Regular boilers, as well as electric only options too.
Vaillant also offer great warranty on their products, with 2-5 years as standard which rises to 7-10 years when installed and a regular service is carried out by a Vaillant Advance installer, giving you peace of mind for a long time that you will be covered for any problems you may encounter.
When it comes to Vaillant closest competitors, there are very narrow margins between them for consumers. The biggest deciding factor for Vaillant is their commitment to innovation in ensuring their boilers are as environmentally friendly as possible. Every boiler made by Vaillant has an Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) rating of 0 and a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 0 as well. They even offer some models that are 85% recyclable at the end of their life, so if sustainable practice is important to you Vaillant may be your brand of choice.
Vaillant tend to be slightly more expensive than their closest competitors, but some would argue that their commitment to innovation and sustainability, as well as their German engineering and design is worth the extra.
Broadly speaking Vaillant sit between £800 – £1500 depending on the model, size and type of boiler, although there are a few models that sit at upwards of £2000.
The entire ecoTEC range from Vaillant has been awarded Quiet Mark approval, as well as the Which? Best Buy award and since the entirety of the Vaillant boiler range has at least 90% efficiency ratings it’s easy to see why. 90% boiler efficiency refers to the amount of waste heat and gases that the boiler produces during operation, in this case meaning that there is only 10% waste when running every Vaillant boiler. Put another way, there isn’t a single Vaillant boiler available that has more than 10p wasted for every £1 spent on running it.