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The Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW combi boiler is the heating stallion that managed to impress Shania Twain. Much.
But what makes the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W such an outstanding choice of boiler?
The Vitodens 050-W price & warranty
From £1,795 supplied and fitted through Heatable – The Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW undeniably breaks into the ‘budget’ category of combi boilers but offering a level of quality and assurance that other boilers within this price range fall incredibly short of.
Such is the quality of this supposed budget boiler that Viessmann and Heatable are backing the Vitodens 050-W 29kW with a whopping 10-year warranty. That's exclusive.
At this price point, you're already ahead of the game. Had a quote from British Gas? You might need to re-mortgage your house.
|Viessmann Model||Our Price|
|Vitodens 050-W 29kW||£1,795|
|Vitodens 050-W 35kW||£2,175|
|Vitodens 100-W 26kW||£2,247|
|Vitodens 100-W 30kW||£2,404|
|Vitodens 100-W 35kW||£2,639|
|Vitodens 200-W 35kW||£2,750|
|Vitodens 111-W 26kW||£3,180|
|Vitodens 111-W 35kW||£3,421|
Learn all about combi boilers in our what is a combi boiler guide.
Viessmann Vitodens 050-W Review: German engineering for your hair home
Blue jeans, morphine and anti-tank grenades – excluding food, there isn’t much that German pioneers haven’t achieved and excelled at. There’s a high chance you’re driving one of their cars - or want to.
The Viessmann Vitodens 050-w combination boiler 29kW is no exception to their impossibly high standards.
A boiler is the sum of all its parts and it's these internal parts that have Viessmann picking up awards and acclaim like tenner’s off the floor.
Most notably, their high-end stainless steel heat exchanger.
...But what does that actually mean?
Put simply, if a boiler breaks down or fails entirely – it’s very likely to be the heat exchanger inside.
Other boilers within the Viessmann’s price range tend to construct their heat exchanger from aluminium, chocolate or good intentions which inevitably leads to its downfall.
The stainless steel exchanger of the Vitodens 050-W is sturdy and dependable like a thick white loaf, or your first Nokia.
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Vitodens features & awards
The Viessmann Vitodens 050-W boiler is packed with useful and boiler life-extending features:
- Ultra-compact – just 707mm in height
- Available in both 29kW and 35kW outputs
- High-quality stainless steel Inox-Radial heat exchanger
- Instantaneous hot water
- High efficiency – up to 98%
- Low CO2 emissions - you're welcome, Earth.
- Digital user interface through an LCD display
- Compatible with wireless thermostats
- 10-year warranty exclusively through Heatable
- A top A-rating for energy efficiency
These features combined earned the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW a thoroughly well deserved, ‘Which? Best-Buy’ award.
A much sought after award in the home improvement sector – the prestigious ‘Which? Best-Buy’ indicates true quality and value to consumers through the independent adjudicators, Which?
The only reason you shouldn’t be buying a Viessmann Vitodens 050-W is if you’re deciding to treat yourself to the – somehow – more impressive, Viessmann Vitodens 100-W.
A look at the Vitodens 050 Vs. a popular competitor, the Worcester Bosch Greenstar i
|Worcester-Bosch Greenstar 25i||Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW||Winner|
|Standard Warranty||7-years||10-years through Heatable||The Vitodens 050-W|
|Hot Water Flow Rate||10 Litres per min.||12 Litres per min.||Vitodens 050-W|
|ERP Rating||A||A||Vitodens 050-W / Greenstar 25i|
|Smart thermostat compatible||Yes||Yes||Vitodens 050-W / Greenstar 25i|
|LPG Compatible||Yes||Yes||Vitodens 050-W / Greenstar 25i|
|Heat Exchanger||Aluminium||Stainless Steel||Vitodens 050-W|
|Shock Arrestor standard||No||Yes||Vitodens 050-W|
|Efficiency up to||94%||98%||Vitodens 050-W|
|Price range (installed)||£1,845 - £2,200||£1,795 fixed with Heatable*||Vitodens 050-W|
A popular competitor to the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W is the Worcester-Bosch Greenstar 25i (and the Greenstar 30i).
A worthy adversary – but perhaps just in name only?
In terms of parts, warranty and price – the Viessmann Vitodens 050-w combination boiler is a clear winner and customer installation numbers are catching up on the Worcester Bosch faster than a rat up a drainpipe.
The Viessmann Vitodens 050 29kW has higher potential efficiency, a longer warranty, the all-important heat exchanger straight from the planet Krypton and a much more attractive price.
So why would Viessmann Vitoden offer a better boiler at a lower price?
Viessmann is already market leaders in commercial boilers and has a great hold on the European market but their endeavours into the domestic market of Britain are still in their infancy by comparison.
Their foothold in Europe has been attained through years of quality products – a standard they refuse to let slip domestically.
...Hence the stainless steel heat exchanger opposed their competitors’ made from sweet potato mash and poorly mixed gravy.
It’s this hunger from the manufacturer that you the consumer can and should take full advantage of.
In addition to this – Heatable proudly work closely with Viessmann in order to deliver the most competitive new boiler prices in the UK and the most streamlined installation service.
Read our Worcester Bosch vs Viessmann Boilers review if you want a helpful comparsion of these trusted boiler manufacturers.
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