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Viessmann Vitodens 050-W Boiler Review, Price & Specs

Viessmann Vitodens 050-W review (29kW, 35kW) with a boat load of information on its specs, top features and prices.

The Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 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?

It's an award-winning boiler, from a highly rated boiler brand, it's also Viessmann's most affordable combi boiler.

Want to know if it's the right boiler for you and your home? Introducing the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W review...

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Viessmann Vitodens 050-W Review

In this Viessmann Vitodens review, we've scored the 050-W in 4 key areas, including: 

  • Reliability: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Performance: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Warranty: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Price: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

The Viessmann Vitodens 050 is the brands most affordable gas-fired combination boiler that is designed to be wall-mounted.

Available in two power outputs of 29kW and 35kW it is suitable for small properties and its compact size makes it ideal for properties with limited space.

Main features of the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W Boiler: 

Before we take a deep dive, here are some of the most notable features of the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W boiler: 

  • 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 A-rated boiler – up to 98% efficiency 
  • Low CO2 emissions - you're welcome, Earth.
  • Digital user interface through an LCD display
  • Compatible with smart thermostats
  • 10-year warranty exclusively through Heatable (usually 7 years)


Reliability: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Viessmann Vitodens 050-W is the most affordable combi boiler from the award winning brand and has a 5 star reputation. 

Trustpilot Reviews 

For illustration, on TrustPilot, Viessmann UK has racked up an incredible amount of reviews. As of April 2021, over 1,000 customers left a review.

The brand has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5, incredible for a company that's still relatively new to the UK market. 

Moreover, in our article ranking the best boiler manufacturers, the brand stole the number 2 position as the best combi boilers of 2021;  so, this is certainly a boiler brand with credibility.

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If you are questioning whether to choose between Viessmann and Worcester check out our recent comparison between the two boiler makes. 

Which? Boiler Survey Results 

Viessmann was previously awarded the Which? Best Buy Award from 2017 to 2020 and since their introduction to the UK market has made continued efforts to improve the availability of spare parts. 

Performance: 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Viessmann Vitodens Combi Boiler Power Outputs 

The Viessmann Vitodens 050-W combi boiler range is available in the following sizes (power outputs):

  • 29kW
  • 35kW

The 29kW combi boiler (most popular) has a heat output of 29kW and a flow rate of 12.1 l/min, making it suitable for average-sized properties that may have slightly greater hot water demands. 

The 050-W range is also available in various other power outputs with corresponding flow rates, ideal for properties with greater hot water demands. 

The hot water flow rates range from 12.1 l/min up to 14.3 l/min, offering excellent pressure and capacity for any households that have a significant hot water demand. 

Want to know which boiler power is right for your home? Check out our boiler sizing guide.

You can check the latest deals on Viessmann boilers here, and see how the brand compared to another market leader in our Worcester Bosch vs Vaillant Boilers comparison.  

Efficiency of the Vitodens 050-W

The Viessmann Vitodens 050-W is certified as A-rated for efficiency and offers up to 97% efficiency.

You can save even more energy and money by controlling the boiler with a smart thermostat. 

This allows you to control your boiler from a convenient smartphone app, allowing you to set up schedules and gain access to a whole range of other energy-saving features. 

The Vitodens 050 dimensions - size does matter

Viessmann Vitodens 100-WThe Viessmann Vitodens 050-W comes in a pretty compact size for a wall-mounted combi boiler (see dimensions below). Its compact size will allow for fitting in most standard kitchen cupboards and not make it too much of an eyesore when fitted externally in a living space.

Live in a cupboard in London? No problem.

Dimension (mm)
Height 707
Width 400
Depth 350
Not just small - it's quiet too! The Viessmann Vitodens 050 is one of the brands quiestest models within the range. 

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Controls & Features of the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W

As with all Viessmann boilers, the 050-W features a stainless steel heat exchanger, which is superior to many of the competitor brands that tend to use aluminium. Steel is a tougher material that is also more suitable for those that live in areas with hard water. 

The Vitodens 050-W is compatible with smart thermostats including tado and Google's Nest. This is a great feature as it allows you to control the boiler from the comfort of your smartphone, enabling you to reduce your heating bills, energy waste and save money. 

Warranty: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The warranty is a major part of buying any new boiler as if something goes wrong you want the reassurance that it will be repaired and back in working order as soon as possible. 

The great news is that when you purchase your Viessmann boiler with Heatable, you will receive a 10-year warranty. This beats the standard warranty length of 7 years and is extremely generous for an entry-level unit. 

Price Point: 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Viessmann Vitodens Combi Boiler Costs

It's an award-winning boiler, from a world-leading brand with the latest features. That means it is a little more expensive than budget brands. 

The exact costs of the boiler (including Gas Safe installation) may vary depending on your type of property, hot water demands and a range of other factors. 

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So, to make it easy, we have designed a quick questionnaire that will give you an instant fixed price. It takes about 60 seconds to complete.

Viessmann Vitodens 050-W Deals

However, for illustrative purposes Viessmann boilers through Heatable start from just £1,795 - considerably below the national UK average that breaks the £2,000 mark.

The Viessmann Vitodens 050 is their entry-level model, and prices start from just £1,795. The 100-W has had a recent price drop, and you can now bag one from just £2,295 (with a massive 10-year warranty).

Learn all about combi boilers in our what is a combi boiler guide. 

Viessmann Model Our Price   
Vitodens 050-W 29kW £1,795
Vitodens 050-W 35kW £1,995
Vitodens 100-W 26kW £2,247
Vitodens 100-W 30kW £2,295
Vitodens 100-W 35kW £2,530
Vitodens 200-W 35kW £2,750
Vitodens 111-W 26kW £3,180
Vitodens 111-W 35kW £3,421

Vitodens 100-W Which? Best Buy Boiler Review

Having previously claimed themselves a Which? Best Buy award, the Viessmann Vitodens 100-W (and its feisty little brother the Vitodens 050-W) offer outstanding value for money against their rivals, especially when considering their superior internal components for a longer lasting boiler.

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. 

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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?

Viessmann Vitodens 050 Heat Exchanger

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.

Curious to know which boiler brand performed worst? Find out in our report of the worst boilers

 

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.

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A look at the Vitodens 050 Vs. a popular competitor, the Worcester Bosch Greenstar i

  Worcester-Bosch Greenstar 25i Viessmann Vitodens 050-W 29kW
Standard Warranty 10-years through Heatable 10-years through Heatable
Hot Water Flow Rate 10 Litres per min. 12 Litres per min.
ERP Rating A A
Smart thermostat compatible Yes Yes
LPG Compatible Yes Yes
Heat Exchanger Aluminium Stainless Steel
Shock Arrestor standard No Yes
Efficiency up to 94% 98%
Price range (installed) £1,845 - £2,200 £1,795 fixed with Heatable*

A popular competitor to the Viessmann Vitodens 050-W is the Worcester-Bosch Greenstar 25i (and the Greenstar 30i).

So who's the winner - Viessmann or Worcester Bosch? 

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 boiler replacement prices in the UK and the most streamlined installation service.

In comparison, Worcester Bosch is well-established in the UK, so availability of parts is extremely reliable.  Their support and aftercare are also extremely well-rated, as is clear from their impeccable TrustPilot reviews. 

Read our Worcester Bosch vs Viessmann Boilers review if you want to read a more in-depth and helpful comparison of these trusted boiler manufacturers. 

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Plus, because of the volumes that we install, we're able to access exclusive warranty lengths from our partner manufacturers. For example, we can offer 10 years of protection on the Viessmann 050-W range, whereas your traditional installer can only offer you 7. Boom.

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