I have a standard mains gas boiler ..... Baxi Barcelona
Considering changing this, need 30kW heat output ...... an option would
be Worcester Greenstar 30Ri or the 8000Life
Though could just get another Baxi .... 430 or 630 HEAT
Is the Worcester worth 25%+ premium ? ...... I know it is 4% more
I had a WB Greenstar 24Si fitted 6months back replacing a 31yr old
Potterton Netaheat Electronic 16-22. Had the dudes fit a WB Filter at
the same time which gives me a 10 year parts & labour warranty as long
as I have it serviced to WB standards every year.
Expensive but it is a lot smaller than the Potterton and stunningly
quiet in operation. Having a pressurised CH system has fixed the never
ending airlocks I had before. All rads get hot all of the time!
But VW (VAG) cars aren't regarded as reliable. And it's years and years
since "if only everything in life was as reliable as a Volkswagen" or
"very tough as old boots" were marketing phrases.
Certainly wont be as bad as the Ferrolli that was in my son's house.
On Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:22:01 UTC, mm0fmf wrote:
That's the power of marketing.
It's difficult to buy a truly bad new car these days, just as it's difficul
t to buy a truly bad boiler. Pretty much all cars and pretty much all boil
ers are fine.
I think most people do regard VW cars as reliable, which is fair enough bec
ause they are. I think they're no more reliable than an average car though
The same is true for WB boilers. They're OK, the widely-published adverts
say how great they are, and they are backed by a huge fleet of service and
repair technicians :)
For someone who wants a boiler that is above average reliability, due to it
s inherent design, an InterGas is the one to go for. See a current thread
here, for example: https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/new-boiler-choice.541
487/ UK-built, too. But you won't see many InterGas repair vans driving a
round, and their marketing budget can't approach the size of Worcester Bosc
Stop teasing. You know WB would need a huge fleet if even just in 1 in
100 of their boilers went wrong each year but they had 10,000,000
installed. Just as you'd probably never see an Intergas van if 1 in 20
went wrong each year but they only had 10,000 installed. (And then
there's the question if Intergas even have staff or contractors with
Of course there's also the fact that for some reason Intergas don't do
well in Which? surveys of reliability.
reply-to address is (intended to be) valid
Be interesting to know the average lifespan and number of breakdowns etc.
Saving a few quid on purchase costs may be poor value if it need lots of
repairs and early replacement.
That's the sort of data Which should be able to get from its members.
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