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VAILLANT ECOTEC PLUS 832 COMBI BOILER - REVIEW

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Vaillant’s ecoTec Plus 832 is a popular choice for those with small to mid-sized properties. Founded in Germany in 1874, Vaillant is Europe’s second largest boiler manufacturer, while directly competing with Worcester Bosch. High quality and polished German-engineered energy products all sit within Vaillant’s product lines.

In today’s review, we’ll be focusing on the Vaillant ecoTec Plus 832 combi boiler.

Will the Vaillant ecoTec Plus 832 be suitable for my home?

The Vaillant ecoTec Plus 832 can supply enough hot water for homes with up to 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with one shower installed. The 832 offers a central heating output of 24.4kW and hot water output of 30kW, which is enough for small to mid-sized properties. You’ll also benefit from an improved flow rate over the 825 at 13l/m, which offers a better heating and hot water experience.

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What about the Vaillant ecoTec Plus 831?

The ecoTec Plus 832 serves as the direct replacement to the 831. The Vaillant ecoTec Plus 831 is no longer compliant with energy efficiency regulations (ErP) and has been discontinued. The 832 was manufactured to include a shiny new pump to make the boiler more energy efficient and eligible for sale, therefore replacing the 831.

Controls

The ecoTec Plus 832, like many other combination boilers, has a standard control panel installed on the front of the boiler which is hidden away by a flap. The boiler controls allow you to increase or decrease the output of the boiler, as well as switch the boiler on or off. The display on the front will also show any fault codes if something has gone wrong with the boiler. This makes it easier for engineers to be able to diagnose the problem quickly, without needing to open up the boiler and investigate first. Modern boilers are easier to diagnose which reduces call-out fees. The build of the boiler itself is also relatively simple, which makes replacing components and parts easier.

Seeing as the controls installed on the boiler won’t allow you to take full advantage of your central heating system. Vaillant offers a range of boiler controls from mechanical to smart thermostats. Smart thermostats are a modern and techy alternative to the traditional programmable thermostat, allowing you to control your heating and hot water from your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Smart thermostats come bundled with an app that can be installed on a smartphone or tablet. The app will allow you to alter your heating settings, monitor your energy use, and switch your heating on or off whether you’re at home, or away with a WiFi/3G & 4G connection. If you’re not sure about smart thermostats yet there are still wireless programmable thermostat options available.

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Size

The Vaillant ecoTec Plus 832 measures at 720x440x338mm which isn’t the most compact, especially for kitchen cupboards. If you require a boiler that can fit in a kitchen cupboard or a tight space, the Worcester Greenstar 30Si Compact is a great choice.

Warranty

Each Vaillant boiler model from the ecoTec range comes with a standard 5-year warranty free of charge for your peace of mind. You can also benefit from an extended warranty of up to 10 years if you decide to install with Hometree.

Energy Efficiency

The ecoTec Plus 832 is an efficient and high-performance boiler, with an ErP (Energy-related Products) rating of 89.3%, which is an A-grade for efficiency. So, in addition to incredible performance, you will start saving money on your energy bills while playing your part in the reduction of carbon emissions.

The ErP directive tests energy products to ensure that they pass specific criteria for performance and efficiency. If a boiler is tested and fails the tests, the directive will step in to recommend design improvements to reduce the amount of energy wasted, thus reducing carbon footprint.

Verdict

The Vaillant ecoTec Plus 832 is perfect for smaller homes, especially if you have one bathroom with a shower installed and up to 3 bedrooms. The entire ecoTec Plus range offers boilers with a high-quality finish and savings on your energy bills through reduced energy wastage. In addition to high efficiency, the ecoTec Plus boiler range has been awarded the QuietMark for reduced-noise design.

If you’re interested in the Vaillant ecoTec Plus 832, we currently offer the boiler complete with installation and a range of extended warranties and finance plans. You can also take a look at the rest of our Vaillant combi boiler range here.

 Vaillant ecoTec Plus 832
ErP rating (energy efficiency)A (89.3%)
Size (HxWxD in mm)720x440x338
Heating output (kW)24.4
How water output (kW)30
Flow rate (litres/min)13
Standard warranty (years)5 (extended warranties available)
Other available sizes (kW)25, 32, 38

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Which? boiler review

The consumer group Which? review each boiler on the market to find the most (and least) reliable boilers according to a survey completed by thousands of boiler owners. In each review, Which? supply a brand score percentage and star ratings for each category. Take a look at the Vaillant ecoTec Plus 832 ratings below:

Which? Score 
Efficiency rating★★★★★
Brand reliability★★★★☆
Brand customer score★★★★★
Ease of repair★★★★★
Ease of service★★★★★
Availability of parts and spares★★★★★
Build quality★★★★★
Engineer recommendation★★★★★
Brand score80%

If you'd like to learn more about the Vaillant ecoTec Plus 832 combination boiler, check out our quick video review below:

Video transcript

Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 combi gas boiler review. Welcome to Hometree, home of the stress free boiler installation. Looking for a boiler replacement or just want to know about this Vaillant combi boiler. Hometree Heating Experts have all the information you need to find out which is the best new boiler for you. This is a review of Vaillant ecoTEC plus 832 combi boiler model which we hope gives you enough information to make an educated decision when weighing up the best combi boiler brands and models to find the most suitable replacement for your central heating and hot water boiler needs. At Hometree, we can find the best new boiler for your needs in just 90 seconds by asking simple questions about your home either online or over the phone getting a new boiler installed within seven days just visit hometree.co.uk to find the new ideal boiler for your home and your new boiler cost. The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 is a combi gas boiler. Your home may require a combi boiler, a system boiler or a regular boiler. To find out which, contact Hometree today. Is the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 suitable for my home? The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 boiler offers a central heating output of twenty four point four kilowatts and a hot water output of 30 kilowatts. In real terms this boiler will be suitable for your home if you have up to three bedrooms and two bathrooms with one shower installed. This boiler can power between fourteen and sixteen radiators. You will also benefit from a Vaillant 832 flow rate of 13 litres per minute which offers you a great heating and hot shower experience if your home has one shower. Hs someone told you about the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 831. This is probably because the ecoTEC Plus 832 serves as a direct replacement to the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 8321 since the 831 model is no longer compliant with energy efficiency regulations and has been discontinued. ERP stands for Energy Related Products and the EU regulation standardises requirements for products that consume energy. Can I trust Vaillant as a manufacturer? Vaillant is currently Europe's second-largest boiler manufacturer. They are renowned for their development of environmentally-friendly products with innovations in quiet design features. The Which? verdict gives a brand score of 80% and states that this is one of the best boiler brands you can buy. They consider the brand Best Buy. Which? customers have given it five stars they praise the fact that the boiler does not require a hot water cylinder or cold water tank in the loft. The Vaillant ecoTEC Plus range of combi boilers provide almost instant hot water to your taps or a shower from the mains water supply. All-in-all Vaillant makes fantastic boilers and have a good reliability record. Looking for energy efficient boilers? Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 is an efficient high-performance boiler and as such, is ERP A-rated with an efficiency rating of eighty nine point three percent. By replacing your old boiler with a new energy efficient boiler you'll make savings on your energy bill of 30 percent as well as doing your bit for the environment by reducing carbon emissions. What size is the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832? will this fit in my home? the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 measures at seven two zero four four zero and three three eight millimeters which isn't the most compact in terms of new boiler sizes so it probably won't fit in that little cupboard in you kitchen. If space is tight, you might need to look into a more contact boiler and Hometree Heating Experts can help you look at the options available to you. How long is the boiler warranty of a Vaillant Combi Boiler. The warranty you receive with the installation of a Vaillant boiler will vary depending on who you get to install it for you. Each Vaillant boiler model from the ecoTEC range comes with a standard 5-year warranty but if Hometree installs your boiler, you will benefit from an extended warranty of ten years of peace of mind. Boilers usually lasts for ten to fifteen years so you won't have to think about replacing your boiler again for sometime. What controls come with the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832. Like most combi boilers the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 has a standard heating control panel installed on the front of the boiler hidden away by a flap. The boiler controls allow you to increase or decrease the output of the boiler as well as switching the boiler on or off. If anything were to go wrong with the boiler the Vaillant display on most of their gas combi boilers shows a fault code which means that you can discover the problem and the solution without an engineer having to actually open up the boiler and investigate. Modern boilers are generally easier to diagnose which reduces call out fees. The build of this Vaillant combi boiler itself is also relatively simple which makes replacing components and parts easier. The controls installed in the boiler won't allow you to take full advantage of your central heating system as a smart thermostat can. This modern and technology-driven alternative to the traditional programmable Vaillant thermostats allows you to control your heating and hot water from your smartphone. Smart thermostats can turn your heating on and off as you leave or approach home. A smart thermostat means a smart boiler so all Hometree boiler installations come with a free smart thermostat. If you're interested in the Vaillant ecoTEC Plus 832 or just need some help to find your ideal boiler, Hometree offers this boiler and others complete with installation, a smart thermostat, a 10-year warranty and a range of flexible finance options. At Hometree, we know that a warm home is too important for a broken boiler to get in the way. Visit Hometree.co.uk to find your ideal boiler.