Viessmann Vitodens 050 Combi Boiler Review

viessmann vitodens 050 combi boiler review

Brand new for 2021, the new Viessmann Vitodens 050-w combi boiler has arrived. The Viessmann 050 combi boiler is of superb value, lightweight, compact and quiet. German engineering at its finest, it’s everything you need to heat small to medium homes across the UK when space is at a premium.

viessmann vitodens 050 combi boiler review

Viessmann Vitodens 050 combi boiler review 2021 model

  • Boiler Price From £1,745 with installation
  • Available in combi boiler only
  • Combi boiler outputs – 25kW & 30kW
  • Dimensions – 700 x 400 x 300mm
  • Gas Condensing Boiler
  • Energy efficiency rating – A
  • Flow Rate –  From 10 l/min 
  • Up to 10 years warranty if installed by a Viessmann trained installer
  • Hydrogen ready (H2)
  • Built-in Wifi 

Vitodens 050 combi review

From this short overview you can see that considering the relatively low new boiler cost, compared to the amount of boiler you are getting, the Viessmann 050-w is a superb value boiler. No other boiler can give you all this at such a low price. If you’re wondering if Viessmann is any good, then you’ll be glad to know they’re Europe’s largest replacement boiler manufacturer.

Viessmann 050 combi boiler reviews

The Viessmann Vitodens 050 combi boiler is designed to be a boiler suitable for most homes in the UK. It is available in 2 outputs of 25kW and 30kW which means it is perfect for small to medium-sized homes. It is a compact combi boiler, designed to fit in cupboards and is very quiet whilst in operation. This makes it the perfect boiler for most kitchen cupboards or to be hidden away near living spaces if required. 

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Viessmann Vitodens 050 25kw combi boiler review

The Viessmann Vitodens 050 25kw boiler is designed for smaller homes in the UK. The Vitodens 25kw is perfect for homes with up to 3 bedrooms and one bathroom with 2 to 3 occupants and lower hot water demand. 

Viessmann Vitodens 050 30kw combi boiler review

The Viessmann Viotdens 050 30kw combi boiler is designed for small to medium-sized homes with 1-2 bathrooms. This extra power means that it is more than capable of keeping up to 4 bedrooms warm and coping with higher hot water demands. If you have a large home you may want to consider the Viessmann 100 or a system boiler,

Are Viessmann boilers any good?

One thing that you may or may not expect with a high-performance combi boiler that comes with lots of extras is a long warranty. The Viessmann 050 combi boiler comes with a huge 10 years warranty on all parts and labour. Compare this to the 6 years you can get with a Worcester 2000 for £100 less, then you can see why this combi boiler is such good value. 

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To really drive home how good value this boiler is, you get built-in Wifi for ease of use with a smart thermostat and you also get the Hydrogen ready technology which means this boiler really is built to last and be futureproof.

Don’t just take our word for it though, there are over 2,000 reviews on Trustpilot from happy Viessmann customers. This is just for the customers in the UK. Viessmann is a massive brand across Europe and its native Germany.

How much does a Viessmann 050 cost?

The Viessmann Vitodens 050 combi boiler range costs start at around £830 for the 25kW combi boiler and around £950 for the 30kW combi boiler. This is just the cost of the boiler and does not include installation. Expect to pay from £1,745 for the Viessmann 050 combi boiler installation. If you really want a Vitodens 050 but the price is just too high, why not consider boilers on finance to spread the cost.

Viessmann 050 combi Boiler Price Table

Boiler BrandBoiler ModelBoiler TypeOutputEnergy EfficiencyBoiler Price
ViessmannVitodens 050Combi Boiler25 kWA-rated£830
ViessmannVitodens 050Combi Boiler30 kWA-rated£950

Viessmann Vitodens 050 combi boilers features

Here we take a longer look at the Viessmann 050 combi boiler range. We’ve dissected the best bits to see why they are important and what they mean in terms of ease of use, longevity, reliability and value. 

Viessmann 050 w LCD touchscreen display

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With any easy to use  LCD touchscreen display, you can easily control your boiler from the unit itself. The simple and obvious buttons and information shown to you by the new LED screen means no more confusion for the user. If you like you can control your boiler with the ViCare app instead which is even easier. 

Viessmann Vitodens 050-w with integral instantaneous hot water heater

The fact that hot water is instantaneous means that there is less water wastage. This stops you from running the hot tap for as long whilst you wait for your hot water. These high-performance boilers rapidly heat up your water when you need it. 

Viessmann Vitodens 050 quiet boiler

The is designed to be in or around your living space, therefore has been designed to be as quiet as possible. Therefore fitting this boiler in a kitchen cupboard will mean no excessive noise pollution on cold cosy winter nights.

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MatriX Plus burner with Lambda Pro combustion control

All you need to know about the Matrix burner with Lambda combustion control is that it is highly energy-efficient, costs less to run and causes less pollution. All ideal as we aim to cut costs, greenhouse gasses and energy usage. 

Viessmann 050 Hydrogen ready boiler

Hydrogen ready is the new innovation that is ensuring that natural gas boilers will be around for a long time. The difference will be where there is a mix of hydrogen in the system. This will mean that there are no completely gas-powered boilers to help cut down the use of fossil fuels. The Viessmann 050 is capable of running on a blend of 20% Hydrogen and 80% natural gas.

Viessmann 050 ultra-compact combi boiler easy to install 

There are no boilers that fit in a kitchen cupboard that can compete with the Viessmann Vitodens 050 in terms of power, performance, added extras and warranty. Even better is that it is lightweight and easy to install, so there will be no problems for a Gas safe registered installer fitting this new boiler pretty much wherever you like. 

Viessmann Vitodens 050 combi boiler with built in Wifi

viessmann vitodens 050 combi boiler review built in wifi

One of the most important parts of keeping your boiler running costs down is ensuring that it is only switched on when you absolutely need it to be. By having built-in Wifi, the Vitodens 050 lets you control your boiler from your phone using the ViCare app or similar smart thermostats. Therefore, you can turn your boiler off from anywhere you can get an internet connection or check on the temperature of your home. You can also track usage so you know how much you have or haven’t saved on your energy bills.  

Low output by modulation to 3.2kw

Energy efficiency and saving money or energy bills is a huge part of what makes a combi boiler any good. The Viessmann 050 is able to modulate down to just 3.2kW to keep running costs as low as possible by only using the amount of energy it needs to do its job at any given time. 

Viessmann Vitodens 050w boilers reviews

As with any good review, we have marked the Vitodens 050 out of 10 in the key areas that matter most when it comes to buying a boiler. If you aren’t quite sold on the Viessmann 050 by now then take a look at how we think it performs in each area and why. 

Viessmann 050 combi boiler performance review 9.5/10

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In terms of performance from such a small compact unit, we are astounded that this boiler doesn’t sell more. Its rapid heading abilities whilst keeping running costs down at the same time mean that this boiler’s performance, for the money, is outstanding. Its heating capabilities are second to none in its price bracket.  

Viessmann 050-w combi boiler reliability review 9/10

The German engineering that has gone into this boiler oozes out in terms of reliability. If you add this to Viessmann’s confidence in the boiler with its 10 years extended parts and labour warranty, you can be sure that you will have years of hassle-free heating. Super reliable.

Viessmann 050 combi boiler price 9.5/10

The Viessmann 050 combi boiler prices start at around £1,745 including installation. And that is an unbeatable value. This boiler is purposely priced very well as it is in direct competition with the Worcester Bosch 4000. If you could do a blind boiler test over 10 years, you could get the exact same, if not better, and save yourself £100. 

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Viessmann 050 Warranty review 9/10

You only get the full 10 years guarantee with this boiler if it is installed by a Viessmann trained installer. This is not an issue as there are plenty of Viessmann installers across the UK. In addition, to ensure that the warranty is valid you must service the boiler every year, but by doing so you ensure that you get 10 years peace of mind. 

Viessmann Vitodens 050-w Combination boiler review overall Score 9/10

We really like the Vitodens 050-w, and so do customers. This boiler is ahead of the game in terms of technology, reliability and the all-important price. The price of this boiler should be at least £200 more but it isn’t. We genuinely believe this is one of the best value combi boilers ever made. If you can afford to pay more, you may also be interested in the Vitodens 100-w which is even better.

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Viessmann Vitodens 050 Thermostat & Controls

With the 050, Viessmann has ensured that you get all the added extras. The built-in Wifi gives you instant connectivity to either their own smart thermostat or a universal one. You don’t have to have a smart thermostat, as this will be an extra cost on top of your new boiler, so you can just use one of Viessmann’s standard wireless thermostats. 

Viessmann 050 ViCare Smart Thermostat and App

The Viessmann ViCare enables you to control your heating and hot water from anywhere that you can get an internet connection. The Viessmann ViCare app connects your smart thermostat and mobile devices to your boiler and heating system. You can simply turn your boiler on or off with one click on your mobile phone. This is a great way to cut energy bills.

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Viessmann Vitorol 100 for Vitodens 050-w combi boilers

On the other hand, if you prefer the more traditional wireless thermostat to control your home heating system, then the Vitorol 100 is designed to work with the Vitodens 050-w combi boiler. It is easy to use, programmable and you can use it anywhere in your home. 

Hive & Nest

Many people may already have a universal smart thermostat like Hive or Nest, and you can use these with the Vitodens 050 too. Simply let your Gas Safe registered heating engineer know and they can wire your smart thermostat up to your new boiler. 

Viessmann Vitodens 050 Boilers Review Summary

The Viessmann Vitodens 050-w combi boilers are a fantastic bit of kit. They have everything you could need for the next 10 to 15 years of reliable heating in your home. All you would have to do is choose which one of the outputs suits your home the best. And let’s not forget how good the price tag is for this boiler. In conclusion, it should be at least £150 more than what it is on sale for, but that’s what makes it an even better combi boiler.

Here at New Boiler Costs, we like to compare all the best manufacturers, so if you’re looking for similar boilers then check out our other manufacturers such as Viessmann, Worcester Bosch, Baxi, Ideal, Vokera, Vaillant, Potterton & more. You can always click get a quote to get recommended combi boilers, system boilers and regular boilers suited to your home. We can even find you prices for oil boilers & electric boilers.

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