As with all markets, there are generally a few brands which battle it out for top position, and in the boiler world, 2 of the names which come up are Worcester Bosch and Vokera. People generally say that if you spend more money you are getting a better product ie. you get what you pay for, but is the same true when it comes to boilers?
Choosing a new combi boiler is a big investment and therefore a big decision. If you’re currently in the process of choosing a new boiler for your home, you’ve probably come across 2 of the big brands in the boiler business, Worcester Bosch and Vokera. But which is better?
Vokera offer system and combi boilers, and have a compact range which is good if you are looking to save space. However Worcester Bosch have a large range of boilers to choose from, much larger than what Vokera have on the market, so you will have more options to choose from.
Vokera combi boilers are middle-range when it comes to reliability, usually surviving the first 5 years well and then they tend to run into problems later on. Their parts are Italian-made and are of a cheaper quality than that of Worcester Bosch. Worcester Bosch boilers can last up to 15 years without any problems.
Guarantee-wise Vokera boilers come with a 2 year guarantee as standard, which can be extended if you are willing to pay for it. Worcester Bosch boilers come with an 8 year guarantee and should you encounter any issues with it, they have their own team of dedicated engineers that are familiar with working on the product.
When it comes down to price, Vokera combi boilers are considerably cheaper than the Worcester Bosch alternative. If you are on a tighter budget then the Vokera range is the better option. If you are buying for the long-term then the investment in a Worcester Bosch boiler will likely pay off with its reliability.
Other Points to Consider
Worcester Bosch are recognised as one of the most reliable and quietest brands on the market.
Worcester Bosch boilers are manufactured in the UK and Germany and so there are always lots of replacement parts readily available should you need them.
Worcester Bosch boilers have won the Which? Best Buy award for 6 years in a row.